Sunday, March 25, 2018

Motion Crafts Blog Hop


Hey everyone!  I'm really excited to be part of Motion Crafts' first ever blog hop today!  You should be arriving from Michelle Ferguson's blog.

We are showcasing the Motion Crafts Spring Release which features 3 New Animation Die Cut Sets, and 6 New Animation Stamp/Die Cut Combo Sets.

NEW DIE CUT SETS
Double Slider (DC111)
Peek-A-Boo Slider (DC112)
Pull Slider (DC110)

NEW STAMP SETS:
Bee Happy (Coordinating Dies Included)
Critters (Coordinating Dies Included)
Sunshine
ABC Motion
Hello Friends (Coordinating Dies Included)
Springy (Coordinating Dies Included)

All of these new products can be found on their website: www.motion-crafts.com

GIVEAWAYS AND PRIZES!
Each participant in the blog hop has their own prize giveaway, so be sure to comment on each of their blog posts.  My prize is the Sunshine stamp set and the Pull Slider die!

And on the Motion Crafts Blog there are three $50 gift certificates up for grabs!

This is a pretty long hop so I'm going to try and keep my descriptions brief so you can keep moving.


My first card today features the Pull Slider die that is part of my giveaway and the Bee Happy stamp set.

I started by stamping the bee and flower on some cardstock and coloring them with Copics.  I also added some sponged clouds in the background.  Note, if you are using the black and white animation grids, you want to pick brighter colors that stand out a bit more.  I had originally sponged the clouds with a lighter ink, but went back and upped the intensity.  I could probably have gone even darker.

Once that was done, I followed the directions here to put together the pull slider.  It seems complicated when you see all the dies, but it was actually really easy to do.  The linked video does a great job stepping you through the process.


The sentiment is from the Fox and Friends set and the papers I used are from Amy Tan's Stitched 6x6 paper pad.

Here's a look at the animation in motion:


For my next card, I thought I would try something a little different for those who might be budget challenged and can't pick up the dies right away.


I created a little pocket for my animation piece.  I also wanted to kind of flip the animation so instead of black, I used white.  

Here's a look at the frame I made for the animation piece.  Nothing fancy, I just cut and opening with my paper trimmer and then scored and notched the edges so I could fold them under.


The stamped/white embossed animation piece then became the bottom of the pocket.  Those stars are from the Essentials set.


There's a great little die that cuts the animation grid itself.  This is a very detailed die, so you do need to use a metal shim and run it back and forth a couple times.  Also, since I wanted the piece to be a bit wider than the die itself, I simply cut it once, and then extended it by sliding the die down my piece of cardstock, lining up a few of the openings, and die-cutting it again.

Once that was done, I trimmed off the animation grid to the right size and added a tab on the end.  Some patterned paper mats and die cuts stars and sequins finished this off.  The sentiment is from an old Fourth of July set that I have.  The patterned papers are from Shimelle's Go Now Go 6x6 pad from American Crafts.


And here is what the animation looks like in motion:



OK, that's all for me.  Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered to win my prize.  I'll select/announce a winner on Saturday.  Your next stop is Jeanne Jachna, and I have the whole list below in case you get turned around.  Good luck and happy hopping!

Motion Crafts Blog
Laura Bassen
Vicki Papaioannou
Kreative Kymona
Svitlana Shayevich
Martine Rijnbeek
Kelly Griglione
Karen Heyshek
Taheerah Aticha
Tracey McNeely
Vicki Finger
Michele Ferguson
Miriam Prantner
Jeanne Jachna
Keren Baker
Tammy Nickel
Carolina Zarate Ponce

84 comments:

  1. Hi Miriam! Beautiful cards! I love the one with the stars - perfect for masculine or patriotic celebrations! Every detail is just perfect!

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  2. Really love the look of these- think creating them in white makes them look really cool! My fave is the last star one. xx

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  3. Love how the die makes it so easy to put together the card!!

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  4. I really like the stars in motions card!

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  5. Love that Bea card!!! Your star cards is amazing!!!!

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  6. Love be these cards. The bee is among my favorites!

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  7. These look so fun to make! I love the unique stamps and dies to make these very fun cards!

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  8. Adorable! Thank you for sharing!

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  9. Adorable! Thank you for sharing!

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  10. Sweet cards and I really like seeing the images stamped in white! TY

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  11. These are so unique! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  12. Wow-such fun interactive cards!
    Both are cute! I like the stars :-)

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  13. Beautiful cards! I LOVE how you made your own frame!! So creative! Thank you for that tip ๐Ÿ˜

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  14. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the idea of Uchi's Motion Crafts Can't wait until Micheal's gets their new shipment in.

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  15. Super cute cards! And thank you so very much for thinking (including) those of us that are indeed budget challenged.

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  16. Cute cards! The coloring in the bee card works so well. The white stars on blue background in the other are quite striking. Love the simple slider frame too!

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  17. Wow! So, so cool! Love these motion cards. Love that you can cut your own stripey things too! May have to invest so I have the coolest cards on the block! Thanks for the creative inspiration!

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  18. Your cards are beautiful! I really love these animation stamps and dies. Thanks for the inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. My, oh my! I love, love, LOVE your Let Freedom Ring card! The star set is now definitely on the top of my Must Buy, Or I'll Die List!
    Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win these amazing die/stamp sets.

