Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Christmas Flip Cards and Envelope Birthday Card

I love the new flip card dies from Stampin' Up!® that allow a simple cut to create a label or circle flip card!  I used it to create these two cards (fronts and backs are shown).
 The next card (left) in red and hunter green uses a cut and embossing folder to allow the green to show through. Merry Christmas is embossed, then rubbed with green, to bring the relief into view. The ornament is stamped in green, then punched out (3 of them), then folded in half and glued together, after being embellished with Dazzling Diamonds

The last card (Happy Birthday), is shown on both sides, and are the same color, even though they appear different in the photos! The envelope card uses 11" x 5" cardstock, then has the one end cut using a fancy shaped die. It is folded at 4-1/4", then at 8-1/2" to make the envelope. It is wheeled throughout the one side. The other side has designer paper cut 1/4" smaller (4-3/4" x 4") The Happy Birthday greeting is stamped, then cut out and mounted just off centre, using dimensionals, in order to create a unique envelope closure. The chocolate shape is punched using a fancy punch of the same shape (a little larger, to create the matte effect).  The back of the card has a number of shapes cut out using a die (diamonds, fleur de lys, medallion), then has a pearl mounted in the centre. The shapes are combined to create a focal point for the back of the card.