One of the swaps I joined at our stamping event on Saturday was an ATC (artist trading card) swap. I was inspired by a friend who made a miniature Slider Card about 6 years or so ago. I’ve always loved it and wanted to try one myself. Since I couldn’t tear it apart without ruining it, I had to figure out some of the measurements. These can look difficult but don’t let it intimidate you…once you make one, you’ll see that it’s really not hard. The Scor-Pal and Scor-Tape are very helpful!
To go along with our theme, I used the Crafty Secrets Wizard of Oz stamp set.
The bottom has a string to pull with 2 small punched circles. On one side I stamped, cut out, and attached the tin man’s “heart”. On the other side I attached the scarecrow’s “brain” (diploma). When the string is pulled, two pieces of cardstock slide out from the top and bottom openings.
Here’s some close-ups…
(Sorry for the bad photos… DH was using the table that holds my light tent to attach his string jig to make a new bow string (archery).)
The directions for making a Slider Card can be found here on Splitcoast. The key mechanism to making this work is a strip of plastic shopping bag that is carefully added to the inside. Below I will list the measurements for both the A2 (normal size card) and the ATC (shown here) so you can compare them to the tutorial on SCS and cut everything correctly.
Slider Card Measurements:
strip of plastic shopping bag: A2- 1 x 11 , ATC- 1 x 8
base: A2- 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 , ATC- 2 1/2 x 3 1/2
slider frame: A2- 5 1/4 x 11 , ATC- 3 1/4 x 7 1/2
(2) slider pieces: A2- 3 1/2 x 4 , ATC- 1 3/4 x 3 1/8
square punch: A2- 1 1/4 or 1 3/8, ATC- 1 1/8 or 1 1/4
For the ATC, the slider frame piece (3 1/4 x 7 1/2) was scored with a Scor-Pal on the 7 1/2″ side @ 2 3/8, 4 3/4, and 7 1/8. (Trim just a smidge off the left edge if needed so that it folds nicely.)
Have fun with it!
stamps- Crafty Secrets Wizard of Oz; paper- black, white, red; ink- Memento Tuxedo Black, SU! Cherry Cobbler; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, heart punch, pop dot, crochet thread, circle punch, plastic Walmart bag, square punch, corner rounder.