Thursday, July 21, 2011

Slider Card

We made these slider cards at my July 1st Open House and they were a big hit. Several have asked for directions so I am posting the basic instructions here. Will try to do an actual tutorial later.

The card is actually a sleeve with another piece of card stock that slides out when the ribbon is pulled.
The sleeve is made by taking a piece of card stock that is 5 x 8 1/2 inches. Score along the 8 1/2 inch side at 1 and 5 inches. Fold both in the same direction. The ends should overlap.
Adhere the ends using sticky strip.
Punch a hole on the right hand side on the front – going through both layers. (seam goes to the back)

Decorate the front as desired. The dimensions of the pieces I put on the front are 3 1/2 x 4 inches and 3 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches.
The colors used on this card are Pool Party, Island Indigo and Chocolate Chip. The stamp sets are Sail Away and Bring on the Cake.

The 'slider' piece is a base measuring 3 3/4 x 4 7/8 with a stamped piece measuring 3 1/2 x 4 5/8.
Thread a piece of 1/4 inch grosgrain ribbon through both holes. Slide the slider into the sleeve, pushing the ribbon with it. Once the slider is fully inside the sleeve, tie a loose knot in the ends of the ribbon.

The colors used here are Melon Mambo, Pretty in Pink and Lucky Limeade. Stamp sets are Delicate Doilies and Bring on the Cake.

The colors used on this care were Certainly Celery, Pool Party and Calypso Coral. The stamp sets are Pennant Parade and Bring on the Cake. The Petite Pennants Builder punch was used also.

I plan to make lots of these to have on hand for children's cards. They always love something that is interactive.

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