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Hidden Slider and Pull-Tab Cards + Giveaway

Hello! Today I thought I would share how to make slider and pull tab cards with hidden tracks. It makes for a fun surprise!

Hidden Slider Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I have been wanting to try to make a slider card for some time now. However, I wanted to do so without seeing the slider “track” element. After playing around I was able to figure it out!

But please – if you have never done a slider card, I encourage you to check out the first several minutes of THIS fabulous video by Kelly Marie Alvarez of Lawn Fawn. She is the expert at these designs and the video makes it very easy to understand. I am taking those instructions and stepping them up a bit to hide the track.

Hidden Slider Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I just had to use the new  Lawn Fawn Bicycle Built For You Stamp Set since Kelly said the little girl reminded her of Lila. 🙂 I agree! I stamped, copic-colored, and die cut the bike, girl, and dog elements and glued them together to be one piece. You can’t see in the photo, but I used a trick to make the bike slide without seeing the slider track. Be sure to watch the video to see how! The Lawn Fawn Slide On Over die set is fantastically helpful in creating slider tracks, but you could also cut your own track with a craft knife.

Hidden Slider Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

By tilting the card, the bike moves left to right. And you can’t see the track!

Hidden Slider Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The clouds are from the older Lawn Fawn Yay Kites Stamp Set… and I used the gorgeous new Lawn Fawn Minty Fresh Dye Ink. (More on that below.) I die cut the grass with the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border Die.

For a variation of the same idea, I created a pull-tab card. Honestly, I prefer the pull-tab as it is clearer to the recipient how it works and you can add a hidden sentiment.

Hidden Slider Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And when you pull the tab…

Hidden Slider Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Hidden Slider Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I couldn’t get over how cute the new Lawn Fawn Out of This World Stamp Set is so I had to make a card with it, too. I did a very similar design but put the slider at an angle. I also used a piece of acetate to help move the spaceboy side to side without see the track. It worked great!

Hidden Slider Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

The acetate piece allows the boy to look like he is floating.

Hidden Slider Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Hidden Slider Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I hope you give this a try!


I am a fan of Lawn Fawn’s Dye Inks. They dry quickly and smooth out a bit to give a solid image after some time. And they really don’t stain stamps much! They have recently added a few more colors (Minty FreshBallet SlippersGrape Soda, Peachy Keen, and Bubblegum) and now have 38 colored inks (plus the Yeti White Pigment Ink and the Jet Black Copic-friendly ink). Many are available now in cubes, too. For a closer look at the colors and how they compare, check out the video above. I find this is better than showing photos here.

In the video I also show my Ink Swatch Book. For the free Ink Swatch Download for the Lawn Fawn Inks – just click HERE. (You can find the Lawn Fawn inks HERE and learn more about them in THIS video.)

To see my complete list of Ink Swatch Downloads and how I create and store them, head over HERE.


How would you like to win a new Lawn Fawn Stamp Set? For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 3/3/17 telling me if you have ever made a slider or pull-tab card. (To leave a comment, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too!)


Want to find 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 and from Lawn Fawn. As always, this post was NOT asked for, paid, or sponsored.) Click on the letters below each picture to go to a favorite store: Simon Says Stamp (SSS), Ellen Hutson (EH), etc.

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799 thoughts on “Hidden Slider and Pull-Tab Cards + Giveaway”

  1. I have never made a slider card but I have seen quite a few. I would like to try my hand at making one or two.
    The bicycle card is really nice.

  2. I have never made a slider or pull tab card but these are really cute and you make them look easy. I think I need to try one. My little grand daughter would love it.

  3. I have made a slider card…with Lawn Fawn products:). I love your idea of hiding the slider part! Thank you for this great idea.

  4. I have never made a slider before. It looks very hard. I’m sure if I had the right die it would be so much easier.

  5. I have never made a slider card. To be honest I was a little intimidated by them. I like that now there are tools that will allow me to make clean, neat openings for slider cards. I will try them for sure. Thank you for the great post!

  6. I think sliders are interesting, although I haven’t made one yet. I have , a long time ago, made a card which had a slot, and a die cut figure was anchored to a penny which would tumble from side to side when tipped.
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  7. I have made several pulltab cards, my favourite was one for my friend at work when he turned 60 a few years ago. But I have never done a slider card they look really fun and easy wen you use a die.

  8. I love this idea of covering up the slider area. I’ve made one slider card many years ago and it was really cool but these are awesome! Way to go Jennifer!

  9. What sweet cards and thanks for all of the great info!! I love interactive cards and I have made pull tab cards but it has been way too long since I did ; ) Maybe this will be the incentive I need – thanks for the chance to play!

  10. Loving your blog, so many beautiful card ideas. I haven’t made a slider card yet, but so badly want too. And I just love the Lawn Fawn stamps and dies. So many cute options.

  11. I’ve never made a slider before but am excited to give it a try! Love the products that help make the process easier. ?❤️

  12. I ‘ve never made a slider before but would love to give a try. I am new to cardmaking and found it to be my crafty adventure. I love it and I really enjoy your videos and blog. Such good information! Thanks!

  13. I would love to win the Lawn Faun Stamp Set. I haven’t ever tried a slider card. But would love to.

  14. I love these cards! I tried making a slider card a long time ago (before the die cut craze that makes them easier). These are so cute, I might just have to try to make one again. 🙂

  15. I’ve never made a slider card, but now that I have grandchildren old enough to be fascinated by such things, I’m sure there are some in my future. As always, your video explains it all so well, I have no fear about making one!

  16. Hi Jennifer! I love crafting, but haven’t made a slider card yet. I am new in coloring and still trying different type of things and techniques.

  17. I have never made a slider card…I have always been afraid after all that work it wouldn’t work properly….who knows this makes it looks so much easier. Thanks for sharing

  18. I recently made a slider card with a bumble bee, cutest thing ever. I would love to try more slider cards using different stamps to create. My mother, who is in a nursing home, would love this type of card.

  19. I haven’t made a slider card before (seemed hard), but after watching you video, I would like to try it. Need to put slider dies on my want list.

  20. I’ve never made a slider or pull card. Though I would like to I just have a hard time figuring out the space and layers.

  21. I have made slider cards, but not recently. The penny or 1-cent piece was discontinued in Canada a couple of years ago. So I was glad to see you use dimes! A little smaller and more manageable for that purpose. Thanks for the chance to win those lovely soft shades of Lawn Fawn ink.

  22. I have never made a slider card, but I love the idea. Certainly going to have to try it. Such fun ideas. Thanks.

  23. I haven’t made a slider yet, but I’ve been planning my first two out in my head. They make such a nice surprise!

  24. When I saw this adorable little girl on her bike, it reminded me of my little granddaughter! She is going to be 6 this month! I immediately ordered the little stamp and die set and made the fun slider card just as Jennifer demonstrates! Soooo Cute! Just changed the hair to blond and the bike to pink!! I made the one with the slider note!

  25. I have made ONE slider card in my entire card history and it was so complicated (or felt that way) that I have never made another. Thanks so much for simplifying the process!

  26. I have never made a slider card or pull tab card. I am still pretty new to the whole card making thing– but I love it!

  27. I have not yet tried, still missing some important bits necessary to make them. I am still building up my collection and I can’t wait until I have everything to make them. Great job and thank you for sharing!

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