Recently, I was looking for ways to make movement cards that don’t require special tools. I came across this video by Jennifer McGuire and was so excited to try this easy technique. I’ve already made a bunch of these and couldn’t wait to share these cards with you!
While you can use all your fun tools to decorate, to create these cards you only need paper, ribbon, a hole punch and adhesive. It really is that simple. Here’s a look at my first card:
To open the card, simply pull the bow up to slide the insert out…
After creating this first one, I was a little concerned someone might receive the card and think they needed to untie the bow to open it. Maybe I am overthinking it, but I decided to provide a clue and added the little tag with instructions. (W Plus 9 tag die and MFT Interactive Labels stamps used here.)
I know I usually only show one card per post to keep it short, but I couldn’t resist sharing these other cards with you just to emphasize how fun this was! Seriously – give it a try!
I created this one using patterned paper and used a strip of that same paper along the top of the insert. (You can just see the insert poking out on the right.) A die-cut label, sentiment and stamped greeting are used along with string and embellishments to finish the card.
For this one, a piece of patterned paper covers the card stock base and where the ribbon slides in and out. I fussy cut the image then layered her over string and sequins to finish. TIP: This ribbon is beautiful, but admittedly it doesn’t slide as easily as a silky ribbon or string will, so you may want to keep that in mind.
And here she is open. As you can see, on these cards you won’t have uninterrupted space for writing your greeting but I think the design is so fun your recipient won’t even notice if you keep it short and sweet.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed seeing these cards and are excited about giving this simple movement card a try. It really is so fun to create and I think you’ll be amazed at how quickly they come together! Enjoy!
p.s. Excuse me for not providing instructions here. I think it’s important to support the crafters who work so hard to provide us with ideas and inspiration and not detract from their efforts. Just click the link at the top of this post and you’ll see JM’s video. She’s awesome at explaining things and providing a multitude of examples and she also provides links in the description, when needed.