Thursday, April 21, 2011

RECYCLE - Reuse and Jingle - plastic bag double slider card Jingle Belles Rock Card #17

At Jingle Belles Rock this week challenge was to recycle, reuse... and JINGLE!!!

I chose plastic bag strips to recycle...

a SU stamp set I haven't used in years to reuse...

and JINGLE well I've always been known as a DING A LING... hahahahaThis is an easy and flashy card to make for any event.

Supplies: 5 1/2 x 11 cardstock for base of card
2 - 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 cardstock for top and bottom slider
plastic bag strip 1- 1 1/2 x 12 1/2
Punches - Crop-o-dile - Ribbon
Tacky tape 1/4"
Bone folder
Stamps - copics - glitter - other embellishments as desired

Start with base cardstock 5 1/2 x 11. Score at 3 1/2 - 7 /18 - 10 5/8.

Use bone folder to make creases sharp.Put a small f in the center section to mark the front of your card as a reminder.

Plastic grocery bag strip 1-1 1/2 wide x 12 1/2 long (needs to be long enough to wrap around and lap over) Wrap around cardstock so it's snug but not TOO TIGHT...needs to slide.Adhere together at bottom of card - apply adhesive generously but only to the plastic strip do not get any on the cardstock or it won't slide.

Front top slider - 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 Apply adhesive to bottom of plastic bag strip.
Using 3/4" round punch - punch a semi circle in the top center of the front section.

Line up with image up - do a dry run to make sure slides out and it's facing the right way...

Bottom slider - 3 1/4 x 5 1/2 Fold in.

Adhere to top of card with image face down on plastic bag strip.Do a Dry run - TA DA!!!Put 1/4 sticky strip on edge.
Take off sticky strip cover. Wrap around slider mechanism (bottom slider)

to attach to base of card.

Place pencil mark center of semicircle - pull out to attach ribbon at dot with stapler or make hole with punch or crop-o-dile and thread ribbon thru hole and tie.

Decorate front. Here is the card closed.(As you can probably tell already my sample card didn't Jingle my bells with the white... so I traded up with the burgandy)I colored my Renaissance Angel with Copics for Betty Bee at Betty Bee's Buzz and
Glittered the wings and the bottom slider angel wings too for Lauren at Jingle Belles Rock.

Here is the card open.Happy sliders to you!!!!

try it out it's very easy to do and recycling is good for Mother Earth!!

Check out the wonderful samples at Jingle Belles Rock

and the other papercrafter's links to their version of recyle, reuse and JINGLE!

let me know what you think!

Judy Ford


  1. oh *WOW*!!! what a totally BRILLIANT use of s recycled plastic bag! i confess at the beginning i HAD NO IDEA where you were goin' with that... even when you mentioned the "slider" mechanism, but now i LOVE this technique and i reallllllllly want to try it!!!!!! (ps: glittery wings ROCK at all times! i think i've got ya HOOKED on glitter now, haven't i??! mwahahahaha! my work here is done!) :) :) ;)

  2. Well aren't you clever ... such a cool card with something we all have hanging around ... very clever indeed ... love that pretty angel with her glittery wings ... so glad you joined our jingle belles fun.

  3. Very clever card, I love it!!

  4. I never thought to use that as my slider material! Great tip and technique, Judy. Thanks for sharing :)

  5. plastic bags??? awesome girl and such a great card :)

  6. Oh my gosh! What a great tutorial and wonderful way to get that recycling in. Your card is beautiful!

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