This Easter Slider Card was inspired by Card Maker Success Summit but they only made the slider I made it into a regular card with an Easter theme. The slider on the front opens to show a cute surprise while the bunny moves across the card to the Easter basket!
Cordelia (my card tester) keeps playing with this card and giggling! This card fits into an A7 envelope which makes it very easy to mail! Or you can make your own matching custom envelope using the envelope tutorial found here.
You will need:
- Cardstock for the base and various cardstock scraps
- Foam Tape
- Download file
Paper Selection for the Easter Slider Card
Since the base card is supposed to be the sky, blue works best. It does have to be two sided since the slider is slightly smaller than the front of the card. The base card paper also has to be fairly heavy, (at least 100 lb. wt.) because of all the movement. Patterns work for the pastel colors of the embellishments nicely, but the grass really needs to be green.
Cutting the Easter Slider Card
Cut the card base and the Cricut will do the writing. I used a blue marker. Any color will work that shows up on the base card color. Did you know that you can use any pen in your Cricut? You can see the trick here.
If you are using the SVG files be sure to follow all the directions in the instruction document in the zip file. The card will not cut the proper size, score or write properly if you don’t. Please join me and tell Cricut to please fix this glitch!
Assembling the Easter Slider Card
This card can be a little tricky to assemble.. First. re-crease all the folds on the base card and the slider cover. It is simpler to assemble the inside of the card first so first glue the flowers then put the grass over them. And the inside of the card is done.. Then fold the card closed and set it aside for a moment.
Assembling the Slider Parts
Turn the top piece of the slider holder over and so that the back is up. Fold the edges of the card back so that they stand up. Then take the small white rectangle and put it through the slit with the bottom touching the bottom fold. Put some glue on the bottom half that is sticking out. Use enough but not too much. You don’t want the glue to squeeze out onto the slider cover. Place the inner sliding part, with the little triangle down, in place between the folds and press on the spot where the glue is. This should stick the little rectangle to the slider. When the glue is completely dry, slide the card to make sure both parts move.
Slide the slider all the way in so that it is between the scores and turn the slider and cover over. The top of the little rectangle should be poking out. Assemble the bunny and attach it to the rectangle sticking out. Again use enough but not too much. After the glue dries completely, move the slider back and forth to make sure the bunny moves.
Finishing the Slider Assembly
Assemble the basket with the eggs and glue it to the end of the slit. This makes sure you don’t pull the slider too far. Put a line of foam tape on the back of the grass and place the foam just below the slit. This lets the bunny move, covers the slit and the bunny won’t catch on the grass. Attach the clouds and the sun to the slider cover. Attach the eggs under the “Hoppy Easer” on the slider. Slide the slider in and out to move the bunny if you need to.
Finishing the Easter Slider Card
Line up and attach the left side tap on the slider cover to the front of the card. Turn the slider and slider cover over if you need to, but make sure it is straight and the whole cover fits on the card when the tabs are folded under. There should be about a quarter inch of the card showing on the top and bottom and about a half inch on the left side. Then put glue on the top and bottom tabs and fold the whole slider over and stick it to the front of the card. Once the glue is dry, test your card to make sure it works properly.
And your Easter Slider Card is done! It fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.