Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Castle Shaped Pop up Slider Card Tutorial by Dr Sonia

At ItsyBitsy we are keen to support talented and passionate crafters which is why we have introduced the Professional Crafters Club (PCC), an invitational only scheme for amazing crafters who have been supporting our store for a long time. In 2013, we want to showcase the work of these talented women and will be inviting a new PCC member each month to GD for our blog. And who better to start off with than the matriarch of Craft Blogging in India - Dr. Sonia of Cards and School Projects. Welcome aboard and over to you Sonia!
Pop up Slider castle card
Hi friends this is Dr Sonia from Card ,Crafts & Kids Projects and I am so thrilled to be Guest DT for ItsyBitsy my favorite Craft Store!! When Sunehra informed me about the theme of Weddings and Celebrations, the only celebration that I felt I could do justice to was Birthdays since at this stage in my life what we celebrate the most is my daughter's birthday.Princesses , Castles ,Pink and Purple are in vogue with my kiddo right now and the new birthday party demand is invitation cards!
Pop up slider card
I made this pop up slider card in the shape of a castle.The central fort of the castle can be pulled up to reveal a space to write the Invitation and party details.
Castle shaped slider card
Sharing how to make a Castle Shaped Pop up Slider Card.[Click on the pictures for an enlarged detailed view]
Materials Required
This is an easy card to make which does not require any fancy tools.
Basic Supplies
Card Stock -Sturdy card stock is a must.Handmade paper will not give as neat an effect in this slider card.
Craft-knife, Scissors,Scale
Cutting mat  [or kitchen cutting board]
Double Sided Foam tape,Glue
If you want to jazz it up a bit..
Big Shot /Other Die cutting Machine
Embossing folders : I used Itsy Bitsy spots folder and Itsy Bitsy swirls.
Dies : to make the castle door [ I used Itsy Bitsy Venetian Panels die] and domes [Scallop circles]
Punches : Square
Materials Required
Measurements are not really important for this type of card but to make things easier giving approximate measurements.
You need card stock for the front, base and slider piece.For the front of the castle card...take half of an A 4 card [or 6 x 8 1/4 ]
Pop Up slider Card
Use a ruler and craft knife to cut 2 vertical lines from either edge leaving at least 1 inch from the top and bottom edge as shown.Join the 2 vertical cuts horizontally at the lower ends as shown in the slider tutorial
Pop Up slider Card
Score horizontally to join the upper ends of the vertical cuts or use a scale to fold up the flap as shown.Fold down this flap in half as shown.
Pop Up slider Card
The front of your slider card will look like this now. Take a slider piece of approx 
 8 1/4  ½ inch and fold up one edge[approx 1/2 to 3/4 inch] 
Pop Up slider Card
This step is optional: I wanted to make my slider a castle fort so chopped off rectangles 1/2 x 2 inches from the top edges as shown
Pop Up slider Card
Attach the lower folded tab of the slider to the back of the vertical cut flap as shown.
Pop Up slider Card
If you plan to emboss your card front do so before attaching the slider pieces.[ I used the Itsy Bitsy spots folder]Keep the lower part of the central vertical flap un-embossed  by keeping it outside your embossing folder as embossing tends to weaken most cardstocks and you want the central flap sturdy!
Pop Up slider Card
For  the Pop up piece ..you can stamp, quill,draw or cut out a castle shape like I did. From a 4 x 5 inch pearl pink card stock I marked 1 inch from either edge and chopped off 1/2 x 2 inch rectangles . Further chopped off a part of the central rectangle to get my castle shape..do whatever appeals to you!
Pop Up slider Card
To further decorate your pop up castle..do whatever you fancy but dont make it too bulky or your castle wont stand up well! 
Pop up Castle
 I used the Itsy Bitsy Venetian Panels die to cut a door in my castle and then embossed it  using the Itsy Bitsy spots embossing folder.For the domes ,I die cut scallop circles , which were embossed with the Itsy Bitsy swirls.
Pop Up slider Card
The glue dots came in handy sticking the domes to the castle[ you need a bit of  patience if you use regular glue on embossed card stock!]
Pop Up slider Card
Punched out squares on a 1 inch width pearl card stock to make my castle accents which were stuck to the castle with double sided foam!
Pop Up slider Card
Stick on the castle to the front of the lower half of the central flap
Pop Up slider Card
On the back of the castle card stick double sided foam tape on the lower edge and sides as shown.Leave enough gap near the central flap so that your slider can move freely.Stick it to a same size or larger base card.
Castle shaped card
Do not stick too tightly as you need a bit of gap between your base and top card for the slider to move freely.
Castle shaped card 
I used Itsy Bitsy glitter strips generously in this card and my daughter loved the pastel shaded Boutique collection butterflies. 
Castle Shaped Card and Box
We also made Castle shaped party favor boxes to go along with our castle shaped cards.You can make the castle cards as simple or as elaborate as you want...I hope you will find this tutorial helpful.

