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Sliding Cake Card Tutorial


Cake Card

My Magic Sliding Cake card was so popular I still keep getting requests for a tutorial even though its a design I adapted from the Canon site.
Slider Cake Card
This Magic Sliding Cake card has 4 tiers which slide in and out.

Sliding Cake Card
Hidden slider mechanisms are attached to all 4 tiers of the Cake card and the layers easily slide up and down.
Cake Card
If you want to make that really special card for a special someone this is the one for you!
I hope you don't get daunted by the number of photos as I took more step by step photos just to simplify the slider card mechanism as once you understand it you can easily adapt it to any size or shaped card.
Materials Required For the Slider Cake Card
  • Thick Card Stock
  • Strong Paper to recycle - to make the sleeves of the slider card
  • Scissors
  • Glue-White Glue
  • Double sided Foam tape- makes your life easier but if you don't have it you can make a paper sleeve which will serve  the same purpose.Use the tape of small width.
Slider Cake Card
How to Make the Sliding Cake card. Rather than giving measurements [ I personally don't like to measure!] I will tell you how to design your own slider card so that you can adapt it to whatever size or shape you want.
Decide how many layers you want on your slider card,the size of your card and your are ready to start.
  • Design Your card layers
  • Design your slider mechanism
  • Conceal your slider mechanism
Design your card layers
Sizes and Measurements
You can make your slider in 2 tiers or more.I made this cake card with 4 layers.Decrease the width of the upper layers by 3-4 cm so that you have enough space on either side of around 1.5 to 2 cm to fit your double sided foam tape or paper sleeve.
Here the lowermost  layer is a folded A 4 card
Here the cards are stacked on top of each other to show you that the height is the same and the width keeps decreasing as you go up by 1-2 cm on each side.
Slider Card Tutorial
Here the cards are stacked on top of each other to show you the width keeps decreasing as you go up by 1-2 cm on each side.
Slider Card Tutorial
If you are someone who doesn't like to design but prefer things ready made here are the measurements I used.For the lowermost layer you can use a folded card or 2 cards[mine is  a folded A 4 of width 21 cm ]. The middle 2 layers are 2 cards each of  17cm and 13 cm width.You need only 1 layer for the top most layer and its 9 cm here
Slider Card Tutorial
Here you can see the decreasing size in the finished slider cake card.
Slider Cake Card
For simplicity I am demonstrating this tutorial with rectangular shaped cake card as its easier to explain but my first slider cake card was shaped trapezium style - just tweak your design accordingly.
Make the slider mechanism 
Use sturdy paper to make your sleeves.The paper should not be too thick but firm .I recycled medication pamphlets  as the sleeves are hidden from view.
Make the long slider sleeves: Length:approximately 2 times the height of your card[ later you can reduce it]. Width: Width will be designed in relation to the upper layer to give a gap of 1.5- 2 cm from the ends[shown in white arrows]
Important tip: the paper edges should be smooth with no jagged edges as otherwise your slider will not work smoothly.
Slider Card Tutorial
Fold over the sleeve as shown leaving a few millimeters gap at the top and around 1.5 cm gap at the bottom
Slider Card tutorial
Place your top layer over the lower card and see if you are happy with the position as this is how it will look once assembled.
Slider Card Tutorial
Now make the short slider sleeves- Take a long strip of paper and slide it under your long sleeve as shown
Slider Card Tutorial
Fold it over to get a loose fit .Cut off the extra overlapping ends.
Slider Card Tutorial
Glue this short sleeve to the lowermost border of your upper layer card
Slider Card Tutorial
This is how the short sleeve will look glued in place
Slider Card Tutorial
Slide the long sleeve under your glued short sleeve as shown.
Slider Card Tutorial
This is how the 2 sleeves look assembled
Slider Card Tutorial
Now flip the top layer over and glue the flaps of the long sleeve to the lower card in the position decided earlier while designing the long sleeve. [Here I have glued it at 1.5 cm above the lower border of the lower layer as I wanted my 2nd layer to stick out at the top by the same 1.5 cm.]
Slider Card Tutorial
Now your slider is ready! Yes that's it actually! You can stop here or make more layers like I did.
This photo shows me adding the slider to the 2nd layer.The topmost layer is already sliding on the 3rd layer!
Slider Card Tutorial
This is the photo of  the sliders of all the layers completed.Here my card has 4 layers and 3 slider mechanism.
Slider Card Tutorial
Now you need to Conceal your slider mechanism.
Add double sided foam tape or paper sleeves to the 2 edges of the card with your long sleeves as shown.
Slider Card Tutorial
Stick the same sized card you had cut earlier.Now you have concealed your long sleeve.Stick double sided tape to the other layers too in the similar fashion.
Tip: If using double sided foam tape run the tape along the whole length uninterrupted as otherwise your sliding mechanism can catch at the edges and not work smoothly.
Slider Card Tutorial
Once you have glued the side edges of your bottom layer with double sided foam tape or paper sleeves your slider card is ready and you can embellish it.
Slider Card Tutorial

