This is Karthikha back again with another tutorial, this time, on how to make a double slider card. Here is the finished card, before we start!
To start with, take a cardstock of size 11x5.5inches, and score at 3 1/2, 7 1/8 and 10 5/8 inches.
Take a plastic cover that is flexible and strong enough to slide inside the card. Cut a long strip out of it.
Wrap it around the longer side of the cardstock and attach the ends with tape. The plastic should neither be tight nor loose. Move it around over the cardstock to allow easy movement.
Note: The thinner the layer of tape, the better the movement would be. I realized it later after completing the card.
Take 2 more pieces of cs measuring 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 inches each
Attach your favourite patterned paper. I've used The Perfect Affair paper pack from Papericious. This forms the inside of the slider.
Paste one of the cards on to the top of the plastic sheet.
Note: Glue/tape is to be applied only on the plastic and not on the base cardstock. And apply only on the top and not the entire card. See the tacky tape position in the pic below.
It should open like this, the top being attached.
For the inner one, invert the card and attach on the bottom of the plastic sheet.
After pasting both the cards, it should look like this, with the opposite sides attached and open in a Z fashion. If you pull one open end of the card, the other one slides up and this forms the slider.
Now, take the scored cardtock, Fold along the score lines of the cardstock and cover it either with glue or with 1/4th tacky/Scor Tape. The edge should be inserted and glued without hindering the slider movement.
On the outer part of the slider, attach patterned paper of your choice.
This is how the slider works when you pull one end of the inner card.
I've punched a hole and attached a satin ribbon to help open the slider.
To embellish, I've used a couple die from Tattered Lace and created a shaker frame. The frame die is from Gina Marie Scallop Stitched Rectangles. I've used a mix of red sequins for the shaker part.
Another look of the card
To finish the card, I added a handmade flower and a sentiment 'Love'. The alphabets are die cut from Sizzix Bubble Alphas die set.
And here are the final pics :)
1. Black cardstock
2. Papericious - The Perfect Affair
3. Tattered Lace couple die
4. Gina Marie Scallop Stitched Rectangle die
5. Tacky tape
6. Plastic cover
7. DCWV glitter sheet
7. Foam tape
8. Red satin ribbon
10. Sizzix Alpha bubbles dies
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Welcome to a fun tutorial today! I am excited to be here and today I'm sharing an easy to make album tutorial. This one does not require a hinge system and is a cute small book that can fit into a handbag.
Before starting the tutorial, have a look at the album.
First cut two pieces of chipboard for the front and back cover. (measurements in inches)
Next, cut card stock and score for our pages. Score on the 7" side first at 3.5", flip the page and at the 6" side score at 4.5".
Keeping the 7" side, fold over the score line upward. Next, turn over and fold over the 3.5" score line. Do this to all five pages.
I wanted to add some design to the pockets, so I used a punch for this.
Using 5 different pattern paper sheets from the book, cut papers for the pages. (3.25" x 4")
Distress the edges and stick onto the cardstock page using tacky tape.
Time to stick the pockets. Add a thin line of glue on the extreme ends and fold the flap upward and press to stick.
Cut patterned paper for the pockets and stick.
To close the page, add glue as shown below, fold and press firmly. This way, we get a pocket on the top of the page as well.
Once all pages are done, punch three holes on the end that is stuck together; one in the center and two 3/8th from the top and bottom. You can use one page as a template to mark holes on the other pages.
Cover the chipboard pieces with the same cardstock and add patterned paper (pp- 3 5/8 " x 4 5/8"). Once done, using the page as a reference, center on the chipboard pieces and punch three holes.
Add eyelets to the pages and the cover. Initially I wanted to use the rings to put the book together, but later decided to use some ribbon. So you could use either.
For the pockets on top, cut 5 tags using the cardstock. Pattern Paper measurements would vary according to the style of your tag.
With this the basic structure of the album is ready. Let's move to the decoration.
Now in this tutorial, you will notice that my main focus has been on using a single 6" paper pack and minimal wastage. For the entire album including the tags and photo mats, only 9 sheets pattern paper sheets and five 12x12 cardstock sheets were used.
Since this is a small album, I made the photo mats according to the left over rectangle pattern paper pieces from the pages and cover. I used the die cut sheets in the paper pack, to embellish further. Some places, I used them to make a pocket and add smaller die cut elements inside.
The composition of the cover page is very important in such a project as that is the first thing anyone sees. I do not like to add anything and everything and clutter my cover, so I decide on a composition before I begin.
For this one, I used a die cut piece and stuck it with glue only on two sides to make a pocket. I inserted some quotes from the sheet, inside the pocket and embellished it with hand made flowers.
Here's a quick tutorial on how I made the flowers:
Stamp the image onto your paper, and die cut it. Next color using inks you have; I used Ranger Dye Inks, as they dry fast and are rich in pigment giving me vibrancy in the coloring.
Next using the shaping tools, shape the flower. Flip it over and press on each petal dabbing the tool moving outside to inside but not in the center.
Once done, this is what it will look like.
Flip over and press in the center. Stick a smaller flower inside a bigger and add some beads, You can add glitter or frosting powder as well.
In the same way you can shape your leaves.
I then arranged these hand made embellishments, and was careful to not add too many as the size of the album is small.
I added some different flowers, on my tags as well to dress them up.
Here are some closeups and pictures of the pages.
Hope you're inspired and want to create your own album.
All supplies are listed below, and most of them are available at the store or can be pre-ordered.
Red Cardstock- 200 GSM (Album Pages)
White Iris Cardstock - 150 GSM (for flowers)
Chipboard- 650 GSM (covers)
Kaisercraft Be-You-tiful Paper pack- 6"x6"
Distress Ink- Walnut Stain
Red Tacky Tape
Martha Stewart Punch-Vintage Floral
Heartfelt Creations- Delightful Daisies Stamp and die collection, deluxe flower shaping tool.
Archival Ink- Vermillion and Library Green (stamping flowers and leaves) Dye Ink- Lily Pad, Electric Lime, Classic Cherry & Buttered Popcorn (to colour flowers and leaves)
Orange micro beads
Martha Stewart Scoring Board
the materials listed above are available at Rainbow Craftykari Store or
you can pre-order them by sending an email at