Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Gift Card Slider Tutorial
Hey stampers! Here is the tutorial I promised for the Slider Gift Card Holder. I had some instructions from SCS by Amy (genescrapper). She wrote her version based on a card from Paper Crafts magazine. This is what I did to make my sliders..... you ready? ** You can click on the photos to see a larger view.
You will need:
Four 2.75 x 4.25 pieces of cardstock
One 5 x 3.5 piece of cardstock
One 5.25 x 2 piece of cardstock
Two 2.5 x 4 pieces of Designer paper
Cardstock to make your center panel (Top Notch Die cut (red) in the photo below)
Word Window Punch
3/4 inch Circle Punch
Round Tab Punch
Top Notch Die, Nesties, The Big Shot (for my front panel) and my Scor-pal and Scor-Mat.
Cut your cardstock
Add the designer paper to two of the four 2.75 x 4.25 pieces. Set aside.
Step Three: Take the 5.25 x 2 piece of cardstock and punch out with your word window punch two slots on each side.
Step Four: Punch out four circles with the 3/4 inch circle punch. Add dimensionals to two of them
Step Five: Place the circles with the dimensionals under the slots you made with the word window punch. Peel off the backing, then stick the other circles on top to make a sandwich over each slot.
Step Six: Add dimensionals to the center and each end.
Step Seven: Peel off the dimensional backs and attach to the center your slider on top of your 5 x 3.5 piece of cardstock.
Step Eight: Center two of the four pieces of cardstock that don't have the designer paper on them on your Scor-mat so that they are straight. This is important to make sure that they are straight and close together.
Step Nine: Add some Scor-tape on each circle on your slider portion. Peel off the backing and carefully center it onto your pieces in the in the above photo.
You should be able to pull on each end of your blank 2.75 x 4.25 pieces of cardstock and it will look like this.
Step Ten: Add dimensionals to the top and bottom. The edges of the dimensionals work great, but you could use cut them in half also.
Step Eleven: Slide out your pieces, peel off the backing on your dimensionals, then carefully center your two pieces with the designer paper over the dimensionals.
Step Twelve: Add your pull tabs and any other embellishments .
You'll cut your center piece in half... or at least the main part that will be glued on the front.
The designer paper is glued onto cardstock before I ran it through the Big Shot with the Top Notch Die to give it a little bulk.
Step Thirteen: Make sure the slider is closed and lined up, then adhere your front piece one half at a time.
Step Fourteen: Embellish the front. Add adhesive only to the top portion when you add it to the front.
* After I opened this one, I decided to add more designer paper on the inside slider part. I just cut a strip and slipped it under. I didn't like the look of the gift card, so I turned it over to the flat side and added cardstock cut in the same shape. When the recipient pulls off the card, they will see the gift card side and the cardstock will just pull off the back. I used repositional adhesive on the gift card and to attach it on the slider portion.
Wow.... this is a long tutorial. I hope it makes sense. I think this would be a fun card for someone who loves cooking or someone who hates it too... you could include a fast food gift card.
Of course I've added my little shazam touches with my Shimmerz Paint, paper piecing, and a little clip ( Clip Assortment from SU!) on the side that frames the lips.
Here is the finished card open:
I added Pull and Here at the top on bottom tabs with my Snap Stamps.
You can see another version here.
If you make a slider... I'd love for you to share the link so I can see! Have a super day, and thanks for stopping by!