21.3.12

Slider Card Tutorial

Slider Card Tutorial
Slider Card Tutorial
Slider Cards are such fun interactive cards. This one is a pop up card with a  slider mechanism that makes  the deer slide towards and away from each other via slider strips.
Slider Card Tutorial
I meant this to be a romantic card and my daughter declared that the deer with the purple leaf flower was the boy and the other one the girl! [A five year old can be so sure of such things!!]
I saw this slider mechanism in a children 's pop up book and when I tried making it , I found it was tricky and simple at the same time !!!
Sharing a frugal crafting tip : Recycle!  I used the gorgeous  glittery images from this calendar on my slider card !
Slider Card Tutorial  
I used a shimmery scenic image from the calendar for the front of  my slider card.
Slider Card Tutorial
The sentiment is a sticker and the leaves along the scenery are punched leaves
Slider Card Tutorial
How to make the slider card in a pop up card
I wont share my usual step by step tutorial photos here as I was so involved in designing this card I forgot to take photos!!
So this tutorial is just a guideline on how to make your own slider card!
Slider Card Tutorial  
This is the pop up card template  with a slit cut out for the sliding parts.I am not giving measurements as you can make it however you want to! Mountain fold on the red dotted lines and stick the glue tabs to the base card to get a pedestal pop up card .If you are unfamiliar with how to glue a pop up card strip here is the link : pop up card tutorial.
Slider Card Tutorial 
I made sturdy slider strips for my deer by scoring a 2.5 inch wide card strip at 1 inch and 2 inch .Fold the strip at the scored lines,  and stick by applying  glue on the the 0.5 inch part and folding over. This gives you a thick and sturdy slider for your slider card.
Slider Card Tutorial
You can see my crafting companion in the pic above!! Yeah I mean not only the scor pal but my Cocker spaniel Goldy waiting patiently for me to go to bed!
Slider Card Tutorial
I made 2 slider strips for my deer. The deer are stickers which I left stuck on its plastic backing.Applied glue dots on the plastic and stuck it on the slider strips. 
Now here are the tricky bits :I had to experiment to get the height of my sliders to fit well within the pop up strip and I also had to experiment to get the height of the plastic strip on the deer right so that the deer would project just right on the pop up slider card !
Slider Card Tutorial
I found my sliding mechanism wobbly and to correct that I added 2 backing pop up supports on either side where the deer sliders exited the central pop up strip!In retrospect I also think it would be easier to slide in the sliding deer in the cut slit before attaching it to the base of the slider card!
Slider Card Tutorial
Sometimes a "card " decides how it is going to be, dont you think ?! 
What I had intended as a romantic elegant card when I made the front of the card ended up a childish though somewhat cute card once I had finished all the popping and sliding mechanisms! 
So do boost my morale by telling me how you like this interactive card!

73 comments:

  1. Its fabulous!! and i think its still romantic ..Your doggy looks sooo cute ..
    Lisa x

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  2. Love the Bambi interactive card. Wonderful scenery & butterfly embellishments. Great use of recycling the calendar image. Teddy says woof to Goldy. I've made a slider card but no where's as interactive or creative as this.
    Melissa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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  3. You. Totally. Amaze. Me. Really! OMG Sonia, this is so gorgeous! I'd never have thought about using a calendar background. And those sliders are adorable! Thanks for sharing - you rock, my friend!

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  4. DO not do that to me ...
    You cannot ..just not keep the pet and creativity in the same frame..its torturous to decide which one to look at ..
    trust me ..the live part always wins and then i think its unfair to the inanimate creations.
    P.S. I hope I am not testing your patience. I will be free after the first week of april and shall do what needs to be done :)
    extremely apologetic for the delay.

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    1. Ha Ha my Goldy will be thrilled hearing that! And dont worry take your time about the prize!

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  5. Is there no end to the wonderful ideas that you create!!!! This is so cute and yes I do have to agree with your daugther over which is the boy and girl deers. hugs Mrs A.

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  6. Sonia
    This is adorable and I find it very romantic.
    I love everything you have done here. Flowers, deer, butterflies and moving parts; what more could a person want?
    Hugs
    Myrna

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  7. wow awesome card. bookmarked. I loved your previous card but cud not comment. since then A mail has been drafted. sending today :).

