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Gift Card Slider Photo Tutorial

The sliding element of this gift card holder is not a new idea -- but the clever way to make a flap to hold it closed was thought up by fellow demonstrator Jackie Topa. Then Linda Heller of took Jackie's tab idea and adjusted the measurements a little. I was inspired to then change up the stamps and come up with my own version. This was a big hit at October classes.

Here's the front -- with ornaments courtesy of the Christmas Collectibles stamps and matching ornament punch. The greeting is from Sassy Salutations. The smaller ornament punched out with the Mosaic punch is from the Verry Merry Tags set. (item #130402)


Open it and you can see how the gift card pocket slides up -- the greeting on that is "Ho Ho Ho" from the set called Oh Goodie!


A side view lets you really see that slider in action -- it's so fun to watch it move in person and have the gift card and the greeting appear.


Here are the steps to make this and a photo tutorial to guide you.

Card stock pieces:

- Crumb Cake Card Base - 4-1/4" by 11", with the 11" side horizontal, score at 1-3/4" from left end

- Crumb Cake Slider piece: 3-1/4" by 6-3/4" - again horizontal in the Simply Scored and score at 1/2" and 5"

- Olive mat for front - 3-1/4" by 4"

- White for greeting - 1" by 4"

- Season of Style Designer Paper behind greeting 1-1/2" by 4"

Once you've scored the card base, you want to use the Envelope Punch Board on the unscored end to punch tabs/notches 1" from each side. Here's what that step looks like.


Next put sticky strip on the side edges of the scored end to make a pocket. Here's that step.


Once you've sealed it to make the pocket, tuck in the tab and use a bone folder to the crease the card where it should naturally fold. (you can look back at the finished card to see how the tab looks when tucked in).

Here's what the slider looks like when scored and with the Sticky Strip where it should go on this piece. The bottom where it says sample will become the pocket to tuck the gift card in. One the other end the tape goes right above that 1/2" score line.


Seal the bottom to make the pocket on the slider but leave the red liner on the other tape -- fold that scoreline back and forth so it's moving well. Then insert it into the larger pocket you made on the card base. Here's what that will look like once it's tucked all the way to the bottom and centered between the card sides -- the top of the slider is flat, meaning nothing is folded under.


Last step is so easy -- you remove the red liner and simply close the card -- it will attach itself to the slider right where it should be and pull up just fine when you open the card.

Here's one more look at the card:


And then here is the handmade envelope I made using the Envelope Punch Board and designer paper.


The ornament "to/from" tag is out of that same Christmas Collectibles stamp set -- click here to see that set and matching punch as a specially priced bundle in my online store. the Cherry Cobbler ribbon is item #132135 -- you can buy it separately but it's also discounted right now as part of these very nice packaging bundles that you can view in my online store.

These slide-up gift card holders are so fun to make and they pack a wow factor without really being difficult (that's your little secret!)