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Swinging Elf
by Penny Ward


Hello, hello Memory Box friends. Have you enjoyed this past week of Slider cards? They really are fun and easy to make and who wouldn't love getting a card like this?!?

So here we go:


My card is slightly larger than a normal A2. I wanted to give Mr. Elfy a little room to swing from the tree. This card is 4.5 x 7 inches, but of course you can make your version any size.

I started with the Classic Ornament to get an idea of placement for the slider. Ornament was die cut from Luxury Silver cardstock . I then die cut another Classic Ornament from Shimmering Red cardstock, then die cut that with Classic Ornament Triplet to give it a little decoration.

Stamp, color and die cut the elf from the Christmas Elves set. With a craft knife, notch out the section between his legs and make small cuts to let his arms lift. Slide him onto the Classic Ornament and add a length of twine behind him.



If you are making the same size card as my example, you will want to cut heavy weight white cardstock 4 x 6.5 inches. Die cut this panel with the curved Slider Grooves leaving enough space at the bottom to stamp your sentiment. Go ahead and stamp sentiment now. I used one of the greetings from the Christmas Elves set with VersaFine Onyx Black ink.

Position elf as desired over slider area. Flip over and add a small piece of foam adhesive. Adhere a penny over the foam adhesive. Elf should slide freely at this point.



Position elf/ornament to the very far left of the slider and pull twine to top of panel securing on backside with tape. Try sliding the elf back and forth. He should have enough twine to go left and right.

Die cut Sapling Collage and Botanical Stem from scrap cardstock. Color as desired then snip Sapling Collage so you only have a couple of branches to work with. Snip leaves from Botanical Stem using only the smallest leaves. Adhere to slider panel as shown.

On backside of slider panel use double stacked foam adhesive all around the card (don't get too close to the slider area). Adhere this panel to your card base.


Thank you for joining us this week. We designers hope you are inspired to try your own slider cards.


Happy holiday cardmaking,






I have enjoyed seeing the slider cards and yours is no exception Penny. (I prefer making larger cards and usually do.) This is utterly adorable. TFS!

So cute, Penny! Love your card.

Very, very cute ! Super idea to have the little elf swinging on an ornament! Great slider idea !

Truly delighful!

This is a great card, Penny. I love the combo of the elf and the ornament.
Wonderful composition and design!

Totally adorable!! I love this one!

Solo sweet! xxx

I meant sooooo sweet! xxx

This card made me smile what a fun idea , Santas helping elves having fun on the baubles on the tree really has festive magic, love it thank you for sharing.

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