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  8. the card is fabulous as always. Thanks for sharing how you did it

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  9. Good to see you back, Sonia...you've been gone! I think your card is great...very creative and very fun...whoever gets it will treasure it, I'm sure!

    Susan

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  10. So pretty, love that you recycled the background too.
    (:(:Smiles:):)

    Robin

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  11. Oh my gosh, Sonia, this is AMAZING!! Wow, I could just stare at it all day!! Incredibly beautiful and detailed!! I am in awe!! And how clever to use a calendar picture...I save them but haven't used them yet...thank you so much for the inspiration!! And Goldy is just absolutely adorable :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  12. This is so adorable I need a crafting buddy like yu have. She is so cute. I got carried away admiring you pup- great slider card. Those look like giant redwood trees in the background?

    TFS
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yes Diana Goldy is a wonderful companion and he stays up with me at night when I craft or blog! Though there are some projects he has helped with and squashed up nicely!!

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    2. What are friends for if they can't help you with the quilling?
      This is the first time I realized that you comment on our comments on your posts How fun is this?

      I hope you will enter on of my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Challenges.
      DIANA L.
      http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  13. wow very impressive work dear...luv it!

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  14. What an adorable scene you created- I love the slider too! Those deer are too cute, and the butterflies really make it pretty! :)Amy

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  15. wow this is gorgeous, love that you recycled the calender page!!!!
    Paula

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  16. Wow! Dr. Sonia, such an amazing idea and wonderful work. I love the idea of recycling calendar pages. It makes the calendar last that much longer. Beautiful! NancyD

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  17. wow sonia ,its lovely .will try any time. your daughter is very smart . wish her good life . thanks for tutuorial

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  18. Wow- this is just awesome- love the visual tutorial of the slider mechanism. What a sweet project!

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  19. Fantastic card and LOVE the tutorial Sonia.. Hugs Loz

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  20. Wonderful...wonderful...wonderful ....

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  21. i really like this slider card...you use recycled stuff so well...those pair of deer's look so adorable...trust a little one to be sure of things!!!thank you so much for the tutorial..will give it a try...though not sure of the results as i am not very mathematically inclined:(

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  22. It was worth to wait for your new post! Another great tutorial and wonderful work at the end. It is amazing how much imagination and effort you give. You have my full respect.

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  23. Fabulous Dr Sonia......love the background scenes. Perfect Spring card. Is it spring in India......Its Autumn here.

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  24. That's a beautiful interactive card!! Love the recycling bit of it!!
    With the help of all your pop up card tutorials, you could make a pop up story book too!!!

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  25. Clever idea! Thank you so much for sharring the mechanism of this super cute pop-up card !
    hugs,aureliaeugenia

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  26. good tutorial and nice card....

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  27. Thank You so much dear friends. I was missing from blog land as I had been to Kerala for a holiday and things are settling down only now! Sometimes I feel going on a holiday makes life all the more hectic once you come back!!

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    1. I feel the same way. It takes as long to catch up as long as your gone. My February was like that-.
      I just want to stay put for a while. I hope you enjoyed your vacation and I am glad things are settling down for you.
      DIANA L.
      http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  28. What a beautiful card,Thanks for sharing dear..

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  29. What a cool pop-up card. Your dog is adorable too! Thanks!

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  30. Such a sweet project, and very beautifully recycled.

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  31. Thank you very much for the lovely comment you left on my blog about my paper quilling. Very much appreciated. You have got some pretty stunning creations yourself. xx

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  32. First, thanks for sharing!
    The card was very cute and I agree with you that sometimes says how he wants to be. It occurs to me too.
    Congratulations on your beautiful work!

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  33. ohhhhhhh........no words Sonia....what a pretty cute card....love it..im dreaming to recieve one card from u dear....

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    1. Shall make one for you my dear!!!

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  34. Oh, this is a fabulous slider card. I think your daughter is right about the gender. :-) Kids are too cute, aren't they? I also love all the butterflies and sweet flowers. Goldy is a cutie, too...so patiently waiting on you to finish.

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  35. Wow!!What a creative use of the old calender!!And those deers are so cute.Thanks for sharing.

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  36. Hi Sonia,
    Your tutorials are excellent!
    Loving to put into practice some of your tutorials...
    Http://creationsathome.blogspot.com and http://vidhyanath-crocheting.blogspot.com

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  37. Such an adorable card Dr. Sonia! very romantic..
    Thanks for sharing.

