We're featuring one of my favorites this month at Trendy Twine, Chocolate Sprinkles (it's on sale, go buy some and pick up some of the amazing new twists as well)! Don't forget you still have time to enter this months challenge to win some of your own: Trendy Twine Sept. Challenge
I have a super fun 3d card to share with you today, the card was inspired by a card featured in the book Pop-Up Cards by Sandi Genovese. I've used SSDE to recreate the card base and I'm sharing the file with you too so you can create your own mobile card! In the book they just used stickers but I've opted to use little layered cuts to make mine, obviously stickers would be far easier and faster but I really love the detail you can achieve in using cuts instead. Details on how to make your own & card base file below.
I used the Chocolate Sprinkles twine to frame my windows, hang my cute little cuts, and also to embellish some of them. I think it adds the perfect little pop of color and detail to my card. Here are all 4 sides:
I wanted my card pretty big, since the larger it is the larger you can make your little embellishments but you can feel free to resize it if you'd like. Mine ends up folding down to be 5x7. When you open the file you'll see 2 identical shapes, cut each of them and then fold as per the photos (basically a mountain fold in the middle and two valley folds on the side) you'll do this to each and then you can see how they will fit together to give you a + shape when looking from above. You'll find it easiest to embellish them while they are flat, plus you need to have your mobile pieces finished before you start adhering anything together.
I knew the designs on the sides would need to be able to be folded so instead of cardstock I used vinyl, it allows me to get nice clean cuts and is flexible so it folds with my card when it's time to put it in an envelope. A bit of brown ribbon along the top and my card is ready to be sent & displayed.Candi's Mobile Card Silhouette Studio Template
* I've added a screen shot .png file for those who would like a visual to recreate using different software or print it out to use as a template. Candi's Mobile Card PNG
Be sure to check back on Saturday for the My Thoughts Exactly & Trendy Twine blog hop!