Santa’s Sleigh Slider Card

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Peg Rounds

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Create a Holiday Slider Card

DIY Santa's Sleigh Slider Card for Holiday Giving

There’s nothing more fun than receiving an interactive card during the holidays or any time of year.  This slider card is perfect to use with the Santa’s Sleigh Embossing Folder by Spellbinders to show off Santa and his reindeer.  This card may look hard to make, but it’s really pretty easy.

White Cardstock

Begin by cutting 2 white sheets of cardstock that measure 5 1/8th x 7” using a paper trimmer.  These will fit perfectly into the embossing folder.


Decide if you would like to have the design embossed or debossed and add ink (red used here) to the correct side of the folder.  For embossing, the ink will be on the deep etched design (shown) for debossed it will be on the raised design. NOTE:  If you choose the embossed side, all of the instructions should be reversed so it faces and slides out to the right instead of the left.

First Piece

Carefully place the first sheet of cardstock in the embossing folder making sure not to move it around or it will smear.

Adapter Plate

Run it through your die cut machine using the correct stack.  For the Spellbinders Grand Calibur you will need the adapter plate to use with this folder.


The top design is what an embossed piece of cardstock looks like and the bottom was has been debossed.

Turn Over

Turn the folder over and ink the matching side to the first piece you chose.  Place the second piece of white cardstock onto the folder and run it through your machine.

Inked Santa

Red Cardstock

Create a 5 ½” x 7 ¼” card base from cardstock.   Attach the sleigh with a tape runner  leaving ¼” behind the piece.  Remember if you are using an embossed piece the extra will be located on the left side of the card base.

Slit Cardstock

Cut another piece of cardstock that measures 5 ½” x 7 ¾”.  Score it using a scoring board at ¼” on the bottom and one side (score on the right for a debossed piece and on the left for an embossed piece).  Trim the small flap at the bottom off with a pair of scissors. Lay this piece aside.

Reindeer Cardstock

Attach the reindeer piece to a piece of cardstock that measures 5 ¼” x 7 ½” leaving ½” on the side depending on the embossing or debossing on the reindeer piece.

Punch Half Circle

Punch a half of circle on the open side of the cardstock base using a small circle punch.

Line Back Edge

Now, line the back edge reindeer piece up with the scored cardstock piece you created earlier so that the edge overlaps ¼” when it is pulled out.  Make a mark where the edge and the red piece meet as shown.


Line a ruler up with the mark you just made and draw a line towards the scored side stopping 1/8” from the fold.  Draw a second line above the first one the a little larger than the width of the 3-d adhesive you have chosen to use.  For example, this project uses a 3/8foam square so the space between the 2 lines measures ½”.

Cut Slot

Cut the opening between the lines using a craft knife and self healing mat.

3D Adhesive

Place one 3-d adhesive piece on the backside of the embossed reindeer section and put it through the slit cut into the back of the other piece as shown.

Circle Punch

Use the circle punch to cut a piece of cardstock and attach it to the back of the adhesive.  This will prevent the sections from coming apart.


Turn the pieces over and add a line of tape using the tape runner down the folder edge and along the bottom.

Check Track

At this point, make sure the slider is sitting in the track so it slides easily.

Turn Over Slider

Turn it over and line up the slider with the inside of the card base and attach it using the tape you just placed on it in the previous step.  Only those 2 sides will be adhered so that it slides easily without catching.

Add Foam Squares

Add some additional 3-d adhesive squares or circles along the slider piece making sure not to place them near the edges or otherwise they will be seen.  Cut a sheet of cardstock that measures 5 ¼” x 7 ½” and attach it to cover the workings of the card.  Now the fun begins!

Start the holidays off right by creating this fun and interactive card for your friends and family.  The unique design will keep the receiver playing with it long after the holidays!   Keep them playing and surprise them again with a different theme using the basic design for other occasions all year long.


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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

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