Puzzle Slider Cards from April Crafternoon

Do you love unique fun fold cards? Check out these amazing 4-Piece and 8-Piece Puzzle Slider Cards!

In this blog post I have 7 beautiful Puzzle Slider cards to share with you! The staggered puzzle pieces elegantly slide together upon closure and open to reveal a lovely interior when pulled from its envelope. Designed to stand for display, these cards allow your beautiful artwork to be shown to all. This first version is made with the Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Paper and the Unbounded Love bundle – they will be available on May 1st! This version is in Petunia Pop, one of the brand new In Colors…

And this is the same card but featuring Summer Splash, another new In Color! Which do you prefer? In this blog post I have a link to a video tutorial that walks you through the basic card base dimensions and assembly of the Puzzle Slider 4-Piece card. I also have a purchasable PDF tutorial with step-by-step photos and instructions on how to make all the different versions, including instructions on how to make the Puzzle Slider 8-Piece versions.

Why is it called a Puzzle Slider? For this card design you piece the Designer Series Paper in the same order that it was in originally, like a puzzle! When pulled out of the envelope, the card pops open to reveal the inside. So above we have the Puzzle Slider 4-Piece design, and below…

Double the fun when the Puzzle Slider Cards go from a 4-piece design to an 8-piece design! This version was created with the Thoughtful Journey Suite, available on May 1st! The suite includes a beautiful Thoughtful Designs Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Thoughtful Journey bundle, Adhesive-Backed Pear Trio, and…

The Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper! These puzzle slider cards are SO easy – I walk you through how to make them all in the step-by-step tutorial PDF tutorial.

Yes, both the 4-piece and the 8-piece Puzzle Slider Cards fit in an A2 envelope!

The finished size of the 8-piece Puzzle Slider when closed is 4″ x 5-1/2″. The finished size of the 4-piece Puzzle Slider version is 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″

This version of the Puzzle Slider 4-Piece card was the make and take for the April Crafternoon virtual class. Customers who placed a product order of $50 in my Stampin’ Up! online store before tax and shipping in March received the packet in April to make this card along with me in the video.

Our make-n-take Flowering Zinnias Puzzle Slider 4-Piece card features the Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper, the Simply Zinnia dies, and the Sweetly Scripted stamp set. Such a happy card! The Flowering Zinnias Designer Series Paper is so bright and happy that I chose not to cover any of it up with a greeting. However, you can certainly add a greeting on a die cut label to the front if you prefer.

When I have a fun fold that shows off beautiful Designer Series Papers – I immediately think of Perennial Lavender! The awesome dies are the Nested Essential dies which are carrying over to the new catalog. The soon-to-be retired Go To Greetings stamp set has elegant sentiments that are perfect for this elegant paper.

Oops. Can you tell the patterns don’t quite match up? This was my prototype when I was designing the fold, so I wasn’t really paying attention to how I cut the pieces. It was so pretty that I just had to finish it! In the step-by-step tutorial I have a photo tutorial of how it SHOULD have been cut – lol.

Would you like to see more 8-Piece Puzzle Slider cards? How about…

A birdhouse in the lavender field! I just HAD to pair the brand new Country Birdhouse bundle (coming on May 1st) with the beautiful Perennial Lavender Designer Series Paper. A perfect match! All the directions are in the tutorial and these cards are super easy to make – just make sure to keep the puzzle pieces in order like I show you in the tutorial. Such a pretty card to make and send – it is sure to brighten someone’s day!

I just love the look of the staggered puzzle pieces – it is so striking!

The beautiful Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper has so many amazing patterns – I had to do another Puzzle Slider with it! This time I featured the Thoughtful Journey paper on both the front and the inside. The sentiments are from the new Country Flowers stamp set and the label dies are from Countryside Corners.

The inspiration for this Puzzle Slider fold came from Sam at Mixed Up Crafts Double Staggered Z Fold Card. Sam’s 6″ x 6″ card had 12 pieces and was made by connecting two card bases together. I loved the look but wanted a card that would fit in an A2 envelope and without so many pieces. So I designed this version to be made with a single card base and will less pieces, but still tried to keep the fun staggered look.

In this top down view you can see how the card is constructed. There are mini z fold sections on each end that give the card stability.

One last Puzzle Slider Card for you – this one is another 4-piece version!

