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Happy Thursday friends! I hope your week has been going well. Today I have a fun surprise slider card using some fabulous older sets. The main ones I’ve used are Pumpkin Patch stamps and Honey Cuts; The Name’s Jack stamps and Honey Cuts; and FaBOOlous Sentiments. This is the first surprise slider card I’ve ever made and I really had fun with it! This is the card as it would look when removed from the envelope:

Next is the surprise when the tab is pulled up!

So much fun, right?!! Lets create the fun elements of the card:

  • Before I worked on the slider portion, I needed to get my pumpkins arranged to make sure they would cover the ghost in its hidden position. When I had them arranged with the grass border, I put a piece of Press N Seal over them, flipped it over, and used the Bee Creative glue to adhere them where they overlapped. Trim any pieces that overlap the 4″ cloud base.
  • To create the slider channel, I used my craft knife and cut a 3/8″ channel in the cloud base. (I did some researching on Pinterest and YouTube for ways to do this.) If you have Honey Bee’s Straight Interactive Slider Honey Cuts, this would be super easy!
  • Next I die cut two ½” circles with a die from my stash. I added a round foam circle to one of the die cut circles, placed it behind the channel, and adhered the other circle on top.
  • I put the pumpkin scene on the cloud layer (without adhering) and decided where the ghost needed to be adhered on the circle so it will be hidden behind the pumpkins with the pull strip down. When I figured it out, I adhered the ghost.
  • Next I cut a ¾” x 4″ white card stock strip and adhered one end of it to the circle on the back. While it’s in the down position, I trimmed the extra length even with the top of the card layer. Now I adhered the “pull” half circle at the top.
  • Add foam tape on the back to either side of the pull strip and around the edges too.
  • I stamped “EEK” on the pull strip in Versafine Onyx Black ink.
  • Next I stamped “BOO” onto some black card stock in Versamark and embossed it with white embossing powder. I trimmed it into a rectangle shape and adhered it under the ghost’s arm.
  • Adhere the panel to a black A2 card base.

I finished up the card by adhering the bats so they would still be seen when the ghost is popped up. I also added Glossy Accents to all of the eyes and mouths of the pumpkins and ghost.

I hope you’ve enjoyed my card today and are inspired to try this fun slider technique! Stay well, and stay crafty, my friends!

P.S.: Be sure to come back to the blog tomorrow as it is the first day of sneak peeks of the Autumn Afternoon release! You will get to see some beautiful design team creations using the new products!

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4 responses to “Jack-O-Lantern Surprise Card”

  1. SarahC says:

    Beautifully done! Love your colors.

  2. Anne Sturgeon says:

    This is the sweetest surprise. My grandkids would love this so much…