Sunday, March 25, 2018

Motion Crafts Blog Hop


Hello my friends!  Today I'm Hopping with a group of delightful crafting friends using some new-to-me products from Motion Crafts ... so different from anything I'd ever seen, or had the opportunity to play with! 

You should have arrived here from my wonderful friend Tracey McNeely's blog In My Creative Opinion - she had an un-BEE-lievably darling card, right?

On to my projects!  first up, a card using the original Animation Grid with a toad-ily adorable little hoppy friend:


Please view my videos in full screen ... I'm a whole lot new at videography!
 



The black Animation grid included in the set is great if your stamped images are stamped in black, or another dark color ... like my green toad had been, and this cute little Racoon, and his moving emotions:






But this CAS girl was thrilled that they also created a Grid die to cut your own custom grids.  One of the things I learned using this grid die:  use a shim, and no more than 80# card stock!  If there are 'rough edges' sand lightly with your sanding eraser, on the back side, taking care not to bend those grids.

For my last two projects, I used the Heart, and Butterfly, and Blooms from another set ... The Essentials.






 
Are you totally intrigued?  Well, how would you like to have a few of these fun products of your own?  Leave me a comment by March 30th, telling me about someone in your life who would love a card that moves!  I'll put my husband to task choosing a random comment, and I'll send you, and your friend, a Motion Crafts product!  Good luck!  [U.S. only, I hope you understand!]
 
Edited to add:  Contest is closed!  Thanks to all who took the time to leave me some love!
Congratulations to Verna Angerhofer who will be sharing her prize with a friend, and daughter!! 
 

Motion Crafts has lots of new products for Spring in the Motion Crafts shop now!  OH Luciana is also giving three prize packages - so don't forget to leave her some love! 
 
Now, off you go to see what the incredible Miriam Prantner has made ... thanks for hopping by... and thank you to Motion Crafts for inviting us to play cards!
 
=]  Michele
 
Other players:  Winnie & Walter's Audrey, and Noelle cutaways.
 
 
 


93 comments:

Susie Sonnier said...

What a cool card.

Jeanne J. said...

Oh WOW! Michele! You made so many pretty cards! I think my favorite is the flowers! I love the colored grids with the colored stamped images too - makes the action even more fluid!

Tracey McNeely said...

Michele you made so many fun cards and added just the right elements to each. Thank scalloped frame is the perfect compliment to there animation. Stamps and dies. Perfect videos too, you are a natural!

Marybeth said...

These are so fun Michele! Love the pink one with hearts! I know kids will LOVE these!

Keren Baker said...

Hello youuuuu! Really really love these!! I love how different they look in white- I’m definitely going to try this! So clever and unique! x

Karen Hasheck said...

I see you really had fun with these great products! Love your unique touches on each card!

Cat Craig said...

Fun cards,.

Krafty Kimmy said...

Love how the die makes it so easy to put together the card!! And thank you for the tip on the grid die. I have been having trouble with it. Will try again with your tips!

craftygal1 said...

My friend Linda and I try to get together at least once a month to make cards. She and I would definitely enjoy to try this new technique you showed with your fab cards!

Sonja said...

Love your cards....esp the flowers is my fave. So cute!!!

Debra Rumpza said...

Adorable cards! My grandson, who is almost 4 , would be captivated by a card like these!

Barb Ghig said...

Fabulous cards, Michele! I love how you kept your designs CAS and your patterned papers are just perfect! I'm sure my granddaughter would love to receive a card that moves...it's right up her alley :)

Denise Bryant said...

Love these fun cards! My daughter would love to get one in the mail! It would be a nice 'thinking of you' surprise!

Peggy M said...

Adorable! Thank you for sharing!

Carol Mac said...

These are so unique! Thanks for the chance to win!

RobynLovesPedro Silva said...

Wow beautiful cards ๐Ÿ˜€ I bet you had so much fun playing with these amazing products! I'm so jealous ๐Ÿ˜‰

Leslie O'Brien said...

I would share it with Jim. He has been making cards with me for about a year. Love the joy on his face, this will blow his mind.

K . Shuster said...

My granddaughter is 5 and so loves getting her very own mail......and interactive cards are definitely her favorites because of her limited reading abilities at this age. These stamps & dies are incredible! I especially liked your last 2 cards! Thank you for sharing!

Susan L said...

So many great ideas! I like how you combined several stamps. My mom loves crafting. She would get such a kick out of these.

Yvonne Drenth said...

Totally intrigued, indeed! I`m very sure my little niece would love a card that moves! She's 2,5 years old, loves animals, cute stuff and presents. So, a card like this would be great for her! :D

Jill Rauenhorst said...

Well if I didn't love them before, I sure do now. Wow! So, so cool! Love these motion cards. Love that you can cut your own stripey things too! May have to invest so I have the coolest cards on the block! Thanks for the creative inspiration!

Toni Noblet said...

Love your work, the product are amazing and fun!

L. Tagg said...

Someone in my life who would love a motion card...my 5 year old grandson, Jaxs...he would love to make these cards too. One of his favorite activities is cardmaking, especially making interactive cards.
Thanks for the inspiration and for the chance to win this amazing prize!

