25.11.13

Castle shaped slider card tutorial

Pop up Slider castle card
Dear friends I had shared this Castle slider card some time back as my Guest DT post at Itsy Bitsy. Posting it on my blog for  my new readers and followers
Pop up slider card
This interactive pop up slider "castle shaped card" can be a fun birthday card or invitation card .The central fort of the castle can be pulled up to reveal a space to write the Invitation and party details.
Castle shaped slider card
Sharing how to make a Castle Shaped Pop up Slider Card.[Click on the pictures for a detailed view]
Materials Required
This is an easy card to make which does not require any fancy tools.
Basic Supplies
Card Stock -Sturdy card stock is a must.Handmade paper will not give as neat an effect in this slider card.
Craft-knife, Scissors,Scale
Cutting mat  [or kitchen cutting board]
Double Sided Foam tape,Glue

If you want to jazz it up a bit..
Big Shot /Other Die cutting Machine
Embossing folders : I used Itsy Bitsy spots folder and Itsy Bitsy swirls.
Dies : to make the castle door [Itsy Bitsy Nesting dies] and domes [Scallop circles]
Punches : Square
Materials Required
Measurements are not really important for this type of card but to make things easier giving approximate measurements.
You need card stock for the front, base and slider piece.For the front of the castle card...take half of an A 4 card [or 6 x 8 1/4 ]

Pop Up slider Card
Use a ruler and craft knife to cut 2 vertical lines from either edge leaving at least 1 inch from the top and bottom edge as shown.Join the 2 vertical cuts horizontally at the lower ends as shown in the slider tutorial
Pop Up slider Card
Score horizontally to join the upper ends of the vertical cuts or use a scale to fold up the flap as shown.Fold down this flap in half as shown.
Pop Up slider Card
The front of your slider card will look like this now. Take a slider piece of approx
 8 1/4  ½ inch and fold up one edge[approx 1/2 to 3/4 inch] 
Pop Up slider Card
This step is optional: I wanted to make my slider a castle fort so chopped off rectangles 1/2 x 2 inches from the top edges as shown
Pop Up slider Card
Attach the lower folded tab of the slider to the back of the vertical cut flap as shown.
Pop Up slider Card
If you plan to emboss your card front do so before attaching the slider pieces.Keep the lower part of the central vertical flap un-embossed  by keeping it outside your embossing folder as embossing tends to weaken most cardstocks and you want the central flap sturdy!
Pop Up slider Card
For  the Pop up piece ..you can stamp, quill,draw or cut out a castle shape like I did. From a 4 x 5 inch pearl pink card stock I marked 1 inch from either edge and chopped off 1/2 x 2 inch rectangles . Further chopped off a part of the central rectangle to get my castle shape..do whatever appeals to you!
Pop Up slider Card
To further decorate your pop up castle..do whatever you fancy but dont make it too bulky or your castle wont stand up well! 
Pop up Castle
 I  die cut a door in my castle and then embossed it  using the spots embossing folder.I die cut and embossed scallop circles to make the domes of the  castle card.Simple triangles would work just as well for the castle domes!
Pop Up slider Card
The glue dots came in handy sticking the domes to the castle[ you need a bit of  patience if you use regular glue on embossed card stock!]
Pop Up slider Card
Punched out squares on a 1 inch width pearl card stock to make my castle accents which were stuck to the castle with double sided foam!
Pop Up slider Card
Stick on the castle to the front of the lower half of the central flap
Pop Up slider Card
On the back of the castle card stick double sided foam tape on the lower edge and sides as shown.Leave enough gap near the central flap so that your slider can move freely.Stick it to a same size or larger base card.
Castle shaped card
Do not stick too tightly as you need a bit of gap between your base and top card for the slider to move freely.
Castle shaped card 
My daughter loves pink and purple so that was what heavily influenced the colors of this castle shaped pop up slider card!
Castle Shaped Card and Box
We had also made Castle shaped boxes as party favor boxes to go along with our castle shaped cards
Do share how you like this Interactive card tutorial

48 comments:

  1. Beautiful and lovely project.
    Great tutorial.
    Thanks
    Gr Elly

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    1. Thank you so much Elly. Loved your owl card

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  2. Fantastic! Pozdrawiam!