You can use a lot of embellishments all over the lowermost layer
Cake Sliding Card
But the upper layers can be embellished only at the upper edges which jut out in the closed position as otherwise your slider will not work well.
Cake Card
You can use this slider card tutorial and adapt the sizes and shapes to make a sliding cake card, a blooming flower card, a Jack in the box emerging card etc - you can adapt it for so many ideas!
Here is the link to my first Slider Cake Card
Have fun and do leave me your comments as that is what keeps me going !

122 comments:

  1. doc this is wow.. looks awesome....!!

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  2. Excellently baked cake, Sonia. the Icing is beautiful. It will make a wonderful card to gift to any dear ones. Crystal clear tutorial has now tempting me to attempt making one!

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  3. wow! my DD would love this. Bookmarking this for future reference. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Thank You dear friends

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  5. beautifully made.. thanks for sharing the tutorial..

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  6. This is so beautiful! Love all the layers and details! Great tutorial!

    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  7. Thanks for beautiful tutorial!

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  8. Sonia, what an awesome project. Your projects are always so FABULOUS! You are so very super duper talented. ~Shen

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  9. Wow! the card is really awesome! Love all the detail! thank you for the wonderful tutorial!

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  10. thanks for sharing! will try it out!

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  11. amazing looks natural cake beautiful>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    Sonia i want to know from where we get the meteial of quilling flower

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  12. Thank You dear friends for taking the time to leave a comment encouraging me.
    Santosh I get the quilling materials from orion mart and Devi and Co ,Ebrahim street Bangalore.

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  13. wonderful card!! thanks for sharing this tutorial.

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  14. LOVED your pic tutorial. I'm such a visual learner it suits me perfect! Which is also why I love your card. The cake decorations are so gorgeously detailed - I could look at it for ages! Thanks for inspiring me!

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  15. What a wonderful card! I love it and thanks for sharing the instructions and great tutorial! :)Amy

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  16. Sonia this is way too cool. How fun and fabulous this sliding card card is. I love how all the pieces slide out. What a fun card if you want to put pictures on each layer to send to a grandparent of loved one. You are so talented.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol

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  17. Beautiful card. Such a clear tutorial too:) I love the way you have arranged the little flowers in a swooped style. So pretty. I am thinking this would be great to put a gift card in and then when the person slides it opens there is a gift card attached in the last tier. Wonder if it would work!;) Thank you for the great idea.

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  18. Dr Sonia.......what a beautiful card! Love the sliding effect and all the gorgeous details you have used to decorated it! Another wonderful tutorial too...thankyou!

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  19. This is wonderful...and what a great tutorial! Amazing work!!!

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  20. Beautiful, so much detail. Thanks for the tutorial it's great.

    Judie

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  21. Интересный торт получился. Так неожиданно раскладывается. Цвета приятные.

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  22. Incredible! And your tutorial is so helpful. I will have to find time to try making one of these.

