Today’s tutorial is for a really cute little Easter Treat Slider. Like yesterday’s Easter matchbook tutorial, this idea is not original to me, in fact I’m not sure whose idea it originally was as it’s been around for so long. The first time I saw it (several years ago) was as a popcorn slider. The reason they call it a slider is because when you gently pull up on the ribbon knot, the treat slides out. Once the treat is out, if you gently pull down on the ribbon know, the treat slides back in. See the picture below for the treat pulled out
The beauty of it is that, like the matchbook, it’s easy to customize to the size of your treat. I’ll take you through a step by step tutorial on how I assembled mine (with the dimensions), but I’ve created a template worksheet HERE for you so that you can customize it to the size of your treat. Also, within this tutorial is a mini-tutorial on masking. The pictures in this tutorial are for the treat on the left.
Tip: If your treat has squared off ends (i.e. in a box) this project works best with Designer Paper as CS is a bit too stiff. If your treat is flatter with rounded ends (such as microwaveable popcorn) then you could use cardstock.
- Stamp set: A Good Egg (from Stampin’ Up!’s 2008 Spring/Summer Collection)
- Paper: Berry Bliss DP, Close to Cocoa and Whisper White CS
- Ink: Black Staz On, Black Stampin’ Spot (you could also use a Stampin’ Write marker), So Saffron & Pumpkin Pie classic ink, So Saffron & Going Gray WWC
- Accessories: 16" of narrow (1/4") pretty in pink grosgrain ribbon, 3/4" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, paper trimmer with scoring blade, bone folder, blender pen, post it note, stamp-a-ma-jig, paper crimper, sticky strip, double sided adhesive such as Snail. if you do the treat on the right with the tag then you would need the large and small tag punches.
- The size of my treat was 2" wide x 5" high x slightly less than 1/2" deep
- Berry Bliss DP: 6 1/4" x 7"
- Close to Cocoa CS: 1 3/4" x 4 1/4"
- Whisper White CS: 1 1/2" x 4"
- 16" of narrow grosgrain ribbon
Step 1: Score your cardstock at 1 3/4", 2 1/4", 4 3/8" and 4 7/8". Fold along the score lines using your bone folder.
Step 2: Place a strip of sticky strip along the bottom edge of the large center panel. Place some double-sided adhesive all along the edge of the shortest panel (in this case the shortest panel is on the left side).
Step 3: Remove the backing of the sticky strip, lay your treat in the top middle, and stick your box closed (the reason I keep the treat in the top middle is to make sure I don’t accidentally overlap the ends too much and end up with a holder that is too small for your box.
Step 4: This what your holder now looks like.
Step 5: Gently pinch shut the end with the sticky strip.
Step 6: Crimp the end about 1" (or just under) using your paper crimper.
Step 7: Once you’re done crimping the end, you may need to pinch in the box sides a bit where they may still be flared out, just above where the crimping begins.
Step 8: Using a 3/4" circle punch, punch out a half circle on the front of the box centered at the top.
Step 9: Punch a 1/4" hole about 1/2" underneath the bottom of the half circle.
Step 10: Take one end of the 16" ribbon and slide it up through the 1/4" hole and pull out about 4-5", lay the long end flap and lay your Easter treat on top as shown.
Step 11: Hold on to the short end of the ribbon (so that it doesn’t slide back out through the hole) and gently start pushing the Easter Treat into it’s holder. Push it all the way in and set it aside for now.
Step 12: This portion of the tutorial is going to use a technique called "masking". You use this technique to create the look of images that are placed either in front of or behind another image. In this case we’re going to make it look like there are 3 chicks one on top of the other. First off, start by stamping your greeting at the top of the Whisper white CS strip. Take a post it note and stamp your chick so that at least a portion of the image will overlap onto the part of the post-it-note that has the sticky back. Cut out the chick (not the little "hairs" or the legs) Using your stamp-a-ma-jig, stamp your bottom chick.
Step 13: Lay your post-it-note "mask" over the bottom chick, then using your stamp-a-ma-jig, position the next chick so that it’s shell partially overlaps the chick below, and stamp.
Step 14: Now position the post-it-note chick over the second chick, and stamp the last chick so that again part of it’s shell overlaps the middle chick.
Step 15: Color in the chicks, mount the white CS onto the Close to Cocoa CS. Mount it to the treat holder front. Tie the ribbon in a knot just slightly above the hole, and trim the ends. When you gently pull up on the ribbon knot, the treat will slide up out of the holder.
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