Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Christmas Flip Flap....

Hi folks.. Really wasn't sure what to call the title of today’s Creative Expressions Design Team Post, so I've gone with "Flip Flap" because that's exactly the sound the card makes when it closes!!

It really is quite an unusual design and I'm sure I'm not the first person to have made something similar but I must say, I do like its quirkiness....

and really makes a truly individual and unique card

and also, and this is its main selling point, takes no time at all to do, which, when it comes to churning out your Chrimbo cards is a phenomenal bonus!!
So, if you fancy giving it or something similar a go here's a quick step by step for you..
This particular version was really based around the size of the stamps I had chosen to use. Obviously you could make one bigger or smaller.

So, I cut three strips of card, high enough to incorporate each stamp image, and also long enough to take the image but also allowing an inch to create a flap.

Score each strip,

the top and the bottom one on the left hand side

and the one in the middle on the right hand side.

Take a piece of card which will become the back of the project

and adhere the flaps of each of the strips to the back of it.

Next, add a matt of your chosen backing card stock, I've decorated mine with an inverted corner rounder punch.

On a separate piece of card cut slightly smaller than the Black piece used to Matt and Layer, stamp your chosen images,

rounding the corners as before and then Matting them onto the Black card stock.

Decorating the Holly images with some Clear Dazzler Gems coloured Red with a ProMarker Pen, or you could just use some pre coloured Red Gems, makes sense really!!

Now, this is something I don't think I have ever done before in my crafting lifetime. Stamped a sentiment!! But, seeing as I had one of Phill Martin's new stamp sets to hand, it seemed a shame not to put it to good use...

and makes for some light reading once the card is open..

And there you go.. Far from the norm I grant you, but also very unique too and hopefully will make for some interesting "crafting makes" for yourself too?!!
Thanks for checking us out.
See you soon.


  1. Great card Andy. I love how stable this design is which makes it a perfect card for the Chrimbo mantelpiece.
    Toni xx

  2. I looove cards *far from the norm*, your card looks outstanding!
    Have a nice day,

  3. Yes I agree Andy, a quirky card, but lovely to look at would be a talking point for the person that is lucky enough to receive it.

  4. What a unique looking card, thanks for sharing how you have done it with us.

  5. Hello Andy.

    I have never seen a card like this, it is so different. So much so that I have had to pin it as a one to copy. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes.

  6. Hello Andy,
    What a Truly Beautiful Fantastic Card I Love How You Give Such Tremendous Breakdowns For Us To Follow.
    Thanks For Sharing!
    Hugs From Sam x

  7. Hi Andy, I m new to your blog but love this card, looks like I will have to invest in the stamps. hugs, June Smith xxx

  8. Hi Andy, a bit late as I've only just seen some of the gorgeous cards that you have made....and this is no exception. I love the quirkiness and the "different" of it which looks so hard to make but following your simple and easy directions anyone can make x "Thank you" it really is lovely and for batch making, it's wonderful! xx Love Karen xx