Friday, February 21, 2014

Flower Flip Card

My second flip card - having a good time with this!
Flower images on the front flip are from Peaceful Petals and Secret Garden. Inside verse from Trust God set. It is hard to see from photo, but I added stickles to the flower petals.

Here is a link to flip card instructions: 

Flip Card Instructions

To make a flip flop or swing card:

Take 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 piece of card stock. Score at 4 1/4" and at 2 1/8". Center your die or framelit of choice on the 2 1/8" score mark. Place your plate so that you only cut the half of your die closest to the edge of the paper. Fold in half at 4 1/4" score, and again at 2 1/8" score. Cut out two more of each framelit, decorate, and glue to either side of flip.

sample of card using dress up framelit:

sample of card using circle die:

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Dress Up Flip Card

I missed the original Flip Card craze - so this was my first one. What fun!

To make the card, start with 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" cardstock. Score at 4 1/4" and again at 2 1/8". Center framelit on 2 1/8" score line and cut only half of the framelit (see below). Fold card in half and run through big shot with Moden Mosaic EF. Cut Dress Up framelit 4x - two in Pool Party and two in Basic Gray; emboss with square lattice. Fold at 2 1/8" score line. Cut gray piece and glue to pool party piece. Glue one completed dress to each side of flip.

To make the flower rosette, I punch 7/8" scallop cirlce out of Square Lattice embossed piece of Pool Party. Cut in a spiral and then beginning at the outer spiral edge, rolled the flower. Secured bottom with a glue dot.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Shades of Gray


  • STAMPS: Distressed Dots Background, Chevron Background, Sunflower Background, Simply Sketched. Papillon Potpourri
  • CARDSTOCK: Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, Basic Black
  • INK: Smoky Slate, Craft White, Basic Black, Basic Gray, Pear Pizzazz
  • ACCESSORIES: White EP, Large Oval and Scallop Oval Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Markers, White Gel pen.
Stamped the large sunflower stamp in craft white ink onto basic black cardstock; added white EP and heat embossed. Stamped distressed dots background stamp in basic gray on whisper white; stamped chevron background in smoky slate on whisper white. Stamped chevron with pear pizzaz on whisper white; stamped sentiment over it in basic black and punched. The butterfly was stamped onto pear pizzazz cardstock in basic black ink and then added a little pear pizzazz marker, and white dots with gel pen.

Red Sunflower


  • STAMPS: Sunflower Background, Everything Eleanor, Lacy & Lovely
  • INK: Basic Black
  • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Basic Gray, Basic Black
  • ACCESSORIES: Rhinestones, Stampin Write Markers
I colored the large sunflower stamp with real red, cherry cobbler, cool cantaloupe; misted lightly with water and then stamped onto whisper white. Colored middle with crushed curry. Stamped flourish from everything eleanor set and sentiment. Added a few random rhinestones (some to cover the smeared black ink!). Colored around the sunflower with sahara sand marker.

The Fox Says Thank You


    • STAMPS: Life in the Forest, Express Yourself, Banner Blast, Oh Hello
    • CARDSTOCK: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Lucky Limeade
    • INK: Stazon Black, Pear Pizazz, Really Rust, Crumb Cake
    • ACCESSORIES: Mini Brads, Banner Punch, Modern Mosaic EF, Silver Baker's Twine, Stampin' Write Markes. Nestabilities Circle dies, ribbon not SU.
This card originally started out to be a "magic card" I saw on Pinterest. But mine didn't turn out as pretty! So I already had the acetate stamped with the fox in Stazon, and the white piece behind stamped with the fox, but colored. So I decided to go ahead and layer them for an added dimension - even though I don't think you can see in the photo.