DIY Swingers and Sliders for Your Handmade Cards!

Hi friends! Today I have a technique that you can use to add movement to your cards!

These are really fun for kids cards. Just a warning it will add a bit of weight to your cards so plan on using an extra stamp if mailing. Watch the video to see how it’s done!

Wanna slide into the world or making interactive cards? Well the technique I show you are fun, fast and frugal and you can use what you have or these cute stamps from our sponsor Top Flight Stamps! SAVE 10% off your next order with coupon code: thefrugalcrafter10 *USA orders of $50+ ship free!

Supplies (contains sponsor and affiliate links)

  • Les Quilles Stamp Set from Katzelkraft *The just added new Katzelkraft stamps at topFlight! I’ll be using the Llama stamp set soon!
  • Random letter stamps (or cut letters from a magazine)
  • Pennies
  • Aleenes Tack it glue *I mix this with water and brush it on the back of my bare rubber unmounted stamps. I use it full strength on the brads and pennies as adhesive. Let it dry till it is clear before using it. It makes a super strong glue dot basically.
  • Paper fastener aka brad *it will be hidden so use any oddballs you have LOL!
  • Craft knife hole punch I used my big bite punch but if you are close to an edge any punch will be fine. You can also use one of these.
  • Dye ink (black, green, blue)
  • Alcohol markers (you want 3 shades of light cool grey, 3 shades or brownish yellow, 3 shades of brown, yellow, lime green, peach and pink)
  • White cardstock-I use Neenah Classic crest for coloring: and heavyweight cardstock for the cardbase and layer I inked
  • Ink blending brushes
  • Foam tape and dot *you can cut a circle from the tape if you don’t have dots.

You can make wiggly or curved channels for the sliders to travel as well. Think of how cute it would be to make a sledder or polar bear sliding down a hill. I bet if you look through your stamp stash you will find great options for images to swing and slide! Have fun and happy crafting!

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