by Kim Score( Split Coast Stampers)
Create a slider card with a surprise message.
- Paper cutter with scoring blade
- Craft knife with cutting mat
- Sticky Strip™ or other strong adhesive
- 5 1/4" square of card stock, or heavy patterned paper (card base)
- 5" square of card stock, or heavy patterned paper (card front)
- 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" piece of card stock, or heavy patterned paper (Inside sliding piece)
- 4" x 1" strip of card stock, or heavy patterned paper (T-Slide mechanism)
- 4 1/4" x 1" strip of card stock, or heavy patterned paper (T-Slide mechanism)
- Round tab punch or circle punch
- Additional card stock, stamps, Ink and Embellishments to finish your card
Step 1To begin, you will be cutting a "U" into the inside of the card stock square at 3/4" from three sides of the square. To do this, line up the 5" piece of card stock at the 3/4" mark of the paper cutter. Cut from 3/4" to the 4 1/4" mark.
- Turn the card stock clockwise to another side and follow the same steps. Turn the card stock clockwise again, and follow the same steps. At this point, you will have 3 cut sides.
Step 2Switch the blade on the paper cutter from the cutting to the scoring blade. Score the fourth side to complete the frame.
Step 3Line up scored side of frame on the right side of cutting track (while the extended measurement arm of the cutter points to your left.)
Line up the left edge of the card stock at the 2 3/4" mark and score between horizontal cut lines (3/4" to 4 1/4").
- Move left edge of card stock to 1 1/4" and score again from 3/4" to 4 1/4".
You should now have three scored sections on the inside of the frame. One 1/2" wide section adjacent to the cut side and two 1 1/2 wide sections.
Step 4Put the cutting blade back in your paper cutter. Place the scored side of the frame to the LEFT of the cutting track. Line up the left edge of the card stock at 3 3/8". Cut from 1 3/4" to the 3 1/8" mark.
- Slide the left edge of the card stock to 3 1/4". Cut the same slit as before.
Step 5Use a craft knife to cut away the section created by the 2 parallel slits.
Step 6Score the 3 1/2" x 1 1/4" piece of card stock at 1/2". Add strong adhesive to the 1/2" scored end (right side up).
Stamp your greeting on the strip (if you don’t want your greeting to peek out when the card is closed, you will need to keep the greeting closer to the end with the score).
Step 7With the right side facing up, slide the greeting strip into the front slit as shown.
- Turn the card stock over and attach the end of the strip at the score line of the frame.
Step 8Create a T-shaped slider by placing the 4" x 1" strip at the top and glue the 4 1/4" x 1" strip at the center. Attach a pull-tab at the end of the T-slide (sample uses the round tab punch, you can change that to a circle or scallop circle).
Step 9Turn your 5” square piece of card stock over and add adhesive along the 1/2” score line as shown.
Step 10Attach the T-slide by lining up the left edge of the slide at the score line (make sure the side you want to show is facing down, try stamping another greeting on the slider as well).
Put strong adhesive around the outer edges. Make sure to leave a small gap on each side of the pull tab for clearance.
To prevent the pull tab from catching the edge of the card stock when sliding back into place, add a thin dimensional or pop dot on each side of the pull tab before putting the backing piece in place. This will raise the card stock slightly so the tab can freely slide in and out.
Step 11Attach slider card front to the 5 1/4” x 5 1/4" piece of card stock. Attach card front elements over the slider front on either the left or right section. Don’t attach to both sections, or the card won’t open properly.
Step 12Your card is now finished.