Friday, April 28, 2023


I'm excited to share today's Fun Fold card with you.  It is called a Pop-Up Slider Card and will provide a surprise to the recipient when they open it up.  I first saw this fun fold at the Creativate Retreat earlier this month.  Sharon Armstrong did a wonderful job of demonstrating how to make this unique fun fold.

It looks like a "normal" card here, doesn't it, but the inside holds a happy surprise.  I think guys will particularly like this Pop-Up Slider Fun Fold as they are going to want to know, "How did you do that!"

Before we move to the inside of the card, let me tell you a little about the card front.  The background was made using the Smooshing Technique that I shared on Connect to Create earlier this year.  If you missed that technique, you can check out my or February 6 and February 8 blog posts.  The tutorial for today's card will also include a link to the Smooshing Technique Connect to Create Video.

The colors used for the background were Gray Granite, Fresh Freesia, and Soft Sea Foam.

The wreath was cut from Soft Sea Foam cardstock using a die from Natural Prints Dies.  The cute chubby little bird and her branch are from the Perched in a Tree stamp set and Aspen Tree Dies, respectively.  I'm happy to let you know that these favorites are returning in the new 23-24 Annual Catalog.

Now to the surprise inside the card!  As you open the card the sentiment on the inside of the card starts to pop up.  

Isn't that fun?  In my tutorial for today's card, I did attempt to explain how to create the mechanism that makes the Pop-Up happen.  However, as I was taking picture after picture and trying to figure out how to provide clear step-by-step instructions, I concluded that a video showing you how to do it might be helpful.

The video tutorial uses different color pieces than today's card so that each element of the mechanism was easier to see in the video.  The written Tutorial is color-coded to coordinate with the video tutorial.  I would recommend downloading the written tutorial and then following along with the video.   If you still have any questions on how to make this slider mechanism, please leave a comment on this post, and I will do my best to answer all questions.

You can download a copy of the written tutorial by using this link.

A list of the products used for today's card is shown below.

Product List

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