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Crate Paper: Interactive Cards

Hello everyone! Today I’m sharing a set of interactive cards for Crate Paper that are super easy and fun to make. What I love about interactive cards is that you can “play” with them and discover unexpected surprises.

My main inspiration came from the envelopes in the Here+There collection. I thought to myself… How fun would it be to receive a card loaded with lots of pretty things?

Interactive cards by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #CPHere+There and #CPFlourish collections. #cards #cardmaking #cratepaper

For my first card, I picked an envelope that is fairly large, it has a light background, a wide opening at the top, and a window that will showcase the content of the card. I went with the travel-related theme – it is a sort of invitation to go on an adventure!

Interactive cards by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #CPHere+There and #CPFlourish collections. #cards #cardmaking #cratepaper

I created three different inserts by adhering ephemera pieces, stickers, and rub-ons to patterned papers cut to size with a scalloped frame craft die. The scalloped edge makes me think of clouds, so I thought it would be perfect for this type of card. I left the journaling card for “Places I want to see” blank, so the recipient can make a list of favorite spots to visit,while the main sentiment/invitation was placed on a separate card that will be visible through the acetate window. To pull the inserts out of the envelope and give the recipient a hint of what to do, I threaded bakers twine through little holes I punched previously.

Interactive cards by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #CPHere+There and #CPFlourish collections. #cards #cardmaking #cratepaper

I also decided to decorate the envelope a bit. After cutting a piece of patterned paper to use as background, I added strips of washi tape on the outside, as well as die-cuts and two super fun and colorful tassels. I love how it turned out!

Interactive cards by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #CPHere+There and #CPFlourish collections. #cards #cardmaking #cratepaper

The second card has the same design, but this time I made my own envelope and opted for a vertical orientation. I used the gorgeous Flourish collection.

Interactive cards by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #CPHere+There and #CPFlourish collections. #cards #cardmaking #cratepaper

I simply cut a 9”x6.25” piece of double-sided cardstock and folded it in half. I liked the scalloped effect on the previous card so much that I decided to use it on this card as well. I created a window and adhered a piece of acetate behind it; then with a smaller craft die I cut another scalloped frame and foam mounted it in the middle. I decorate the front with the beautiful Flower Shop ephemera piece, butterflies, washi tape and two sticker sentiments.

Interactive cards by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #CPHere+There and #CPFlourish collections. #cards #cardmaking #cratepaper

I went with tag-shaped inserts for this one. Each tag has a different sentiment and embellishments from the collection. The cute little tassels work perfectly as pulls here.

Interactive cards by @enzamg for @cratepaper using #CPHere+There and #CPFlourish collections. #cards #cardmaking #cratepaper

Thank you so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll feel inspired to create some inteactive cards with the gorgeous Crate Paper collections.

Supplies: Here+There – Envelopes (344348), Washi Tape (344352), 6×6 Paper Pad (344342), Ephemera Pieces (344346), 6×12 Sticker Sheet (344347), Thickers (344344), Tassels (344349); Flourish – Songbird (344368), 6×12 Sticker Sheet (344385), 6×8 Paper Pad (344406), Mini Tassels (344399), Stickers (344401), Gold Puffy Stickers (344388), #StickerBook (3344868), Dimensional Stickers (344396), Ephemera Pieces (344387), Ephemera Pack (344394).

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