Mother's Day is coming soon, but there is still time to make a special card for your Mum. Today I have a 'Flip' card for you (also called a 'Flip Flop' card), which adds some extra interest to this special occasion card.
There are a number of templates around on the Internet and now cutting dies are also available. However, you can easily make this basic shaped card with your standard papercraft tools (trimmer or ruler and craft knife). I wanted a square card and a wider border on the left, so I used the basic principle to create a template for a 14cm x 14cm square card. I always test my measurements on some scrap card first and usually need to adjust it a bit before making the 'real' one. I used my Stampin' Trimmer to make the cuts as I find it easier and more accurate than a craft knife.
I have used the blue and yellow floral print from the 'Print Poetry' Designer Series Paper Stack and paired it with the Summer Starfruit pattern from the 'Birds of a Feather' DSP on a base of Marina Mist card stock. This is the card flat.
This is how the card looks when it stands up and you can see that the centre panel is actually rectangular.
This photo shows the reverse side of the centre panel where you write your message. I didn't have the 'Wonderful Mother' stamp set, so I purchased and downloaded the 'Wonderful Mother' stamp brush for MDS in a couple of minutes and then printed it out and cut the panel to size. This is a great example of a hybrid project. You can use the MDS stamp brushes in other software such as Photoshop Elements if you just want do something quick and simple like this. It is also cheaper than buying the stamp set!
|Stamps||Wonderful Mother, Delightful Dozen, Oh, Hello|
|Card stock & Papers||Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack, Birds of a Feather DSP, Subtles Pattern Stack|
|Ink||Midnight Muse, So Saffron, Wild Wasabi|
|Accessories||5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim, Marina Mist Taffeta ribbon (retired), Basic Pearls|
|Tools||Labels Framelits, Little Leaves Sizzlit, Big Shot, Itty Bitty Sahpes Punch Pack, Dimensionals, Sponge Dauber, Copic B12 (to colour pearls)
Enjoy your weekend!