Friday, 17 February 2017

Pop Up Slider Card with FREE Cut File

Pop Up Slider Card with FREE Cut File.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog
Hello, Nadine here today with a step-by-step tutorial and free pop up slider card cut file. Kids adore the interactive element to these cards, but to be fair, I think it also brings out the inner child in many of my grown-up pals too!

What you’ll need:

 

STEP ONE: Download and Open the Free Cut File

Download the Silhouette compatible file from here and open from within Silhouette Studio®.  I designed this project to use Print and Cut and used a selection of my favy-fav digital patterns that I loaded into my Silhouette Library.  If you have a stash of gorgeous patterned physcial papers that you'd rather use though, it will work equally well - you simply need to change the Cut settings on these shapes from 'No Cut' to 'Cut'.


Preview of Free Pop Up Slider Card cut file.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

STEP TWO: Choose Pattern, Sentiment and Centrepiece

The top left of your card is free for your centrepiece design.  I picked the cute elephant from Design ID #2765.  My card was to celebrate the arrival of my new baby niece Emily, so I added her name using the  SW PAR-TAY Thyme Font  Design ID #57535.  This is the same font that I used for the hidden and inside messages.  I added the Congratulations sentiment at the bottom of the card using the LW Bunting Font Design ID 56458.

The top right rectangle will become the inside of your card.  Write the message upside-down, don't worry I know this seems weird, but it folds down and rights itself!

Fill the shapes with pattern or solid colour palette of your choice.

Front page layout of free pop up slider card.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

STEP THREE: Type Hidden Message on Back Page

I recommend that you copy the back page and paste it into a new window.  I've positioned it correctly into a rectangle that is A4 sized, so you just need to centre it to page, as shown below.  Align your hidden message to the bottom of the white rectangle as the slider will take up some of the space at the top.

back page layout of free pop up slider card.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog
  

STEP FOUR: Print and Cut

Print the back and front pages onto a single piece of card.  If your printer is anything like mine, that means loading the card with the printed side facing away and upside-down. I have a double sided print and cut tutorial if you're new to this.

I am always amazed at how accurately the print and cut function works.
Free pop up slider card after print and cut but before assembly.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

STEP FIVE: Fold and Glue

Fold the top rectangle downwards along the perforated edge.
Pop up slider card assembly stage 1.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

Fold again along the centre perforated line.
Pop up slider card assembly stage 2.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

Concertina fold the centre rectangle.
Pop up slider card assembly stage 3.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

Apply a thin line of double-sided tape to the bottom of the slider tab and centre it behind the window.
Pop up slider card assembly stage 4.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

Adhere the slider tab to the back of the centre window.  Make sure not to glue beyond the dashed line, as it needs to be free to move.
Pop up slider card assembly stage 5.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

Open the card and apply some double-sided tape around the edges.  Make sure not to tape at the top where the slider tab needs to be able to move up and down.
Pop up slider card assembly stage 6.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

Fold down to lock in the hidden message.
Pop up slider card assembly stage 7.  Tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

Ta-dah, the slider is done, pull the tab up and down with glee :)
Slider card mechanism complete, now just need to add centrepiece.  Pop up slider card tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

Apply some glue to the bottom section only of your centrepiece.
Glue lower half of centrepiece.  Pop up slider card tutorial by Nadine Muir for Silhouette UK Blog

Add the centrepiece to the window, making sure that the glued parts are underneath the centre perforated line.


FINISHED PRODUCT:



 

DESIGNS USED:

Little One Elephant #27653 LW Bunting Font #56458 SW PAR-TAY Thyme Font #57535

PRODUCTS USED:

2 comments:

  1. Another great tutorial Nadine and a bonus with the free file thank you very much

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  2. Thank you for the file and the great tutorial.
    Faith
    x

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