How to...Make a pull-up slider
This versatile card contains a hidden sliding surprise, and can be easily adapted for any special occasion
Cut white card into a 28.5x11.5cm strip,
25x9cm strip and 7cm square (see template). Score the largest strip at 9.5 and
19cm, fold the right panel over the centre one, then the left panel over to enclose. Score down the medium strip at 8.5cm and
17cm and fold over as before.
Open up the large strip. Working on the
2 right-end panel only, measure at 2.5cm in from score line. Cut a slit vertical slit from
1.5cm to finish at 7.5cm. Repeat at the other side of the right-end panel so you have two slits down one end panel. Now take the medium strip. Working on the right-end panel only, cut two slits as before but cut the vertical slit from 1.5 to 6cm (see template).
Cut two 1.5x8cm paper strips. Take one
3 of the card pieces with slits and slot a paper strip through the two slits, so the ends of the paper go through to the back. Turn over and fold the two ends inwards to secure the strips in place. Repeat with the other card piece.
Decorate the 7cm white card square.
Take the medium card piece and add double-sided tape onto the long piece that’s showing on the slotted paper strip. Push the strip down to the bottom of the slits, carefully line up the decorated square so it’s just above the top edge of the slotted panel, and press down to attach it centrally to the paper strip. Fold the right-end panel across the centre square. Add tape on the left of the left-hand panel, fold the panel over onto the centre panel and press down to seal. Do the same with the largest card piece, adding tape to the paper strip as before but this time adding the medium panel, carefully lining up before folding over and sealing. Remember to keep all the seams at the back.
Stamp and colour a flower and leaves
5 onto a 7.5cm white card square. Layer onto an 8cm green card square. Add to the centre panel, using glue so you can slide the design so it goes inside the opening. Layer
8.5x10.5cm of patterned paper onto 9x11cm of green card. Add to card front. Add an embossed white card strip and top with a stamped, coloured and die-cut rose. Punch a hole in the small top card square and thread with sheer white ribbon. Decorate the largest panel with adhesive pearls to finish.