Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Gotta Catch 'Em All

I'm thrilled with the card I'm sharing today as it worked exactly how I wanted it to. My son had a birthday party to attend on the weekend and the card just had to be Pokemon based. I decided to try creating a card that looked like a Pokeball and opened up to show the birthday greeting.

Creating the Pokeball was actually very easy. I cut 3 circles using my Grand Calibur Circles die cuts in red, white & black. The red & white circles were cut in half and then 1/4 inch removed. I trimmed the black circle so that just 1/2 inch in the middle was left. The "ball" opens using brads as the hinge. The centre black & white circles are popped up separately and then I added a large padded brad in the very centre.

My son was thrilled with the card - especially because I found an image of the newest Pokemon starters to print off for the inside. While making the card I created an extra to donate to the Childrens Hospital as well. The only difference between the cards is the top section of the extra card is left blank.

2 Sisters - fairytale or fantasy
Dutch Dare - for a boy
Eclectic Ellapu - for a child
Papertake Weekly - anything goes
Pause, Dream, Enjoy - for a boy
Pile It On - birthday
Send A Smile 4 Kids - for the boys


  1. Love your creativity on this special card - very cool idea. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge.

  2. How cute is this! Thanks so much for joining us at Dutch Dare this week!

  3. Great card for boys who love pokemn. Thanks for joining us at the Dutch Dare.

  4. Wow this is a brilliant card! Totally love the use of those brads to open it up.

    Thanks for joining us at Dutch Dare Card Challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  5. How fabulous! Your Pokeman card is awesome! The side opening with the brad is fabulous. Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Pause Dream Enjoy for the boys challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

    Purple Monkey Moments

  6. Fabulous creation and thanks for sharing with us Eclectics
    Elaine aka Ellapu


  7. this is gorgeous thank you for playing along us at ECLECTIC and good luck
    Jacki xx (ECLECTIC DT)