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Ribbon Slider Cards

Hello! Today I am sharing a fun interactive card design that doesn’t require special dies. And… this is a design I shared in a video over ten years ago. Time flies!

Ribbon Slider Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[All supplies are linked in the text below and in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you.]

I am always trying to think of ways to create interactive cards that do not require special dies. When thinking about it, I remembered a type of slider card that I made a loooooonng time ago. And sure enough, after digging through YouTube, I found THIS video of mine from over 10 years ago! So I thought I would bring back the technique and give fresh examples.

It is nearly impossible to describe how to make these cards in text, so be sure to watch the video! It is very easy.

By the way, many of the focal point images that I used today are from the Stamping Village Mail Delivery Stamp Set. This is a very special set supporting a very special cause. Be sure to read more about it below!

My first examples is a slider card that I made with ribbon. I don’t have many ribbons left in my stash, but I just picked through what I had to find some that would work for today’s cards. For the background I used the gorgeous Erin Lee Creative Sketched Floral Stamp and for the focal point I used the Stamping Village Mail Delivery Stamp Set. I did the coloring with Altenew Artist Markers.

Ribbon Slider Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

When you pull the bow on the side, the card slides open to reveal a message. (If you wanted, you could add a “pull here” tag on the bow. I would recommend using the Lawn Fawn Push Here Stamp Set.)

Ribbon Slider Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next example also uses ribbon to create a slider card. However, this time I hid the ribbon behind my stamped background. The background itself features the Birch Press Shining Mandala Stamp & Stencil Set. (This is a very creative set that can be used in so many ways!) I also added a stamp image and a sentiment from the Stamping Village Mail Delivery Stamp Set.

Ribbon Slider Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

When you pull the bow, the message is revealed…

Ribbon Slider Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also create a slider card with twine, jute or string. This card features the Mama Elephant Wild Meadow Stamp Set with Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing Powder on the background… and a focal point image from the Stamping Village Mail Delivery Stamp Set.

Ribbon Slider Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Ribbon Slider Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This form of slider card also works for a vertical card design. I am loving that Altenew Radial Heart Die on the background.

Ribbon Slider Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And Lawn Fawn’s image from the Stamping Village Mail Delivery Stamp Set is so cute!

Ribbon Slider Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My last example shows that you can even use wide ribbons for this type of slider card. This card also features the Birch Press Kaleidoscope Heart Layering Dies and Birch Press Big Lingo Type Hugs Dies.

Ribbon Slider Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Ribbon Slider Cards Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

STAMP SET FOR A CAUSE

I am over-the-moon happy to be sharing with you something very special today… this stamp set! I have always wanted to see many companies come together to create a stamp set and we made it happen! This set includes an envelope stamp from 9 companies… and me! SO excited. And 100% of the profits goes to the Dreaming Zebra Foundation! (They help kids with art education, etc.) Find it HERE.

I will be donating a portion of my affiliate sales from this post to the Dreaming Zebra Foundation.

SUPPLIES

Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the products with asterisks which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.

*Stamping Village Mail Delivery Stamp…
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*Erin Lee Creative Sketched Floral Stamp
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*Birch Press Shining Mandala Stamp &…
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Lawn Fawn Push Here Stamp Set
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*Mama Elephant Wild Meadow Stamp Set
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*Altenew Radial Heart Die
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*Hero Arts Infinity Circle Dies
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*Birch Press Kaleidoscope Heart…
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*Birch Press Big Lingo Type Hugs Dies
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MISTI Stamping Tool
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MISTI Mouse Pad Insert
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MISTI Bar Magnet
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Gina K Connect Glue
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Be Creative Tape
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Gina K Jet Black Amalgam Ink
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Distress Oxide Inks
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*Altenew Artist Markers
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Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
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White Craft Foam
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Tim Holtz Trimmer
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Crop-a-Dile
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Scor-Bubby
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T-Ruler
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EK Success Tweezers
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Anti Static Powder Bag
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Hero Arts White Satin Pearl Embossing…
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Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
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Hero Arts Heat Gun
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Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
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36 thoughts on “Ribbon Slider Cards”

  1. My tiny brain will have to watch this video several times and hope it sticks but I’d love to Case this card . Thank you Dear 👩🏻‍💻 .

  2. I remember making KitKat wrappers like this for valentines one year. Same idea, but when the ribbon was pulled a little candy bar popped out. Thanks for the reminder! I did this when my 21-year-old grandson was little. Now I can do it with the younger one! It was fun to watch your older video. You have much more confidence in your voice now. Well earned!