These quick and easy cards are fun to make, they are pretty addictive! I wanted to make one more Thoughtful Journey version as a 4-piece puzzle. Simply gorgeous.

Would you like to create along with me in the next Crafternoon?

It’s easy to join the virtual monthly Crafternoon event – I hope you join us next month!

When you place a $50 order with me (before tax and shipping) you will receive a packet in the mail the next Crafternoon and the PDF tutorial for free! The tutorial has all the card designs with dimensions, step by step instructions, photos, and the supplies for the projects. Place a qualifying order in my online store and the following month you will receive a packet for the next Crafternoon! No host code is required. A whole lot of love always goes into each and every packet! ❤️ Unfortunately I am only able to accept orders from those who live in the United States. However anyone around the globe can purchase any of the Crafternoon tutorials – you can find them all HERE.

Video tutorial for the Puzzle Slider card design:

In this video, I walk you through the basics of the Puzzle Slider 4-Piece Flowering Zinnia make-n-take version of the card. All of the dimensions, supplies, and step by step instructions for all the cards are in the PDF tutorial that is available for purchase. The tutorial can be downloaded and printed out to refer to while you craft. Or you can save the tutorial to your device and look at them that way. The tutorial includes measurements, photos, written instructions, and a list of all the supplies.

Details about the Puzzle Slider Cards Tutorial for purchase are below!

Ready to make the 4-piece and 8-piece Puzzle Slider cards? It is easy with this tutorial. You can purchase the Puzzle Slider Card Tutorial for $15 US. Print out the tutorial or review it on your device after you download it. The tutorial will walk you through how to recreate this fun fold style, step by step with instructions for all of the versions. I started Crafternoon in January of 2022 with a different unique fun fold every month. You can check out ALL 27 Crafternoon Fun Folds HERE.

NOTE: If you are a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator you are welcome to purchase these tutorials! If you would like to use these ideas to teach a class, instructing verbally is fine. However, please do NOT hand out, forward, replicate, or copy my written tutorials. If your customers wish to purchase the written tutorials please direct them to this blog post. Thank you for understanding!

Join the Crafternoon fun!

Thank you for letting me share this creative fun fold with you! I would love to send you a packet for next month’s Suestampfield Crafternoon Creative Escape. If you live in the United States, to qualify for a packet and tutorial, simply place a $50 order before tax and shipping in my online Stampin’ Up! store HERE. No host code required. Happy creating!

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Click on the photos below to see the items in my online Stampin’ Up! store.

Flowering Zinnia Puzzle Slider 4-Piece Card:

Unbounded Beauty Puzzle Slider 4-Piece Cards:

The following Unbounded Beauty supply items are available on May 1st, 2024 online HERE. Or can be purchased in the Starter Kit now..

  • Unbounded Beauty Designer Series Paper (Item 163372)
  • Unbounded Love Bundle (Item 163384)
  • Petunia Pop Ink Pad (Item 163811)
  • Summer Splash Ink Pad (Item 163809)

Perennial Lavender Puzzle Slider 4-Piece Card:

Thoughtful Journey Puzzle Slider 8-Piece Card:

The following NEW Annual Catalog items will be available on May 1st, 2024 in the Stampin’ Up! online store HERE. Or can be purchased in the Starter Kit now.

  • Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper (Item 163303)
  • Thoughtful Wishes Dies (Item 163313)
  • Country Flowers stamp set (Item 163401)

These items from the Thoughtful Journey Puzzle Slider 8-Piece Card are available to purchase now:

Thoughtful Designs Puzzle Slider 8-Piece Card:

The following NEW Annual Catalog items will be available on May 1st, 2024 in the Stampin’ Up! online store HERE. Or can be purchased in the Starter Kit now.

  • Thoughtful Designs Specialty Designer Series Paper (Item 163317)
  • Thoughtful Journey Designer Series Paper (Item 163303)
  • Thoughtful Wishes Bundle (Item 163314)
  • Adhesive Backed Pearl Trio (Item 163319)

Country Birdhouse Double Stack Display Card:

The following NEW Annual Catalog items will be available on May 1st, 2024 in the Stampin’ Up! online store HERE. Or can be purchased in the Starter Kit now.

  • Country Birdhouse Bundle (Item 163401)
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