By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Send a special little note inside this slider card to someone that is in your thoughts or use it to send a special message on a special occasion. This card begins with a simple card base and then turns into something amazing. No matter how you use this card it’s surely to bring a smile to the one who receives it.
First, fold each end inward and then score the open area in half with the ends still folded.
You will have a piece that now looks like this.
Fold everything closed, but do not use any adhesive to secure the folds yet. Add a piece of patterned paper (Beachside by Lawn Fawn used for this) that measures 3” x 5” adhering it with the tape runner.
Open the base so that you are looking at the inside front piece. Find the center of this piece. If you are using a larger embellishment to attach to the front, be sure to draw the track so that the embellishment can be attached with enough room to clear the top and bottom of the card. For instance, the umbrella on this card needed to be attached to the 3-d adhesive at the top of the umbrella so the track needed to be cut 1” from the top of the card.
The track will need to be the width of the 3-d adhesive you are using to attach. A good choice of adhesive for this project is a square that has been cut into a ¼” strip as shown in the picture. The track here measures ¼” x 3”.
Create the slider piece by cutting a 3 ¼” x 5” piece of cardstock. Attach a 3” x 4 ¾” piece of patterned paper to it. Place it inside the card base using the bottom fold as a track to hold it in place.
Run a line of tape up the left side of the card and then fold the bottom track upward and add a line of tape to it.
Close the card making sure that the sections line up at the bottom. Make sure the left side and both sections are secure.
Add the 3-d adhesive to the slider section after pulling it out as far as you want it. The adhesive will act as a catch and prevent the slider from being pulled all the way out of the base.
Add a message to the front to finish the card off. You can use a die cut piece (Valiant Die Set by Spellbinders used here) that has been stamped, a word embellishment or anything else that you choose.
Give your cards a little animation with this fun to create slider cards. Send a hidden message for extra enjoyment and watch the receiver smile with joy. It will definitely be a card that everyone will want to enjoy!