    Kelly
    http://kellyscraftylife.blogspot.com

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  23. This is such an amazing idea and a great tutorial. Just think of all the birthday gift cards somebody could fit in there ;)

    -rachel w k
    rwkrafts.blogspot.com

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  24. What a fun project! Thanks for the great tutorial :)

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  25. My granddaughter and I saw this cake card and loved it!

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  26. wow, your tutorial and your creation is a real masterpiece!

    thanks a lot for sharing this incredible inspiration!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

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  27. what a lovely card and it looks so difficult to me, but thanks for the tutorial,would love to give it a try.

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  28. Hussena it is not difficult just a bit tricky till you understand the mechanism. A bit difficult to explain it in pictures though I tried. I had actually debated a video but thought a video could get confusing. Do try it with 2 layers and then you can go for more.

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  29. Dr. Sonia, this is just outstanding. You really know how to engineer these wonderful techniques. Plus, the cake is beautifully decorated.

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  30. Oh my gosh so FUN!!~

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  31. Wozers, this is quite the cake, love it and thanks for the tutorial. Super creation!!!

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  32. Gorgeous cake, and no calories :) You come up with the most creative cards. and you tutorials are always so easy to follow

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  33. Superb piece of paper engineering, love it!
    Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie this week :)

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  34. WOW! What a cool design for a card! I love how all the layers pull up. Great tutorial too! Thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

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  35. I love it and a very nice idea
    and thanks for the nice compliments
    Greetings Baukje

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  36. I love it and a very nice idea
    and thanks for the nice compliments
    Greetings Baukje

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  37. will definetily have to give a try to this tutorial ..thanks for sharing it

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  38. Clever idea, love the flowers. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

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  39. Very clever, glad you could play along with TPV!

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  40. Great card what a fab idea
    Thanks for joining in at SFC this time

    Jackie x

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  41. Fabulous card!!
    thanks for joining us at Charisma this time would love to see you next time too
    hugs
    laney

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  42. BEAUTIFUL card!! Wow, love this style and the colors and pretty bling look fabulous:) TFS! Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Whimsical Wednesday!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  43. Wow, Dr. Sonia! I love your cake card! I must say that I have noticed your other tutorials along the side bar. I will definitely be back to check those out. I am good at drawing and painting and creating digital images, but I do not do very well when it comes to constructing.
    Thank you for participating in the Fancy Folds challenge at NettieG's Digital Gems.
    Hugs,
    Nettie
    of
    NettieG's DGs

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  44. WOW, just WOW! That is the prettiest cake I've ever seen! Your decorations are so stunningly beautiful! And your instructions are so easy to understand. THANK YOU for taking the time to write and photograph the instructions for us! This is simply gorgeous :)

    Lisa
    http://indymermaid.blogspot.com

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  45. Oh Sonia - This is adorable. Thanks for the tutorial, would make a great wedding cake!
    You are so creative!
    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. It means a lot coming from a talent person like you!
    hugs
    Deanne
    http://deannescreativejuice.blogspot.com/

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  46. Hello Dr. Sonia, this was utterly fantastic! Your tutorial was so detailed and all of your embellishments really made this a masterpiece.
    I am glad I found your lovely blog.
    I cannot wait to see more.
    Crafty best wishes,
    Sonia

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  47. WOW what a brilliant idea! I love it - I haven't seen anything like this before

    Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for Debs 1st hosting and good luck with the challenge

    Laurie x

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  48. Oh my! This is totally cool! How clever! Love it!!
    Tina
    www.myhoppyplace.blogspot.com

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  49. Very beautiful n pretty!!

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  50. Your card is Bee-utiful! Your tutorial is wonderful. I'm in awe of this.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

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  51. Your cake is so festive with those bright colors and all the bling! Thanks for the detailed tutorial!!

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  52. Thank you doctor for taking the time out to make this awesome tutorial. I am more than ever determined to try one of your folded cards.

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  53. WOW what a fabulous project and great tutorial too.
    Thanks for playing 'Don't be Square' with us at MAWTT this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

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  54. Fabulous Cake card Sonia!! Love all those pretty embellies. Has so many possibilities :) You always do such a wonderful job on the tutorials...so thorough you are!!

