How to make a slider card

Conceal a sweet message with this fun, interactive design! Create a slider card with a little tab at the back that, once pulled, will move the top section of the card to reveal a greeting underneath!

World Craft Week

This swing card has been designed for us by Sarah Jackman-Read to help celebrate World Craft Week 2018, which runs from 16-22nd April.

This year, World Craft Week is supporting Bliss, a charity for babies born premature or sick. Visit to find out more and download a FREE digi magazine packed with loads of craft projects for you to try, as well as details of how you can help to raise money for Bliss through crafting!

You can also download more special crafty projects and patterns for just £3 each – the money raised will be donated to Bliss, to help this important cause.

Look out for more exciting World Craft Week projects coming soon on our website!

How to make a slider card

1. Trim two pieces of card to 15x15cm. Place one piece on top of the other then punch out a 1.5cm semi-circle from the centre of the top edge.  Take the top piece of card then use a craft knife to cut two vertical 10cm lines at 2.5cm in from each side.

2. Cut horizontally between the bottom of the two vertical cuts, to create a flap, then score horizontally between the top of the two vertical cuts, to create a hinge. Make another horizontal score line at 1cm up from the bottom edge of the flap then attach double-sided tape on the reverse of this section.

3. Score horizontally along the centre of the flap then mountain fold at the score line.

4. Attach a sentiment onto the other 15x15cm piece of card, so that the greeting sits underneath the flap when the cut and scored piece of card is placed on top of it.

5. Cut an 11×12.5cm piece of card, layer a slightly smaller piece of patterned paper on top of it then attach the papered side to the double-sided tape on the reverse of the flap. Punch a hole in the other end of the papered panel and tie a small length of ribbon through it, to create the tab for the slider element.

6. Run double-sided tape along the sides and bottom edge of the square card base then attach the card with the slider element on top.

More slider card guides

Papercraft Inspirations issue 177 includes two masterclass step-by-step slider card projects for you to try! Find a copy of the May issue (issue 177) in stores or order online!

You’ll find plenty more step-by-step guides for gorgeous cards and papercraft projects in our How to… section, too!

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