How to make a slider card

Butterfly slider card

Love interactive cards? Learn how to make a slider card with a beautiful whirling butterfly. with Debbie Simpson’s penny slider card design from issue 149.

This project will show you how to make a circular shaped track for the penny slider – created using the largest and third largest Spellbinders Nestabilities circle dies.

To make this card, the track needs to be slightly narrower than a penny. That way, the coin can hook on to each side of of the track and it won’t fall out easily.

We’ve used a butterfly slider here, but you could easily replace it with another animal or object to create your own unique cards – a football or a rocket could transform this into a fun card for a child! Take a look at more great slider card ideas using our free penguin printables, too!

Shopping list

Basic card kit, plus
Lili of the Valley Romance & Roses design paper, from Lili of the Valley
Spellbinders Nestabilities Plain Circle dies, from IconUK
Sizzix Hero Arts stamp & die set, from Sizzix
Whimsy stamps – Birthday Greetings, from Whimsy Stamps
Washi tape
Adhesive gems

How to make a slider card

Butterfly penny slider card step 11. Mat and layer two contrasting patterned papers onto a piece of white card measuring 17.5×12.5cm. Die-cut an aperture onto the card front, using washi tape to secure the die.


Butterfly penny slider card step 22. Take the die-cut circle and use a smaller circular die held in place with washi tape to make a smaller circle to form the inner edge of your track. Stamp the sentiment onto it.


Butterfly penny slider card step 33. Wrap a green ribbon around your card front and glue in place. Add a bow and finish with an adhesive gem. Cut a 7x5in base card and mat and layer with a coordinating patterned paper.


Butterfly penny slider card step 44. Cover the back of your embellished card front with strips of sticky foam pads. Add more strips to the small pink card die-cut circle. Now you’re ready to make the slider element.


Butterfly penny slider card step 55. Stick a round sticky foam pad to a penny. With the pad facing upwards, build the slider track above the penny by sticking the pink circle and card front to the 7x5in base card.


Butterfly penny slider card step 66. Remove the backing from the penny’s foam pad and attach a second penny above it. Top with a pretty die-cut butterfly. Ta da! You’ve made a stunning butterfly slider card.

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