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  55. Fabulous card, thank you for joining us at RRC this time, hope you will join us again xx

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  56. So love your card and what a wonderful size and tutorial.

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  57. How cute..but i think first to understand this well then try!! thanks for the tutorial :)

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  58. fabulous creation and thanks for the great tutorial ,
    thabnks for joining us at lexis and good luck
    tracey x

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  59. What a pretty wedding card. Thanks for sharing the tutorial! Great use of circles! Thanks for coming "around" to TPV this week :)
    Suzanne

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  60. Beautiful..Thanks for sharing this amazing work..

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  61. Sonia this is stunning and a great tutorial what a beautiful creation I love it
    Hope you are well imjections seem to have eased the pain a little and I am having some balance therapy in 2 weeks times so things to be going in the right direction have a great weekend big hugs
    Jacki xx

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  62. Woohoo...!! What a great card...thnx for the tutorial again :)

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  63. Thank You dear friends for taking the time to write a few words to me. It really feels nice after a long day at work

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  64. What a fab card! Thank you for joining us at charisma this week!
    Emma x

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  65. Great card, great tutorial! Thanks for playing along with NettieG's Digital Gems Challenge.
    http://nettiegsdandydigitalgems-challengeblo.blogspot.com/

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  66. Super cute card! I love the colors and all the details. great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

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  67. What a brilliantly simple idea. You have explained it so clearly. Hugs Mrs A.

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  68. Came here thro' Santoshji's blog. You have an amazing collection of crafts here.The cards are so beautiful and so profession and very very pretty. Loved them all.... Following you :)

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  69. hello there
    Another stunning creation and detailed tutorial from you . Thanks for sharing /
    Awesome decorating all over .
    hugs Shirley-Anne.

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  70. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week. Hope you come back next week.

    Hugs Liv

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  71. This is amazing. Thank you for the fabulous tutorial. :0)

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  72. That is so very beautiful! You put so much time and detail, what a wonderful project.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a nice comment.
    Lori

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  73. Wow, what a stunning card, I have never seen anything like this, it must have taken ages! I love the cute little flowers! Thanks so much for joining in with our "Anything but Square" challenge at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

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  74. Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday- UIT DT Haven

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  75. Another fun creation Sonja. If I get up enough nerve I may try it. I tried your spinner card, but I really struggled. Check it out here and let me know what you think.
    http://turtleinthesand.blogspot.com/2011/08/sassy-jeni-wanted-to-see-shaped-card.html#comments

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  76. This is amazing! I have not seen this type of slider card before. I am absolutely adding this to my to do list! (my list just keeps getting bigger and bigger, LOL) Thanks for all the great info.

    Jani
    aka paper complusions

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  77. From Sonia To Sonia
    Wonderful creation Sonia... thanks for sharing a great tutorial.
    -Sony
    Sonia-Studio60

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  78. super card saw it on MIM

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  79. Hi I'm just popping in from MIM to say how wonderful your card is! Truly beautiful and another very clever creation from you! Smiles. Love coming across to your blog. Hugs. Karen.xx

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  80. Hi Sonia

    Fabulous fun creation Sonia!! And another wondeful tutorial.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  81. Amazing card sonia!! just no words to describe how beautiful it is :)

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  82. This is such a great tutorial. Absolutely beautiful...love it!

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  83. Hi! I spotted this card on Make it Monday. It is super Yummy. Excellent, easy to follow tutorial. Thank you for sharing

    hugs julie

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  84. pretty design sonia...very nice

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  85. wowa! speechless!

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  86. Hello Sonia.
    I saw your card on the Make it Monday blog and popped over to say hello.
    This is such a pretty cake card and you have put lots of work put into making it.The embellishments work beautifully. Thank you for the instructions on how to make it. That is very generous of you.
    It is always a joy to spot one of your cards on Make it Monday as they are all so unusual and very pretty.

