Saturday, September 22, 2007

Slider Tutorial

These are the supplies I used to make the Flakly Friends slider card shown here . Your supplies may differ depending on how you choose to embellish, and which stamp set you choose.

Supplies include: Paper Trimmer, Scissors, 1/8" Sticky Strip, Brads, Paper Piercer, Mono Adhesive, Markers, Ticket punch,Linen Background Stamp, Winter green DP, Always Artichoke CS, Whisper White CS, always Artichoke Ink, Flaky Friends Stamp set.

Step 1. Cut your 8 -1/2" x 11 inch colored cardstock lengthwise into two pieces that measure 4 -1/4" x 11". Set one piece aside to use for a second card. Fold in half so card measures 4 -1/4" x 5- 1/2".

Step 2: Using your Linen background stamp, stamp the front of your card and also on the inside of the card (you will only be seeing the top back portion of the inside).

Step 3: Trim 1 -3/4" from the front of the card. Set aside.

Step 4: Creating the inside 'slider'. Cut a piece of white cardstock to measure 4" x 3-3/4". Starting at the top, measure a line 3/8" in from each side stopping 3/4" from the bottom. This will resemble an upside down T.

Trim on the lines.

Step 5: Cut a piece of Always Artichoke to measure 3-1/4" x 4". Attach this piece of whisper white to the top of the Artichoke.

Step 6: Starting from the inside fold, attach a 1/8" x 3 -1/2"strip of sticky tape to each side, making sure you get as close to the edges as possible.

Place your 'T' shaped slider in the middle of the sticky strips as shown in the picture (make sure that there is a little room on each side of the sticky strip so it will be able to slide easily when put together) You may need to trim a SMALL amount on each side if you feel it might not slide easily, (don't remove to much). Remove the top layer of the sticky strip and fold the top of the card over to form a pocket.

**This next step is very important**

Step 7: To ensure your slider will not pull all the way out, you will need to place brads in each of the upper corners. It is very important that they are in far enough to catch the tabs at the bottom of the slider when it is pulled upward. I placed my brads 3/8" in from each outer corner of the front pocket.

Add your designer paper to the front. If adding ribbon place a piece of sticky strip to the top of your DP, add ribbon.

Step 8: Stamp the slider and add embellishments. Add colored image to the top of the pocket. Enjoy!


Elaine said...

You do a Fabulous job of showing the steps for the card! Thank you so much!!!!

-Elaine :)

Gail said...

Cute idea. Very easy to follow tutorial. Many thanks. Now off to see what I can create.

Corie said...

Oh thanks so much for the tutorial. This is one of my all time favorite cards!!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Great tutorial, Diane!

Wife2TJ said...

This is wonderful. TFS!!!

christina D said...

thank you so much for this tutorial! you have inspired me to have a go!
you can see my creation at

thanks heaps

Anonymous said...

Found your spot through Heather Huggin's blog. Love it! Thanks for posting the tutorial. Shae

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