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  • Writer's pictureVy Tran

Technically Speaking

I'm participating in an Instagram hop today. Our theme this month is fun folds, and of course I had to geek out!

Susan Camfield is one of my Stampin’ Up team leaders, and she recently demonstrated a pop-out slider card inspired by Annette Elias. I changed this pop-up to focus on the angled piece because I thought it would make a great computer monitor! I left off the plateau at the top of the slider mechanism since I didn't need it. This slider is still assembled in the same way as Susan's, but the modified measurements can be found below.


-Balmy Blue cardstock

  • 4-1/4” (W) x 11” (H), scored at 5-1/2" along the long side

  • 1-1/2" (W) x 8" (H),scored at 1/2", 4", 5-3/4", and 7-1/2" along the long side for slider mechanism

  • 5-1/4" (W) x 2-3/8" (H), scored at 1/2" and 4-3/4" along the long side for overlay

  • 3-5/8" (W) x 1-1/4" (H) for keyboard

  • scraps for stamped images

-Night of Navy cardstock

  • 4" (W) x 5-1/4" (H) for front

  • 3-1/4" (W) x 4-1/2" (H) for inside

-Basic White cardstock

  • 3-3/4" (W) x 5" (H) for front

  • 3" (W) x 4-1/4" (H) for inside

  • TWO 2-7/8" x 1-7/8" for monitors

-Smoky Slate cardstock

  • TWO 3" x 2" for monitors

  • 3-3/4" (W) x 1-3/8" (H) for keyboard

  • 1-1/2" (W) x 1-3/4" (H) for monitor stand

-So Saffron cardstock

  • 3/4" (W) x 3/4" (H) for sticky note detail

To create the monitors for the inside and outside of the card, I stamped on Basic White cardstock and backed it with a slightly larger piece of Smoky Slate cardstock, rounding the edges of both pieces. For the inside of the card, I covered part of the slider mechanism with a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock so that it would look like the monitor stand. The keyboard was stamped out wit a bit of masking, and that too was backed with a slightly larger piece of Smoky Slate cardstock. I provided measurements, but it's easiest to stamp your keyboard on a larger piece of cardstock and then trim it down to fit the way you stamped it, rather than trying to make the stamping fit into those exact dimensions. Then just make the back layer of the keyboard 1/8" wider and taller. It is very important to adhere the edges of this keyboard down really well and to place it far enough away from the slider so that it does not create too much of a catch point. With the right placement, there is enough give in the slider mechanism that it can glide over the keyboard without causing the card to get stuck.

I randomly stamped the string of binary numbers with Basic Gray ink to create the background on the card front. The computer keys were stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Balmy Blue cardstock, and I colored in the base of the keys with the Dark Balmy Blue Blends marker to create more depth. I fussy-cut the keys out and mounted them to the card with Mini Dimensionals, and monitor is also raised on Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped that fun captcha image on the back of the card.

Go check out the rest of the Instagram hop to see more awesome ideas!


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