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  38. OMG, another stunning project Sonia! I love seeing your gorgeous techniques!

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  39. This is awesome! Really want to see this card in real... how the deer will come move... concept is just brilliant... only you can discover such beauties... Kudos to you!

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  40. Lovely. Love the way how u use the image of an old calender.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in
    http://sudha-kalra.blogspot.in/p/shop.html

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  41. This is too cool! Love the calendar as the backdrop. Couldn't be any more gorgeous. Five year olds know romance!

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  42. Beautiful!
    Will be sharing this with my daughter :)
    My crafting companion ( a doberman) would probably eat it up :D

    Thank you for dropping by!
    Preeti

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  43. Another Stunning creation Sonia! So glad you had a lovely holiday, take careX:)

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  44. great idea!! lovely!!

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  45. So cute! I love everything about it. The deer are adorable. Great idea to keep the acetate behind them. So creative to use the calendar scene in the background!

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  46. this is such a lovely project, you always put so much detail into your posts, a real inspiration for all of us.

    Just letting you know to that I have started off a new challenge blog, I would love it if you enter my first Anything goes challenge at Just keep on creating

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    1. Shall surely try and join in .Thank You !

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  47. Gorgeous!! super super cute stuff!! I love that Prisha made them into a girl and boy deer!! Goldy is so cute!! I know why you can't handle glitter with him around!!!
    Thanks for joining us at Pie lane with this fabulous card!

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    1. Ha Ha Yes Tejal he is one inquisitive fella!

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  48. My God sooooooo much hard work you put on it, so beautiful and thanks for sharing tut.

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    1. Priyanka I am not able to comment on your blog please do check the settings!

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  49. wow! amazing card, Sonia. the deers are so cute and the forest effect looks so real with the punched flowers & calender background.

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    1. Hey dear u always come up with unique, super cute, lovely idea filled cards:) n this is 1 of them...
      I simply ,simply adore ur creations
      hey but u know something ur Goldy I must say is very understanding
      my cat Chikoo whu is a very naughty brat always will take a nice catnap n will directly make a catwalk on my cards ...n he simply loves doing that so I have to be very very careful:)
      and I simply adore ur daughter whu is always by ur side either commenting r adivicing u...taking steps to step into ur shoes :)))

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  50. Thanks for stopping Sonia !! I just wonder how u find so much time to craft and take photos also while u do...ur tutorials are wonderful...

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    1. Swathi-- time is tight far too often and I havent made a card in weeks. This one was made in January and I didnt get time to blog about it till now!

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  51. Such a beautiful, beautiful card. I love the colors and the fun of the card. Really brings the outdoors in!! Great job.

    I love the picture of your dog, sooooo cute!!!

    Laurie

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    1. Thank You so much Laurie- you are such a supportive dear friend!

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  52. Just fabulous as always!! Love the tutorial and the whole card is wonderful Sonia you are the best. Pretty special crafting companion you have there :)

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  53. Wow. Wow! WOW!! This is spectacular. If you are as clever as a surgeon as you are with your designs, your patients are very lucky to have you. Just for you to think to combine a slider with a pop-up is brilliant. Your execution of the design is splendid and delightful. I love that you used scrap items like the calendar pages. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creativity here.
    Blessings,
    Teresa

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    1. Oh Thank You Teresa what a wonderful thing to say!

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  54. OMG what a beautiful card and scene. Love all the amazing details and then on top of that it is an interactive card as well. How awesome is that! Great job. Thanks for joining us at CTO this week

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  55. How fun and such a great re-use, adorable! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for your "Welcome Spring" Challenge :)

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  56. Such an amazing card..great details and interactive! Wow! Love the calendar page you recycled. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    Glenda
    http://glendascards.blogspot.com/

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  57. Amazing one Doc... Goldy's concentrating while ur at work... Seems to be picking up a tip or two.. :D

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  58. Hello Sonia. I saw this Fantastic card and tutorial on MIM..Loz

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  59. Fabulous slider card Sonia and another brilliant tutorial too. I love the way you have recycled the calendar for the background.

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

    Michelle :o)

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  60. This is really fabulous!! I would love to try it!! and thanks for the tutorial :)
    -Berina

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