Step 2: How It Works

Because it was getting late when I made this, I didn't take that many pictures. But I made some schemes in SketchUp to show how this card works.

In the pictures you can see the card open, before it is glued. The slider moves through a gap between the flaps on the right and stays horizontal because of the T-shape. I rounded the corners on the T to make it easier to slide.

The window in the front should be a little smaller than the slider, so you never see the edges. The gap on the right should be a little bigger than the slider.

To make for a clean image on the front, you have to make sure the slider has the same color as the front, and that it has no decorations, otherwise you will see them move along with the slider. I just made it blue, and I left a clear strip in the front image without clouds.

Unless you really want your message to pop out, you have to make sure the background for your text also has the same color as the front. This also has to be a little bigger than the window, so you won't see any edges.

After you made all the pieces, the airplane (or car/boat/dinosaur/...) will be attached to the grey spot on the slider (see image). Make sure your airplane is bigger than the window, otherwise it can slide underneath the front part of the card.
<p>Great tutorial! It was easy to understand and the result is awesome! :D</p>
<p>This is an awesome card! I made it for my friends b-day and she loved it!!!!! Thank you for this instructable!!!! I love the pull out part the best!!!!!!</p>
I can't glue it there's nothing shown how to glue the slider ..... Horrible my card is destroyed:(
<p>People....get a life. This is a really cute card, and it is free. He did not have to post it at all. This is so easy to hand cut you don't even need a PDF. Can't anyone be thankful to those who post things like this without being so negative all the time??</p><p>Mr Debos, Thank you! I plan on making this card this weekend for my 2 yr old grandson only I want to make it a train. He LOVES trains!</p>
it's not good.we can't do anything for free.this is horrible. <br>
I suppose you're talking about the website in general and not about my instructable, so I won't take your comment the wrong way... If you have a problem with the site, please let the admin know instead of me.
boy am I glad I didn't chuck out any money on this b/c nothing works...download pdf does not work...just takes u to sign in page which I am already signed in, thank you very much and to print the pdf...forget it...does not work. oh yeah be nice comment policy...get your stuff to work, and than we'll be nice!
Downloading PDF is for Pro Membership, however if you use a little creativity I think the instructable is clear enough to make this without a printed PDF.
I just made this card, and it is lovely!
would like to see your version!
awesome ! idea
I love making pop-up/slide-out cards!

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