Monday, December 23, 2013

Festive Flurries meets the "Flip it die"

Hello Friends!
It's been forever.... since I posted to my blog... but here I am, at last, with Christmas presents mostly wrapped, and a cup of coffee at my side!

The card I have to share with you today features the new Circle card thinlets die as well as the Festive Flurry bundle from the Holiday catalog.  We made this card at one of my recent stampers' clubs.  That gorgeous designer paper, is the Winter Frost specialty designer paper -- also from the Holiday catalog.  The circle card thinlets die allows you to make a super cute fun fold card with just one pass through your Big Shot machine.  Notice the extra fold in this card -- featuring an extra folded over portion for more space to write.  Scroll on down for photos of how to place your card stock into your die to create this fold.

 To make that extra "flap" on your card, start with a 5 3/8" by 8 1/2" piece of card stock -- like you would use for any standard A2 card.  (Note that I made the card stock a hair narrower than 5 1/2" so it will slide through the die easily.) When placing your card stock into the flip it die, center the front end under the die as normal -- the end with the circle that will be the front of your card.  For the opposite end, pull your cardstock up through the die, so the tail is on TOP of the die preventing it from cutting that end of your card stock.  When you run it through your Big shot, the "tail" end of your card stock will have a crease rather than a cut edge -- fold on that crease mark so that the flap folds in towards the inside of your card. You now have that extra flap that you can write your message behind. This technique simply expands the ways you can use this super cute die!

Here is another card featuring this die:

A very Happy Holiday season to each of you!  May you have plenty of turkey and get every single thing on your crafty wish list! :)

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