Friday, January 11, 2008

Sliding pocket cards

I found the basic instructions for this card from the book "Cards that Pop-Up, Flip and Slide" by Michael Jacobs. I tweaked it a little to suit my taste. In the book, the inside 'tag' slides to the right (like the Valentine's card). My vintage card, I decided, should slide upward. I'm including the template, if you would like to try your hand at making one. If you want to see a larger view, just click on the picture and the page should refresh and show you a larger view.






This is the "tag" that will slide out, revealing the message beneath:


I started with a piece that was 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" (so you can make this from an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of cardstock). I don't know if you can tell, but this isn't a simple "window" card. There is a flap that slides behind the panel. It's easier to see this once you've cut out a template. Anyway, you would stamp your sentiment or write your message on that flap. Then the tag slides out, it will reveal the message underneath it. ** Sarah asked me how I cut the cardstock to create the panel. I used an xacto knife and a ruler. ** Thanks for stopping by!

9 comments:

Kim H. said...

WOW these are stunning! I love how it slides! Very fun!

'Bella and Gabe said...

I love these cards. Thank you SO MUCH for providing the instructions. When I return from my crafting hiatus I hope to give this a try.

As always, beautiful, beautiful work!!

~ Jennifer

loobylou said...

Love it ~a library pocket with a twist, now for the dumb questions~ how did you cut your window- just with a craft knife, or is there a trick to it?
Sarah

Cathy said...

l love these they are beautiful..Thanks you for the instructions..l'm going to try this.

KardKrazy said...

Oh, I just love that first one --- just gorgeous!

Gisou13 said...

Elle est magnifique cette carte !

Beth Norman said...

Love this tutorial. Your cards are fabulous. That lady card is my favourite!

Sue McGettigan said...

So very pretty - I love the vintage card, and such a cool tutorial - thanks Ethel!

Linda M said...

The French one is outstanding. I want to try this! Thanks for the inspiration.