Thursday, December 13, 2018

Fancy Folds - Flip Flap Cards

Hello Everyone - welcome to our December Blog Hop with the Fancy Folds International Design Team - you have possibly just hopped by from Satomi's blog, wasn't her project awesome! So cute!

This month we are highlighting Flip Flap Cards. This is my project:
I followed Beth's Paper Cuts YouTube tutorial which was really simple and easy to understand.

For something different I stamped on DSP and used the Snow is Glistening promotional stamp set from last month's sale. I stamped in Tranquil Tide, Mint Macaron and Soft Seafoam. The sentiments are from Beautiful Blizzard, stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink.
My base card is Whisper White. I matted the back and the front of the card using the green glimmer paper from the Joyous Noel Glimmer Paper pack and Tranquil Tide Card Stock. The DSP feature on the front is the bleached timber from the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper Pack (I love this DSP pack as the designs and patterns are so versatile).
The green Glimmer Paper really makes the stamped images pop. I used the Layering Squares Framelits to cut the square shapes for the Flip Flap feature. The top feature is three layers and the hidden feature is two layers - they are quite sturdy and move smoothly with the pull mechanism.

I used Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon from the Holiday Catalogue and secured it with the Silver Metallic Thread.
I made the second scoring line a little closer than the one in the YouTube Tutorial - I just wanted it to sit a little more flush. As you can see the flip flap mechanism is really neat.
The combination of three green tones is very subtle and the card is delicate despite using the dark glimmer paper and card stock.
The contrast with the timber grain gives the whole project a Christmas winter feel. The ironic part is that where I live in Australia we are in the midst of a heat wave and have a hurricane re-forming and making a u-turn to come back and hit us for the second time in a week! So snow is the furthest thing from my mind lol.
The Scalloped Tag Topper and the Classic Label Punches are ingenious in this project and make the whole process so easy.
I decorated the inside to marry with the overall theme. I think it finishes it nicely! Hopefully you have been inspired by the hop so far and by my Christmas project - there is still time to grab a bargain on our clear out sale and still time to get your creativity fired up before Christmas day!
Don't leave us just yet! Nadine Schweda has a beautiful project to share and she has some great tips too!
Until next time, stay sparkly!

Shanni xx

December Blog Hop Order

Gina Connor United Kingdom
Satomi Willard Japan
Shannean Moncrieff Australia (that's me!)
Nadine Schweda Germany
Miranda Mols Netherlands
Astrid Hofmann Austria


  1. Wow, I love this Christmas card. Beautiful.
    Especially since this color combination is my favorite this year.
    I wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas season.

  2. I love how you stamped on DSP!! It gives an extra depth to it, doen't it?! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creation.

  3. A wonderful card, Shanni! I love all: the snowflakes, the colours,....
    kind regards from (cold) Austria,


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