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Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Stampin' Up - Heart of Christmas - Week 11

Tonight for the Heart of Christmas blog hop I have searched the internet high and low for a fancy fold just for you! I know I can't resist them and I had to find one that I had not done before which was hard to do and I found one! It was a video that was posted way back in 2010 by Sari Hanninen and she called it a Double Slider Card. I have used the So Santa stamp set for my card. It is becoming a favourite of mine I must admit.
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As you can see there are 2 little tabs giving you the hint of something hiding and that you need to pull on them to find out what is hiding inside. Don't you just love Santa on his scooter. He is kind of cute. I have stamped him here in memento ink on Whisper White Card stock, coloured him in with my Stampin' Blends, divine! Cut him out with the layering oval framelits, and adhered him to the front of the card on an offset Early Espresso oval. Poppy parade is the shade of red that is used in the Santa's Workshop specialty DSP so I have used that as my red for this card as well as using this gorgeous DSP.
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The little tabs of Santa's Workshop DSP are punched out using our circle tab punch.

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Ok as you can see it is quite an exciting fancy fold and I had trouble working out just how to photograph it so you could see it.

I am going to write a bit of a tutorial at the end of this post if you would like to see how this card is made, or if you would like to hop off now to the lovely Claire Daly who is hosting the Heart of Christmas blog hop and see the list of participants please come back and check out the tutorial later. It really isn't hard to do and if you have questions don't hesitate to contact me.

Ok now for the Tutorial of the double slider card. I have taken photos along the way so hopefully I have enough information for you to make this card.
  1. Cut a your base card 5 1/2 x 11 inches 14 cm x 28 cm
  2. Score at 3 1/2, 7 & 10 1/2 inches  8.9, 17.8, 26.7 cm
  3. cut a piece of plastic bag 2 1/2 inches by 12 inches 6.3 cm by 30.5 cm
  4. Adhere the plastic using tear and tape around one end/flap of the card, making sure it is tight but not so that it bends the card.
  5. Make sure the join is towards the bottom of the card
  6. Now to make the layers of the cards
    The layers are 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches Early Espresso or your base colour  7 cm x 14 cm.  Garden Green Layer is 2 5/8 x 5 /38 inches or 6.7 cm x 13.6 cm. Our So Santa layer is 2 /716 x 5/14 inches or 6.2 x 13.3 cm
  7. Adhere these layers together and then punch out your table in your choice of DSP. Put a tab at the TOP of one picture and at the BOTTOM of the other picture. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT.
  8. Place a piece of tear and tap to the bottom of the plastic bag strip on the card.
  9. Now adhere your picture with the tab that is at the top to this piece of the plastic slider mechanism. Making sure that you center your image and that it lines up exactly with the bottom of the card.
  10. AS you can see the tab is at the top and the card is centered. You can fold the card base up at this time and make sure that the sliding mechanism works if you would like but it is not necessary. 
  11. Now for the tricky part. Fold in the layer that has the picture on it.
  12. As you can see the picture has now been folded in and the tab is still at the top to the right of the card and you can now see the rest of the plastic bag.
  13. Place some tear and tape on the plastic bag at the top right where you see the tab in the picture in #11.
  14. Now get your second So Santa picture and turn it face down with the tab to the left or the bottom of the card.

  15. Now it is time to close up the card by adding some tear and tape to the small flap and making sure that when you fold it over to adhere it to the Poppy Parade card base that you make sure that you slid it under picture 
  16. Now it should all slide perfectly for you.
  17. Time to decorate the front the way you see fit. I  cut a piece of DSP  3 7/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches 8.6 cm x 13.6 cm before adding my cut out So Santa design on the front.
  18. For the back of the card I cut a layer of 3 3/8 inches x 5 3/8 inches 8.6 x 13.6 cm and then the Whisper White is 3 1/4 x 5 1/8 or 8.2 x13.3 cm before I stamped the greeting from the So Santa stamp set and a few star fish and coloured them in with the stampin' Blends.

Hope you have a lovely day and thank you so much for spending some time with me. 
Take Care


  1. Oh, Sharon I love your card! It's so cute! And that Santa is absolutely gorgeous isn't he?! Thank you for sharing a tutorial for your fantastic card. x

    1. Thanks Caroline, I think this Santa is very cute!

  2. Fabulous card, Sharon. I love this set too.

    1. Thanks Judy, it is a great set isn't it!

  3. What a cool card, Sharon, you have loads more patience than me to make this style of card. You have done a wonderful job with your colouring. Thanks for sharing the tutorial too, very generous!

    1. Thanks Kate, I am really enjoying my blends at the moment. Lots adult of colouring going on! LOL!

  4. Sharon thank you for taking the time to explain and photograph all of the steps in your amazing card. I love cards that move and this one is super duper awesome!

    1. Thanks Cathy, glad you like it! I now have something to use up all of those plastic bags I've been hoarding! LOL!

  5. This is so awesome and your detailed photo tutorial is so fabulous! Thankyou for all the work you put into this, and thanks for playing along with Heart of Christmas Week 11.

  6. Great card Sharon. Love how you always mange to do more than just a 2d card

  7. Beautiful Card Sharon, and thanks for sharing the tutorial.


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