Thursday, April 26, 2018

NEW Interactive Flutters! PLUS Challenge 231 "Winged Things"

Howdy, Ai Fans!
Flutters Our NEW Flutters are here! Create an astonishing interactive card with our clear stamps, matching dies, and easy instructions! Our Fairy, Owl, and Pig designs flitter their wings up and down. Additionally, our Dog eagerly flaps his large ears and our Sheep waves her arms to say "I love ewe!" Make your card magical by assembling the fluttering mechanism with a couple brads, a pull tab, and a bit of string. These sets are best seen in action, so check out our introduction video! These sets make the most amazing interactive cards, grab yours today at!
Fairy Flutter Owl Flutter Pig Flutter
Dog FlutterSheep Flutter 
Flutter Release Video

Sharon has an incredible tutorial to share with you today about how to put these fun Flutters together!

Hello AI Fans!

I'm super excited to get to show you the brand new Flutters line from Art Impressions!  This adorable pup is so happy to celebrate with you, no matter what the occasion! Just pull the tab and his ears fly up in the air! So much fun! The stamp set comes complete with all the stamps and dies you'll need to create this amazing interactive feature for your cards! It even has a package of the mini brads you use to attach the ears!! 

The dies all come hooked together, so separate them.

I colored him with Copic markers before I used the dies to cut him out.

I used the other cute guy in a dog house box you'll see below!

Use your brads to attach the ears, leaving the second hole on the inside so you can attach your pull mechanism.

Cut a 3/4" wide by 4" long piece and trim the top corners off. Once you've got your card assembled, you can cut off any excess length you might have.

With the included die, die cut the wholes for your twine

Thread your string through the holes in the pull tab and then the hole in the ears.  Using a #2 pencil to leave the right amount of slack, tie a knot. 

Using the slot die, cut two holes in your piece you're going to mount your dog to. 

Then thread the pull tab through them just like this. 

Put your card together and you've got an impressive interactive card for that someone special in your life!

Pull the tab and his ears fly up in the air!!

Here is the card I did for the Creativation show. These flutters are so much fun!!!

And here's a cute Dog Treat Box I made using the other cutie I colored up above! The dog house box is a Silhouette file.

Copics used:  E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, R20

Thanks, Sharon! What darling projects and a great tutorial for our new flutters! These same instructions work for all of our five flutters set, so grab your favorites and try it out for yourself! You'll be amazed how easy it is to create this marvelous project.
This brings us to our NEW challenge, "Winged Things"! We would love to see wings featured on your projects this time. They don't have to flutter (but wouldn't it be fun if they did?) Link up your project by May 9th for a chance to win!

Here are the Challenge Rules
✻ Please make a new card or creation. You can make any crafty item you wish; this is not limited to cards!
✻ Limit two submissions per person. You will receive extra votes if you use Art Impressions stamps!
✻ The Ai Challenge is open to everyone, international submissions are welcome!
✻ Include a link back to the Ai Blog or grab our button on the top right of our sidebar!
✻ Share the Ai love by clicking and commenting your fellow crafters.
✻ Make sure to get your link up by Wednesday, May 9 at 5:00 p.m. PST to enter your creations.
✻ Good luck and happy stamping!

We can't forget to recognize the winners of last week's Good Goes Around Challenge!

Top Spot goes to...

Helen F!
Congrats, Helen! We love your beautiful card featuring our Lighthouse Circlet MTF - your coloring pops beautifully on your white textured background! Email with your address to claim your prize pack!

Honorable Mentions go to...



Congrats, you two! Nela, your beautifully colored squirrels from our Nuts About You set look like they are inclosed in bubbles against your ink background - how beautiful! And Milene, the way you placed your Happy Haunting image over your circle window is so clever! Email with your address and select a stamp set of your choice for a prize.

Thanks for joining our challenge, and be sure to join us again for "Winged Things!"


katieo said...

Congrats to winners. I love the new sets. The dog is so darn cute

Jil Lebel said...

Sharon, your flutters are stunning! Those dog ears just kill me. The treat box is a really fun idea.

Anna Tracy said...

Oooh... Can't wait, I think this weekend I get my pig one!!!

Cheri Burry said...

Sharon I love your flutters! So cute and unique!

Mimi said...

OMG... that dog is tooooo much!!! Love it!

katieo said...

Is it too late to enter the contest. It says the collection is closed.