27 comments:

  1. Mind blowing stuff doc... and this is what I am gong to try for my niece's next birthday party invite... thanks so much for d tute...!!

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  2. This is sooo adorable..Perfect for a birthday theme..

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    1. Syaz thank you so much.You make such super cute stuff so honored to get such a compliment from you!!

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  3. wow Doc this is simply amazing! I love the card and the color combo. All little girls would want to have this :)

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    1. The color choice is my daughter's Indira..I am happy she got over the pink only phase!! It used to be orange at one time and we had to buy her all orange colored toys and dresses!!

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  4. Wow..Sonia you are super talented !!
    I love the theme and the designs..:)

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    1. Thank you Nitijita..kids love interactive cards and I had to oblige my little one!

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  5. thats an superbly amazing tutorial by Dr...love the way she used square punch..thanks for the tute !!

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    1. Thank you Poornima..squares are such awesome shapes and the punch has so many possibilities..I think Itsy Bitsy has a new type of square punch to punch foam too...on my next wish list!

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  6. Absolutely fantastic!! Who better at mechanical cards than doc..she wields a scalpel and a big shot with the same finesse!!

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    1. Ha Ha I actually took the big shot to my clinic for this project as I was not getting time to photograph it at home!!

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  7. Oh thank you so much my dear friends for the wonderful supportive comments..and Sunehra calling me a matriarch...ha ha you make me feel like a granma!!

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    1. Hey Sonia - thanks so much for this incredibly innovative project, and you may not be the matriarch age wise, but certainly experience wise :)

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  8. Sunehra have done a mini review of the awesome Itsy Bitsy Glue dots on my new post on the castle box tutorial..the sister post to this one.

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  9. wow ,this is really from fairy land"a castle from fairy land".will definately try on tute , hwen i will get time.hats off you doc.and love you.

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    1. Thank you Megha we breathe and live fairy tales at home right now!!

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  10. Wow....Doc.Such a great pop up card. Whoz best than u to feature the pop up card...Please do think abt what i ask u always...Ebook for pop up cards, Doc..

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    1. Sathya..ha ha blog tutorials give me so much joy seeing the supportive response you guys give me..I dont think I will get much of a kick from a boring book!!

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  11. oh wow...SUPER DUPER tutorial and a SUPER DUPER slider card...loving each detail.thanks for d lovely tutorial :))

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    1. Thank you so much for such wonderful support!!

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  12. A magical and wonders0me project sonia ji!!Loved each and every details of your tutorial,and hats off to your patience..i must say :)!

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    1. Bipasha thank you very much..once I figured out the measurements it was super easy to do in fact in one evening we whipped up 5 of these[not all embellished] for my kiddo's friends.The key is that one doesnt have to waste time in gluing if you use foam tape!

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  13. Hi I'm Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

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  14. beautifully made.. thanks for sharing the tutorial:)

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    1. Thank you Bhavana..I had a lot of fun designing this interactive card

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  15. My Grand Niece is gonna be 3 this month and she's into princess' and all that stuff. This is exactly what I'm looking for to make for her card this year. Thanks for the info :-)

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