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Pull-Tab Sentiments

Hi and welcome! Today I am sharing a few ideas for adding sentiment pull-tabs to cards. I love the idea of hidden greetings… and I have several design options to show you.

Pull tab Sentiments Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

One of my favorite cardmakers is my dear friend Julie Ebersole. Julie is the designer of many Essentials by Ellen products. Today she has released a handful of stamps and dies inspired by time she recently spent in Japan. Julie’s beautiful daughter and her family are living near Tokyo (her husband is stationed there)… so Julie has fallen in love with the culture and found it very inspiring. And it makes these stamps even more special!

I used these great new Essentials by Ellen products to create a few versions of pull-tab sentiments. Each one is a bit different, so be sure to watch the video for the how-to.

My first card features many images from the Essentials by Ellen So Matcha Stamp Set. I stamped, colored, and die cut lots of these cuties! Behind the row of ladies, I have hidden a pull-tab sentiment mechanism. This is a great way to add the interactive element!

Pull tab Sentiments Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the tab sicking out the side of the card a bit. This card is a bit narrow (4″ x 5 1/2″) so that the tab can hang of the edge and still fit an envelope. I stamped “pull” from the Essentials by Ellen Good Fortune Stamp Set with Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink.

Pull tab Sentiments Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

When you pull the tab, you see a sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Good Fortune Stamp Set. (Again – watch the video for the how-to!)

Pull tab Sentiments Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next card features the Essentials by Ellen Fortune Cookie Die Set. In the video I show two versions of card: one where the sentiment strip comes out completely and one where it stays attached to the card but still slides out to show the sentiment. Both are easy to do. I created the background by stamping little flowers from the Essentials by Ellen So Matcha Stamp Set with VersaMark Ink and then applying Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle. It shines a lot in real life!

Pull tab Sentiments Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The pull-tab sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Good Fortune Stamp Set.

Pull tab Sentiments Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And that sentiment inside? So fun!

My last card shows how to incorporate a pull-tab sentiment into a stamped image. In this case, I used the noodle bowl from the Essentials by Ellen Wasabi Stamp Set and added my own toothpick chopsticks.

Pull tab Sentiments Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also added a small pull tag to the chopstick so that the person would know how to reveal the message.

Pull tab Sentiments Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

When you pull the chopsticks up, the noodles come out to reveal a sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Good Fortune Stamp Set.

Pull tab Sentiments Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except Essentials by Ellen products. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.)

Essentials by Ellen So Matcha Stamp Set
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Essentials by Ellen So Matcha Dies
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Essentials by Ellen Wasabi Stamp Set
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Essentials by Ellen Wasabi Dies
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Essentials by Ellen Good Fortune…
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Essentials by Ellen Fortune Cookie Dies
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Essentials by Ellen Wasabi…
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Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
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Versafine Clair Nocturne Ink
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Hero Arts Soft Granite Ink
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Hero Arts Fresh Peach Ink
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Hero Arts Mint Julep Ink
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Hero Arts Antiqua Ink
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Altenew Caramel Toffee Ink
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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VersaMark Ink
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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MISTI Bar Magnet
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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Sketch Copic Markers
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Therm O Web Purple Tape
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Foam Tape
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Work Surface
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Perfect Pearls Sunflower Sparkle
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Gina K Connect Glue
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White Craft Foam
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PenBlade Assorted Retractable Knife Set
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