Welcome to the June 2022 Technique Squad Blog Hop! I’m excited to be a part of this fun collaboration with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators. This month’s theme is Magic Slider Cards. Keep reading to see my project below, then make sure to hop over to the other blogs to check out more great projects featuring the Magic Slider Card technique.
Magic Slider Card Technique
A Magic Slider Card is a type of fun fold where the card base acts like a pocket that holds a special panel that can slide in and out. This panel has a hidden part that is revealed when slid out (hence the name magic slider). This technique works best with an outline stamp that is easy to color in.
To make this card, I followed the instructions from Lisa in her video about Magic Slider Cards. For my card, I modified a few measurements to make it work with the stamp and dies I had. I won’t do a full written tutorial because I think this type of card is easier to understand when watching someone make it. But, I’m thinking of doing this type of card for my Facebook live video next week (and can share the link here when it’s ready).
Here are the measurements I used:
- Card base = 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the long side (Garden Green Cardstock)
- DSP layer = 4″ x 5-1/4″ (Heart & Home DSP)
- Slider Pieces = 3-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ (two pieces, one from White Cardstock and one from a Window Sheet)
- Slider Holder = 7-1/2″ x 4″ scored at 3-3/4″ on the long side (White Cardstock)
- Slider Stopper = 1/2″ x 4″
For the window in the card front, I used the largest smooth circle from the Layering Circles dies. My window size and location helped me determine the size of my Slider Pieces. For the vertical measurement, I measured from the top of the card to the bottom of the window and added about a 1/4″ (if making a horizontal card, you don’t want the vertical measurement to be much bigger than 3-3/4″ otherwise it won’t fit nicely inside the card). For the horizontal measurement, I made the Slider Pieces about a half-inch wider than the window (if making a horizontal card, you don’t want the horizontal measurement to be bigger than 4″).
Once I had the Slider Pieces size figured out, I could figure out the Slider Holder size and the Slider Stopper size. For the vertical measurement of the Slider Holder, I doubled the vertical measurement of the Slider Piece and made the score line in the middle. For the horizontal measurement of the Slider Holder, I added a half-inch to the horizontal measurement of the Slider Piece.
The Slider Stopper is a half-inch strip that is the same length as the horizontal measurement of the Slider Holder.
Scroll through the photos below to see the magic of this fun fold!
This was my first time making a Magic Slider Card. It was fun to try out, and I’m definitely going to keep this technique in mind when I get more stamp sets that are good for coloring!
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