Sunday, May 27, 2012

Folded Cards - Flip Flop / Swing Card

Well, I found this card online and wanted to try making one of my own.  It actually uses a Sizzix die to create it, but I made a hacker's version with a die and a scoring board.
I started with a piece of card stock with the dimensions 5" x 7".  Now you score at 3" and 4".  Then, take whatever die you want to use and find its centre point.  Line up the middle with the 3 inch line and then cut only from the left of 3" and right of 4".  You can do this by adhering the die in place with post it notes and then line up the cut lines with the edge of the cutting plates and running it through your die cutting machine.
I cut a few extra labels 1 die cuts to frame the centre portion.  Then I used a Think Big Sentiment and selectively inked it to have part of it on the front and part on the inside.
I used a amber gem as the dot over the 'i'.

Here's how the front looks flat:

I also made another one and actually cut too much so it is only half of a flip card:
I made a frame using the two sizes of Mat Stack 1 and adhering them to each other.

Unfortunately, while photographing it, I got some soy candle wax on the card and so took it back to my craft space to stamp the peonies in Versamark! 
 Had to cover the oily smeared Scarlet Jewel areas ....
Well, it worked out in the end but needless to say, that abalone place mat will get a good wipe down! :)

What interactive folds have you done on your cards?  I'd love to hear some more ideas ...

Paper: PTI Kraft card stock, Basic Grey Kraft Basics 6x6 pad
Stamps: Think Big 
Ink: Fresh chocolate
Misc: Spellbinders Labels 1 dies, amber rhinestone

Paper: PTI Scarlet Jewel, Basic Grey Olivia 6x6 pad, Staples 110lb white
Stamps: PTI Happy Trails sentiment and butterfly, Pretty Peonies
Ink: Fresh red currant, PTI vintage cream, Versamark
Misc: Mat Stack 1 and layerz


Gayatri said...

Brilliant Cara! I was about to sit on my table to one myself :) Love both of them esp the first one. So much fun making them isn't it? Great work as always :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Neat cards Cara. Love the swing fold on them. Great colors and images!

Sonya said...

Thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to give it a try.

Gina said...

Cara, I'm glad you posted the link to this post on the PTI form. I am intrigued and want to try this tonight after kiddies are in bed and Easter Baskets are filled. :)

Jeanne said...

Wow, I love your interactive cards - thanks for the inpsiration! I am going to try making some of my own with my dies. Beautiful creations, Cara!