Pop-Up Slider Tutorial

Pop-up Slider Tutorial by Natalie Lapakko featuring Remarkable You stamps and Detailed Dragonfly Dies from Stampin' Up!

Pop Up Slider Tutorial

A pop-up slider is a unique type of interactive card. When you pull on a tab, it slides out pulling a creased panel into a pop-up tent shape and revealing a hidden sentiment.

This card was much easier to make than I anticipated. The mechanism that makes it work is simple and it doesn’t require very many pieces. It’s a great technique for card makers that are ready to try fancy fold cards for the first time.

Pop-up Slider Tutorial by Natalie Lapakko featuring Remarkable You stamps and Detailed Dragonfly Dies from Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy

Challenge Inspiration

This card was inspired by Global Design Project Challenge #081!

Oooh, how I love a free choice! There are so many colors that would look good with Navy and White! I had a difficult time choosing, to be sure.

I finally selected yellow as my third color, or to be more specific, I chose Crushed Curry and So Saffron. Technically I suppose that is two colors, but they are a light and a dark version of the the same hue, so I’m definitely counting that as my one.

Pop-up Slider Tutorial

For all those visual learners out there, he is a diagram showing how to cut, score, and adhere the different pieces of the pop-up slider card base.  I gave the measurements for the exact card I made, but the sliding window can be adjusted to fit a larger sentiment too.

Pop up slider tutorial by Natalie Lapakko with Remarkable You stamps and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

Pop-up Slider Directions

  1. First, cut and score a Whisper White card base.
  2. Next, cut a piece of Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper 1/4″ (0.6 cm) smaller than the card base.
  3. Cut a flap in the Floral Boutique paper. The flap should be 1″ (2.5 cm) in from the edges of the paper and should be cut on the sides and bottom, and scored at the top.
  4. Make an additional score line 1/2″ (1.25 cm) from the bottom of the flap and another one halfway between the two existing score lines, that’s 1-3/8″ (4 cm) away from each of the previous score lines.
  5. Fold the flap at the score lines to create a tent shape with a flap at the bottom.
  6. Place the Floral Boutique layer on the card base. Stamp the sentiment from Suite Sayings through the open flap at the bottom of the window with Night of Navy ink.
  7. Next, cut a Whisper White sliding panel. It should be about 1/2″ (1.2 cm) wider than the flap and line up with the bottom of the flap and still stick out of the top of the card a bit. On my card that meant I needed a piece that was 1-1/2″ by 4-3/4″ (5.9 x 13 cm). Optional: use a die such as the Lots of Labels Framelit Dies or a punch to create a scalloped edge on the top of the slider.
  8. Adhere the bottom of the flap (on the back) to the bottom edge of the slider.
  9. With the flap all the way closed, turn the Floral Boutique panel to the back. Add glue to the side and bottom edges making sure that it doesn’t get on the slider mechanism. Flip it back to the front and adhere it to the card base. The slider is now complete and all that remains is the decorations!
  10. Cut a Whisper White circle using the Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies. Adhere this to the front of the pop-up tent, taking care not to get glue on any other part. The bottom edge of the circle should line up with the bottom edge of the tent fold.
  11. Cut a strip of So Saffron cardstock about 1/2″ (1.2 cm) wide. Trim the ends to look like banners. Adhere to the center of the Whisper white circle.
  12. Die cut a decorative border shape from Night of Navy cardstock using Flourish Thinlit Dies. Adhere this so it overlaps slightly with the So Saffron banner.
  13. With Crushed Curry ink, stamp three flowers from the Remarkable You stamp set.
  14. Loosely color the flowers with a So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker. Draw lines in the same direction as the petals.
  15. Fussy cut out the flowers.
  16. Adhere two of the Remarkable You flowers to the white circle using dimensionals. One of my flowers has a double layer of dimensionals for even more depth.
  17. Adhere the third Remarkable You flower to the bottom left corner of the card. Make sure before gluing that your flower will not accidentally cover up the sentiment when the slider is opened. Also take care that the slider is not glued shut!
  18. Finally, die cut two Night of Navy bees using the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies. Use small dimensionals (cut them smaller if needed) to adhere them to two of the flowers.

Pop up slider tutorial by Natalie Lapakko featuring Remarkable You stamps and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits from Stampin' Up!

Choose Your Own Color Combination

Night of Navy and Whisper White are a little bit like black and white in that you can add pretty much any other splash of color and it will look awesome. There is something about the stark contrast between the dark and light colors that makes whatever third color you choose stand out extra vibrantly.

My mom, who got me into stamping and has an excellent eye for color both in cards and in decorating has a navy and white as the main colors in her house. She adds different accent colors, depending on the season, with pillows, vases, and other accessories. It always look awesome.

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Night of Navy


Cardstock: Whisper White, Night of Navy, So Saffron (c) Stampin’ Up!

Paper: Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (c) Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Night of Navy, Crushed Curry (c) Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Suite Sayings (c) Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Lot of Labels Framelit Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelit Dies, Flourish Thinlit Dies, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlit Dies (c) Stampin’ Up!

Markers: So Saffron Stampin’ Write Marker (c) Stampin’ Up!

Other: dimensionals

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Thanks for visiting and happy stamping!

By Natalie Lapakko

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17 thoughts on “Pop-Up Slider Tutorial”

  1. Thank you so much for this tutorial. Your directions and visual instructions are better than any I have ever found. You are amazing and thank you so much for sharing your work.

  2. Natalie, this is the coolest card. Evahhhhhhhh. I love it. I will make one (keep telling myself to put it in que, LOL). My son will love it so I’m gonna do it. Thanks for sharing, my friend!

    1. Haha! Thanks and you’re welcome! If your son is anything like mine, he likes cards that do things. He now asks “What does it do?” when I show him a card I made.

  3. Oh my Natalie … this is stunning! You are a whizz at slider cards and you are so wonderful to include the measurements and instructions. I totally love this and hope you don’t mind if I give it a whirl! I will certainly link back to your blog! Big hugs! xxx

  4. Love it. Great card, great colors, great directions. Appreciate written instead of video tutorial.

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