  3. Well done Jennifer…can’t say thank you enough for sharing this technique….
    I have a birthday coming up soon this will be perfect to give…..tfs

  4. Your cards are awesome! I used to make these many years ago. I forgot all about them. Glad you did this video to remind me. They are fun to make and look so cool.

  5. Love your card today! Your are truly a wonderful person inside and out .is there any way that u can write down the measurements for the slider Cards in this video.???? Love to have them on hand .
    Thank u
    Terry

  6. Thanks Jennifer! I love making interactive cards that don;t take lots of expensive dies and stamps to make. That new set is awesome and it’s so fun that so many companies participated in the making of the stamp set. Thanks for this fun idea. I am definitely going to give this a try! Hope you are staying warm in this very cold weather!

  7. Jennifer…thanks for the reminder about slider cards! Haven’t made one in years!! These are absolutely awesome!! Thanks for being YOU and for sharing your inspiration and creativity!! Sending winter hugs!!

  8. These are all such beautiful cards. I love the stamping industry as they come together as one at any given time. What a beautiful set and a great cause!

  9. It’s kind of crazy but I remember you sharing this technique! I remember thinking how clever you were back then and now, after years of watching you…I am still in awe of your creative genius!
    As always, TFS Jennifer! 🙂
    Dolly

  10. Great idea and awesome cards. I must say that I think the ribbon slider cards you made are more beautiful than when using a die. A ribbon always looks great on a card.
    Thank you so much for your time and effort to make this great video for us.

  11. This is such a cool technique!! Thanks so much for a very clear and inspirational video – I’m off to give this a whirl! I love your blog and informative videos – I am always learning something new about this wonderful craft!! Thank you so much!! XOXO

  12. Thanks so much. You inspire me to create instead of staring at TV. This technique is new to me. I just made one and it will go to my granddaughter which usually results in a phone call to Grammy and that will make me happy. Your happiness is spreading.

    Thanks to the link to Dreaming Zebra. I will contact them for a donation of craft supplies.

  13. Awesome pull-out technique and fabulous cards. Love the adorable stamps in this Stamping Village set and a very worthy cause. Thanks for the Dreaming Zebra link.

  14. The Erin Lee background stamp is SO beautiful. I enjoyed both your videos. I have too much ribbon so what a great way to use it on cards. Thanks for sharing!

  15. These are all so awesome and so pretty! Love your videos and they get me through my cardio! LOL! I do need that stamp set! Thanks for sharing!

  16. My 12 y/o Granddaughter is always trying to figure out how my cards work. Lights, crazy folds, pull up, or down, glow in the dark etc. It is quite the challenge for me to try to stay a step ahead. This card is so easy to make and she will have a heck of a time figuring this one out. I think I will make one with the ribbon across the whole front. She’ll never get it unless she takes it apart (which she has been known to do). I actually don’t mind when she takes them apart. It’s only paper and is usually an ah ha moment once she sees the process.

  17. Hi, Jennifer,
    I don’t comment a whole lot, but I just wanted to thank you for showing this design. After I watched the video, I spent 1/2 a day making cards from it. Then Friday, I was able to go spend time with my Mom and we made more of these cards. We so much enjoyed it and it seemed that each new card was prettier than the last. Thank you for the inspiration you give us with each video!

  18. I love this idea! I am always looking for different ways of making the cards unique, thank you so much for sharing such a detailed video. Is there a way of getting printable directions? I ask because my computer and where I put the cards together are at 2 different stations, I guess I didn’t plan that to well lol.

  19. This has been one of my favorite cards so far, and I have made several as thank you cards and valentine cards. I love how you can change it up in so many ways. You inspire me to be a better card maker. Thank you, TKS

  20. This has been one of my favorite cards so far, and I have made several as thank you cards and valentine cards. I love how you can change it up in so many ways. You inspire me to be a better card maker. Thank you, TKS

  21. Thank you for the videos. They sure help. I did enjoy making this type of card and have friends coming over to learn as well this weekend. Appreciate everything you do. 🙂

  22. Fantastic idea Jennifer, I will admit it took me till the very last card for my brain to twig where the excess ribbon or twine went when you slotted the card together, yep talk about slow on the up take today. Brilliant video, these are most definitely worth a try for the pure fun of them. Thank you so much for sharing this card idea , hope you have an awesome weekend x

  23. Great cards. I just got “Mail Delivery” in the mail today! What a great set and cause, so nice to see so many companies coming together.

  24. I love this ‘new to me’ style of card. Thank you for sharing the video. I made two cards this week using this technique and was really pleased how they turned out. I’ve put them on my blog and added a link to your post. xx

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