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How to make a Seaside Dreams boat slider card

Hello crafters! In this blog post I want to show you how to make this super cool boat slider card. When you pull the tab the little boat slides along the waves. How cool is that? All you need is:

– Seaside Dreams paper pack
– Seaside dreams ephemera
– foam tape

No fancy dies required :)

Check out the video or follow the steps below to create the boat slider card.

Step by step

1. Cover the base of a 5×7 card blank with blue cloud paper. Next cut a panel of dark blue wave paper to 12x9cm and cut along the top to create the crests of waves. Adhere to the card and then cut a panel of blue wave paper to 12x8cm and again cut along the top waves. Put aside for now.

2. Cut two strips of white cardstock 14cm long by 2cm wide and glue together to make one thick, sturdy strip. This will be the slider tab. On the back of the blue wave panel you just cut, add two strips of foam tape across the width of the panel, about halfway down, creating a channel for the slider tab to move along. Before you take the back off the double sided foam tape, you need to cut an aperture in the channel so you can attach the boat to the slider tab next.

3. Adhere your aperture wave panel to the card and slide in the slider tab. Cut a 2.5x9cm piece of white cardstock and fold in half to make one thick strip. This is the piece that will hold the boat above the waves. Glue the boat to the top of this piece, and then using foam tape attach the bottom to the right hand side of the slider tab, which is visible through the aperture you cut. Now the boat slides along when you move the slider in and out on the left hand side. To stop it going too far either side, add a piece of foam tape at the far left and far right just above the aperture. Add a long strip of foam tape at the bottom of the card – this will support the final layer you add on top.

4. To cover the sliding mechanism cut a 12x7cm panel of light blue wave paper and cut along the waves on the top. Place this over the foam tape on the layer below to fix it to the card. To neaten the slider tab, cut a small piece of patterned paper with a rounded edge and adhere it to the tab with foam squares.

5. Add the lighthouse and cloud ephemera pieces using foam squares and then glue the sunshine in the corner, trimming it down to fit the card.

6. Stamp ‘happy birthday’ on white cardstock and trim, use a corner rounder punch top left and bottom right, and adhere to the card with foam squares.

Tip: Your measurements don’t have to be too precise – just check that everything sits where you want it to as you go and adjust as necessary.

Seaside Dreams boat slider card screenshot

Decorating your own travel journals

With summer just around the corner it is time to think about holidays. Whether you are going to the seaside or somewhere tropical why not decorate your own travel journals so you can record all the details of your trip?

Decorate your own travel journals with StickerKitten products

Here are three different ideas to decorate your own notebook.

Alpaca My Bags

StickerKitten alpaca my bags travel journal

You will need:

A5 kraft notebook (I got mine from Hobbycraft)
Alpaca Wishes – Stitched Alphabet stamp set 
Alpaca Wishes – wooden alpaca
Pretty Stitches paper pack
Black ink pad
Gold sequin trim
White card

StickerKitten alpaca my bags travel journal

1. Cut a heart shape from the front of the Pretty Stitches paper pack. Add to the middle of the notebook using foam pads.

2. Stamp the “alpaca my bags” onto white card using black ink.

3. Create a banner shape around the sentiment approx 16cm x 2cm. Add to the centre of the heart (covering the name of the paper pack) with foam pads.

4. Glue gold sequin trim each side of the banner.

5. Add a wooden alpaca using a glue gun.

Ahoy There

StickerKitten Seaside Dreams travel journal

You will need: 

A5 kraft notebook
Seaside Dreams paper pack
Seaside Dreams ephemera
Gold and green sequin trim

StickerKitten Seaside Dreams travel journal

1. Add cloud print, sea and sand print papers to the front of the notebook (vary the height and width of each to add interest)

2. Add green sequin trim to the top of the sea print paper and gold sequin trim.

3. Add the sun, boat, lighthouse, bucket and spade and sign to the front of the notebook using foam pads.

4. (Optional) Add some seashells to the notebook, these could be ones you collected from your trip.

Keep palm and carry on

StickerKitten tropical brights notebook with wooden monstera leaves

You will need:

A5 kraft notebook
Tropical Brights paper pack
Tropical Brights wooden monstera leaves pack
Green ribbon bow
Gold ink
Label maker

Keep palm and carry on decorated notebook

1. Create a frame of palm print paper 14cm x 15cm at a depth of 2.5cm and adhere to the notebook.

2. Create a frame from pink paper 7cm x 9cm at a depth of 1.5cm and adhere to the notebook.

3. Cover four wooden leaves with gold ink and glue to the notebook as shown, adding a green ribbon bow to one.

4. Use a label maker to spell “keep palm and carry on” and adhere to the middle of the notebook.

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