This 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 Sliding Pop up Card.
What you need:
- Very heavy cardstock for the base (orange)
- Scraps of cardstock (black, red, patterned)
- liquid glue
- tape glue (optional)
- Download file
Making this card can be tricky so read all the directions first.
Cutting the Card
The black and orange are traditional Halloween colors, but I mixed it up with some patterned paper too. Use your imagination. The little pieces tear easily so be careful removing them from the mat.
The font I used to draw is called Danken Stripes and if you have been reading my other post you know I love the way it fills in the space. You can get it free at fontbundles.com
Print and cut everything out. 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 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 card is ready to send.