February 2022 Paper Pumpkin Alternative

The elephant has roller skates – it should be skating….haha

As almost always, I love the ‘as-is’ designs of this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit. They’re too cute:

I decided to try my hand at a slider card. While not perfect, I was psyched I was able to get it on the first try.

I cut the Fresh Freesia card base in half and then scored a half inch in on the two long sides and one short side. I punched a notch into the unscored side to allow for a grip. I burnished the scores well and then cut on a diagonal in from all the score lines (so when I folded the flaps in to adhere to the base, there were no square edges.) This becomes the pocket that the Basic White insert slides out of.

I built the front of this pocket like the ‘as designed’ card – I laid the vellum circle down, stamped some Fresh Freesia leaves on that. I adhered the leaves as shown with glue dots. I stamped “You are so amazing” on the banner piece. I flipped the pocket over and placed the banner a little bit above the crease and drew a line in pencil. I then placed this piece in the trimmer and cut along that pencil line. This will be the opening the sliding mechanism will emerge from.

For the sliding mechanism: I took a 5″ x 3/4″ piece of Basic White and stuck in throw the slit I cut – the top portion coming out of the front of the card, the lower piece inside the pocket. I flipped the pocket over and placed a piece of Tear & Tape on this 3/4″ wide piece of Basic White. I cut a piece of Basic White to 2 7/8″ X 4 7/8″ (basically a smidge under 3″ x 5″) for the card that slides out. I placed this card inside the upside down pocket to adhere it to the slider mechanism.

I lined the flaps on the back of the pocket with Tear & Tape and adhered to the front of the card. (For this card, I used a 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ piece of Rich Razzleberry on top of a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ Bumblebee card base.) I then adhered the banner and and elephant to that strip of Basic White on the front of the card. I trimmed away any that was popping over the elephant’s head.

I hope you enjoyed this alternative – it made me giggle and now I can’t stop singing “I got a brand new pair of roller skates….”

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