St. Patrick's Day Shabby Chic! Slide and Stand Card

Would you like to make interactive cards but think they might be too hard? If so, I've got a great card for you today called the Slide and Stand card. Some people like to make their version of this without a lot of layers. I added plenty of dimension to my card and I promise you it's not hard. The standing section will slide into the base of the card and flatten. When the recipient opens the card, they are surprised to see the stand up card that was mostly hidden until opened. You can sign the back of the stand up piece or even attach a gift card there.

Interactive Flip Card

Hello everyone! Today I've got a fun flip card style for you to make. Below is the front of the card.

When you pull on the tab, the first rectangle flips to reveal another one behind it.

For my rectangles and squares, I used dies from CottageCutz (squares) and Lawn Fawn (rectangles). If you don't have these dies, I've provided the measurements here so you can cut yours to the same dimensions. Then if you want, you can adjust this pattern to fit your supplies.

Please visit my video tutorial for directions. 


1) Outer Blue Mat
    Lawn Fawn Outside In Stitched Rectangle Stackables
        * 5 1/4" x 4" largest rectangle in set
2) Inner Polka Dot Rectangle
    Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles Stackable
        * 3 1/2" x 3 1/4" second largest rectangle in set
3) Scalloped Stitched Squares Used for the Flip Elements
    CottageCutz Nested Stiched Scallop Squares
        * Largest outside scallop square is 2 1/2" square - third largest die in set
        * Smaller inside scallop square is 1 7/8" square - second smallest die in set

4) Stitched Square Set Used on Top of Scalloped Rectangles
    CottageCutz Stitched Square Set
    * Largest Square measures 2" - 5th square from the outside
    * Smallest Square measures 1 5/8" - 4th square from the outside
4) Pull Tab Mechanism
    Cut at 1 5/8" wide by 5 1/8" long. Score at 1 5/8" and 1 7/8"
    You can glue two layers together to make this pull extra strong or use 110 lb cardstock to make sure         it will hold up with use.

5) Optional tag die to use on the pull end of the mechanism. Choose any tag die that is approximately or close to 1 5/8" wide. You can trip any excess like I did in the video as it won't show. You can also use a corner rounder to make the corners rounded if you don't have a tag die. Another option is to cut this using an electronic cutter by modifying a tag pattern. There are many ways to create a nice pull tab. Just remember to punch a hole in it so you can add a piece of ribbon.

1) I used an older label punch from Stampin Up. If you don't have this, you can use another label punch of any brand as long as the width is at least 1 6/8" or larger. You can also cut a long skinny rectangle into the smaller rectangle mat (polka dot mat) that is 1/4" wide by 1 6/8" tall.

2) I punched a notch in the polka dot mat using a 1 3/4" circle punch and only punching it partially. I think any circle punch over 1" would work as well. Just judge how far in to punch the notch shape. On mine, the notch is about 3/8" deep from the edge but this is approximate. Eyeballing it should work fine for you. 

3) The owl character I used on the purple card is a no name brand that someone gifted me. If you want to do something like this, just pick any cute little character you have in your stash.

4) I have used several Eyelet Outlet Supplies for this card: 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you'll give this card style a try. It's a fun one to make!