Happy Birthday, Friend – Flip Card

Happy Birthday, Friend – Flip Card

(inside: We’ll be friends until we’re old and senile… then we’ll be new friends! Happy Birthday)

This interactive flip card features a seemingly “normal” card front with a surprise panel hiding beneath it.

Jennifer McGuire calls it a Pop-Up Panel card and shows how to create it in this video. (This is similar to a waterfall card but with only one flipping panel.) For Jennifer’s sample, she creates a 4 x 5 1/2 inch card base to allow the 1/4 inch tab to hang over (and still fit in an A2 size envelope). I wanted my finished base to still be 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches so I started with an 8 1/4 inch panel (instead of 8 1/2) and scored it at 4 (instead of 4 1/4). The back is still the standard size, but the front is shorter to allow the tab to hang out.

The images on the front are from the “A Little Something” and “Happy Birthday to You” stamp sets which are both from Gina K Designs (both retired?). I heat embossed them with GKD Fine Detail Black embossing powder and colored the packages in with Copic Markers ((Y15 and R29).

front of card

front of card when tab is pulled
inside when card is opened

The message on the hidden panel and continuing on the inside is from the “Just Kidding” stamp set from Stampin’ Up (retired?), and these were also heat embossed.

The “pull here” stamp was from the “Push Here” set from Lawn Fawn. I tried to heat emboss that to keep it all consistent, but it kept getting blobbed/blurry so I just stamped that in black ink. (Not sure why I was having such trouble with that!)

The patterned paper was from the “Hello Sunshine” paper pack from Gina K Designs (thanks Diana!). I used Wild Dandelion for the base.

I used a die from the Sizzix “Card, Base Step-ups #4” (discontinued) to create the slot needed for the flip mechanism, but you could easily create a slot with any slot die or even a craft knife or scissors; it doesn’t need to be that perfect/exact since you don’t see it when the card is assembled.

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Mirrored Snowflake Thank You Card

Mirrored Snowflake Thank You Card

This CAS card features the “Snowflake Marquee” die from Memory Box.

This is one die, but it cuts 10 separate pieces – the two halves of the snowflake and the 8 dots. I needed a bunch of these cards, and positioning and adhering all the pieces posed the biggest challenge, but I came up with a few tricks to make it easier…

First, I added Super Tacky Tape by Creek Bank Creations to the back of a piece of silver mirrored card stock and then die cut the shapes. The Super Tacky Tape made all the pieces stickers which made them easier to adhere to the card fronts. In order to get the placement of the pieces right, I created a template first by positioning and die cutting the image from plain white card stock. I was able to place the template over the actual card panels and just drop the silver pieces into the negative spaces on the template. (I used the spacing of the original die, but you could make the space between the halves of the snowflake larger or smaller if desired.)

The greeting is from the “What I Love” stamp set (retired?) by Stampin’ Up, and was heat embossed with Gina K Designs Fine Detail Silver embossing powder. This panel was mounted on a silver mirrored mat and then a heavy weight white base.

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Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I’d like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I’d also like to take a moment to thank you all for taking the time to visit my blog and for all your support and encouragement this past year.  I really appreciate it!

(The above image was found on google and is not my own.)

Tall Nativity Christmas Card

Tall Nativity Christmas Card

(inside: Sending love & prayers for a blessed Christmas and a joyous new year!)

The holy family and star die cuts are from a Silhouette cut file called “Tall Nativity” by Lori Whitlock (Design ID 161572) and was cut with my Silhouette electronic die cutting machine. These images are shaped perfectly for a slim line card.

The greeting was cut with the “Joy” die by Impression Obsession (DIE436-D).

The patterned paper is from a digital file called “Snowy Paper” (no longer available?) by SBDigitalDesigns that I purchased on Etsy.

The inside sentiment is from the “Christmas Blessings” stamp set from Divinity Designs (previously Our Daily Bread).

I added a recollections rhinestone gem to the star to finish it off.

My finished card measures 4″ x 9 1/4″ and fits in a regular business envelope, but if you wanted to make a custom envelope with the We R Memory Keepers envelope punch board, start with a 10 5/8″ square and line up at 7 1/8″ for first punch/score line.

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Scribble Tree Christmas Card

Scribble Tree Christmas Card

This simple card design features stamps from the “Solemn Stillness – Two Step Stamping” set from Stampin’ Up. It’s a retired, red rubber set from 2004, and as I struggled to line up the two layers – with my MISTI and a piece of acetate after remounting the stamps to make them cling stamps – I wondered how people did two step stamping with wood-mounted, red rubber stamps before the hinged stamp positioners. Yes, I used to use my stamp-a-ma-jig, but I’m wondering if there is a way to do it without a positioner…

For the “solid” portion of the tree, I inked up the stamp with Gina K Designs Christmas Pine ink, sprayed the inked stamp with water, and then stamped it on a piece of heavy weight white card stock. I re-spritzed the stamp (without re-inking) and stamped again. As I mentioned above, I used my MISTI for my stamping, and I found that I had less splatter and running if I left the inked stamp on the table and brought the paper to the stamp instead bringing the stamp to the paper as one normally would.

Once that was dry, I heat embossed the top layer with GKD Fine Detail Gold embossing powder and Versamark ink.

The greeting is from the “Merry Tree” mini set (retired?) from Gina K Designs. LOVE that font!!

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