Mother’s Day Movement Card

Mother’s Day is coming and you want to tell her you are thinking of her.  But most of all you want to impress her with what you can do with your Cricut.  This Mother’s Day Movement Card will do all that.

This card slides back and forth, but with the way the cardstock in the center is printed it gives the appearance of animation.  While you have the file open play with it a little.  Drag the grid over the printed card and you will see just how it moves.  Looking at the cardstock after it is printed will seem a little off but once it is together WOW!  

You will need:
        • Heavy two sided cardstock for the base
        • Plain heavy cardstock for the inside
        • Download File
        • Glue
        • Printer
Paper Selection
 Both pieces need to be of fairly thick cardstock for the card to move properly. Paper that is at least 100 lb weight will work.  Patterns are fine for the outside piece but mess up the movement on the inside piece.
Cutting the Mother’s Day Movement Card

The writing on the inside piece is a print then cut image.   If your printer won’t take cardstock glue the regular paper to some cardstock after cutting it out.  I would use a Xyron sticker maker or liquid glue and spread it around thinly.

Just a warning, the small lines left permanent marks on my mat.  It didn’t affect how the mat worked but it did bother me every time I used the mat after that.

Assembly

First, Fold over the grid piece and glue only 1/4 inch on the bottom and side without the half circle cut out.  Gluing more than that will cause the card to stick, less will cause it to wiggle.  Then slide the center cardstock in, the end with the word “pull” last.

Before you send this Mother’s Day movement card, you should work the card a few times to make sure the gap is right.  The way to move this card is only pull it a slight bit then slide it back.  Try not to pull the card all the way out.  Working the card makes the “I Love You Mom” appear to be fluttering up and down.

And your Mother’s Day Movement Card is done and it fits in an A2 envelope for mailing.

My Inspiration

I saw this type of card on a web page made with dragonfly stamp.  She cut the slots by hand. I knew I could never do that, so I adapted it for Cricut.  I wish I could find that page again.  She deserves some of the credit for the idea, but I can’t find the page.  If you know who did that card please  let me know so I can credit her.

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