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

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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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50 thoughts on “Pull-Tab Sentiments”

  1. Hi Jennifer
    This video is SO much fun! I love all/any interactive cards!! These pull tabs are amazing! The fortune cookie set couldn’t be any more perfect for this technique. The bowl of noodles with the chopsticks is genius, great job. Thank you so much for such a fun video 😍

  2. Very fun cards – love all the interactive elements! Thanks for a great video and for sharing all your creative talent with all of us!

  3. Jennifer – this group of cards is just too much fun! My daughter, who is living in S. Korea is going to get a card with toothpick chopsticks – what a riot! Thank goodness her birthday isn’t until this summer – I might just have time to engineer that slider by then… Thanks so much for all the time and effort you put into your videos.

  4. Thank you for the inspiration! As much as I want to create, some days are harder than others! When I check out your blog, I feel like I am still in tune to the crafty world! Thanks again and stamp on!

  5. What fun and creative cards! I’ve never made a pull tab card but you’ve inspired me to give it a try. Thank you for more great ideas!

  6. I am loving all the cards.. So cute and who doesn’t love a fortune cookie.. Once again Jennifer you nailed it.. Awesome job!! Have a blessed week!! Thank you!!

  7. Hi Jenifer!
    These cards are so adorable. The noodle soup card is my favorite. I love your coloring work on the little girls. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Jennifer,
    I received Ellen Hutson’s email about the new Asian stamps and your cards came out cute. I do like the Fortune cookie die. One of my favorite foods is Chinese so these are great ideas. Thanks for your tutorial.

  9. Such a cute idea!! Thanks for sharing the wonderful details on how we can do it, too! My favorite is the fortune cookie.

  10. Absolutely fabulous cards, Jennifer! And, thanks for the great video explaining how to make the sentiment channel.

  11. Thank you, Jennifer, for the refresher on pull tabs and some new ideas for them, too. I love the Japanese girls, this set is just darling.

  12. Oh my goodness!!! I’m totally in love for these adorable and stunning cards!!! Wonderful release!!!

  13. Love, love, love that cute noodle bowl!! All of those cards are really fantatstic, and your video was great for showing the mechanics of making them move (and stay!). I will be using some of those techniques for adding hidden journaling to my scrapbook pages, too!

  14. These are the cutest cards ! Love the noodles hanging from the toothpick chopsticks. I am so inspired! Thank you

  15. This is awesome, I love the way you learned us how to make Pull tabs on a card. Your cards are gorgeous as ever. Thank you so much Jennifer!

  16. Oh my gosh, those pull tab cards are so cute, especially the one with the noodle bowl and chopsticks. You do amazing work and thank you for all you do for us crafters out here.

  17. OMGoodness! I love these little pull tab sentiments. What a great idea. I will have to make some of these type of card soon. Maybe for Easter! Thanks for the great ideas and sharing this with us.

  18. these cards are so cute and looks like they are so much fun to make. Just when I think I have my crafty spending under control, you make it sooooo hard to keep to my budget! I can’t resist!

  19. I jive those cards, one question what marker did you use for make the string ms . Thank you!!
    I appreciate your videos 😘

  20. Oh my! Your cards are all clever and cute but the one with chopsticks pulling the noodles is just fantastic! So creative and fun. Thanks for sharing the method of making the pull tab.

  21. So very cute! Pull tab cards are so fun, and this set from Julie is brilliant. I loved her IG stories from her trip, she looked like she had an amazing time and its great to see this set come as a result of it. Thank you for sharing your pull tab cards Jennifer, sorry it’s taken me so long to get around to watching, Lisa x

  22. Oh Jennifer. What a wonderful way for me to fill my time this afternoon. Watching your fantastic inspirational
    videos. Especially when I am having a down day .
    Thank you so much your time > your presence fills me with hope.
    Regards Raewyn

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