Hey crafty friends!
It’s Morgan here to share with you this video tutorial on our Slider Pop Up Dies. Check out the video and the step-by-step process I’ve outlined in this blog post below!
– Heffy Doodle Dies: Slider Pop Up Dies & Slimline Pull Tab Dies
– Heffy Doodle Stencils: Cloudy Skies Stencil & Arizona Stencil
– Heffy Doodle Llamazing Llamas Stamps & Dies, Whatcha Saying Now Stamps, and Whatcha Sayin’ Stamps & Dies
– Heffy Doodle Memo Tape
– Heffy Doodle Glubert Craft Glue, Heffy Doodle Double-Sided Adhesive Foam Strips, Heffy Doodle 5mm Foam Tape
– Heffy Doodle Cardstock: White Letter Sized Cardstock, Ice Blast Cardstock, Sunny Side Up Cardstock, Alcohol Marker Friendly Cardstock
– Heffy Doodle Mini Die Cutting Machine/Crafter’s Companion Gemini Junior Die Cutting Machine
– Catherine Pooler Inks: Samba, All That Jazz & Suede Shoes
– Distress Oxides: Wild Honey, Squeezed Lemonade, Cracked Pistachio, Salty Ocean
– WOW! Clear Embossing Powder and heat tool
– Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Marker
– Mini MISTI
– Waffle Flower Media Mat
– Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-tion
– Watercolour Cardstock
– Mini Score Board & Tool
1) I stamped out my images from the Llamazing Llamas stamps onto some Alcohol Marker Friendly Cardstock with Memento Tuexedo Black Ink. I then coloured these in with Spectrum Noir TriBlend Markers and Copic Markers. I also decided to use the speech bubble from the Whatcha Sayin’ stamp set with the sentiment, “Hello Little One”, from the Whatcha Saying Now stamp set, stamped in Catherine Pooler ink in Suede Shoes, to go with the smaller llama image. I added the arrows onto the signpost from Llamazing Llamas using Catherine Pooler Ink in Samba and All That Jazz. Then I die-cut all my stamped images with the help of Heffy Doodle Memo Tape and the Heffy Doodle Mini Die Cutting Machine.
2) I created the background for my scene by using Distress Oxides, the Arizona Stencil and the Cloudy Skies Stencil. I used the Waffleflower Media Mat and the Wendy Vecchi Make Art Stay-Tion so I could match the placement of my stencil on my watercolour cardstock panel and my card blank.
3) I die-cut my Slider Pop Up sections using the front panel die and my watercolour cardstock panel. I then used the “rectangle missing an edge” die to cut out the slider mechanism with some Ice Blast coloured cardstock. It’s super important to make sure the skinny “legs” of this die are at 90-degree angles, and one hasn’t sneakily tried to bend in on you, so that everything lines up nice and squarely. I’d recommend checking out the video for this step in particular because there are also extra notches in this panel that need to be cut, and a small section trimmed before you reach the assembly stage. Then I used a score board and tool to further emphasise the crease lines, just so everything moves smoothly when assembled.
4) It’s scene assembly time! At this time I decided I needed a sentiment on the front of my card, so I stamped the phrase, “Adventure Awaits”, from the Llamazing Llamas stamp set with Catherine Pooler ink in Suede Shoes and embossed it, and my “Hello Little One” speech bubble, using some WOW! Clear Embossing Powder and a heat tool. I then stuck down my stamped images where I wanted them using a combination of Glubert craft glue and Heffy Doodle Double Sided Adhesive Foam Strips. I had to trim my cactus image at this stage because it is super important to keep any glued elements clear of the Slider Pop Up Dies crease lines so your card slides as it should, and this lil cactus was just a little bit too tall for where I wanted to place him. To tidy up this cut edge, I created a small border line using the Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Marker, so it would match the rest of the stamped images better.
5) And now for the main event – assembling the dies so they SLIDE! First I grabbed the front section and flipped it to the reverse. Then I stuck a Heffy Doodle Double Sided Foam Strip to the bottom creased tab and adhered the pull-out section to it, with the rounded corners at the top (to match the cut out in the front panel) and level with the top edge of the card. This is so that when the card is in the “closed” position, everything lines up along that top edge. I die-cut a small pull-tab section using the Slimline Pull Tab Dies and added this to the slider tab. Then I used some Heffy Doodle 5mm Foam Tape and placed it along the left and right edge of the front panel to act as a buffer for the slider tab section. Once this is done it’s time to remove those release papers and attach the front panel to the card base. I used the Waffle Flower Media Mat to make sure everything was lined up nicely before sticking the panel down.
6) Ta-dah! I now had time to admire my finished card!
I hope you enjoyed my video and saw just how easy it is to create your very own interactive card using the Heffy Doodle Slider Pop Up Dies!
Happy Sunday crafty friends, and until next time, happy crafting!