I have seen several videos for a Slide Lock Card and decided I’d like to give it a try. Unfortunately, I tend to be rather cack-handed and found it a stuggle sliding the “lock” on and off the gatefold card base. I played with the idea from different angles and ended up converting the idea to a Side Lock Card which I find is a breeze to open and close!
The beauty of today’s video is that it shows how to make a Slide Lock Card first and then how to change it to a Side Lock Card if you find you prefer that option. The video shows how to make the Slide/Side lock as a square or as a diamond but for the side lock card you can use any shape you choose!
For example you could use a circle, an oval, a heart, etc but some shapes, e.g. circles and ovals, do present an extra challenge. That is how to make sure that when you score two out of the four pieces of cardstock, you do score at the halfway point. I don’t know if shapes other than squares would work for the slide lock.
I’m really thrilled with the Side Lock Card because it’s so easy to open and close, and I’m sure that will still be the case if other shapes are used. Maybe next year I’ll make a Valentine’s Day card using a heart side lock! The bundle I used for today’s video is the Pretty Perennials Stamp Set and the Perennials Petals dies.
Both of these products are available in the Spring/Summer Mini Catalogue that retires on 30th June 2021 – unfortunately this bundle will be retiring too! I wished I had started playing with these stamps and dies sooner because they create beautiful flowers in varying sizes! On the Highland Heather Side Lock card and the Petal Pink Slide Lock card I used Ladybird Trinkets which will also be retiring on 30th June 2021.
Fortunately in the new Annual Catalogue which goes live on 4th May 2021 there are some gorgeous gold Bumblebee Trinkets which you can see I used on the Petal Pink Side Lock Card. That’s about it from me today. I hope you have a very blessed Sunday. Until next time, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
NA Please check measurements with scrap paper before cutting cardstock.
Highland Heather Cardstock – 11 9/16” x 4 1/8” (29.4cm x 10.5cm) NA 11” x 4¼”
Score at 2 7/8” (7.3cm) both ends on horizontal side; NA score 2¾” one end and 2 11/16” the other end
Basic White Cardstock – front panels 2 pieces 2½” x 3 7/8” (6.4cm x 9.9cm) NA 2½” x 4”
Designer Series Paper 6”x 6” Pack (DSP) – front panels 2 pieces 2 3/8” x 3¾” (6.1cm x 9.6cm) NA 2 3/8” x 3 7/8”
Basic White Cardstock – inside card 3 7/8” x 5½” (9.9cm x 13.9cm) NA 4” x 5¼”
Purple Posy Cardstock or DSP – 3 ¾” x 5 3/8” (906cm x 13.6cm) NA 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”
Highland Heather Cardstock – 4 pieces 3” x 3” ((7.6cm x 7.6cm) NA 3” x 3”
Score 2 pieces at 1½” (3.8cm) NA 1½” or diagonally corner to corner
Basic White Cardstock – 2 7/8” x 2 7/8” (7.3cm x 7.3cm) NA 2 7/8” x 2 7/8”
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for flowers, leaves, etc.
Mary-Ann (Mal) Lynch says
Evening Jan. Hope you are resting and relaxing and feeling a little stronger. Can not wait to hear your other news this week. Lovely card Jan and I must admit that I have fat stubby fingers from years of large animal work and can also be a little clumsy handed. I do like the side opening version – rather unique. Blessings to you both. XX M
Many thanks, Mal. I don’t have any reason to be clumsy!! Clumsy is as clumsy does…………or something like that! LOL! The Side Lock definitely suits me better. xx
Hope you are feeling ok thanks for both ways to do this will have a go Glynnis hi from nz
Many thanks, Glynnis. Yes, I’m doing alright thank you. Enjoy. xx
wat een prachtige kaart weer…en wat een super mooi model weer zeg…
Hallo, Manon. Ik wilde een Sliding Lock-kaart maken, maar ik was zo onhandig om hem te openen, ik ging voor de Side Lock die goed werkte. Mijn onhandigheid werkte in mijn voordeel uit! LOL!! xx
I too like the side lock version – because I wonder if the recipient would figure out to SLIDE the lock without first ripping it open! 🧐. Very pretty results either way. I adore the lady bugs and bee trinkets. I don’t think 3 are necessary – but perhaps an odd number? ONE for instance??? As always, you’ve provided a interesting incentive – I’m ready to spend the day trying this new idea. I do love spending the time with you…. THANK YOU!
Many thanks, Billie. Unfortunately, that is always the worry with fancy fold cards! I tend to only send them to my close family who all know they have to investigate the opening method VERY carefully! LOL! xx