Welcome to the Motions & Folds Card Hop! 2/26

Happy Saturday!

I’m super excited to be in the Motions & Folds Card Hop sponsored by my friend Ellen at http://www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/  (Thanks Ellen!)
I’m looking forward to seeing some great card ideas & inspiration on how to incorporate motions and folds into my cards to make them interactive and extra-special.  

Ellen at http://www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/ is the first stop in the hop; so if you came here to hop from Kacee at http://www.youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/, you’re in the right place.  If you were coming to my blog just to visit, grab your favorite drink and hop along with us! There are 15 great bloggers in today’s hop.

So my card is inspired by a card I saw on someone’s desk.  I’ve been pretty busy the last two weeks at work & have had to go to the 4th floor several times.  Well, someone has a foldy card with pictures of people on the card on her desk.  It’s a card from a company (like a sales card) but it’s really cool looking.  So that card is where I got the idea….

So here’s the card:

 top view

 side view

 So, this card was made using 12*24 paper that I think came from Oh My Crafts.  I folded a piece every 2″ using my scor-pal & then folded the last section at 6″ (so it would fold over to hold itself up).  Then I cut it in half so that I ended up with two cards that were 6″ each!  This way it will fit in a 6″x6″ envelope!!!

I cut everything with my gypsy – as you can see, I cut my paper to fit the mat…  then of course I added google eyes to the cat…. and some white pen stitching.  The cat moves as does the pinwheel (i did that one myself, no cricut)….  I used some bling on the happy birthday sign and used some of the ultra fine glitter on the balloons and cake frosting, and used some pearls on the cake.

Back of the cat (so you can see how it moves side to side)

Here’s a short video of the card motion…  I’ve got folds and motion!!!

And of course I have blog candy!!!
If you’re new to my blog, be sure to become a follower.  Crafty Card Gallery is an iPhone app (works on iPad and iPod Touch) that is now available for Android Phones. It is a card gallery for handmade cards.  You can follow great designers, and look for ideas.  It’s updated monthly so there’s always new great content for you…  Next update should be coming in less than 2 weeks!!!  Lots of new cards coming!!!
You can get it from the iTunes App Store here
Or in the Android Marketplace here
How to enter to win?  Become a follower and leave a comment.  I will select the winners Tuesday night using my random number generator app from all comments for the weekend.  
Here are the prizes:
1) A free copy of the Crafty Card Gallery iPhone app.  I will email you a free code for the iPhone version of the app.

Thanks so much for hopping by!  Hope you enjoyed my card!  Be sure to come back on Sunday, when I’ll post the birthday card I made for my mom – 3 different ways!!!
Your next stop on the hop is:  
Amanda at http://www.stellarscraps.blogspot.com/

Have a great weekend!!

Here is the line-up for the hop, in case you get lost:

1. Ellen at http://www.cardmonkey-business.blogspot.com/

2. Selina at http://www.mudpiereality.blogspot.com/

3. Sarah at http://www.simplyshaddock.blogspot.com/

4. Jessica at http://www.thecreativestamperspot.blogspot.com/

5. Sue at http://www.susanascorner.blogspot.com/

6. Janice at http://www.cricutology.blogspot.com/

7. Wendy at http://www.wendyscreativecraftingcorner.blogspot.com/

8. Kacee at http://www.youhadmeatscrap.blogspot.com/

9. Jennifer at http://www.craftycardgallery.blogspot.com/

10. Amanda at http://www.stellarscraps.blogspot.com/

11. Kim at http://www.rickettscricuts.blogspot.com/

12. Brynn at http://www.flairandfrillscreativity.blogspot.com/

13. Ashley at http://www.scraptasticideas.blogspot.com/

14. Nikki at http://www.theglamoroussideofscrapping.blogspot.com/

15. Elaine at

Mom’s Birthday Card, done 3 ways


  1. It's amazing where inspiration hits! Love all of the details!


  2. Very cute!! You ladies have done such an amazing job on your projects!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

  3. Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    February 26, 2011 - 3:42 pm

    Hi Jennifer … SUCH a cute card! I don't have a lot of 12×24" paper BUT I think I can adapt this by making it out of two 6×12" pieces, will try! Is your cat mounted through one of the folds to allow it to move like that? I wonder if Action Wobbles would work too??? Love the pinwheel idea as well. LOTS of folds and motions going on!! TYFS

    Ellen ♥ CardMonkey
    cardmonkey at Comcast dot net

    THANK YOU for participating in this bloghop! For a full list of every scrap/papercrafters' blog hops, go to the NEW SITE

  4. I think all of you can put hallmark out of buisness lol jonijo40@gmail.com

  5. Tristan’s Time 4 Craftin’
    February 26, 2011 - 3:51 pm

    Your card is cool. I really like it.



    tristans_time_4_craftin at yahoo dot com


  6. Very cute card. Thanks for the instructions.

  7. Cute card!! I'm a new follower and just love your blog. Please do not enter me for the blog candy as I don't have a droid the app would work on. Good luck to everyone else.


