DIY Hallowe’en Slider Card

I haven’t posted a new DIY paper project for a while, but the approach of Hallowe’en gives me an excuse for a seasonal slider card.

I am posting it now in case you want to make a few of these for mailing in time for Hallowe’en. The first step is to print the Pumpkin Slider Card file on card stock. (I used 176 gm/65 lb card.)

The file contains two pages: a single large card on one, and two smaller ones on the other. The larger card will print on either A4 or 8.5 x 11 inch stock. The smaller card page may need to be scaled down slightly to fit A4, depending on your printer margins.

Score between the orange guides and also below the upper pumpkin, matching the bottom edge of the wider part of the card. Cut out the white areas (face) of the upper pumpkin.

Cut out the card along the outside black line.

Flip the card over vertically and fold the top end down and the bottom end up.

Flip the card horizontally and fold in the side flaps. Don’t crease too firmly. You want a slightly rounded fold so that the slider will operate smoothly.

Open all the folds, then fold the side flaps back in.

Fold the bottom edge up.

The final step is sliding the top edge (indicated by the green pointy finger in the image above) down inside the pocket created by the side flaps.

To operate the card, follow the printed instructions. The slider may be a bit stiff at first, but should work smoothly after being used a few times.

In other news:

I have a new computer. The less-than-year-old one I have been using couldn’t handle the work load. (It was like trying to run the entire universe from a dial-up modem.) The new one has an enormous 27-inch screen. As an indication of relative size, the desktop files in the screen shot below used to fill the old screen.

I can now have several windows open at the same time and actually see what’s in them, which makes things like switching between Photoshop and InDesign far easier. I am also sitting farther back from the screen!


I finally finished plying a third spool of the blue silk. There is a bit more to do.


The current knitting project is a semi-circular shawl using short rows to create wedge-shaped sections. The upper yarn is from Hobbii. The lower yarn is the new colourway Homegrown from Midknit Cravings.


I took these photos before today’s grey and blustery weather arrived. We have been having a glorious autumn.

The rowan outside my studio will keep its leaves for a while. Most of the trembling aspen leaves have fallen. I think the rest may get blown off today.

About Byopia Press

I have been working in the book arts field for more than twenty years, and operating Byopia Press with my husband David since the late 1990s. I began producing artist's books and altered books in 2004.
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2 Responses to DIY Hallowe’en Slider Card

  1. I love the slider card! Your DIY projects are great. A few years ago I made a number of the origami stars at Christmas time. Most of our decorations were in boxes so it was nice to have a quick thing for a little holiday cheer. They are probably in with the other ornaments now.

    I got a big computer last year. The screen is lovely, lots of space, but I can’t read the words in some of the tabs with out straining forward. I do have computer glasses, but they aren’t enough I guess. Still I wouldn’t give up the big screen. What a luxury!

    Happy Halloween to you Cathryn! Winter is coming fast.


    • Byopia Press says:

      Glad you enjoy the DIY projects!
      The big screen is taking a bit of getting used to. I keep losing my cursor! The slight shift back in sitting position and raising my chair seems to have dealt with most legibility issues. I do not have computer glasses but do wear progressives.
      Winter is definitely coming.
      Went for a walk to the gate to pick up a Thanksgiving present left by a neighbour family — homemade lemon shortbread and a DIY turkey table decoration kit which includes googly eyes, shiny bits for wattles and beak, toothpicks, and fruit loops— and was really glad I put on a winter jacket and a headscarf!


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