EBE by Julie Ebersole, Essentials By Ellen, Stamping

Good Day with Guest Designer Mona Toth

Today our amazing friend Mona from @mona.toth is here to share how the new Essentials by Ellen – Good Day inspired her. She’s sharing her interactive design that also includes the new Essentials by Ellen Push Me Pull You Die Set.

Hello crafty friends, it’s Mona Toth here with a fun interactive card.

When I was child and I traveled somewhere with my mom, I always said in the bus that: “Look, the trees are running!” This card was inspired by this memory and I really like how it turned out.

For this project I decided to use the Good Day Stamp Set by Julie Ebersole. I have stamped the images with Crunchy Leaf Inkpad to have softer lines for the images. After a quick heat set, I colored them with Tombow Markers. This stamp set is really good for scenes and it’s also versatile. Just look at these bushes I have created from the clouds and sun. I just colored them with green marker.

The next step was the die-cutting. I have created two pieces of pull die-cuts from the Push Me Pull You Die-set, and adhered them together. In this case the pulling mechanism will be sturdier and easier to use. Then I have also created a scalloped window card front from Neenah Solar White cardstock with the Scalloped Rectangle Windows Dies.

Next, I ran the slider part of the die-set through my die-cut machine with a soft pink cardstock, the results are two small and thin rectangles for the mechanism. I cut a piece of clear bag which I placed into the holes and adhered them together.

Make sure to use antistatic powder on your card, so the sliding will be even more smooth. I also cut a small window on the same pink cardstock and I adhered the white pull die-cut to the back of the bag, and to the front I adhered the colorful trees. Now they are move if I pull the tab and they are having fun. 🙂

For covering the sliding mechanism, I have created a cardstock panel, on which I made a quick ink blending with green and brown distress oxide inks. Next, I adhered the colored bushes on it and adhered this piece to the bottom of the scalloped window die-cut.

In the end I stamped the good day sunshine sentiment with watermark ink to a white piece of cardstock and heat embossed with gold embossing powder. To the back of my card, I picked a rainbow patterned cardstock from the Really Rainbow Paper Pack and put my card together.

To see more of Mona’s wonderful designs, you can find her on Instagram at @mona.toth


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  • Reply Mary W June 26, 2021 at 6:26 am

    Completely new way to look at the interaction idea! LOVE this and don’t know why I’ve never seen it or thought of it before! Brilliant!

  • Reply tsurutadesigns1 June 27, 2021 at 9:39 am


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