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A Flip Card the Easy Way

I love cards that move! It's so fun to know that the recipient will be amused and want to open it again and again to watch the surprise movement.

Stampin' Up's new Flip Card Thinlits make it so easy. I wrote about them first and had a link to a video about them back in this post. Today I'm going to show you a birthday theme card that was a big hit at my stamp clubs this month -- plus share an easy tutorial for adding the printed paper and getting a custom cut as you die-cut the card base.


I love the Birthday Basics paper that's on this card. Create a Cupcake stamps and the matching punch dress up the left flap and the greetings are courtesy of the new "Remembering Your Birthday" stamp set. Those greeting layers were stamped and then punched out with the 2 1/2" circle punch which fits perfectly on the card base.

Here's what happens when you open it -- a flip, and the inside circle appears.


See the right side and how the paper is perfectly cut with the curve of the opening where the circle flips? I first got the idea of how to do this from fellow demonstrator Mary Brown. I took her idea of using the metal thinlit itself as sort of a template so you'd know where to put tape....


... But I wanted to find a way to make it faster at class so that each person did not need to use the one thinlit circle card metal die for BOTH the taping template and to cut their card base. So I just made a template by cutting out a card and cutting off the right side panel -- it was easy to add tape to the right side of the Bermuda Bay card around the top, bottom, right side AND around the curved left side where my cut would later be.


Now I've added my paper, I'll add my top cutting plate, roll it through the Big Shot and when it comes out, I'll have a perfectly cut and taped in place right panel, with the curved divot cut out! The card base is 5 & 1/2" tall and 5 & 7/8" wide -- cut it to that size ahead of time and you save paper as the thinlit die just fits right over and it then cuts the inside circle and makes the score marks.


I even lined the envelope with matching paper thanks to another new Thinlits die for Envelope Liners.


These cards pack a wow factor and the dies make them SO much easier to make than you would think. All the cutting and scoring is done by the thinlits die -- you just cut, fold and decorate.

Be sure to check back for my next two posts which will show Halloween and Christmas variations with a twist.

You can click each item used to see more info and images or to order it.

Circle or Label Thinlits Die sets & video

Create a Cupake clear mount stamp set

Cupcake punch

Remebering Your Birthday stamp set

Birthday Basics Designer Paper