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Thursday, September 23, 2010

A FLIP-FLOP CHRISTMAS CARD

Hello everyone, I hope all is well and happy Thursday!

I'd like to thank Pam of http://thebugbytes.blogspot.com/ for having me debut as a designer on her wonderful blog today.

Unfortunately, I do not own the Robotz cart, so I elected to do a Christmas card to share with you.  I'm calling it a flip-flop card because it's a single version of the flip-flop book, and I hope you'll like it.   (I do apologize for the bad qualityof the pictures, I could not seem to find better lighting.)  Here is the outside view of the card:


Here is an inside view and a close-up of the inside sentiment:

 


Now I'm going to show you how I put this card together.  I began by getting together all my embellishments and card elements, beginning with laying them out in Design Studio and cutting them out::



I put these aside and continued on to doing the outer layer and base cards.   As shown below the outer layer card is an 8"x11" sheet of paper scored at 5.50" down the 11" top side of cardstock; the base card is a contrasting (or background color) 8"x11" sheet of cardstock scored at 5", 5.50", and 6" down the 11" top side of the cardstock:




I bone-folded the 5.50" score line on the outer layer card;  the base card is also bone-folded on the 5.50" score line, and the 5"and 6" score lines are then folded onto the 5.50" score line.  The example below illustrates one side of this fold.  The same is done to the other side:




After all score lines were bone-folded I turned the base card over, with mountain-fold side of the score lines up, and placed it on top of the outer layer card carefully aligning the edges on the right side (it's important to align the edges as close and even as possible) and then gluing the cards together up to within 1/2" from the 6" score line:


Next I did the same to the other side, ran my bone scorer along all the folds, and the card will look like this when you stand it up:



Okay, now I go back and grab my embellies and elements.  One item at a time, I painted each item using a brush-on glue (you can also use Elmer's Glue thinned with a bit of water) and sprinkled all with a fine glitter:




Next I glued the tag covers (decor cardstock) onto the tag bases (the contrasting color); these are used for the flip-flops on the inside of the card:


Now, the fun part, putting it all together!!!  I decided where I wanted my embellies and elements to go, and glued everything in place where I wanted them on the outside of the card:


On the inside of the card:  with the tabs centered one on top of the other along the mountain-fold of the card base (but making certain they did not touch, leaving about 1/8" space between the tags), I glued the top tag to the top peak of the mountain fold and glued the bottom tag to the underside peak of the mountain fold.  NOTE:   If you make this card, make sure the decorative side of the top tag is facing up and the base side of the lower tag is facing down before gluing in place; this is to assure when your card opens the correct sides of the tags are displayed.  If you look closely at the card picture below you will see the top tag flops over towards the right and the decor will remain facing up but the lower tag will flip over to the left when the card is opened, so the base side must be face down when glued in order for the correct side to show -- thus, giving it the name "flip" "flop":


Lastly I added my additional embellies, some pop dots, lots and lots of Stickles, and the card was done!

If you are interested in making this card and using these embellies and elements on this particular card, the following can be found on these cricut cartridges:

Christmas Noel - the reindeer
TBBM - the tags and snowflakes
Wild Card - "Merry Christmas"

If you would like my cut.file where these items are already sized to cut and which also includes "Seasons Greetings" from the Blackletter cart, let me know and I'll make it available to you.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and should you have any questions, please feel free ro post your question/comment on my blog and I'll get back to you.

Thanks, again, Pam!  And, I'll be seeing you all again soon!

17 comments:

Carrie said...

Beautiful card! I love it and would love to have the cut file! Thanks for sharing! :-)

The Cropping Canuck said...

Wow! This is beautiful! I love this neat design. TFS.

Beebeebabs said...

Hi Audrey such a beautiful card and thanks for the tutorial!!!

CraftyGirl said...

I love this!!! All of the bling and the clever card makes for a gorgeous final product!! Thanks for sharing the directions!!
Barb :)

shari said...

Beautiful card Audrey! Shari (cricutrookie)

joeygirl86 said...

Thanks for the tutorial, I think it came out great! I looove the glitter! :)

Jean said...

I love this Audrey! It is so nice and the reindeers are so beautiful with the glitter on them. Congrats on your debut at thebugbytes.

"Um Buggin" said...

Audrey, what a beauty my friend! Love the design and the non traditional colors here. I find it more interesting if they are not the norm red and green. Wonderful creation girlfriend! Thanks for sharing.

Hugz, xx

~L~

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh how beautiful. I love how the tags flip flop. AND the reindeer are gorgeous. Thank you for your awesome directions, as always you make it look so easy. hugs

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is a great card and I get to leave you blog love on two sites today!!! I saw this at 6am this morning and STILL love it! TFS you directions with us too.

flowerdisco said...

audrey dear...this is too cool. I did not even know about a flip flop book. way too great! and I love all the bling...what is a girl without bling, uh?

My son had a great night tonight. Thanks!

Rose said...

this is awesome girl!! love all the glitter :)

Wende said...

Audrey so pretty. Your detail tutorial is great. Thanks for sharing. I definitely want to try my hand at this card. So clever!

ScrapCrazyyyy! said...

Beautiful Audrey, love the bling!

- - Sheryl - - said...

Love your flip flop card. I have made them as photo little books with lots of flips. And when I scrolled your to your glittered hand I loved seeing the gorgeous glitter. Hope it was not too hard of a clean up!

Ladybug said...

Toooooo cute! Thanks for the tut!!! :-)

Carol L. said...

BEAUTIFUL! love it!!!!