Homemade Slider Card Video Tutorial

Hello Inkredible Friends!

What an exciting time of year! The kids are all back in school, and the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog was released this week so today I'm sharing a homemade slider card video tutorial to get you thinking about greeting cards for the seasons. 

If you have kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews, this slider card (or push and pull card as some call it) would be a fun treat for them!

I'm sharing a 'winter' theme card today that could be used for Christmas and a Halloween card but you could change up the image stamps you use and use this card design idea for any occasion. 

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Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a slider card? Well let's get started with a video tutorial:

Measurements for Slider Card:

  • Cut card base 5 1/2" X 8 1/2" score at 1/2" on the right side of your Stampin' Trimmer track and then slide to the 4" mark and score again. 
  • Layer for card exterior cut 5 1/4" X 3 3/4"
  • Layer for the inside sentiment cut 5" X 3 3/4"
  • Cut a strip from whisper white 3/4" X 3 1/4

Instructions for Slider Card:

*Note: If you want to emboss your card then I recommend adding the layer to the card base first otherwise the blade tends to want to tear parts of the cardstock when running through already embossed cardstock. 

Take your card base, with the 1/2" scored side positioned on your left side and line up the card base at the 1 1/2" mark on your paper trimmer.

Next, using the numbers on the arm of your paper trimmer, position the cutting blade at the 1" mark and cut from 1" to 4 1/2" mark. I usually run the blade back up from 4 1/2" to the 1" mark again just to make sure all layers are cut well. 

Take a bone folder and fold the card base at the 1/2" scored mark and then fold the card in half at the 4" mark. 

*If you want to emboss your card front you can do that now.

Take a 1" circle punch and punch about halfway in on the center of the card front. This creates a small semi-circle on the front of your card base so your recipient can see the ribbon pull and understand how the card works. 

Take a 1/8" punch and punch a small hole in the top center of the interior panel so that you can run your ribbon or twine through this.

Take the 3/4" X 3 1/4" strip and place a dimensional at one end, turn the strip over and on the opposite end place a strip about 1" long of tear n' tape or other strong adhesive of your choice.
Slide the strip into the bottom of the cut line in the card base so that the dimensional is on the top of the card base (the dimensional acts as a 'stopper' for the strip not going inside the card too far).
Next, flip the card front over, take the inside panel (5" X 3 3/4") line it up just slightly below the top of the card and next to the folded edge and press the strip so that it attaches to the card panel.

You can now use tear n' tape or glue to adhere the 1/2" scored portion to the back side of the card base enclosing the inside whisper white panel. 

Take whatever stamped sentiment or image you want and attach it to the dimensional on the front of your card.

Add ribbon or twine to the top interior panel and knot or tie as desired.

Finish your card front with embellishments, sequins or other decorations as desired being sure not to block the cut line where your slider moves up and down.

Halloween Card Supply List

Cardstock; Basic Black
Copper Glimmer Paper Item 147817
Black Glittered Ribbon Item 147897
Black Foil Sheets Item 147898
Toil & Trouble Paper Item 147531
Cauldron Bubble Bundle Item 149931

 

Christmas/Winter Card Supply List

Cardstock: Real Red & Whisper White
Swirls & Curs Embossing Folder #147923
Spirited Snowmen Item #148072

Tear n' tape Item # 138995

 

Which of these cards is your favorite? I'd love to hear from you in the comments. Until next time, have an Inkredible day!

~Meagan