Oh, my! I had another of those ideas in my head that I just couldn't get out of it and onto paper. Not only that, this one was a bit more difficult. I'm sure I'd seen someone else make a card like this, but I spent entirely too much time trying to find the card so I wouldn't have to figure out how to do it by myself!
Another problem was that I had a deadline because this card is for this week's SUO Challenges "Welcome Baby" challenge. What I wanted to do was to make a Flip Card – using one of Stampin' Up!'s newest Label Card Thinlet, that had two flips in it. I had that cute stamp set, Baby Prints, and I wanted both of those cute little hands on the front of my card. Not only that, I had the rarely used pair of baby stamps in the Petite Pairs Stamp Set that I wanted to go with it.
Finally, success! First the outside of the card:
And now the inside:
Woo-hoo! It worked! Not only that, the card ends up being a standard card that will fit into an A2 sized envelope – even with the little bow on the top! The reason it will fit top to bottom is that the card could not be 5-1/2" and still have the flips the way I wanted them.
Here's a quick tutorial:
- Cut your card stock 4-7/8" by 7-1/2". You can get this by cutting a piece of 8-1/2" by 11" card stock in half as you would usually do for this size card, and then just trimming it down.
- Place the card stock into the Thinlet with the right side of the card stock NOT under the cutting edge.
- Run the Thinlet through the Sizzix Big Shot as you usually would. Remove the card stock and turn it around to cut the other side just as you did the first, with the already cut shape at the bottom of the Thinlet, on the right.
- Fold both sides as usual. You can use the photos of my project to guide you (and if you fold the wrong way, hey – it's paper! You can fold it back!)
For this card, I used a card stock base of Pink Pirouette and accented it with Melon Mambo print paper from the Brights Collection Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack. The ink is also Melon Mambo.
To cut the Melon Mambo DSP, I just ran a small piece through the label side of the framelit (twice) and then trimmed both pieces to have a little bit of the Pink Pirouette showing all the way around. I found that I really needed to keep the rows of Polka Dots straight or it looked just a tad on the sloppy side.
The ribbon and bow are Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon. I usually don't have trouble with bows, but I wanted this one to sit straight on the top edge of the card. To make that happen, I just tied a length of the ribbon around the card with a knot at the top. Then I made a bow from a small piece of the ribbon and attached it to the top of the card with a Mini Glue Dot.
When all was said and done, this was a fun card to make! I certainly can see more in my future!
Oh – and don't forget to make your OWN card to welcome a baby, or to go with a shower gift and enter it in the SUO Challenge blog. The challenge runs for most of two weeks, so you have plenty of time to figure out your own project. And it doesn't have to be a card! Anything made with Stampin' Up! products, current or retired, is eligible!