Present Slider Birthday Card

Impress everyone with this dynamic 3D Present Slider card.  Kids and grown ups will sit and play with this card for hours. This card was inspired by HSN Craft Day.  It is patterned after an Anna Griffin card with some alterations to hold the slider in.

What you need:

      • Very heavy cardstock for the base (flowered)
      • Scraps of cardstock (red, pink)
      • liquid glue
      • tape glue (optional)
      • Download file
      • Foam Tape
Cutting the Card
The design of the card keeps the slider from coming all the way out.  This also keeps the top of the present from coming completely off.  The 3D Bow on the top adds a lot of dimension as does the medallions elevated with foam tape.  I do not suggest mailing this card because of the multiple dimensions.
 
The present on this card looks much better in a patterned paper.  The inner layer of the ribbon and the front ribbon look better in a coordinating solid color.  If you want a different initial, find them in images of Design Space or slice it from the scalloped small circle. 
Card Assembly

The bottom of the present should be folded vertically and the top folded horizontally.  The slit in the bottom of the present goes at the top. 

Before you glue the bottom together, place the slider through the slit at the top.  Then glue the sides together about 1/4 inch from the edge around the three open sides.  Push the slider as far down as it will go, then wrap the top of the present around the top of the slider.  Next, glue the top of the present closed making sure to glue the slider inside the top.  Make sure that the top of the present and the bottom are aligned and that the present “closes” completely.

Decorating the Card

First pull the present top up to expose the slider.  Then glue the clown to the top of the slider.

Next glue the straight pieces of “ribbon” to the top and bottom of the card.  Next assemble the bow with the patterned piece on the outside by tucking the ends to the back in the center and gluing them.  Wrap the small parts with the patterned piece on top, around the center and then glue in place.  Glue the tails to the back center of the bow and attach it to the top of the present.

Put several pieces of foam tape between the layers of the medallion and then foam tape the medallion to the center of the bottom of the present.  This gives more dimension.

 

Your card is done.  Enjoy!

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