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Interactive Sliding Scrapbook Tutorial

Graphic 45 Safari Adveture
Hi friends I am so excited today as I have been invited to be the Designer Spotlight for Simon Says Stamp for the month of May !!! It is such an honor and I can't believe it!!





I will be posting special Spotlight Designer projects every Monday for the Simon Says Monday Challenge 
The theme for this week is "The Great Outdoors". My family and I live in the bustling metropolitan city of Bangalore and whenever we get a chance, we escape into the jungles for fantastic, peaceful holidays in tune with nature! So for my designer project I altered a wooden trunk in a jungle theme to hold memorable treasures of our holidays!
wooden trunk
I used the gorgeous  Graphic 45 Safari Adventure collection papers to decoupage the inside and outside of my treasure trunk.
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure
The Graphic 45 papers are sooo detailed and amazing but since I was using them for a special project my family would treasure over the years, I didn't feel too bad to use them!!
Scrapbook Treasures Trunk
I find making large scrapbook albums daunting but I love the whole concept of scrap-booking and recording details of life's journey!! So my project has mini scarp-book cards/pages which are small enough to decorate easily but spacious enough to pen down treasured moments and hold those special little photos!
Jungle Adventures Scrap-booking Idea
The scrapbook pages are interactive and slide along wooden rods I fit inside the trunk  .Not only can you remove the cards to reminisce about the memory or photo it holds...you can also keep adding new cards whenever you fancy.
Scrapbook Mini Pages
I used elements from the Graphic 45 Safari adventure pack to embellish each card which was cut with the Spellbinders Address Book die [you can also use other dies such as the Heidi Swapp Memorydex dies or punch out the holes]
Mini Scrapbook Page
I was inspired by the Rolodex sliding system [and more recently Heidi Swapp's Memorydex systems] to make this interactive scrapbook. 
I love the whole idea of interactive systems so much I actually have gone ahead and got Heidi Swapp's slider and spinner Memorydex systems and will be sharing them with you later this week.
Interactive Sliding Mechanism Tutorial 
But for now here  is the tutorial on how I made my sliding Interactive Scrap-book card pages...I am not giving measurements as you necessarily wont be working with the same size of the box I used.
Interactive Scrapbook Tutorial 
Gauge how you want the index cards to lie inside your box/trunk. My trunk had enough space for 2 columns.
Sliding Card System Tutorial 
Measure wooden dowels/sturdy straws or handmade paper tubes to fit across the trunk. I used wooden chop sticks which we had brought back as souvenirs from our recent Thailand holiday. The rods you use should be small enough to easily slide through the holes of your index cards.
Sliding Card System Tutorial 
To easily fit the wooden dowels into the trunk I found that the easiest way was to make "washers" using hole guards die cut out of foam using the Sizzix Bigz Tiny Tabs and Tags...this is just an idea you can also directly glue the wooden dowels inside the trunk.Using the foam rings I didnt have to bother about getting an absolute exact fit and the rods had a bit of freedom of movement!!

Sliding Card System Tutorial 
Each Index card slides on 2 wooden rods and you can place a couple of cards on a pair of rods to know where to glue down your foam discs.
Sliding Card System Tutorial
I used 2 die cuts to make a foam disc and each sliding card system had 4 foam discs to house 2 wooden rods!
 Using foam also protected my pattern paper and since the rods were not too tight within the discs it was easier to add and remove cards from  the rods.

Sliding Scrapbook
Space the rods apart by keeping the index cards sliding along them as you glue down the foam discs.
Graphic 45 Safari Adventure Scrapbook
Once dry you can add and remove your mini scrapbook page cards . The cards easily stay upright and a small space can hold a surprisingly large number of cards.
Interactive Sliding Scrapbook Index Cards
 Here are some of the mini cards I made ...I have used a whole variety of dies to add the embellishments but then you can make them simple or really pack on the embellishments!
Scrapbook Pages
 My cards have a variety of elements like clay [ in the clay elephant above] , metal [ like the metal owl, horse and butterfly charm], fabric[ the leaf vine] and wood[ like in the wooden lady bird mini cloth pegs]
Scarp-book Journal-ling Cards
 The uniform element in all the cards are jungle themed elements from the Graphic 45 Safari adventure paper. The back side of the cards are blank for journal-ling and adding little pictures.
Scarp-book Journal-ling Cards

Scarp-book Journal-ling Cards

Scarp-book Journal-ling Cards

Scarp-book Journal-ling Cards

Scarp-book Journal-ling Cards

Scarp-book Journal-ling Cards

Scarp-book Journal-ling Cards

Scarp-book Journal-ling Cards
Sharing the side view with the gorgeous parrots in the jungle!

