Want to learn how to make a slide and lock fun fold card that will be impressive and easy to make? I’ve got just the card tutorial for you today!

Today’s fun fold card includes a front panel that slides over the gate fold to lock it in place. The Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Bundle creates beautiful “thinking of you” cards.

In addition to this slide and lock fun fold card, the video will include an alternate fun fold card idea plus tips on creating realistic succulent colors for handmade card ideas.

Slide and Lock Fun Fold Card Video Tutorial

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Slide and Lock Fun Fold Card Details

Fun folds create a great interactive card for the receiver. A few additional folds and you’ll have a card that will have them wondering how you made it! And this slide and lock fun fold card is definitely a WOW!

Slide and Lock Fun Fold Card with slide mechanism up

The front layer/panel of this card is comprised of four pieces all cut the same size. Two of the four pieces are scored and folded in half and act as the hinges for the slide mechanism. They are then adhered to a back piece for stability. The final piece provides a place for the card’s focal point plus added stability of the hinges. Wait until you see how easy this is to create!

Slide and Lock Fun Fold Card

I used designer paper for the gate fold and image layer. Also, consider embossed cardstock layers in place of the designer paper. There’s a wide selection of choices with over 23 Stampin’ Up! embossing folders!

Slide and Lock Fun Fold Card

And don’t forget the bling! I added several sequins from the Whale of a Time Sequins for added sparkle and texture. You can use Fine-Tip Glue or my favorite, the Glue Dots provided in the Paper Pumpkin kit. They are smaller than typical Glue Dots and work great for sequins.

Slide and Lock Fun Fold Card

Slide and Lock Fun Fold Card – Idea #2

If you love florals you’re going to love the Ornate Garden Suite in the annual catalog. You’ll find these products on pages 64-67 which include detailed floral images, gold foil accented designer papers, gems and detailed frame dies.

Slide and Lock Fun Fold Card

The Daisy Punch coordinates perfectly with this designer paper! Don’t forget to stamp the inside. This Suite of products includes a fantastic greeting stamp set, too!

Slide and Lock Fun Fold Card – Succulent Cutting Dimensions

Gate Fold Base

  • Thick Whisper White (base): 4 1/4″ x 11″, score at 2 3/4″ on one end and fold
    • Fold the other end to meet the first fold
    • lTrim 1/16″ from one end to allow a small amount of space for the slide and lock layer
  • Designer Paper (base panels): cut 2 @ 2 1/2″ x 4″. Trim one of these panels 1/16″ to mimic that side of the gate fold.
  • Gold Foil (optional layer – shown on Daisy card): cut 2 @ 2 3/8″ x 4 1/8″. Trim one of these layers 1/16″ to mimic that side of the gate fold.

Slide & Lock Layer

  • Thick Whisper White (panels): cut 4 pieces @ 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″
    • Score 2 of the Whisper White pieces in half at 1 3/4″ and fold to create two ‘hinges’
    • Adhere each folded piece, with the folded edge ub the center, to one of the Whisper White pieces
    • Adhere and “sandwich” the Whisper White pieces between the remaining Whisper White cardstock
  • Thick Whisper White (greeting): 3/8″ x  2 1/2″
  • Designer Paper: 3 1/4″ x 3 1/4″
  • TIP: The Slide and Lock layer can be adapted in size to fit your focal point. Cut all 4 pieces the same size then score 2 of the pieces in half.

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Slide and Lock Fun Fold Card

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