Always Here For You – Magic Slider Card

Hey Everyone!

I feel like I’ve been slacking off since the coloring challenge ended so I wanted to make something really cool that I’ve never done before for this post.  Have you ever done a magic slider card?  I’ve seen a few of them in the past and a few more recently and it definitely had me wishing I had tried it sooner.  I wish I had more time to make a video too but for now…this will have to do!

You Are Here Magic Slider 1

If you haven’t seen one made yet (and there are lots of different variations on it) – there are some great ones on YouTube.  You don’t need to see it from me – though I have to admit…my self-doubt is preventing me from making videos too.  SHAME ON ME…I know! I shouldn’t think that way!

You Are Here Magic Slider 4

At a glance – this is the most boring black and white card ever.  But as you pull the tab up, it transforms!

You Are Here Magic Slider 3

No secret!  It’s just a simple slider card, promise!  But the illusion is so magical!  You just need acetate stamped with staz-on ink (because it’s permanent for a no-porous surface like acetate).  The exact same image is stamped underneath, colored, and positioned in the exact same place.  Voila!

You Are Here Magic Slider

I used Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers to color this image.  I LOVE this Concord & 9th stamp set!  Supplies are listed below!

You Are Here Magic Slider 2

Thanks for stopping by today!

XOXO,

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*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Zig Clean Color Real Brush Markers:  084 Deep Violet, 082 Purple, 027 Dark Pink, 047 May Green, 041 Light Green

Recollections Glitter Paper

Distress Ink: Pumice Stone

C&9 You are Here
C&9 You are Here

EH | SSS | C&9

LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Small Stitched Rectangle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF

LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables
LF Large Stitched Rectangle Stackables

EH | SSS | LF


White/Gray Big Shot
White/Gray Big Shot

Embossable Window Plastic
Embossable Window Plastic
Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black

EH | SSS


SU Heat Tool
SU Heat Tool
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine

SSS | AMZN

Stazon Jet Black Ink
Stazon Jet Black Ink

EH | SSS | AMZN

Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks
Tim Holtz Mini Distress Inks

EH | SSS


Recollections 110 lb
Recollections 110 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb

EH | SSS

Zig Clean Color Real Brush
Zig Clean Color Real Brush

EH | SSS | AMZN


Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
Pental Aquash Water Brush Set
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape

EH | SSS | AMZN

ATG Gun
ATG Gun

EH | SSS | AMZN

Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue
Mini Multi Medium Matte Glue

EH | SSS

MSP Mini MISTI
MSP Mini MISTI

EH | SSS | MSP


Gold Baker's Twine
Gold Baker’s Twine

1/8 Inch Circle Handheld Punch
1/8 inch Circle Handheld Punch
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Double Slider Card – A Personal Message Revealed

Hi Everyone!!!

I’ve had news that I’ve been dying to share but I’ve been waiting for this because I wanted to know all the details!  I found out just a week before moving back to KC that I was pregnant. This was in July!!! So we kept it a secret and moved back while struggling with lots of changes. If you don’t already know, I have 3 healthy, handsome boys. I have been praying for a little girl for YEARS. No matter how many times I told myself I was done, I knew my heart wasn’t full.  So we decided to try one last time thinking we would be settled in Ohio for the next 3 years. God clearly had other plans for us!

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My boys are so fun, happy, and full of life – but I’m definitely out-numbered! Can you tell my youngest, Liam runs the show? He’s my best friend because we spend a lot of time together.

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Here’s my husband being silly and making me laugh, as always. I couldn’t do anything without him!
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We found out the baby’s gender yesterday – so I finished this card that I’ve been thinking about all week. So glad I can finally share it!!!

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This double slider card is so much fun and it’s very easy to make! I thought long and hard about how I wanted to make a card that would be perfect for revealing my personal message – so when I stumbled across a video from Darlene Devries on Pinterest – I knew this is what I was going to do. The left and right panels are revealed simultaneously.

Double Tab Reveal Card 2

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Double Tab Reveal Card 1

Isn’t that fun!?!  It’s such a great keepsake! If you want to see the details on this card, you’ll have to watch my video!

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

COPIC Colors: R20, T1, T2, T3


Project Life Day to Day
Project Life Day to Day
LF Love You Tons
LF Love You Tons
EH | SSS | LF
MFT Birthday Wishes & Balloons
MFT Birthday Wishes & Balloons
EH | SSS | MFT

SSS All Ocassion Banners & Dies
SSS All Ocassion Banners & Dies
ME Bella Letters
ME Bella Letters
EH | SSS |ME
ME Flashy Letters
ME Flashy Letters
EH | SSS |ME
ME Pizazz Pieces
ME Pizazz Pieces
EH | SSS | ME

Pink Pirouette Ink
Pink Pirouette Ink

Soft Sky Ink
Soft Sky Ink

Pistachio Pudding Ink (Retired)
Pistachio Pudding Ink (Retired)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Subtles Stampin' Write Markers
Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers

2014-2016 In Color Markers
2014-2016 In Color Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH | SSS | MERRIARTIST

Memento Tuxedo Black Marker
Memento Tuxedo Black Marker

Stamping Sponges
Stamping Sponges

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads
EH | SSS | AMZN

Sticky Strip (Retired)
Sticky Strip (Retired)

Tombow Permanent Tape Runner
Tombow Permanent Tape Runner
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
EH | SSS | AMZN

Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker's Twine (Retired)
Pistachio Pudding Thick Baker’s Twine (Retired)
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN

Melon Mambo Ink
Melon Mambo Ink

Money Slider Card + My Foiling Failures

HI Everyone!

