Is a Carousel the same as a Merry-Go-Round?

Is a Carousel the same as a Merry-Go-Round?

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Merry-Go-Round is the term I am familiar with from my childhood … smaller structures with one or two rows of horses, swans, zebras or other animals at our local “show” is what comes to mind. On the other hand, I picture a carousel as a much larger affair, with many rows of grand horses, the higher rows being accessed by stairs, lots of lights and music.  I can honestly say I have never ridden a “carousel”.

GDP079 Theme Amusement Park

The theme challenge this week over at Global Design Project is “Amusement Park” … Other than balloons, I couldn’t find any stamps in my collection that fit the theme. I did however, have Cupcakes and Carousels Designer Series Paper on hand! Here is what I created!

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I wanted to create a Carousel Horse that went up and down! So a slider card was perfect! The mechanism that works the slider is the same as a “double slider” card, however instead of tabs coming out either side of the card in opposite directions, when you pull the tab at the bottom of this card, the horse moves up the page and a greeting is revealed on the tab.

GDP079 Slider Card

I created a very short video showing the slider in operation.

The greeting on the pull tab is from the Suite Sentiments stamp set (Wood Mount or Clear Mount), featured in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue. This set has a selection of lovely greetings, each of which co-ordinates with a different suite of products throughout the Occasions Catalogue.  The little circular motif comes from Balloon Celebration Stamp set. They sort of remind me of fireworks.

I also used a couple of dies from the Balloon Pop Up Thinlits … the tag top which is attached to the pull tab, great for this as I can thread the piece of ribbon through the hole. And the slider slot is die cut with the long straight die from this same set. I knew I would come up with a use for this particular die from this set, if I waited long enough! 🙂

Close up of Pull TabThe Carousel Horse itself is trimmed out from a piece of the Cups and Carousels Designer Series Paper, and edged with a Smoky Slate marker to give it a little bit of definition, before being adhered to the top part of the slider mechanism.

The letters in the greeting on the front of the card are from the Labeler Alphabet stamp set (see I told you it was going to get a work out), stamped with Early Espresso ink, trimmed out and adhered with Mini Glue Dots.

Merry-Go-Round Ups and Downs

The background on the card front is another sheet from the Cupcakes and Carousels designer series paper and this sunburst type pattern is my favourite from this pack.  The bunting at the top of the card is also from this delicious pack of paper. I have trimmed along one of the rows of flags to indicate the top of the Merry-Go-Round, often brightly coloured.

GDP079 Bunting

It is a bright, happy card, much like Merry-Go-Rounds … and the slider is a little bit addictive! My ribbon slider mechanism is certainly getting a work out.

I would love to know your thoughts on the differences between “Merry-G0-Rounds” and “Carousels”! And while you are thinking about it, pop on over to the Global Design Project gallery this week and check out all the Fun Fair projects!

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