    Shirley

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  87. Sonia, you make my jaws drop each time i visit your blog!! fantastic!! so much patience to make tutorials!! luv u girl!!hugss

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  88. Thank You Shirley for the compliment on the sliding cake card--yes I like to make unusual out of the mill cards.
    Thank You dear friends for taking the time to leave me some words of encouragement

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  89. Stunning card, looks good enough to eat! Love the icing and the fantastic embellishments.

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  90. I would want this card for Bday, not a Cake;). Stunning!

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  91. Jane Thank You for dropping by and liking my sliding card tutorial.
    Nayana if you were in India I would send it to you for your Bday!

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  92. Wow, that is fabulous - I also saw that you have entered it in the MIM linky party, good luck. A wonderful creation and a great tutorial to go with it. Thanks,
    Sandy

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  93. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at NettieG's digital gems! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  94. Sonia its me again just to say there is a little something on my blog for you just go tothe post titled " a new award" it's to say thanks for all your lovely comments and your help
    Jacki xx

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  95. Wow Sonia, that was an excellent tutorial, well done:):) Absolutely gorgeous!

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  96. Wow- I always get inspired stopping by here- you make the greatest projects! I love all of the flower embellishments and the icing : )

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  97. You are a professional crafter, disguised as an ENT! Really, these are all lovely and so precise! You are a natural at crafting.

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  98. Oh my god that is the sweetest thing I ave heard in a long time! I am thrilled.

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  99. great tutorial!! I´ll feature on my blog hope you don´t mind
    hugs from Brazil

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  100. Rosana Thank You dear.I am honored you liked it so much and featured the sliding cake card on your blog.

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  101. This project is just INCREDIBLE!BEAUTIFUL job with the fold and all the AMAZING details!!:)

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  102. thanks for your nice comment on my blog and thanks for follow me :)
    have a nice week :)
    hugs from Brazil

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  103. Looks really great Sonia!! Perfect idea for a wedding or birthday card!
    Thank you for the tutorial!

    Bye, Sandra

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  104. Awesome card and great tutorial. This looks like so much fun. I also love all the pretty embelishments on there. Hugs- Glora

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  105. Great cake card, must have taken you ages to make.
    Thank you for the tutorial...thanks for sharing with us at DDCC this week.
    Dorte,x

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  106. WOW! What a neat card! Thanks for playing along with us at Use It Tuesday

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  107. This is a beautiful creation! I can see why everyone asks you for your tutorials! They are so clear and easy to follow! I am not much for measuring either! I like the look and cut where it looks good method! I love how you always find a way to recycle in your projects too! Great job on this!

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  108. Great card, saw it over at Make it Monday

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  109. Hi there,
    What a Fabulous slider card!!! Love the dp, the colour scheme and the layout. The embellishments look gorgeous too. Thanks for joining us at Rubys Rainbow and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
    Hugs Jacqui xxxxx

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  110. What a really fabulous creation! We at Nettie G's are so happy you entered our Fancy Folds Challenge! Thanks and good luck!
    luv n huggz
    Jen
    NGDG'S DT

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  111. Oh this is fabulous - i love the slider cake .. thanks for the tutorial and for linking up to make it monday
    Lisa x

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  112. What a fun and interactive card! It's so pretty, I love it.

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  113. Wowsers! A Fab card & a tutorial! I popped over to admire your card from Make it Monday! Didn't realise I was in for such a treat!
    Thanks
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

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  114. Hello I saw your card on the make it monday blog and wanted to day it is really nice. I will be following your blog to look at other amazing creations :)

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  115. What a very cool card! I especially love that you create tutorials for us so we can attempt to make one too!
    ~Kim

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  116. WOW! This is amazing!!
    Thanks for the tutorial too!

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  117. Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing how to construct it.

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  118. Beautiful card, that tutorial is amazing. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog.

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  119. Beautiful Card designing! such a cool and helpful tutorial i really like it...
    Plastic business cards 
    Plastic Cards

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  120. its wonderful card .. amazing to see .. the possibilities.. with paper ..

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  121. Hey doc..Beautiful card..and Wonderful tutorial..I used this this tutorial to create a card..Kindly stop by to check it out..
    Richa Maurya
    apaper-palette.blogspot.com

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