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  3. Wonderful card and the tutorial is brilliantly explained. I haven't tried too many interactive cards yet, but will definitely give a try. Thanks for sharing this again for your new followers.
    P.S.- Just an observation, are you left-handed doc? :)

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    1. Jasleen interactive cards are the best to give a loved one especially if you are there to see their expression change on receiving it!!
      Ha Ha I am right handed in most stuff but when I operate I use both my hands..so in that way I am ambidextrous!! And yeah I guess I craft with both hands too!!

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    2. wow!! that's so cool !!

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  4. Beautiful fantasy castle card Dr Sonia.. lovely tute. :)

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  5. Oh my gosh, this is absolutely amazing!! Wow!! You are so creative!! This is truly spectacular!! I love the boxes, too!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Lisa you are always so encouraging

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  6. beautiful craft, Sonia! Castle is stunning! and thanks for sharing the tutorial :)

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    1. Thank you so much Shilpa..its proper girlie castle!!

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  7. Once again, I am blown away by your wonderful talent. Beautiful project and the tutorial, as usual, is so clear and concise and easy to follow. Thank you.
    Myrna
    I have not been very productive lately but am hoping to get going soon as Christmas will soon be here. :)

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    1. Missed your creations Myrna and you are so good for my creative soul!!

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  8. This is fabulous Sonia. Thanks for the instructions..Loz

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  9. Wow beautiful castle shaped fairytales card.what a beautiful invite and lovely tute too.I am definitely going to ttly my hand at one.Interactive cards are your forte and once again you nailed it.Another thing that I am in awe of is that you are ambidextrous.A surgeon with skilful hands and that too ambidextrous.....wooo what a combination.

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    1. Snehal when we do microsurgery of the ear we have to work in tandem using micro instruments and I discovered using both my hands came naturally!

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  10. Pretty pink/purples and love the tutorial. This is really unique and must be really adorable in real.....

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    1. Thank you so much Shirl..yes it looks cool in real too

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  11. it is so beautiful Sonia, Link this to DCAM challenges

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    1. Thank you so much Shylaa..I made it before their challenge was announced so I think I should not!!

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  12. awesome!! beautiful castle... loved it totally!!
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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  13. Your designs amaze me.....this is just fabulous and so pretty!

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  14. Hi Doc,
    You are brilliant!
    This is lovely combo color, well presented and interactive card. Kids would love it as much as I did.

    Have a nice week ahead!

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    1. Thank you so much Rashida...you have a lovely cookery blog

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  15. Super duper :) Love the brilliant concept, Sonia. On the whole, its so stunning :)

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    1. Thank you so much Durga..you are so kind

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  16. what a beautiful card that is. Your tutorial is awesome. So easy to follow along with

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    1. Thank you so much Ann...it is a simple card to make

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  17. So pretty!! Love the colour combo!! And tutorial is so easy to folllow!! Thanks for sharing, Doc!! :)

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  18. That's simply awesome! You are so talented! Thanks for the lovely visits Sonia :)

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  19. Its lovely ! Straight out of fairy tales ..:D Magic castle in pretty pink n purple !

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  20. Fabulous card! Love all the embellishments and the color combo. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial :)

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  21. Beautiful castle card! Thank you for the detailed tutorial!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  22. Beautiful one...Thanks for tut...Dr.Sonia..Love to do ...

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  23. Wow Dr. Sonia What a very clever card. My daughter would love this. Thanks for sharing. Karen.x

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  24. Hello Miss Sonia, this card is gorgeous, any little girl would love it, and a fantastic tutorial as always, thanks for sharing..

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  25. Goodness- this is amazing Dr Sonia! Thanks for all of the pictures you added too!!!! Saw you on MIM this week! I am #49 : )

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  26. Your card is awesome with so many great details! Saw it over at Make It Monday and thanks for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Leslie
    http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

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  27. Oh I saw this on MiM and had to come and look. What a castle!! I guess a princess (or prins) would love to get this card! Hugs Lotta

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  28. wow what a fantastic creation ,thanks so much for sharing the technique.i am sure the lucky little one who receives this card will be so thrilled
    Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
    tracey x

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  29. Beautiful!!! It looks soo beautiful!! Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  30. Beautiful card!..... I loved it so much.. colors are very elegant..

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  31. Beautifull.....Thanks for the tutoria,,,

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  32. Thank you so much for this tutorial!! I'm going to use it to make a superhero card for my niece.

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