Graphic 45 Memory Box
And I bought special lion headed metal ring embellishments keeping this project in mind!
Lion Head Metal Embellishments
 The rhinestone chain loops through the lion head rings and holds the banner"On Safari"
Graphic 45 Trunk 
And here is the top view with more amazing jungle life!!


I hope you enjoyed seeing all the details of my project and hope you like the idea of the sliding cards!
Dont forget to participate in the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge .

The inspiration there is always amazing and you can also win a $50 prize each week!





















Supplies Used






Linking to  the following Challenges
2 crafty critter craziesWord Art Wednesday 280 ,281,Crafty Creations Challenge ,CraftyHazelnut's Pattern Paper Challenge

53 comments:

  1. Wow this is something really amazing ,never seen such type of interactive scrapbook !! And when you create interactive projects they are jam packed with details !
    btw Congrats on designer Post !!

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  2. Gorgeous! I love your idea of the cards sliding on dowels and all of those little cards are fantastic.

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  3. This is so stunning I do not know what to say! How lovely...um..that is not good enough. Congratulations on your Guest Designer.

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  4. Wow, wow, wow, this is an absolutely stunning piece of work. The little trunk is beautiful in those G45 papers and the inside is super impressive - what a fantastic way to showcase interactive scrapbook cards - stunning!! Congratulations on your Guest spot too. Anne x

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  5. This is AMAZING, Sonia! I can't even find the words. All the work you put into this beautiful interactive sliding scrapbook is just awesome. I have never seen anything like it! I'm so happy you're here with us for the month of May and look forward to each of your projects for the coming weeks.

    Cathie ♥

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  6. Unique creation sonia.feeling proud of you dear
    Anandhi

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  7. congrats!
    you deserve it!
    ita amazing!
    love it!

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  8. Wow, what a stunning creation!!!

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  9. Wow!! Congratulations Sonia! That's awesome. And this is stunning!! Love the details you have added on each index card. Beautiful work.

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  10. I've just "discovered" your awesome blog thanks to Simon SS! I love all of your fabulous projects. I'll be back for sure~! TFS

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  11. Absolutely fabulous and stunning project Sonia!! The whole design of this is gorgeous and such a lovely way to store your memory cards!! I need to make one of these to remind me of my fantastic trip to India last year 😍❤️

    It is awesome to have you along with us this month 😊😘
    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  12. Huge congrats on your so-deserved GD spotlight, my friend!! And oh my wow!! This is jaw-dropping!! The details are spectacular!! This would have taken me like three years to make and it still wouldn't have been this amazing!! I love every single detail of this!! You are so creative and talented, Sonia!! Huge congrats again!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  13. Congratulations on your GDT Sonia ..Your project with the Jungle theme is spectacular..so gorgeous and so many wonderful details..love it..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  14. WOW!! It's Fabulous, Awesome!! So many gorgeous mini cards! Box is looking very pretty both inside and outside, love the papers and yes it is giving the feeling of nature with such pretty detailed images all over. Lion headed embellishments looks stunning for this project! Love it totally!
    Congratulations on your Spot Designer Post! Your projects are charming always!!

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  15. This project is totally amazing!! I love your altered trunk and all those fantastic cards that you made. And the solution with the dowel sticks is super clever. Those papers were perfect for this project - I love them too, and have used them together with photos from South Africa. Thank you so much for being our guest designer this month!!

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  16. Awesome project,Sonia.Love the beautiful paper.Congrats on your GDT.

    Gr,Sylvia x

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  17. OMG!! Amazing project and wonderful tutorial Sonia..Loz

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  18. OH MY!!!! I'm speechless!!!! Just breathtaking!!! WONDERFUL!!! FANTASTIC!!! So exciting!! LOVE any detail!!! So ingenious interactive mechanism! Fabulous papers and what to say about the lions head rings? WOWZER!! :D
    I'm so glad for your new position on SSS, really so well deserved!! My BIGGEST congrats to you! :D

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  19. Whoa! What a fabulous, fun, beautiful container, and beautiful interactive elements, Sonia. Each piece is a terrific example of your creativity and talent. Thanks for explaining and sharing the photos!

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  20. Wow! Stunning memory box!! You've really gown to town on what will surely become a family heirloom. Beautifully covered chest with that fantastic paper and the journaling cards inside are just wonderful. The embellishments are fabulous and really well chosen.
    Congratulations on your Designer spotlight position, really well deserved!! Debra x

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  21. As alwys you inspire me!!! great tutorial!!

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  22. Wow,that is really special. So much work has gone into that project.

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  23. Fabulous makeover for that humble box - love all the papers and details.
    Alison x

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  24. OMG!! Gorgeous box!! Awesome work you did on that box!!

