by Beate Johns
Make a magical card with a few punches and a strip from a plastic shopping bag.
- Double-sided tape
- Paper cutter w/ scoring blade
- Corner rounder punch (Optional)
- Circle punch (1 1/4" or 1 3/8")
- Square punch(1 1/4" or 1 3/8")
- Strip of plastic shopping bag about 1" wide and 11" long
- One 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock for card base
- One 5 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock for slider frame
- Two 3 1/2" x 4" pieces of cardstock for slider pieces
- Assorted Cardstock to decorate the card front
Score 5 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock at 2 1/2", 6 1/2" and 10 1/2".
Slide square punch about 1/4" into the middle of the 2 1/2" portion of the cardstock. Center, and punch to create a small notch.
Repeat on the other side of the 2 1/2" section. This is the slider frame.
Wrap plastic bag strip around slider frame.
Add double sided tape to one end of the strip.
Press taped end down to create a loop, and trim excess.
Slide circle punch about 1/4" into the middle of the 4" portion of the cardstock, that is next to the slider frame.
Center and punch to create a semi-circular notch. This will be your card front.
Decorate your card front.
Using a corner rounder, round two corners of each slider piece.
Decorate slider pieces.
Line up one of the slider pieces with the end of the section next to the slider frame. Center it, making sure the stamped side is face up.
Add a strip of double sided tape on the plastic bag strip where the end of the slider piece will be. Don't make the tape strip too long.
This is important as the tape will stop the slider piece. You want it as far back on the plastic strip as you can.
Press the slider frame down on your slider piece to make it stick to the tape.
Fold slider frame on top of your first slider part.
Line up the second slider piece with the other side of the slider frame, making sure it's aligned with the first slider piece.
Add tape as far back on the plastic strip as you can and tape it down.
Fold the card and add tape all over the 1/2" flap.
Fold the flap over and press it down.
Tape folded card to base.
Pull on the slider you can reach through the semi-circular notch. Both slider pieces will come out. Magic!!!
Play with the size
Make a larger version of the slider card, and add photos to slider pieces for a cool mini scrapbook.