Tutorial - Double Slider card

As promised, here is an old tutorial I made for a Double Slider card. Take a look at my post from yesterday to see a new card I made using this old tutorial.


4 1/4” x 11” cardstock (card base)
4” x 4” cardstock (front mat)
2 1/4” x 2 3/4” cardstock (middle mat)
3 1/4” x 5 1/4” cardstock (insert mat)
3 1/2” x 3 1/2” white cardstock (front stamping)
2” x 2 1/2” white cardstock (middle stamping)
3” x 5” white cardstock (insert stamping)
1” circle punch
(2) 1” circles
6 pop dots
Glue or other adhesive
Craft knife or Stampin Up! Word Window Punch

1. Score and fold cardstock in half to form a traditional sized 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” card. Open it back up.
2. You’re going to make two slots on one half of the card base. There are two ways to do this. But first, you will draw your measurement lines with a pencil on what will be the inside of the card. No need to erase them, they won’t show once you put the card together.
Lay your card base down, wrong side up, narrow end towards you (so it’s 11” tall). On the bottom half, draw two horizontal lines, one at 1 1/2” down from the center fold and also at 1 1/2” up from the bottom edge.
3. Measure in from left side of card and on each horizontal line, make a mark at 1 1/4” from the side, and another mark at 3/8” from the first mark. Do the same thing from the right side of the card. Now draw vertical lines at those marks going from one horizontal line to the other. (See right half of the photo above. Slot will be punched out in the next step.)

4. If you have a Stampin Up! Word Window Punch, you may easily make your slots by sliding the punch all the way in from the side of the card, and punch 1 1/2” times where your 3/8” rectangle is.

The other way to do this if you do NOT have this punch is to use a craft knife or a paper trimmer to cut your 3/8” slots out.

5. Now fold your card again, applying a thin line of glue to ONLY the side edges, forming a pocket. Leave an opening across the top for your insert.
6. Using your 1” circle punch, make a half circle notch, punching through both layers of the card. This makes it easier to pull on the insert.

Front and Middle Directions:
1. Stamp and/or embellish the white cardstock for the front of the card. Adhere it to the front mat.
2. Stamp only the top 1 1/4 ” of the white cardstock for the middle of the card. This is the only part that will show when you pull it up. Adhere it to the middle mat. (top right image in photo above)

Insert Directions:
1. Stamp only the top 2 1/8” of the white cardstock for the insert. This is the only part that will show when you pull it up. Adhere it to the insert mat. (large piece on the left in photo above)

2. Put the insert inside the card base. Put two pop dots on the insert – one at the bottom of each slot.

3. Place a 1” circle on top of each pop dot, making them close together in the center. They will not be centered on the pop dots.

4. Pull the insert up so that the pop dots and circles are all the way up at the top of the slots. Put glue on the circles.

5. Adhere the middle layer onto the circles so that the top edge of the mat is just below the stamped area of the insert.

To complete the front:
1. Put a pop dot in each corner on the back of the front layer of the card.

2. Place it on the card. When the insert is pushed in all the way, the front of the card will hide the middle layer.

When you pull the insert up, the middle layer also comes up.

Again, look at yesterday's post to see a new card I made with this tutorial.
Thanks for letting me share and oldie-but-goodie with you today, Tootles!

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Chelsea said...

what a brilliant idea!!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Dr Sonia S V said...

Thank you for the tutorial. I love mechanical cards.Do drop by my blog when you can

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