2018 Card Design Superstar contest - My Favorite Things

Hello crafty friends,

Every year My Favorite Things has a contest seeking out superstar designs in different categories.  The 2018 contest has 3 - Coloring Virtuoso, Clean and Simple Genius and last but not least, Innovation Master.  I am entering this card into the Innovation Master (i.e. interactive card) class.  Interactive cards have always had a special place in my crafting heart so of course I had to participate :)


I've had this design in my head for months in anticipation of this contest.  I envisioned the sliding barn doors and windows, however it wasn't until I put the entire thing together that I decided to take it up a notch by adding two sliders out to the side that open the barn doors when pulled, revealing the sentiments.



this is a Z fold card - so when folded and all tabs tucked in, the front of it looks like this.  I used magnets to make sure when folded the card would stay flatter due to all the interactive elements and thickness.



I knew this woudn't be easy, but once I did figure out all the kinks and tweaking the design, I am very happy with how this turned out.  Below are more pictures plus a video showing how the card works.  I did not film the process because it kept evolving and therefore I decided that if enough people are interested in learning the process and leave comments that I will create a tutorial and put it on my YouTube channel.



Just for fun I also decorated the reverse side of the barn "top" so if the card is turned over it's also decorated (shown in the video) 





MFT Products used to create this card:

Slider elements
Stitched Interactive Windows
Slider Channel Builder
Farm Friends Stamp Set
MFT patterned paper
Rectangle & Square MFT stitched Dies (for doors and windows)
MFT Cloud stencil

Thanks so much for stopping by - I would love to hear what you think about this card if you have the time to leave a comment!

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4 comments

  1. This is so creative! I love the sentiments on the barn door pullouts!

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    1. Brenda - thank you so much for leaving me a comment. I appreciate it any time someone takes the time to stop by and even more so if they take a moment to give me feedback. Hope you have a blessed day!

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  2. This is amazing, Teresa! I love all of the surprise and sliding elements. You put a lot of work into your card and it shows! 😍 Thanks so much for playing along!

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    1. Thank you so much Rachel! I appreciate your feedback and so glad you liked it :)

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