Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Cricut Craft Room Card Creating Tuesday!

  Hello My Crafty Friends!  Today is Card Creating Tuesday over at My Cricut Craft Room!  For today, we had to either make a "slider" card or a "Father's Day" card.  I choose to make my very first slider card, while "researching" (actually checking out YouTube) this card I found several variations; I decided on the easy one.  LOL  You know me I'm all about quick and simple.  Beware this post is picture heavy, I tried to show you step by step how I made this cute little card!  I hope everyone is inspired to give it a try if you haven't already! 


Step 1: Form a 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 inch card.  Score one flap at 1/4 inch, fold the flap and add adhesive closing the card to create a pocket like photo below.  


Step 2: cut a 5 X 3 3/4 piece of card stock, insert it into pocket. Be sure your pocket and inside card are centered, if you are using a piece of card stock that is colored/designed only on one side or if you have a two sided card stock you are going to want the side you want to face up facing down.  (Does that make since?)
Step 3: Push the inside card all the way in and punch a hole through the top of pocket and inside card.



Step 4: Remove the card flip it the right way and line up the holes.
Step 5: Thread ribbon through the holes and pull the two ends of your ribbon together.



Step 6: Push the card the card into the pocket just leaving a small edge out.
Tie a knot in the ribbon and cut off the excess.



Your card should look like this: 


Step 7: Adhere what ever layers you want to add to the front of the card.  I added one layer. (forgot to take pic)  Next I turned my image face down and using the cheater method added ribbon to one end, the end that is going to face opposite of where my inner card is going to slide out of.  

I print and cut my image at 3.5 using my Imagine and Nursery Tales.


I cut the frog layer to add some dimension and popped him up using foam squares. 


This is what your slider should look like now.  
You may have to manipulate your ribbon until it lays flat. 


I rounded my corners and using K Andrew Designs "All About Animals" stamp set and SU Tempting Turquoise ink stamped "jump to it!" on the front of my card.


What makes this card so cool is that you can add a hidden message inside!
Using K Andrew Designs Coffee & Tea for You & Me stamp set, I added 
"Have a Great Birthday!" in the same ink! And I still have room enough to write


Thanks for sticking around to see the final product, hope this inspires you to give these cute interactive cards a try.  It really is easy and the inner card slides in and out using the ribbon.  If you have any questions just email me. Or check out You Tube there are several different tutorials, I sorta mixed a few together to come up with mine.  ;)

13 comments:

  1. Very cute, love the simplicity of the slider.

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  2. Thanks for the tutorial! Cute, cute card!
    Teresa DT

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  3. Awesome job!!

    Sheila
    http://2pawprints.blogspot.com

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  4. Adorable, I am definitely trying this style of card. Thanks for being my newest friend lol, I am now yours.

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  5. adorable card, love the sentiment too!

    http://tryin2craft.blogspot.com

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  6. Miranda this tutorial and card is wonderful. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge, lol.

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  7. Love this card!!!
    mccr dt sister shelley
    shelley-scrapbookingforfun.blogspot.com

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  8. Miranda, you did a fabulous job on your first slider:) Love it!!!
    sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  9. Awesome card Miranda!
    I love the image and colors used.
    Also thanks for giving us a tutorial, I may have to try it too.
    TFS!
    Claire
    My Cricut Craftroom DTM
    www.ThreeWatersCreations.com

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  10. What an awesome tutorial, Miranda!! And I just love this card...the frog could not be cuter!! Great job :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  11. This tutorial are very helpful. I know a lot of people likes to do this but they don't don't know how to start because they don't have a guidelines.

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Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! I appreciate them! Have a great day!!! Miranda :-)