Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Valentine Double Slider

These were made for a shoebox swap. I had made these "oldies" a while back and decide to give them a new "face" using the Valentine Bundle special SU had hosted. This stamp set can still be purchased.

Front instructions
  • Cut 1 CS 5-1/4x9: score on the 9" side @2-1/2, 5-1/2, 8-1/2.
  • Punch as indicated on the photos below. Note: one of the sides of the 1-3/8" square punch should line up with the fold line - do not center punch on the width of this section.
  • This is a good time to stamp your image all over. Craft white ink used on the Baroque Motif Swirl stamp for the outside.
  • Add sticky tape to edge (near fold line) of flap
  • Stamp Love birds, punch out with 1-3/8 circle punch.
  • Adhere to scallop Real Red circle, with dimensional, adhere to front.
  • You're done with the front

  • Cut (2) pieces 2-7/8"x 4" Real Red
  • Cut (2) pieces 2-5/8"x 3-3/4" in Whisper White - stamp Love and Heart image on this size
  • Cut (1) piece clear plastic 1-1/4" wide x 10-1/2" long. Use a clear plastic bag. Avoid having a "seam" on the cut strip.
  • Place clear plastic around the square punch section. Secure with a little snail and then use a little tape to ensure there are no "loose flapping" plastic. This will ensure a smooth slide. Do not make connection too tight or you will have trouble sliding.
  • Position the connection about 1/2" from the top.
  • Now here's the fun part: place the stamped Love image (as shown), line up the bottom of the card. Now move the Love image over to the left, place snail on top of the Plastic strip. Be careful NOT to get any on the card (otherwise, your slider will get stuck!). Carefully place the Love image back on top of the Plastic strip and positioned 1/16" away from the fold line (see above photo).
  • Last part: Turn card over, place the Heart stamped image face down so both stamped images are "backed". Line up Heart image with the top of the card, move it over, add snail to Plastic Strip, move Heart on top of plastic strip and line up with Love card. (hope this makes sense!)
  • TEST: so now is a good time to be sure your cards will slide - test it out by pulling both cards.

  • Time to finish: Last step

    • To close card, remove top of sticky tape, ensure flap is in front of both cards and close.
    • Add ribbon and tie double knot.

    Supplies used:

    • Stamps: Love You Much, Baroque Motifs
    • CS: Pixie Pink, Real Red. Whisper White
    • Ink: Staz On Black, Craft White
    • Accys: 1" Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch, 1/4" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sticky Tape, 1-1/4" wide clear plastic (any bag will do).

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