Sunday, May 24, 2015

Happy Birthday Slider Card

I am working with a new stamp set for a blog post next week and I had the idea to have one of the stamped images move across the card. I did not want to use the Penny Sliced Technique because I wanted to "control" the image more, that is, I did not want the image to rotate. This is the card I created to test the Cricut® Design Space file I created and make sure I understand the assembly instructions.

A search for slider card tutorial yielded many results. I looked at a few posts before I decided to try the Pull Slider Card Tutorial for Repeat Impressions Stamps by For the Love of Cardmaking by Deonna Bemish. I do not have some of the punches that Deonna mentioned in her post, so I decided to turn to Cricut® Design Space and my Cricut® Explore. I used Deonna's instructions for assembly.

This is what my Cricut® Design Space file looks like (without the embellishments). I used only free "Insert Shapes" images to create the file. You will find my file here if you would like to use it. If you use the file, I ask that you leave me a comment letting me know if you found it useful and that, rather than sharing the file, you direct people here for the link.

Here the the pieces I used to create the card (the brown in the upper left is the foam pad from the tool kit used to shape the flower):

The "half-circles" are applied to the slider mechanism (front and back), the foam tape is applied to the card back and the "round" pink item in the top middle is the mechanism that makes the flower slide on my card.

Here is my card with the slider in (or the card in the closed position):

And here is my card with the slider out (or the card in the open position) so the greeting can be read:

I was very pleased with how easy this card was to put together. The only place I had to trim was on the mechanism that makes the card slide. Where I overlapped the circles and welded I could have overlapped a little less and created a "skinnier waist" (I think we all wish for that). I just used a craft knife to slice a mm on either side of the "waist". I recreated that piece in my CDS file, but did not cut the file again to test.

I do think I will go back and decorate the front a bit more before sending it to someone, but first I need to work on the blog post featuring that new stamp set.

I used several supplies from my stash to create my cards:
  • Scallops (item #SD14010) from Summer Days designed by Bella Road for Echo Park Paper Co. - my friends from CC might recognize this
  • pink and green cardstock
  • Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive
  • bling
  • Sizzix Accessory - Susan's Garden Tool Kit inspired by Susan Tierney-Cockburn
  • Close To My Heart products:
  • Cricut® products:
    • Cricut® Design Space
    • Cricut® Explore
    • Sophisticated cartridge - flower - CDS image #M45BD7
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Thanks for visiting today. I would love to know what you think of this card and/or CDS file.


  1. Oh my Goodness! This is awesome and thank you so much for referring back to my blog! I love it!

    1. Deonna, Thanks again for the tutorial. I am thrilled that you like it. :-) Brenda

  2. Just found this and it pens right in cricut!! THANKS SOOOOO MUCH!! wish more files were like this!!

    1. I am so happy you like it. If you have suggestions for card styles, please send me a message using the contact form to the right.


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