My fancy fold card comes from a card that one of my customers wanted me to help her make as a wedding card for her daughter. She found a video for a sliding window card. It was such a cool card, so we sat down and whipped up a couple cards. When I whipped up I mean we spent the day on it! But a lot of that is the design work. Deciding on colors and papers and what fits where. After making that card with her, I decided that I needed to alter this card so that it would be standard card size and the cutting the window in the card could be done easily with a die instead of trying to center the card front and cut it with a paper cutter. So, this is the card I came up with. The front of the card is standard size but with the pull top it is actually too tall to fit in a standard A2 envelope. So I took my measurements and cut it down another 1/2" and finally came up with a Sliding Window card that is A2 size (5-1/2" x 4-1/4").
I am still sharing this card with you as it is just too cute. It has some cool stand up flowers on it. So, when you pull up on the pineapple, the window slides open.
You can see there the little flowers standing up, they are being held up by a small strip of window sheet or acetate.
You can add some thing cute in the window, write something, or both! I added the words, flamingo strong for my friend Amy. I will be mailing this card to her along with some fun little flamingo goodies I have picked up.
You can also add something to the slider piece as another little surprise when you slide the window open.
Here is look at the second card I made which is a half inch smaller so that it fits into a standard A2 envelope. It's very similar to the first with a few little changes.
I did not add the stand up flowers to this card, but now that I am posting this, I think I might go back and add them. This card is a Thank you card for my neighbor who had my family over on the 4th.
On this card I put the golden pineapple at the bottom of the card, I love it!
The thank you at the top in gold on black and white makes me so happy! If you love the black, white, pink and gold look you will love the Pop of Pink Designer Paper, that I have used for these cards.
When planning this blog post I was going to share the measurements so you can make a Sliding Window card yourself. But there are a few steps that I just have to SHOW you, so I am starting work on a video for you. Then you will be able to see how this goes together. So, watch for that this week!
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We'd love for you to come play along with us at Stampin' Royalty and our Fancy Fold challenge. Check it out here and see what my fellow designers created for this challenge as well.