  8. wow! very cute!! Love it

    desaucier at bellsouth dot net

  9. This card is so cute

    I really love this I love the colors

    Thanks for sharing with us

    teri dot barefoot at gmail dot com

  10. Great card..I am a follower… dont enter me as I have a blackberry.

  11. I love this card, your blog and the tutorials. I signed up to follow and also bookmarked you.

    If you draw me, you can choose someone else as I do not use my phone for anything but calls. I am so out of it!

    pennyspad at sbcglobal dot net

  12. oh Jennifer! I saw your card and the inspiration just flew off the screen! I think Im going to make b-day invites for my sons birthday in March with this fold!! You did an amazing job! Thank you so much!

  13. Ladybugz Creations
    February 26, 2011 - 5:43 pm

    I love this .. and the card is super cute so many ideas with this one .. thanks for sharing this awesome idea 🙂 I am also a new follower.

  14. that is an awesome card, I love the folds and it has a cute little moving cat. it is really a great card! thanks for sharing

  15. Wonderful idea! I love the possibilities of this! I will have to try it!

    Thanks for participating in the hop! I'm a follower!

    Can be reached by comment at:

  16. love the card and the folds! I am a new follower! Off I got hoppity hop! loving it!

  17. I love this card! I cant wait to try this one! Thank you for sharing and your great pics!

  18. Super cute card..TFS!

  19. So fun and so exciting for a child to see all the cute embellies. Great idea!
    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  20. Kathy’s Kreative Spot
    February 26, 2011 - 7:28 pm

    Awesome card, it is perfect for displaying at work. iam a follower.

    Katsews at gmail dotcom

  21. Marianne – Fiskateer #6701
    February 26, 2011 - 7:35 pm

    Love it when I see something that I think would be fun to make. I don't have a gypsy, but I have DS and need to remember to useit so I can make all of my cuts on one pass through of the mat with all of my papers like you did. Thanks for being in the blog hop!

  22. Jennifer,

    Super cute card!
    Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win:)


  23. Jennifer, It's been such a pleasure participating in this hop with you and all these talented ladies. I love the extra length of this card. Have only seen the smaller version. The size gives so much more options. Thanks for sharing your idea.


  24. That is an awesome card. I think it would be so much fun to make, great card.

  25. OMG, I love your card. It is just adorable. I am already a follower and look forward to seeing more of your projects along the way. TFS Dee:)

  26. Really cute card.TFS.

  27. I never saw a card like this before, pretty cool! tfs kimmariebaker@gmail.com I am in a hop until Monday and I am giving candy away too. http://kimmariekorner.blogspot.com

  28. Great card Jennifer! I can't wait to try out all of these techniques I am learning about today! Got to finish the hop first though 🙂

    rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

  29. Very cute!! TFS!

  30. You are my Gypsy hero! This is a fantastic card and I love all the elements. TFS it 🙂

    Happy Scrappin'

    Sue B
    Suenj99 at yahoo dot com

  31. Thanks for sharing. I'm a new follower.


  32. What a fabulous idea for a card and very cute too!!
    miller896042 at bellsouth dot net

  33. Loved how there were embellishments on each "step" of the card!


  34. You did such a beautiful job, Jennifer!!! I absolutely love it! 🙂 TFS!!! 🙂

    Celeste B.
    mctdbillman at gmail dot com

  35. Great card!!! Just wonderful!!!
    I'm a follower.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    http: // mamawann. blogspot. com/
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

  36. Cute card, love that some of the images move on their step. TFS
    Cathy S

  37. Love your card. Thanks for sharing all the details. I am a follower. patnbobcuddy at gmail dot com

  38. CUTE card! Love it!

  39. Scrappin’ Sista
    February 28, 2011 - 1:27 am

    Great card. Thanks for sharing. TFS.

    askscrappinsista (at) hotmail (dot) com

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