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.)


Interested in the products I used? To make them easy for you to find, I have listed them below. (Compensated Affiliate links used at no cost to you. Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), My Favorite Things (MFT), etc.

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443 thoughts on “Surprise Slider Cards”

  1. I love making slider cards! I really like how you decorated your cake layers with the Nuvo Drops.

  2. I have made pop up cards and after watching your video I am about to make this slider card for my niece’s birthday next week

  3. FUN-tastic cards! The colors go together so well and are so smooth. Yes, I have made a few interactive cards. It is a joyful surprise to see the look on faces that receive one.

  4. I’ve made a slider card using the penny technique but it’s been a while. I do like interactive cards. They are fun to make and receive. I love the bear but the other one is clever too. Thanks

  5. I’ve made interactive cards before but not for a long time. Hmm, I’m going to have to design some! I have a Silver Bullet cutter so I design the files myself for all my cards. Love the bear!

  6. I have never created a slider card but I have created cards with special folds and spinner cards. I love including interactive elements or unique folds on my cards.

  7. Wonderfully cute card! I have stamps and dies to do interactive cards but haven’t gotten around to it yet…of course!

  8. I love interactive cards. Mostly I do pop up cards, swing cards and shaker cards. Love your videos.

  9. I love what you’ve done with this set – shame it’s already sold out! Thanks for the inspiration, and the chance to win!

  10. Hi Jennifer, I think this birthday cake card with the pop up layer and bear is amazing! So adorable and fun! I have made interactive cards. I’ve used the slider dies to make golf cards with the little golf cart that slides. They are so cool. Usually the recipient says, “how did you do that?’

  11. This card is soooo cute! I never made an interactive card, but with your video I may give it a try. I have a number of birthday cards I have to do this fall. Love MFT! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  12. Absolutely love both of your interactive cards! Thanks for sharing your techniques! I have made never ending cards in the past. I remember the recipient thought I was playing a joke on them. My kids found 2 blank never ending card I had made the other day. Now keep in mind there is no decorations on these cards. But they were occupied for a very long time just opening the panels over and over again!

  13. Hi Jennifer, I have been following you for a very long time now and learned so much, but I haven’t posted in about a year or two due to ill health.
    I have made a similar card before where the top layer is just black pen on acetate and when they pull it up a piece of card hides the back bit of the card coloured. It is lovely when the unexpected makes people enjoy there card more.

    Thanks Jennifer
    Denise xx

  14. How cute! Never made an interactive card, but after your video will give it a try! Love MFT and their products!

  15. Wow, what fun cards, Jennifer! I’m going to have fun making interactive cards for my sons and my niece. I really appreciate you introducing us to some of the newer products out there, such as the Nuvo products you used with your cards here.

    Thank you, Jennifer!

  16. Love the card! Yep, I’ve made lots of different styles of interactive cards. I think they’re a lot of fun to make and I always get great comments from the recipients. I’m so bummed that this kit is already sold out. Is it possible to buy just the dies?

  17. I have never created an interactive card but I would like to try because there are so many possibilities.

  18. OMGoodness, your cards are so cute and adorable! I love the slider element, especially the bear! I haven’t tried a slider card yet but it’s on my list! As for interactive cards, I make a lot of shaker cards and I’ve also tried a spinner, waterfall card, and a couple of pop-up box cards. I really want to make a slider! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration! Love this kit!

  19. I love creating interactive cards. I recently created a flip and interlocking card. I just created the mechanisms for these interactive cards by searching the net, then customizing the measurements to create the card that suits my design. Please check them out if you have time (, I will try this slider card. The card kit is not sold out so I will be looking into my supplies on how I can re-create this using what I have. Thanks for sharing a beautiful card with us.

  20. I haven’t tried an interactive card yet! But I really want to! I think I will see how I can make this! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Marvelous 3-tiered cake! Do you think it’s possible to make the 2nd tier move too? I only made one pop-up card with a card kit long ago.

  22. Super cute cards! No- I have never made an interactive card. Maybe one day. Thank you for the chance to win!

  23. I’m in the process of making a spinner card using your mirror stamping technique you demonstrated earlier this month. Super cool so far!

  24. I would love to learn how to make a shaker card, I haven’t made one yet but I’m about to try a slider card. I love this stamp set and I hope to buy it soon

  25. They were lovely cards. Yes, I have done a different version of the slider card for my brother’s birthday. Thanks for sharing the ideas.

  26. Thank you for demonstrating how to use these items- the idea is super fun!
    I have made an accordian type card for Mother’s Day: you untie the front and 4 photos of her favorite people pull out. It is still my mom’s favorite card.

  27. I love your slider cards. I appreciate your instructions on how to create them without the card kit . I’ve never made an interactive card, but this video makes me want to try.

  28. Hi Jennifer, I don’t know if pop up or Flip It Cards count. There’s a surprise behind the front of card. They’re fun to make-coordinating colors and patterned paper. I still have to order the slider discs. Thanks for all your inspiration!

  29. This is way cool! I don’t have this set, so am going to try it with my own type slider! Hope it works!

  30. These cards are so fun! Yes, I have made an interactive card. They are my favorite cards. I have the slider die on my wish list for when it becomes available. it would be great to have a $25 gift card to spend at MFT. So sweet of you to offer the giveaway.

  31. Love to make interactive cards – I’ve tried several different cards – but not this particular style – it is now on my to do list! Thanks for all your hard work and great ideas!

  32. I love your card. I have made an interactive card following one of your very early tutorials like a slider card. You are a very good teacher.

  33. I really love making interactive cards with hidden messages and cute surprises… This set of dies looks like a lot of fun. Love your details and your many helpful tips – thanks!

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