Slider Box Tutorial

Hi friends I love interactive mechanism and in this post I am sharing an Interactive box....a sliding box along with a matching Pop Up Card and a Post it note holder all made with nesting dies from Crealies  

I used fairy themed papers and add matching handmade foam flowers on the  front of the  box

I used one of my favourite Crealies  dies to make the   simple flowers from foamiran

The lid of the  box is special....it has a slider opening and on pulling up the  slider you can see an image inside!

I kept the  inside fairly simple as I plan to use it as a gift box...you can add cute scenic elements inside if you want to use it as a shadow box.

Here is a generalized Tutorial to make the  slider mechanism . I am not giving any exact measurements as you can adapt the  techniques to any die in your stash
The sliding mechanism is in the  lid of the  box and is a modified slider card.
  • Nesting Dies. In this post I have used Crealies  dies : Crea Nest Lies XXL No 96 Ticket.
  • Card stock : thick good quality to make the  base so that you have a sturdy slider
  • Pattern Paper
  • Good adhesive
Make a box of dimensions such that  is smaller than the  largest nesting die you are going to use.
Leave a 1/2 inch flap extra at the  top of the  box on all sides [ see the  picture lower down the post to understand what I mean]

Tape 2 nesting dies together to get a wide frame- my new glass mat was really helpful in getting the  centering right!

Die cut 2 frames from card stock and one frame from pattern paper

I also die cut the  larger of the  die from cardstock and pattern paper to form a an optional base for the  box[ see picture lower down]

Make a slider piece so that its  dimensions are slightly larger than the  inner aperture of the  frame
To allow the  slider to move in and out of the  lid you need to create a pocket in the  lid for it using double sided foam tape or cardstock like I did here. The advantage of using cardstock is that is looks more polished and there is no danger of it becoming unstuck over time which is a risk with foam tape!

The card pieces are as long as the sides of the  box. 
The lower one measures 1 and 1/8 inches and is scored 1/2 inch from either side of its width leaving a 1/8 inch in the  middle as shown above
The side pieces measure 2 inches and are scored at 1/2 inch from either end of the  width and then 1/8 inch from this 1/2 inch score line

 The side pieces are stuck in such a way that the  1/2 inch sides are on the  frame and placed such that the  slider piece can move freely.

The lower one is stuck in such a way that the half inch part is on the  base and the  rest is free as shown below

This is how it will look with the  slider  in situ

Once you are happy with the  sliding ...you can add the top frame lid consisting of pattern paper frame stuck to the  cardstock frame.

Apply glue and stick

This is how you slider lid will look

Apply glue to the  box which you had made with an extra half inch free flap on the  top on all sides as shown

 Stick the box under your slider lid and press firmly

Optionally add another base layer to the  box and decorate as you please

I made a matching card for the  box by layering die cuts.

On the  inside I tried a new type of Pop Up Card design and it turned out super cool!I used the  nesting diecuts to create pop up layers one in front of the  other.

The "live laugh love life" is from a new Crealies  stamp set and is perfect for small cards and tags.

Here is the  side view showing the layered pop up mechanism

 Here is the  backside of the  box and card which is simple to give enough space to write a personal message.

To complete the  gift set, I made a matching shaker  Post- it note holder too.

I love how versatile nesting dies are and I hope you liked these ideas on how to use them in different ways
Linking to  Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes


  1. Gorgeous projects! Love those flowers and papers!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn ❤️

  2. One more Awesome interactive project !! Loved it to the bits !!

  3. These are fantastic, very clever.

  4. WOW..FABulous Sonia..love the pinks and flowers and all the beautiful details and such a clever design, I love it.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  5. So beautiful Sonia! The details are absolutely amazing!!!!


  6. Sonia, THANK YOU for the great tutorial. As I am not an expert in card making, I had not thought that I could use two dies to make a frame! Unbelievable but true! Thank you for the inspiration, my dear friend. Your slider box is AMAZING! Kisses!!!

  7. This is stunning. Another wonderful project.

  8. I wouldn't know how to begin with this - even with the tutorial! But you have made another masterpiece! This is draw-dropping gorgeous!

  9. Magnificent and love the papers and tutorial, thanks Doc.xx

  10. Amazing with Wonderful tutorial

  11. Stunning boxes Sonia, they are beautiful - thank you for sharing the process.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  12. Wow... amazing...

  13. WOW, dass sieht ja wunderschön aus, danke für die Anleitungen
    glg Gertrude

  14. What amazing projects and a great tutorial too. Thank you for sharing with us Sonia.

    Sue xx

  15. These are GORGEOUS! LOVING the fairies and the flowers!

  16. WOWZER! absolutely beautiful gift box with lots of beauty and surprises, Amazing.
    Faith x

  17. Wow! Looks amazing, so much work and detailings.

  18. Wow Sonia, these boxes are amazing! I love how they side open and you see a little scene. Such adorable papers you have used as well. These boxes are a gift in themselves and perfect for that small little gift you want to give. You never disappoint on your projects Sonia! Hugs, Brenda

  19. Dear Dr Sonia
    Wow as always love it so much.
    May you and your family be blessed always
    with Love and Gratitude

  20. oh these are so pretty!

  21. WOW!!! Amazing all the pieces and the box is so clever! Love your flowers arrangement, the papers and the whole designs!!


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