Surprise Slider Cards

Hello there! I am not sure there is anything more fun to create than a card with a surprise. Well… today I show how to create a surprise slider card

Surprise Slider Cards by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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Nothing is more fun than an interactive card! Especially when it includes a surprise. Today I used the new My Favorite Things Twice The Wishes Kit to create surprise slider cards, but you could create the elements by hand.

Surprise Slider Cards by Jennifer McGuire Ink

For the first card, I created a one-tier cake. But when you pull on the little tab on the top of the card, a second tier is revealed!

Surprise Slider Cards by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Isn’t that fun??

Surprise Slider Cards by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I created the cake using the dies in the My Favorite Things Twice The Wishes Kit, and heat embossed the sentiments from the kit’s stamp set. I decorated the cake with Nuvo White Crystal Dots and Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pens. (Those Nuvo White Crystal Dots are great for quick, inexpensive, dimensional accents!)

My second card is a variation of the first. This time, when you pull on the tab, a cute little bear pops out!

Surprise Slider Cards by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The bear is from the My Favorite Things Beary Special Birthday Stamp Set.

Surprise Slider Cards by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Be sure to watch the video to see how these were put together using the My Favorite Things Twice The Wishes Kit. However – again – you can make these elements on your own, but the kit does make it easy!


How would you like to win a $25 gift card to My Favorite Things? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 7/25/16 telling me if you have ever created an interactive card. (The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated.)


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443 thoughts on “Surprise Slider Cards”

  1. very nice. I want to make some action cards b/c I have not done any of those yet.. but soon. This was a fun idea to make the top tier come out like that, thanks for sharing!

  2. SO CUTE!!! I love MFT products. I’ve done the slider cards and shaker cards but never like this. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Do shaker cards count as being interactive? If so, then I’ve created quite a few of those – last year’s holiday cards (100+) included snow globe shakers, and I’ve done several others throughout the year.
    If not, then I’ve only created about 20 interactive cards so far: a couple sliders (none with pull tabs though) and some wobble ones for my daughter’s birthday party invitations.
    MFT keeps coming out with some amazing kits, and this one looks like fun! Thanks for sharing & for the chance to win!

  4. As a subscriber from Sydney, Australia, I love your videos and review them all. I have made slider cards in the past but this one is so cute and much simpler that my previous efforts. I just had to have the MFT set but when I checked it had sold out. I wonder if you would consider an international subscriber for your draw. Best Wishes

  5. I made a slider card that spelled out BABY for a baby card but I need to begin creating some more,
    Thank you for the video!!!

  6. How cute!!!!! The cards are so adorable and fun! Do penny slider cards count? Otherwise, I haven’t really created many interactive cards before… can’t wait to try!

  7. This is so cute and fun! Thank you. I have made interactive cards, and they are always so much fun!

  8. What a great card kit. I have made many interactive cards …including spinner cards, shaker cards, pop ups and explosion cards. With 9 grandchildren I always try to make each a fun and different card on their birthday.

  9. Adorable! I ordered this kit, can’t wait to get it! Yes, I’ve created shakers, and slider cards. Also, cards with wobbles. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Your description of how to make things is the best. Your voice & pronunciation & everything . . . is so crystal-clear. You make card making so much fun.

  11. I have only made shaker cards. Your cards sure look like they are fun to make! I guess I should try an interactive card!

  12. I have, esp. when I didn’t have a job and more time for creation ๐Ÿ˜‰ Personally I don’t like the side ways moving card but I liked this idea, horizontal moving/sliding. I would like to try this ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I was inspired by you and purchased some items to make shaker cards but haven’t been brave enough to try it. Love the stamps you used and can’t wait for the kit to be back in stock so I can purchase this. TFS!

  14. Hello! I’ve watched the video twice because I was too amazed by these cards. I have never ever created an interactive card, but I’m willing too!

  15. Such clever cards Jennifer – you make it look soooo easy to do and I see that the card kit is sold out so sure hope I win!!!! I’ve made just a few interactive slider cards but hadn’t thought to look at my stamps and dies with a view toward thinking about which ones could be used like you did here! Thank you for the video and new idea!!

  16. No I have not made any cards like that…but looks fun . Your cards are always beatiful and I enjoy watching your videos and learning about new things.

  17. just made my first action slider card for me Memere using lawn fawns, mom + me stamp set to say thank you for a present! She loves seeing the cards i made so, why not make it even more special!

  18. I don’t think I’ve ever made an interactive card but this looks
    so fun to try!! I love MFT and always appreciate your creative

  19. I enjoyed your video on the birthday cake slider and would like to know where I can buy the die set.
    Thanks for your help.

  20. No i havent yet but want to they are so much fun to receive! I can’t wait to try one! Thanks so much for always teaching me something new!

  21. Yes, I’ve made interactive cards in the past but more recently, have been mainly water colored cards.

  22. Gorgeous cards as ever Jennifer! I don’t think I’ve really made an interactive card as yet but I’ve still got the reindeer games stamp set by mama elephant fom last year to have a go making a spinner card with.

  23. You create such beautiful and detailed cards. I always look forward to viewing your videos when they pop up in my notifications. Thank you so much for elevating our hobby.

  24. I have done slider cards, magic slider cards and light up cards the past several years, thanks to your videos. I love the idea of dies doing all the cutting for you. Wish I had gotten them sooner. Everyone is stunned when they get an interactive card from me. Thank you so much for helping all of us with your wonderful ideas.

  25. I love making cards and have done different styles of cards, including slider cards! They are all so extremely fun to make! Love your site too! Thanks for sharing your talent on you tube!

  26. This us so fun! The link to the card kit says error??? Where can I find the kit?โค๐Ÿ˜˜

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