Michele Wallace said...

Your cards are beautiful! I really love these animation stamps and dies. Thanks for the inspiration! ๐Ÿ™‚

Sososick 1 said...

Beautiful cards!

Patty said...

These are fantastic!! LOVE the card base papers you used and fancy frames!!

bev p said...

Second try! But I am still so excited. I just bought the ballerina stamp yesterday to make cards for my grand-girls for their dance recital coming up. Then, I realized I probably need the dies. Then, there was a blog hop today. Then Taheera has one with a camera lens AND my daughter-in-love is a photographer AND has a birthday coming up!!! I am purely giddy with excitement and trying to type. I do not know when I have jumped into a blog hop EVER and been so excited about a new product. THANK YOU!!!

Ingrid den Hollander said...

I love these motion cards and also love that they have a die that cuts out the stripey slider piece, as you don’t have to buy the acetate seperate

Nanabev said...

Super cool! ๐Ÿ˜Ž I love your cards and the way animation grid works with the stamps is just Amazing!! I have 8 grandkids and I could just see the smiles on their faces and awe as they slide the card to make these animals and objects move!! Oh it would be so Special just to see their little eyes light up opening one of these adorable cards! So excited!!!๐Ÿ’ฅ They would also have so much fun helping me make some of these wonderful cards for their parents and friends!! Thank you so very much for sharing!!๐Ÿ’—

Lori Barker said...

Great stamping innovation, congratulations MotionCrafts, great cards! Those flo wer ones are sooo cool

Maggie Dudley said...

Unique and fun cards. So much fun watching them move!

Joyannie said...

You turned magic into reality! I would love to accompany you forward on this journey! Thank you for including me to make it happen!

Viki Banaszak said...

Wowzers!!! You sure must have had some fun creating these. They look awesome! I love the flowers so much. So much cuteness.

Raven said...

The cards turned out so nice. Who wouldn't want to receive one? I know my grandkids from 2 to 25 would love to get one. My Mother would adore one and show off to her friends at the Senior Center.

Jeanne Beam said...

Such awesome cards. Love the one with flowers. Thanks for sharing...

Christy Malone said...

These are all so cute! Thanks for sharing so many ideas!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beautiful way to showcase the new products! Thank you for the inspiration!

Iris said...

Awesome cards. My two grandsons would love moving cards.

Mary Holshouser said...

I would send this to my granddaughter, Christine.
We could learn to make these cards together.
She's my rock when I need help and I'd like
to bring a smile to her face. thanks for
sharing a darling card. txmlhl(at)yahoo(dot)com

Sharron said...

So cute and lots of fun too! Thanks for your wonderful videos. It makes all the difference seeing them in action. As you might guess, my favorite is the fluttering butterfly!

Sandra U said...

Just can't wait to get my hands on this what a great way to step up my card making

Becca Neeley said...

I really enjoyed seeing a video of how each card moved! You did a fantastic job. I would send a motion card to my mom. She is impressed with everything I make her, but I think she would be extra wowed at an animated card!

SOUZeRo1 said...

Too cute great way to step up my card making

Patti said...

NEAT-O!! These are really fun cards! Sadly I was not able to watch the videos. It said "invalid parameters" I would guess it is my "old operating system" holding me back again.

I know I should select someone young that would love any one of these cards but... giggles I can't think of anyone who would love them more then ME! LOL

Great job Friend! : )

Patti

Papercraft Boutique said...

What fun cards and great demonstration videos, Michele! These are all super cute! I especially love the one with hearts and fluffy butterflies.
My husband is in his late 50s, but his heart is 9 years old. :-P So he would love a card that moves! Hideko xx

missnatalee 143 said...

So fun!! I really need to get my hands on some of these!

suzyQ said...

Love your cards. I just bought the ballerina stamp and going to try to make one for my granddaughter who is in dance. Now to get the die

Bonnie said...

Love these cards. I would love to make one for my niece. She would love it!

Bethany Stover said...

Love the raccoon!!! So cute!

Lisa Elton said...

Okay, these are FUN! I like the scallop die cuts you use with all of your adorable cards Michele. You've done and amazing job with the products for the hop!

Susie said...

These cards are so fun! I really like the flowers one...can you say Mother's Day?!

D Mullin said...

Love the cards...and so would my friend Mary....she is my card making buddy.

Denise candelaria said...

We could not decide which one we liked the best we love them all. All of the cards are fantastic, we love the fact that you have words intertwinded with the hearts. So my son and I give you 2 thumbs up on all of them wonderful and fantastic work.

Kelly Griglione said...

Michele! You made FOUR CARDS!! That is awesome, we get to see what so many of the animations look like! I really love all of them. I knew you’d be a pro at these!!

Bessie Phillips said...

I really love your cards, especially the pink screen! Uchi’s Designs did the hard work of designing this fabulous motion card! You did a marvelous job of decorating and designing such beautiful cards. I really love your colors! :-)

lostinpaper said...

