What it is about boxes that cats love so much? As a dog person, I don’t get it, but I have so many friends whose cats spends hours exploring, sitting in, and napping in boxes. So I thought I would create this surprise slider card in honor of all those cats who love boxes. 🙂 lol

The adorable kitty looking innocently up with wide eyes comes from the Katzelkraft Cats Stamp Set. I Copic colored the cat with the following colors and fussy cut him out:
Cat Body: E02, E97, E99 with R20 for ears and blush
Eyes: YG21, YG25 and YG17 with Signo White Uniball Gel Highlights

Then for the kraft “card board” box I used a Neat & Tangled Box Die and folded it up to form the open topped box that the kitty could sit in. To create the slider mechanism, I used an X-Acto blade and just cut a slit in the back side of the box as well as on the card front that was about 1.25″ long and .25″ wide (wide enough to fit a foam dot). I wasn’t too worried about the cleanness of the slit because the cat covers the whole opening.

Then in order from front to back here are the pieces: (a) box front; (b) kitty; (c) foam dot connecting kitty through the slit to the slider pull; (d) box back (with slit); (e) card front made with a glittery gold medallion patterned paper (with slit); slider pull with fun foam sheets on either side to support the card front with space for the slider pull to easily slide up and down; and card base.

For the sentiment, I used the Neat & Tangled Out of the Box Stamp Set to heat emboss “Just popping up to say…” and I used an old Whimsy Speech Bubble Border Die (this is no longer available but this Lawn Fawn Speech Bubble Border Die is very similar) to make it appear as though the cat was saying that phrase. Then on the inside of the card I simply stamped “Hello!” So this card can be sent any time for any occasion.

Disclosure: Many of the supplies I’ve used for today’s project are linked. Some may be affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. I truly appreciate your support toward the costs of running this blog!

The following is a process tutorial of how I created this cat in the box surprise slider card:

This card is being entered into the following challenges:
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional All that Glitters Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
Through the Craft Room Door Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Mostly Blue Challenge
Penny Black and More Anything Goes Challenge

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