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  21. I think the bees are my favorite!

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  22. That first one is so cute!! I really love the starry second card!!

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  23. I love these motion cards and also love that they have a die that cuts out the stripey slider piece, as you don’t have to buy the acetate seperate

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  24. Love the stars with the white grid!!! I need to calm down before I jitter myself right out of my chair. It has been a long time since a product and a blog hop have so completely captivated me! Thank you for being part of it!

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  25. So very inspiring is the Patriotic theme frame, really spoke to me! Thank you!! I love the animation on both of these cards and the details you put in them made them really special! Thank you again for sharing!๐Ÿ’ž

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  26. Great stamping innovation, congratulations MotionCrafts, great cards Miriam!

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  27. Love your Animation cards. So much fun watching that Bee buzz the flower! The Stars are bright!

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  28. You turned magic into reality! I would love to accompany you forward on this journey! Thank you for including me to make it happen!

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  29. Great stamping with the MotionCraft stamps. Love how you extended the grid.

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  30. Such wonderful animation cards. Thanks for sharing...

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  31. Your cards are great! I love those bees!

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  32. These are fun cards. Love how the
    pieces look like they are moving.
    thanks for introducing me to a
    new company (new for me).
    txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  33. Wow, beautiful work!! Beautiful scenes with so much detail!

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  34. Interactive cards are so much fun. Love the bee!

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  35. Too cute I have to get my hands on this

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  36. I love the star card, it is super unique! Thannk you for the chance to win.

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  37. These are so fun and awesome!!

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  38. The bees are my fave but those stars are pretty awesome too!

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  39. Love your cards. So glad you showed that you dnt have to have the dies to make one of these cards

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  40. I am loving this release! I am inspired by your Let Freedom
    Ring card. I think I will try to incorporate something similar in a scrapbook page. Thanks for sharing.

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  41. Wonderful stars, we are loving this release. Love your card with all the stars. I love the card with the bee. My son and I don't see eye to eye on this one.

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  42. Hey Miriam! Love these!! Especially the white embossed stars with the white grid. Stamping them multiple times makes them so much more mesmerizing. I think I’m hypnotized now!! So glad you joined : )

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  43. I do have to say that the "Let freedom ring" has to be my favorite card so far. I really love your cards. Uchi’s Designs did the hard work of designing this fabulous motion card! You did a marvelous job of decorating and designing such beautiful cards. I really love your colors! You are a real artist, for sure!!! :-)

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  44. I love the bee with the heart flower! It's so cute! What a creative way to go about the star card without using the die. It turned out fantastic!

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  45. I love stars! This card is awesome! :D

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  46. Wow, the stars are so cool. Love it! -Janet

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  47. I love all of the new ideas!

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  48. Amazing, I lovely. Great Card

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  49. I really like the star card and the colours and design. WOW! Just loven`all these cards.

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  50. Amazing and so clever. Those stars are fantastic.

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  51. Amazing cards Miriam. Love the sweet scene on the first one. The patriotic card is fantastic! Love the interactive elements.

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  52. love these cute cards - thanks for sharing how you made them

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  53. Cute and fun animated cards.

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  54. What awesome cards you made. These are both so fun and fantastic!

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  55. How creative of you to make your own frame/mechanism!

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  56. Super sweet and darling cards!! :)

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  57. Great step-by-step photos! I really like the combination of the bee and flower. Can't help but smile!

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  58. Wow, the white just gave the stars a little pop. Love it!

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  59. Thank you for sharing these fabulous animated projects. regards

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  60. i love the let freedom ring card very much! thanks for sharing!!

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  61. How cool! I am in love with these action cards! The bee one is so cute and the stars one is fantastic.

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  62. I feel that the star one needs a salute or nod to it's powerful introduction my gosh and I love how the other one has more of a scene in the grid area.

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  63. AMAZING Inspiration!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Cards!!
    Such SWEET New Interactive Products too!!
    THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

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  64. Fantastic! The first card is so cute! The second makes me smile, love the patriotic feel. Thanks for sharing the tip so you can slowly build your collection of these fun products.

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  65. Amazing card! I love how you chose to put the slider at an angle! You make it look so easy. I can't wait to try my hand at these interactive cards!

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  66. Your cards are great! This product is just so much fun for any age!Thanks for sharing don't see many patriotic cards and the one you made is really really nice! Thank you

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  67. This blog hop is so much fun and full of very creative people. The large star card is superb as is the bee with the flower. TFS

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  68. Love your motion craft
    cards and how you made
    you own pocket.
    Carla from Utah

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  69. I love your cards and how you made them. I can see the look on a serviceman or woman's face if they received the star card while serving our country overseas. Thanks for the idea. ❤๐Ÿ˜€

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  70. These are wonderful! I love how you paired the bee with the heart and the stars really twinkle. Too cute!

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  71. Awww!!! I'm totally in love for your interactive cards!!!

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  72. Wow! Love your cards, my favorite is the one of the stars. It is so genius! Thanks for sharing how to make these cool cards.

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  73. I love that you used color on these cards. Absolutely adorable!!!

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  74. Love the way these work! Great paper with the bee card!

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  75. These are just mesmerizing!! I'm in LOVE!!! Especially loving the WHITE combo!!

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  76. Very fun cards...great patriotic card.

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  77. That’s such a fun set of cards !
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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