Monday, May 2, 2011

Monday Motivational - Three-tiered slider card for Mom

Good morning, and welcome to Monday Motivational in the hive!  HoneyBee Judy has a very inventive project for us this week!  She was inspired to create a moving card for Mom, and we hope you'll be moved to join right in!

For my Monday Motivational Challenge I want to show you how to do a three tiered slider card. My inspiration was a design from Splitcoast Stampers by Heather Summers. The one I'm making has different paper measurements, and will be for Mother's Day.
Gather together:
4 different patterned papers
(Base piece 12 x 4 1/2; Middle piece - 11 x 3 1/2in; Top piece 9 1/2 x 3in;
 4th color for matting and embellishments)
2 pieces of cardstock, 1/2 x 3in for slider tabs

Matted pieces 1 x 2 3/4 for top image; 1 3/4 x 3 inch for middle image; 2 x 3 1/2 bottom image

Paper cutter or craft knife, Ribbon or tab for top pull


Stamps and Ink, Cricut Cuts, Punches or Embellishments as needed

Here are the instructions for putting the card together:

Starting with the base piece - (12x 4 1/2) . Fold in thirds. (When folded it will measure approx. 4 x 4 1/2). Crease folds. (Open back up - face down) On the right third you are going to make two slots with your papercutter.TIP: On the edge of the orange cutter slider is a pointer - that's where the blade will cut.  Other cutters also have a marker to let you be precise.

One cut will be 1 inch from the fold line on the left and one cut will be 1 inch from the right edge - starting 1/2 inch from the top and stopping 1/2 inch from the bottom. (the slots will be about 3 1/2 inches long).

Now with the middle piece 11x 3 1/2:  Fold in thirds. Cut two more slots with your papercutter as you did on the base piece.  These cuts are also 1 inch from the fold line on the left and 1 inch from the right edge - this time 1/4 inch from the top and bottom. (the slots will be about 3 inches long).  You can see the slider pieces threaded into the slots in the photographs.

Now the top tier:  Fold in thirds. Place adhesive on far left edge to secure closed. Make a bee-utiful bow with your "I Love You, Mom" bow maker, or Bow Easy Bow Maker,  and attach to the top edge, or you could use a tab pull if it is more approprite for your design. Take the middle piece and place face down on your work surface with the slots to your right. Weave the cardstock slider piece thru the slots. Fold the patterned paper over and gently fold the ends around it. Move slider to the top of the slots. This creates the sliding mechanism for this tier.

Center the top piece in the center third with the right sides face down. The bottom edge should be inline with the slider bar. Apply adhesive to the slider bar. Fold over and attach to the bottom edge of the top tier. Apply adhesive to the far left edge and close this third making sure not to adher the slider mechanism. Now pull on the ribbon gently and see how the tier slides!!!

Repeat the steps to attach the middle tier to the base piece.
Add your matted pieces and embellishments.
Your card is now finished! Here is the card opened and embellished for my mom!!! I used my Martha Stewart corner punch and lots of bling embellishments. My Mom loves pink and bling!  When you're 99 years young you should get lots of things you love!!!!

A few tips: it's only paper - don't be afraid to give it a try!

Use patterned paper for this card as the thinner paper is easier to slide.

Don't do too many layers on the top and middle tiers, if it's too thick it will be hard to slide.

You can place a gift card in the top tier slot if you'd like another surprise for your mom!!

Thanks for looking! Give it a try! It is MUCH easier to do than it is to explain!!

Slider cards are in your future! Have FUN!!!



Wanda said...

This is so pretty Judy!!! What a great card. I know your Mom is going to love it!!!

June Houck said...

Nice tutorial, Judy!

Beth said...

Great tutorial Judy and lovely card hope to get a chance to play with it later.

Rosemary said...

Beautiful card!!..Great tutorial!!..So glad having you as a HoneyBee!!