Monday, August 2, 2010


Next up from Fun & Fancy Folds class is the Flip-Flop card.  I used a very simple design using only one stamp set for this one. Jenni is in love with the new Cherry Cobbler, so she just had to use it on this card and she came up with the color scheme we went with.

I couldn't capture it with the camera, but there is Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the center of the blossoms and the hummingbird's wings of the focal piece.  This is a simple, but elegant card that is so quick to make once you get the fold down.  I hope you like it!

  • Stamp Sets – Elements of Style (W #118611  $27.95, C #120045 $19.95)
  • Card stock – Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Pear Pizzazz Classic, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight & Pear Pizzazz Markers 
  • Accessories – Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (#102023, $4.50), 2-way Glue Pen 
  • Tools – Paper Cutter with Scoring Blade, Stampin Sponges, Clear Blocks
    Click Template to Enlarge

    Note:  If following the template above, solid lines are cut lines and dotted lines are score/fold lines.

    1. With your 5 1/2" x 6 3/4" card base in the landscape position, line up the cardstock at the 2 3/4" mark, and score from 0" to 1 1/4" as well as from 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

    Move your cardstock to the 4" mark, and again score from 0" to 1 1/4" as well as from 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". 

    2. With your cardstock in the portrait position, line it up at the 4-1/4" mark.
    Cut from 1 1/4" to 2 3/4" to meet your score line.
    Lift your cutting blade, put it down on your second score and cut up to 5 1/2".
    Turn your paper to the opposite side and repeat this step.

    3. Returning your cardstock to the landscape position, line it up with the 5 1/2" mark.  Cut from 1 1/4" to 4 1/4", connecting the two horizontal cuts.

    Turn your cardstock to the opposite side and repeat this step.

    4. Take a 3" x 4" piece of scrap paper and cover up the center swing part of your card if desired.  (I did not on this project)

    5. Stamp your background as desired.  Most people do this on one side only.  I like to do both sides.

    6. Adhere one of the 2 3/4" x 3 3/4" mat pieces on to front of the center swing piece.  (For this project, I used smaller focal piece on the front so mats and stamped pieces are smaller on the front)

    Adhere the other mat piece to the back of the swing piece.

    7. Stamp the image you would like to have on the front of the card on one of the 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" pieces of cardstock. Now adhere it to the back of the center swing piece (which will be the front when card is closed).

    Stamp your other 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" piece of cardstock. You might want to keep a little bit of space for a written message. Adhere this piece to the front of the swing piece (which will be the back of the card when opened).

    8. Fold your first score (the score on the left of your card) to a mountain fold as seen below. Fold your second score (the score on the right) to a valley fold as seen below.  Here is the finished open card:

    9. Add embellishment as desired.


    1. This is one skoocum card!! I am a little confused with the cutting etc. The dotted lines are the cuttling lines, right??

    2. OOps, never mind, I think I figured it out! It's the solid 4.5 X3" rectangle we are cutting, but not the 11/4" in the middle. The dashed lines are the folds! I'm a visual learner, videos work way better for me:)

    3. Thanks so much for all your amazing FREE templates!! Your directions are so clear, precise, and easy to follow! Thanks for sharing your creativity and for inspiring me!


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