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

  1. I haven’t made a slider card but you make it look so easy that I’m eager to try! Obviously, this give-a-way would help with that! We don’t have any options for that type of card here in Norway.

  2. I have made a slider card but never a pull-tab card ! I am intrigued by your cute pull-tab card and will most likely case it ! Thank you for sharing ! I have an 8 year old granddaughter who would love your pull-tab card !

  3. Hi Jennifer,
    No, shamefully I have never made a slider card, I will though, I promise 😀
    I’d love to win these little cuties.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to get my crafty hands on them xxx Mary xxx

  4. I have never made a slider or pull tab card but you make it look easy. I would love to win this set. Thanks for the chance to win and thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

  5. I have and done some Dawns Stamping Thoughts tutorial!!thanks for the opportunity to win this set. Looks so cute!!!

  6. I have made a slider card with a little mermaid for a little girl. And as I hoped, she loved the card! I really liked making that card.

  7. know but would be excited to make one i have real in-joyed Jennifer McGuire i printed ink swabs it would be cool to win something i need joind anything so let see if i could win this

  8. I have not made a pull tab or slider card, not being a big cardmaker, it’s a bit intimidating! But I love looking at the ones I see by you and Nichol Magourik 🙂 But I absolutely adore Lawn Fawn stamps, they are super cute and very versatile for not just cardmaking!

  9. I have not tried a slider card yet but would love to try. To chicken to try. Do you see that yellow stripe down my back. Lol.thank you for a chance to win some of these awesome stamps.

  10. Super card designs. I have made pull tab slider cards before. I just recieved some slider dies so watching your video as well as the link to Kelly Marie’s gave me some great tips.

  11. I have done some slider cards without dies, it is a lot of work but they are a lot of fun to play with them .

  12. I just completed my first slider card this weekend using Tasty Trucks stamp set from Stampin Up. I am so glad I saw your video because now I can take my slider cards to the next level. Thank you!!

  13. FUN & FABULOUS cards … the bike going through the grass is WONDERFUL!
    No, I have never made a slider card before … NEED to now => THANK YOU for the INSPIRATION 🙂

  14. I attempted to, but couldn’t get it to work right. I don’t have the dies, so I tried doing it with my cricut. I think I just needed 2 dimes instead of just one and maybe some stiffer acetate. I will be buying the dies when I am able! Love EVERYTHING you create! Thank you!

  15. I have not made a slider card, but I plan to! I am still watching the videos of the basics so I know how to do one correctly.

  16. Adorable cards! Thanks for the inspiration! I made several slider cards, they are so much fun to make and recerve.

  17. Love these cards. Made a sliding soccer card using a penny years ago but I’m glad to see these slider cards are popular again.

  18. I haven’t made a card like this before but I’d love to try! I love watching all the creativity and slowly growing my stash to be able to use some of these amazing techniques.

  19. I have made a slider card in the past.. I didnt have the die that was used so I created the penny with two pop up dots for the image to sit on and then slowly cut away the slider piece until I could get the penny to roll across it easily. Then I used that as my template to create the cards. It was one of the first cards that I ever made.

  20. These cards are wonderful. You make everything look so easy on your videos. I really enjoy your videos because they are very professional, well done, and you don’t ramble on but are concise and precise. Well done!!

  21. I don’t think I have ever made a slider or pull tag card before, but it sure looks like fun. I think a slider card would be great for a kids card. Thank you for sharing your techniques and tips. I enjoy learning from your creative ideas.

  22. Hello Jennifer. . .

    No I’ve never made a slider or tab pull card, but you’ve definitely peeked my curiosity and it is now on my list of “must try” cards.

    I love all of your instructional videos, you are so very thorough and make it look so easy.

    Thank you!

  23. Love the bicycle card! So cute. I’ve never made a slider card but I have put a pull tab in a scrapbook page. I love making all the fun cards.

  24. Haven’t made a slider card yet, but this video makes it seem not as hard as I thought. Going to have to make some real soon! 🙂

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