This Halloween Sliding Pop Up Card was inspired by something I saw online at a wonderful site called Paper Cookies. She posted some great projects there. It was designed to be cut by hand, but I adapted it to Cricut. (I can’t cut a straight line with a ruler.) I think it looks wonderful.
Two hidden pictures which revel themselves once you squash the card down, add an element of surprise. I think you can see why I loved this Halloween Sliding Pop up Card.
The black and orange are traditional Halloween colors, but I mixed it up with some patterned paper too. Use your imagination. The paper weight has to tolerate lots of movement so fairly heavy paper is needed for the base (100 lb weight) The embellishments can be whatever weight or paper you want.
Cutting the Halloween Sliding Pop Up Card
The little pieces tear easily so be careful removing them from the mat.
The font I used to draw fills in when drawn. It is called Quiltix and you can get it free from Fontbundles.net I have created some of my own fonts that fill in. If you want other fill in fonts go here to see the ones I created.
If you are using the SVG file, be sure to follow the directions in the instruction document in the zip file. It tells you how high the card should load up and how to make the drawings and score lines work. This is a glitch in Design Space that Cricut refuses to fix.
I put all the little parts on one mat by combining mats.
Watch my video on cutting different colors on the same mat.
Assembling the Halloween Sliding Pop Up Card
Once the base card is cut, re-score the folds with a Popsicle stick. Fold the base card so it looks like this:
Then insert the pop up tab through the slot and attach it at the base between the two ends of the base card like this:
Glue the ends of the base card to the bottom of the pull tab with liquid glue and work the card a few times to make sure it works properly. It should stand on its own with the base card forming a box at the bottom. (The examples above are tilted slightly so that you can see them better.)
Finishing The Card
With liquid glue, attach the embellishments to the base card and pop up. Make sure to spread the liquid glue to all the edges. (You will need to have the pull tab pulled out to attach its parts.) Then work the card several times to make sure it doesn’t catch on the embellishments. Once sure the slider won’t catch, close the card flat.
The finished card is approximately 4.5 inches by 5 inches and fits in an A2 envelope nicely.
Your Halloween Sliding Pop Up card is ready to send.