I can't think of anybody who wouldn't love a card that moves, they are all seriously fabulous Michele, but that hoppity hopping frog has my heart x

SugarShine Designs said...

I would give one of these cards to my 12 year old son who is the biggest fan of my card making and always so supportive of his crazy Mom who is obsessed with paper! He would think the motion was totally cool! TFS -Janet

Shanna said...

I love all of the new ideas!

Romina said...

Lovely! Great card! So cute

Annette Gordon said...

Each card is amazing! Love the heart one! And the flower one with the butterfly, such happy and fun cards!

Dana M said...

Such cute cards and fun interactive element! Love the CAS designs.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Darling cards Michele. Love the sweet images and the fun interactive elements. The scallop rectangle frame is just perfect on the first couple of cards! I think my youngest would love a card like this... I know my hubby wasn't impressed! :( He just doesn't appreciate innovation! LOL!

Dee Earnshaw said...

oh my what adorable cards - thanks for the ideas:)

Angel said...

I can tell by all the cards you made you were having so much fun creating these adorable cards. You just know who ever receives them is going to be thrilled!

Verna Angerhofer said...

So fun and fantastic with all the animation. I love your adorable cards. And, it is nice to have sentiments that work so well with them too.

Karthikha said...

Wow! So many beautiful inspirations!! Love your work! My daughter lovvves interactive elements and her immediate response would be 'Wow! Super!' :) If I win this, I would love to see her expression on an animated card :)

charly said...

Who wouldn't love a card that moves?! There is something about the animation that just makes you smile. The adorable animals in these stamp/animation sets would be just perfect for my nephews.

Foodista88 said...

The flower card is so cool! For some reason, I've never thought of doing a vertical pull! Thanks for the inspiration!

Ruth Gonzรกlez said...

Beautiful projects! They are an innovation. regards

Rexann Menz said...

WOW, I am loving this set, with flowers!! my one and only sweet granddaughter would love to get a set like this, she is always wanting to craft when she comes over!! thanks for the chance to win!!

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Christina Dauven said...

I am loving the racoon he is so adorable that I have to have him.

Larissa Heskett said...

AMAZING Inspiration!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Cards!!
Such SWEET New Interactive Products too!!
THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!!

Bobby said...

The next thing you know you'll be doing full on videos, Michele. You really brought the cards to life and I must say I like the white grid better than the black.

Christa White said...

I just recently by chance found out about these amazing interactive cards.
My sister is always trying to outdo me in card making, so I just have to have one of these sets to set the record straight once and for all, lol!
Thanks for your inspiration, I can totally see myself going crazy with these adorable cards!
Since your husband is picking a winner, I'm sure he will understand that my husband would really appreciate me getting a set for free...

Janet said...

How clever this is, you did a fantastic job on all of your cards & for showing us by turning it it works just as great! Thanks for sharing!

Rob I said...

Love all your different designs - the pull up with the flowers is different but ever so pretty and I love how far you could pull the slider out for your last card. TFS

Myko's World said...

I'd love to use this with my 12 and 15 year old daughters - they'd love the family time together to make some cards for their 6 and 9 year old cousins!

cghundley said...

Loving these motion craft
cards, they're so fun!
I have several nieces
answer nephews who would
love getting some motion
cards.
Carla from Utah

Sue D said...

Fabulous animated cards you have created. My grandchildren would love these kinds of cards.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Norma Bartlett said...

I really like all your cards. I am so excited for the new motion stamp sets.I know my Sister Wilma Harden would love them too. I can't wait to get some if the new sets. Thanks !! ❤๐Ÿ˜€

CraftyPaws said...

So awesome! I love interactive cards and friend Sarah Elliott would love this too. Absolutely fabulous!

Annette Reed said...
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gmanshk said...

I think these motions cards are so fun. Would love to make one to send to my friend. they would also make great birthday cards. Pick me...Please.

Annette Reed said...

Thanks for the email Michele. I'm going to try again LOL. These look great! Thanks for showing the movement of the different stamps. I just love those flowers and raccoon. My husband is going to shoot me because I have a feeling that thanks to your cards I am going to spend a lot of money. I can't imagine anyone not loving these stamps. My friend Patty Pearson would love them. I know my grandkids will enjoy the cards I will make them.

Anita in France said...

Just so much fun, Michele ... and so cute ... who could stop playing with these fabulous cards! My fave? Those twirling blooms ... they're brilliant! Hugs, Anita :)

Cornelia Fulmore said...

Love the cards. The heart background is my favorite.

Judy Kilgore said...

My daughters birthday is in a couple weeks and she would go bonkers for one of these cards. All of them are so adorable!

Annette Gordon said...

I love cards that move. lol But I am sure my kids and really anyone would love a card that moves. I really like that the card grid aren't just black and white. super pretty!

Mary-Anne V said...

Boy did you have fun with these products...wonderful cards!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Love how bold and clean these all are!

D.Ann C said...

Akkk! Each one is just more fabulous than the last - I'm totally besotted! I know my crafty BFF Mary Ellen would totally FLIP over these!!

Marjorie DUMONTIER said...

These are cute cards !
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