I had some major frustrations the other day trying to use foiling on my latest project. I made a slider money holder for my sister with every intent to use foiling on it and it turned out to be a major FAIL. But failures teach us things so I thought I would share what I did and how it turned out.

But first, here’s the money holder for my sister:

Wedding Money Slider Card 1

I was so frustrated with the foiling failures – I don’t know how much luck others have but everything I tried did not work and I did them just as Jennifer McGuire showed on her videos!

The first thing I tried was embossing the sentiment in Superfine Clear WOW embossing powder. I ran it through my swingline laminator twice:

foil 1

The second attempt was with Stampin’ Up!’s Heat & Stick Powder. I also ran this through the laminator twice. It had better coverage, but the heat really smushed the adhesive:

foil 2

The third and final attempt was using the Heat & Stick Powder. I activated it like previously with a heat tool, but I did not run it through the laminator. It worked a little better than clear embossing powder, but still inadequate coverage.

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I know I’m using a standard paper laminator – but Jennifer McGuire makes it look so fool-proof! Definitely did not work for me! Please tell me if you’ve tried this with a standard laminator and if it worked well for you. OR…if you have the Heidi Swapp Minc machine and it works great for you – I’d love to hear some testimonials. The reviews on Amazon are not convincing to me that I should invest in it. GRRR…bc I have lots of foil I’d like to use up. I need to try different adhesives too, I suppose.

Anyway…after all those failures, I went with traditional heat embossing – which is fool-proof for me!

Wedding Money Slider Card

This has been a long week! My husband and I “celebrated” our 11th anniversary yesterday and my sister is getting married tomorrow. We’re doing so much for the wedding that we really didn’t have time to do anything for each other besides have dinner together…a big THANKS to my friend Jessica for watching my 3 boys!

If you’d like to watch my many failures and how I created this money slider card, you can watch my video here:

SUPPLIES:

*Disclaimer: I am not being paid by any company to promote their products. I make cards using stamp sets and materials which I love and I love to share. To view where these items can be purchased, click on the linked abbreviations below (SU for Stampin’ Up!, SSS for Simon Says Stamp, EH for Ellen Hutson, AMZN for Amazon, LF for Lawn Fawn, MFT for My Favorite Things, etc.).

Not listed is Stampin’ Up’s Designer Series Paper (called Something Borrowed).


For The New Two
For The New Two

Sahara Sand Ink
Sahara Sand Ink

Sahara Sand Cardstock
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
Neenah Solar White 80 lb
EH | SSS

Big Shot
Big Shot
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
Big Shot Magnetic Platform
EH | SSS | AMZN
Standard Cutting Pads
Standard Cutting Pads
EH | SSS | AMZN
MFT Stitched Traditional Tag STAX
MFT Stitched Traditional Tag STAX
EH | SSS | MFT
Embossing Powder Bag
Embossing Powder Bag
EH | SSS | SU
Versamark Ink
Versamark Ink
EH | SSS | AMZN

Heat Tool
Heat Tool

Heat & Stick Powder
Heat & Stick Powder
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
WOW Clear Gloss Superfine
SSS | AMZN
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder
WOW Metallic Gold Rich Regular Embossing Powder
SSS | JOANN

iCraft Deco Rose Gold Foil - VP
iCraft Deco Rose Gold Foil – VP
3M Scotch Foam Tape
3M Scotch Foam Tape
EH | SSS | AMZN

Sticky Strip
Sticky Strip – Retired
Teflon Bone Folder
Teflon Bone Folder
EH | SSS

Happy New Home

My upline Cindy has moved into her forever home – so I decided to make her a card to congratulate her. This card was so fun to make. It’s a slider card that I somewhat modified because I didn’t want some of the stamped images to move. The video I watched to create the card can be found here. I didn’t know how it was going to end up, but I just went with it and I think it turned out great!

Since this card is a slider card, my base is just a 4.25″ x 5.5″ sheet using Soft Sky card stock. You could use a standard card base if you want the card to open for a greeting inside – but I didn’t think it was necessary for this card. For the slider base, I used a 4″ x 5.25″ sheet using Whisper White card stock. I stamped my trees and grass on this for the background image using the Sheltering Tree set, and used the cloud stamp from a kit called Hello Love.  I made my cuts as described in the video, except I stopped before I cut into my clouds – I didn’t want these images to pop up in the slider portion of the card. For the slider/pop up portion of the card, I wanted to prop up some houses – so I used two images and the sentiment from a retired holiday set called Holiday Home.

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I colored my houses using my Blendabilities markers and cut them out. Once all the cuts are made and the slider mechanism is done, I adhered my houses to it and cut some Wild Wasabi card stock to make grass using my fringe scissors. I made some extra cuts using some regular scissors to give it a rough look too.

New Home - Clements

Here is the card with the slider portion activated:

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So stinkin’ cute!

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The sentiment on the inside is from a set called Bravo. It fit in there just perfect.

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Hope you enjoyed that – I sure did!