Xavier Zebra Spinner Flip Card with Mirror Stamping

Xavier Zebra Spinner Flip Card

My fifth (and final!) card variation made with the Circle Flip Die Set from Creek Bank Creations is a Spinner Flip Card. This card base is basically a flip card, but the inner part of the circle is “removed” so an element has a place to spin.

(If you wind up the spinner element before putting the card in the envelope, it will spin like this when the recipient opens the card for the first time.)

The adorable zebra image is from the “Xavier Zebra” stamp set from Gina K Designs (retired?). The set comes with one zebra stamp, but I needed a second, reversed image so the back of the spinner was not blank. To do this, I did some mirror stamping using my Stampin’ Up Silicone Craft Sheet (as demonstrated HERE), but you could also use a sheet of acetate (as demonstrated HERE) or a flat, solid stamp (as demonstrated HERE). Several companies sell “Mirror Stamping” stamps/tools specifically for this technique as well.

To make the spinner element, I stamped him on two die cuts (front and back) that I made with my Silhouette and sandwiched a long piece of clear thread between the layers before gluing them together. Here is a video (starting at the 2:25 mark) showing how to create this type of card.

I used Versafine Onyx Black ink for all of my stamping. Forgetting that Versafine takes a little longer to dry than dye inks, I got smudges in several spots on the yellow panel. Strategically placed stars solved that problem (for the most part)!

The black frame was cut with a die from the “Stitched Circle Rings Die Set” and the inside greeting is the “Circle Stamp Happy Birthday” stamp which are both from Creek Bank Creations. I didn’t want the center words (from the circle stamp) to be visible when the card is closed so I masked the Happy Birthday portion of the circle stamp and used a smaller greeting from the “Tiny Words #SSS101883” set from Simon Says Stamp instead and positioned it behind the zebra.

The black and white striped panel is digital paper by TheMockupLoft that I purchased on Etsy. The yellow paper is Bold Yellow Stripe by Recollections. Heavy weight black and white card stock was also used.

I have to say, I am excited that I was able to try all of the styles shown in the videos for this set and now have 5 different card base ideas on which to build for future card projects. (I hope you didn’t get tired of looking at so many circles this week!)

Thanks for checking out my card project!

Double Circle Flip Slim Line Card

Double Circle Flip Slim Line Card

Using the dies from the  Circle Flip Die set from Creek Bank Creations on a “slim line” card base is yet another way to use this versatile die set.  You could make a single flip panel or two as I have done here.  (I was bound and determined to “get my money’s worth” with this die set – lol!!) The die set is designed to make A2 size cards, but HERE is the video (starting at 3:17) showing how to create the slim line card.

The birthday images are from the “Sketch a Party” set from Stampin’ Up (retired) and were paper pieced with scraps from the core’dinations Light Green Crosshatch (#GX-2300-24) patterned paper also used for the decorative panel on the card front.  All the circles were cut with dies from the Circle Flip Die set. 

Again, this die set is meant for an A2 size card, and the included decorative panel die is too small for the longer card base.  To fix this, I die cut two of the decorative panels, trimmed them to size (with my paper trimmer), and then used the greeting strip to cover the seam in the center.  (A much easier way to add decorative paper is shown in the video; I had watched the video some time before creating my card and forgot how she did it – lol!!)

The polka dot paper is digital paper by TheMockupLoft that I purchased on Etsy. 

The sentiment stamp on the inside is the “Happy Birthday Round” stamp (#S1740) from Creek Bank Creations.  I added a second, plain circle panel on which to include a handwritten message and/or signature.

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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Circle Flip Easel Card

Circle Flip Easel Card

An easel card is another type of card you can make with the Circle Flip Die set from Creek Bank Creations.  Here is the instructional video (starting at the  2:10 mark) showing this technique.

I started with a black A2 size card base and used the “flip” die to create the easel. (It’s the same die used for the traditional flip card but positioned in the opposite direction on the card front.)

I embossed the white decorative panel with a Cuttlebug Swiss Dots folder.  (The die for this panel is included in the set.) I cut red glitter card stock with the “Make A Wish” die from Elizabeth Craft Designs (#1553) and the 1 inch “Thick Materials Star” punch by Fiskars.

The striped panel is digital paper by TheMockupLoft that I purchased on Etsy and was printed on glossy photo paper because I wanted the black to be really bold.

The “inside” sentiment is from the “Flower Builders” set from Gina K Designs (retired?) and was popped up with foam tape to hold the easel in place when opened.  I also included a blank panel for a handwritten message and signature.

This A2 size card folds flat for mailing.

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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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