Circle Flip Card

Circle Flip Card

As I mentioned in my last post, I have several cards to share using Creek Bank Creations’ Circle Flip Die set.  Here’s card #2 where I used the dies to create a quick and easy, traditional circle flip card.

The die set includes the die to cut the “flip” part that you center on the front of a standard A2 card base and dies to cut two circles and the decorative panel for the front. Deciding how to decorate the focal circle and choosing the paper is the “hardest” part!

For this card, I used one of the dies from the “Layered Happy Birthday” set from Spellbinders. The patterned paper is from the “Playful Palette” designer series paper stack from Stampin’ Up (retired).

I feel like flip cards look a little wonky when displayed so I created a card stand using Creek Bank Creations’ Card Stand Die to include with the card (although the card stands on its own and definitely could be displayed without the stand).

HERE is the video that shows how to create the basic flip card.

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Special Delivery Corner Flip Card

Special Delivery Corner Flip Card

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One die set, 5 different card designs…

I recently purchased the Circle Flip Die from Creek Bank Creations after watching a few of their videos on YouTube where the versatility of this die set was illustrated.  (Hard to believe I had never even heard of this company until recently!)  I own several flip dies from other companies, but what I like about this one is that the die to create the “flip” part of the card is a separate piece.  This allows you to place it wherever you want on a standard card base which is how it can be used to create a corner flip card as I did here.  I have several card variations made with this die set (including a traditional flip card) to share in the coming days.

In case anyone is interested, Creek Bank Creations is currently offering 15% off with coupon code TRAIN, and shipping is free with $50 order.  (I’m not sure when the 15% promotion expires.)

Here is a better photo of what the corner looks like:

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I’ve made corner flip cards “from scratch” before, but using the dies from the Circle Flip Die set made the card base construction super easy!   Here is a video showing how to do it.

This cute baby image is a cling stamp from a set I’ve had for years.  I no longer have the original packaging, but I think it’s called “Baby” (#227909) by Recollections.  I stamped it on the white circle die cut with Gina K Designs Story Sky ink and colored the baby’s head with Copic marker E000.

All of the patterned paper came from the 6×6 “Special Delivery” paper pad by pebbles.  In addition to using it for the decorative panels, I also stamped the image again on a scrap, fussy cut the blanket and bow, and paper pieced it back onto the white panel which tied the background colors in with the focal panel nicely and added a little dimension to the stamped image.

The inside sentiment is from the “Cuddles & Kisses” set from Stampin’ Up (retired).

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Birthday Wishes – Slimline Center Step Card

Birthday Wishes – Slimline Center Step Card

I must admit the whole “slimline card craze” has me a bit intimidated as there is so much card to decorate, but this step card design allowed me to focus on an area closer to the size with which I am used to working. (The center area is 6 x 4 inches.) Baby steps – lol!

The “Birthday Wishes” die is a Die-namics die from My Favorite Things. I also used the “Star Blast Edgelits” die from Stampin’ Up (retired?).

The striped paper is from a digital paper file by TheMockupLoft that I purchased on Etsy. The teal patterned paper is American Crafts (#320388). I also used Recollections heavy weight black, white, and Tranquil Teal from Gina K Designs.

Here is the template for creating my card base:

Start with an 8 1/2 x 8 inch panel.

The finished card is 8 1/2″ x 4″ that folds flat for mailing. It fits in a standard business envelope. (If you wish to create your own envelope with the We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board, start with a 10 1/8 inch square, and make your first punch/score line at 3 1/2 inches.)

That wasn’t so scary after all!!

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Happy Cacti Anniversary Card (and 2 products worth mentioning)

Happy Cacti Anniversary Card (and 2 products worth mentioning)

On our recent trip to Arizona this past winter, my husband and I visited the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tucson.  This is primarily an outdoor museum which includes walking trails, a zoo, an aquarium, a natural history museum, botanical gardens of desert plants… and this happy couple!

As soon as I saw these cacti which appeared to be standing arm in arm, I immediately thought they’d be perfect on an anniversary card for my husband.  I added a computer generated greeting, matted the photo, and called this done!  …a super quick card and a great memento of our trip!

Two products worth mentioning:

The photo and mat on this A2 sized card were cut with dies from the “Infinity Rectangle Dies” set from Hero Arts.  I am loving that these 16 dies are perfectly sized for A2 layering with 1/8 inch borders from one die to the next. If you struggle cutting panels and mats to size with a trimmer, these dies are just what the doctor ordered! And I prefer using a die to cut a photo (or stamped focal panel) instead of a trimmer because I can frame/position the image to my liking and see what my finished panel will look like before it is cut.

I also used a Sizzix crease pad to cut my photo and mat in place of one of the clear plates in the Big Kick cutting sandwich. The crease pad is intended to create subtle fold lines on die cuts meant to be folded, but it also happens to eliminate the indentations you often get around the edges of your photo or panel when die cutting. HERE is a video (1:53 mark) showing how to use the crease pad to die cut. (Important – do not cut into this pad. You position this pad against the flat side of the die and NOT on the cutting/blade side.) While the crease pad also works with other machines like the Spellbinders Platinum machine, it unfortunately is a little too wide (measuring 6 1/16″ across) for the Cuttlebug.

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Autumn Triangle Gatefold Card

Autumn Triangle Gatefold Card

This card base was made with the “Triangle Gatefold” die set from Creek Bank Creations.  Also included in this set are the stitched triangles to decorate the flaps and the two stitched hexagons.  The framed leaf die is by Mosaic Moments. I created a belly band to go around the card, but the hexagon panel could have been adhered directly to one of the triangle flaps.

The inside sentiment is from the birthday “Stamp & Cut Lot 6249A” set from Firefly/Momenta. I stamped it up on the panel a bit to leave room to sign the card.

Since this card does not stand up on its own, I created a stand with the Card Stand Die from Creek Bank Creations.

To create the handmade patterned papers, I use a gel plate, a brayer, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks, spritzes of water, the Stampendous! Decor Cling Leaves Rubber Stamp – DCR101, and the French Script background stamp from Stampin’ Up (retired?).  I started with a stack of heavy weight white card stock and had a ball inking, rolling, spritzing, stamping, and layering the inks using the techniques I briefly described in this post. I ended up with a BUNCH of panels, and ultimately chose two from the pile to use for this card.  (Lots of panels left for other cards!)

The card stock used was from the Recollections Nostalgia Pack along with Bazzill Butter Mints.

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