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.
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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!
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.
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!)
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!
The pull-tab sentiment is from the Essentials by Ellen Good Fortune Stamp Set.
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.
I also added a small pull tag to the chopstick so that the person would know how to reveal the message.
When you pull the chopsticks up, the noodles come out to reveal a sentiment from the Essentials by Ellen Good Fortune Stamp Set.
RELATED VIDEOS AND PROJECTS
Want to learn more? Try these links:
- If you would like to see more ideas using these same products, head to the The CLASSroom Blog at Ellen Hutson. There will be links to many great ideas!
- HERE is another pull-tab card video…
- … and another HERE!
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.)