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  25. Congratulations on your GDT feat!! This project is so awesome!!!! LOVE the special treat to the eyes- specially showing so many jungle features!! :)

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  26. Sonia, this is incredible; the most gorgeous and clever scrapbook I have ever seen! I would love it so much if you would show this off in our #2 challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies: http://2craftycrittercrazies.blogspot.ca/
    hugs,
    Teresa

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    1. Thank you so much Teresa...I will link it up

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  27. Wow wow wowwwwwwwwwwwww! This is STUNNING! LOVING that box and the cards!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  28. Wow this is just amazing ! Congratulations on your spotlight ! It's well-deserved ! I love how you have done this project with all the lovely details !

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  29. Congratulations! This is an absolutely amazing make. Cara x

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  30. Hi Sonia!

    This is so intricate and gorgeous! I love how you really gave a lot of thought to each element of this box, and it turned out stunning! Great work!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp

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  31. Dr. Sonia, your Great Outdoors box is exquisite! Your instructions and process photos are fabulous! I am SO impressed. Your work is amazing!

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  32. Sonia, this is incredible! You have a wonderful talent, and I love how unique this is to tell a story and share your family's adventures. AMAZING project! Love your attention to detail in lining the images up. Gorgeous! Welcome, so glad to have you as our guest designer!!! Maura

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  33. Such details and beautiful. So unique and love this project. So well done. Congratulations on an amazing project and so many people across the world will love as well.

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  34. Congrats on your GD spot. WOZZERS tis is amazing! Your attention to details is perfection at it's best. Love the papers and entire design. Very creative.
    Have a creative day.
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  35. An amazing project Doc.xx

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  36. Oh my gosh, Sonia, this is the coolest thing I've ever seen! Absolutely incredible, my friend! Congrats on your guest spot - you are very deserving! Love this!

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  37. Absolutely stunning!! Never seen creation like this, it's fabulous, love it...

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  38. Congratulations. Wow this is an amazing project. The papers you used for the outside of the box realy fit the jungle theme. And all the different journaling cards are wonderful. So much lovely details.


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  39. This is such a fantastic creation, Sonia. The paper you used and those embellishments are fabulous. It's so great to have you as our guest designer at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

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  40. Oh my! This is absolutely fabulous. I can imagine the time you had to spend on making this project! So many beautiful pages and details. Great work! So happy to have you with us this month! Hugs, Macarena

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  41. This is spectacular, Sonia! You must have spent hours and hours getting it completed. I'm just so tickled th you entered it in our challenge this month at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies. We love being inspired by you. :-D Good luck in the draw.
    NanaConnie DT

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  42. WOW! Congrats to you! Well deserved!!Outrageously AMAZING and so BEAUTIFUL!!
    Love this!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
    Crafting with Creative M

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  43. Oh wow...what a wonderful creation, this is fantastic and the amount of work you've put into this project is astounding! I just LOVE everything about this masterpiece and so happy to have you join us as our GD at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... Hugs, Emma

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  44. Congrat on being a Guest Designer for Simon. I like your wonderful wildlife creation. Bee-utiful to look at. Like how you made this interactive. The paper, Graphic 45, is very nice. Not seen this before. The parrot paper is wonderfully colorful. When we went to Hawaii we had our photo taken by a guy that had parrots he used in the photo. Only change I would make is that i do not see any Cheetah print. I see Leopard. Do you know the difference between Leopard vs Cheetah print? For Leopard the inner color of the spot is light colored and the surrounding area is dark colored. For Cheetah it is the opposite such that the inner color of the spot is dark colored and the surrounding area is light colored. I'm fond of Cheetahs and it seems that Leopard print is more popular. On my bucket list is to go on an African Safari and see Cheetah in the wild.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  45. welcome to the team Sonia..it's a pleasure to have you on board and wow wow wow what an amazing project...a treasure box of fabulous creativity...can't wait to see what you have in store for us next week...hugs kath xxx

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  46. What a treat to have you be our guest designer! I've been an admirer of your work for a long time, so we were all thrilled to see you join us. And wow! What a great way to start your time here! This project is remarkable. I really was interested to see the structure, so thanks for all of the great detail shots of how you put it together. And your ability to match prints is amazing! Excellent work on a beautiful project with gorgeous pictures, too.

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  47. Welcome Sonia, your project is breathtaking! Your use of Graphic 45 is fabulous and this project AMAZING!!!! Barbara

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  48. You have outdone yourself. This is the most amazing project I have seen in a very long time. The idea is ingenious! Thanks so much for sharing this true treasure with us.

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  49. Beautiful box! Thank you for blessing us with your artwork here at Word Art Wednesday. Please join us again soon. Leaving you with the inspiration of the scripture from Jeremiah 17:7 (KJV) which says, "Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is."

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  50. Wow, Sonia! Your Safari box is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing how you did it .

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  51. Incredible! Thanks for all the details! Awesome. Congratulations on being featured on Simon Says.

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  52. This is amazing! Thank you for sharing your process!

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