Easel Slider Wedding Card

This Wedding Easel Slider Card is a variation on my Anniversary card I posted a couple of days ago. Someone asked if it could have a flap so you could open it.  I figured I would give it a try.   Two hidden messages which revel themselves once you pull the tab at the top, add an element of surprise.  It will thrill anyone on their special day.

It surprised me how wonderful the white gelly roll pen worked on the navy cardstock.  It looks perfect under the white embellishment.

What you need:
      • Very heavy cardstock for the base (lt blue)
      • Scraps of cardstock (shades of blue)
      • liquid glue
      • tape glue (optional)
      • Download file
      • Pen (white and navy)
      • Foam tape
Paper Selection

The paper has lots of layers so it doesn’t have to be too heavy.  I think 65 lb weight should do it.  I would make only the sections where I used patterned paper from a pattern.  All others should be plain paper.

Change the colors to match your personality but try to keep all the colors to be shades of your base color.  I changed the card to allow you to use one sided paper throughout.  The cover piece of navy needs to be a dark color for the white ink gel pen to show up.

Cutting the Card

Print and cut everything out.  I put all the little parts on one mat by combining mats. The writing on the rectangles was done in navy.  The design on the front of the card was drawn with a white gelly roll pen.  Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut?  See how.



Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.

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Be very careful removing the ribbon for the bells from the mat as it tears easily.

Assembling the Easel Slider Wedding Card

Once the base card is cut, re-score the folds with a Popsicle stick.  First, fold the base card  in half at the cut line.  I made the base card and main parts from brown and orange to help you see the assembly.

Then put the easel slider through the cut line now at the top of the base card, inside the card, with the larger end at the bottom.  

Then glue the small rectangle to the inside of the card under the easel slider. Next, glue the small section of the flap on the top layer of the base card to the pull tab at the wide end.  Make sure the large end of the slider hangs outside the flap.

Now glue the base card shut. When you do, be sure to leave enough space for the slider to move.  Glue about 1/4 inch around each edge. That is roughly to the outside of the “orange ” rectangle.  The slider will not pull out of the card because of the width of the cut at the top. Work the slider a few times to make sure it is free to move.

Finishing The Card

With liquid glue, put the embellishments together using the picture of the finished card as a guide.  Make sure to spread  the liquid glue to all the edges.   

Attach the embellishments on the easel with foam tape so that it adds some dimension to the card.  Make sure that the embellishments do not go below the fold at the bottom and are not attached anywhere above the middle fold or the easel will not work properly.  

Your Wedding Easel Slider Card is done.  Enjoy!

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