Slider Card

by Beate Johns

Make a magical card with a few punches and a strip from a plastic shopping bag.


  • Adhesive
  • Double-sided tape
  • Stamps
  • Scissors
  • Paper cutter w/ scoring blade
  • Inks
  • 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


  1. Step 1

    Score 5 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock at 2 1/2", 6 1/2" and 10 1/2".

  2. Step 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.

  3. Step 3

    Repeat on the other side of the 2 1/2" section. This is the slider frame.

  4. Step 4

    Wrap plastic bag strip around slider frame.

  5. Step 5

    Add double sided tape to one end of the strip.

  6. Step 6

    Press taped end down to create a loop, and trim excess.

  7. Step 7

    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.

  8. Step 8

    Decorate your card front.

  9. Step 9

    Using a corner rounder, round two corners of each slider piece.

  10. Step 10

    Decorate slider pieces.

  11. Step 11

    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.

  12. Step 12

    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.

  13. Step 13

    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.

  14. Step 14

    Fold the card and add tape all over the 1/2" flap.

  15. Fold the flap over and press it down.

  16. Step 15

    Tape folded card to base.

  17. Step 16

    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.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Slider Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

Is there a hard copy of these directions anywhere?
Heidi  |  Tue Apr 1, 2008 at 8:45 PM
Excellent. I'm new and am looking for clear instructions. Thank you!
Marnell  |  Mon Jul 28, 2008 at 6:27 AM
Here's my take on this Fun card.... (See link)
JenC  |  Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 4:02 PM's the link:
JenC  |  Tue Aug 19, 2008 at 4:03 PM
anne hunt  |  Sun Jan 18, 2009 at 6:23 PM

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