Monday, May 7, 2012

You Brighten My Day ( an action wobbler card)

I have been immensely inspired by the latest May Hero Arts Challenge. Part of the challenge theme is to make "interactive cards"! Now when it comes to action movie, I am certainly not the player, but card with actions!? I'd love to play!

Here is my simple take on DIY Action-Wobbler. With a small circle hole punch, I had 2 circles and applied double sided-tape to secure the wires (string it around the pen/paper piercer). After that, just attach it to the card and butterfly--it now can "fly"!
 You can easily buy Action Wobblers on line, but why buy them when you can easily make your very own?
you brighten my day
The butterfly looks like it has pop-up underneath, but it actually has the spring-y function and it spins!
video
This simple video took 10 takes to get it right! Haha! Another reason I do not make videos is that I can't stand my accent. Enjoy the "silent" movie!

Thanks so much for stopping by! You always brighten my day by leaving me kind comments and feedback! 

40 comments:

Annette said...

oh my word Virginia...I love that you made your own wobbler...what an awesome idea...you totally rock girly...love your card...

Karen from MI said...

Absolutely, DARLING!! You are SO CREATIVE..........Great video, too! :) :) LOVE that you SHARE your TALENT, daily, Virginia. I am SO INSPIRED by YOU!! Love, Karen

Piali said...

Brilliant my friend!!! You Rock!!
Love the card..beautiful!

Barb said...

I am one of the lucky ones who have actually heard your voice, and I happen to LOVE your accent! I also love this super fun card! Your DIY wobbler is wonderful, and I love that you shared the way it works in a video! Hugs! :)

yyam said...

How fun is this! Love your wobbler card! :)

kath said...

what a great idea virginia...thanks for sharing and wow I love your wobbly butterfly card...adorable...hugs kath xxx

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Loved your wobbler card.wht a brilliant idea.thanks for sharing!

Simone said...

This is so fun Virginia! Love that wobbly butterfly and the video!! :)

Dawn said...

too cute Virginia. Well done on making your wobbler. I must try this.

onecraftymama said...

Brilliant! I love the rainbow lines, and the wobbler is too clever :)

Lynn said...

Your video made me smile :) I want to hear your voice Virgina!! I adore this card..I mean ADORE it. Love the painted lines, the wobbly butterfly and the lines give it such a cool modern feel.

Kara Lynne said...

Thanks so much for showing that! I'm ready to try it out. It's a great card! I love the placement of everything.

Maureen Morton said...

Now, I mean this as a compliment.....but you are a great wobbler!!! This is fun and bright. The video was perfect, but I know that I would love your accent. All good, girlfriend!

Elizabeth Allan said...

A wobbly delight Virginia!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Adorable card! Love the wobbly butterfly! :) And love your video too!

Brenda said...

FABULOUS card! You are so creative!I'm going to have tor try this technique.

Lisa Arana said...

pure genius!

Angi said...

This is sooo super fun & creative Virginia. I need to try this out on my next card! :)

Brenda said...

Super card Virginia! Thanks for the tut on the action wobbler!

Kara Lynne said...

Okay, I tried it! Thank you so much for the great idea!

cnelson said...

So CUTE and FUN!!!

Susan F. said...

I love the extras that you put into your cards.

Bethany said...

Very neat Virginia...I love how the butterfly "springs around"!

Sue McRae said...

Love the idea of a home-made wobbler, it's a fun element to add on cards!

alexandra s.m. said...

This is simply brilliant Virginia!
You make me giggle!!
Thank You~

Isha said...

Sweet card and video Virginia. I should try to make these wobblers...it would be fun.

Lindsey said...

You are totally my kind of crafter -- a DIYer! I like... the perfect yellow background, the faux-stitched rays... and the video! Oh, awesome butterfly, too. :)

Linda R said...

Everything about this just makes me smile. So very creative you are my friend..

Hugs~

Trinh said...

You are too creative! I love how you made your own wobbler & your card certainly brightens my day.

Melissa Shea said...

Lovely! I want to hear your accent :)

Anita Recksiedler said...

Virginia I love this card! Love your wobbler! I was thinking of making one too! :> Love your video but you don't need to make it silent! Your accent is more than fine, I like it!

Sheila H said...

Wow - this is great! Thanks so much for sharing how you made your adorable card.

Anette said...

Such a cool design, Virginia!

Vicky Hayes said...

Wow! brilliant - thanks for sharing this!

Jackie Rockwell said...

So FUN—LOVE the wobbling effect and how you made the faux stitched rays at the bottom.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

FABULOUS!!!

Laura B. said...

Just now finally seeing this hilariously adorable bouncing butterfly video!! So creative and fun!!! I love it!

MarcyK924 said...

Someone's making magic again!! So what did Dr. John have to say about your "thing-a-mabob???" This card is so stinkin' cute! You have such a way of taking the perfect sentiment and making a "story" on your cards! XOXO

Alice Wertz said...

i am sure you will do fine speaking in a video, V! =) so clever that you made your own wobbler. super fun card, my friend! =)

Kelly Griglione said...

I missed this one ... such a great idea to make your own wobbler! And the overall design is spectacular too. Congrats on getting published in Paper Craft Inspirations, Virginia!