Learn how to create a Flip Flap Fancy Fold Card

The design for this fancy fold comes from the tutorials at splitcoaststampers.com. Visit the Tutorials section on their site for a video (the only difference are the measurements which I have converted to metric).

Here it is with the flap closed ….

This is with the flap open ….

Tips:

  • Supplies:
    • Stamp Set: Varied Vases
    • Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Whisper White, Night of Navy, Night of Navy DSP, Mossy Meadow
    • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Night of Navy, Mossy Meadow
    • Accessories: Stitched Rectangles Dies, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Classic Label Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Vases Builder Punch, Dimensionals
  • Measurements:
    • Card base (Thick Whisper White): 21cm x 14.8cm scored at 10.5cm
    • Layer 1 (Night of Navy): 9.5cm x 13.8cm
    • Layer 2 (Night of Navy DSP): 7.5cm x 11.8cm
    • Pull Tab (Night of Navy): 5.0cm x 12.5cm scored at 3.8cm and 5 cm from one end
    • Ribbon / Baker’s Twine: approximately 16cm
    • Cardstock for outer and under the flap layers. Maximum width of layers: 6.3cm for outer and 4.5cm for the ‘under’.
  • Instructions
    • Use the Classic Label Punch or a craft knife to cut a slit in Layer 2. Centre the punch vertically and push the cardstock in all the way before punching. If using a craft knife, make the slit 5cm high and 4.5cm from the right hand edge of the cardstock.
    • Punch a hole in the tab on the opposite end to the score lines. (Use a Tag Topper Punch if desired.)
    • Burnish both folds on the tab piece and feed it through the back of the slit on Layer 2 from the right hand side, leaving the punched hole showing beyond the edge of Layer 2.
    • Add adhesive on the edge of the tab showing through on the left.
    • Line up the tab piece so that the punched hole is just showing beyond the right hand edge of Layer 2.
    • Fold the tab on the 5cm score line and adhere to Layer 2.
    • Create the ‘under flap’ layer and attach the left hand edge of it along the 3.8cm score line of the tab piece.
    • Create the main ‘flap’ layer and attach the left hand edge of it along the edge of the 5cm score line.
    • Add some ribbon or Baker’s Twine through the punched hole to act as the pull for the tab.
    • Attach completed flap mechanism to layer 1 taking care not to add adhesive near the pull tab.
    • Attach to card base.

… for the inside and envelope

The flaps can be any shape – square, oval, circle, rectangle etc. Why not have a play and make one for yourself. Please leave me a comment if you have any questions.



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