Hello! Today, I wanted to share with you an interactive slider card that I created using some awesome Stamps of Life products. I actually got my inspiration from a new card kit called “Twice The Wishes” that just came out by My Favorite Things. Their video shows you in detail how to create an interactive/surprise card with a layered birthday cake. Once I saw it, I realized that there were so many other things (other than that cute birthday cake) that I could use to create something similar and have the same effect. You can see their video tutorial here.
I decided to use that cute little hedgehog from The Stamps of Life July club stamp set called hedgehog2stamp. I knew that I wanted him popping up out of “something” and I needed to find something in my stash of stamps & dies that he would be able to fit behind. The Triplits Gift Dies by Sizzix were perfect! I die cut two of the large gift shadow dies in black and used them to adhere my colored and patterned cardstock. I glued the base of the gift on one shadow die and the top of the gift on the other. I then cut off the portion I needed on each to then have a gift box that “opened” by having a separate piece for the top and a separate piece for the bottom of the gift. However, when I went to assemble my card, I ran into a small dilemma. Even though my hedgehog did indeed fit behind the base of the gift box, the bottom part of the box was not wide enough to adhere it to my card without also adhering it to the hedgehog. So, I simply hand cut another piece of teal/ocean cardstock to fit behind the base of my gift box so that I could add small strips of 3D foam tape and attach the gift box to my card without also attaching it to my hedgehog. Problem solved!
Now, a quick thing to note. You really don’t need anything fancy to create a surprise/interactive slider card. I used a banner die that I had to create the strip used to pull open the gift box, but you can simply hand cut a long rectangular piece of cardstock and that would work perfectly! Also, I did use a penny slider die to cut the area behind the gift where the hedgehog would attach, but I only did a partial die cut with it since the die itself would have been too long. I cut the rest of it by hand with my craft knife and probably could have cut the entire thing that way if need be.
Now, I won’t go into the details on how to create a surprise/interactive slider card. The video from MFT stamps does a much better job! I have also added the link to this video below.
Thanks so much for looking! Feel free to leave any comments or questions! I love to hear from you! Have a blessed day!
- Stamps of Life Hedgehog2stamp Stamp Set
- Sizzix Triplits Gifts
- Sizzix Greetings Scalloped Edge Drop-ins
- MFT Die-namics Stiched Rounded Rectangle Dies
- Stamps of Life Penny Slider Dies