Saturday, April 30, 2011

May Stamp of the Month: Chairs to You ~ Secured Flip Flap Card

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Welcome to the May Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! Each month I participate in a Stamp of the Month Blog Hop that features the special stamp that is only available that month. Using the links provided, you hop from blog to blog viewing over 50 ideas using that stamp set. If you came here from Krista Ritskes' Blog then you are on the right track. You will find the next link at the end of this post. If you get lost along the way then you can go to Kathleen's Blog for the entire list of participants.  Now onto my card:

My upline, Linda Roberts, sent me a similar card for my birthday and I thought it was perfect for the blog hop!  Thanks Linda!  I've made the Flip Flap card before, but I love how the button holds the flap down!

Bamboo Ink Pad
Cocoa Ink Pad
Sky Ink Pad
Smoothie Ink Pad
Cocoa Grosgrain Ribbon
Foam Tape
Paper Trimmer with Scoring Blade
Circle Cutter
Blending Pen
Glue Dots

  • Cut paper to the following dimensions:
    • (1) 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 Cocoa Cardstock scored at 5 1/2"
    • (1) 3 x 8 Olive Cardstock scored at 4"
    • (2) 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 Colonial White Cardstock
    • (1) 4 x 5 1/4 Background paper (squares/patchwork pattern)
    • (1) 2 3/4 x 4 Background Paper (small pink pattern)
    • (1) 3" Circle in Smoothie Cardstock
    • (1) 2 3/4" Circle in Colonial White Cardstock
  • Stamp a chair randomly on the Colonial White circle with Bamboo ink
  • Stamp Home Sweet Home in Cocoa ink in the center of the Colonial White circle
  • Use the Blending Pen to go over the letters in Home Sweet Home to give it some shading
  • Scrape and Sponge Cocoa Ink around the Colonial White Circle
  • Stamp the heart randomly in Sky ink on one of the pieces of 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 Colonial White CS
  • Sponge Sky ink around the edges of both pieces of Colonial White Cardstock
  • Stamp large saying in Cocoa Ink on the other piece of 2 3/4 x 3 3/4 Colonial White cardstcok
  • Scrape the edges of the Smoothie Pad around the edge of the Smoothie Circle
  • Stamp the tiny flower on a small Canvas Button in Cocoa Ink
  • Use the blending pen and coordinating ink pads to add color to the flowers on the button
  • Now it's time to put it all together!
  • Take the largest piece of Cocoa cardstock and crease the fold where you scored.  The fold should be on the left side
  • Attach the patchwork/squared background paper inside the Cocoa card
  • Attach the pink patterned paper to the outside/left flap
  • Take the Olive piece of cardstock and fold in half
  • Attach the Olive piece on top of the patchwork/squared pattern paper to the right with the fold of the Olive cardstock on the right
  • The front of the Olive piece should be on the outside of the Cocoa/Pink flap of the card
  • Attach the Colonial White cardstock rectangles to the Olive cardstock as shown in the photos (Blue heart piece on top and the large saying piece on the inside.)
  • Adhere the Colonial White circle to the Smoothie circle and attach those using Foam Tape to the top of the card
  • Add a Cocoa knotted ribbon near the top/right of the circle using a glue dot
  • For the Canvas button - Peel the backing off and cut the backing in half.  Replace half of the backing and attach it to the bottom/left of the card.  You want the Olive cardstock flap to be able the slide under part of the button to secure it, but easily slide out so the card can open.
  • Done!  Let me know if you have any questions!
Now hop on over to Jen Patrick's blog to continue on your way through the hop! 
Thanks for leaving a comment! 
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John and Shannon Beck said...

I love it!

Scrapi Traci said...

Love the fold out, flowers on the canvas buttons, and color combo! Great job!

Kathleen said...
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Kathleen said...

This is such an adorable card! I LOVE all the layers to it! I also love the stamped brad!! I forgot to add how much I appreciate this wonderful tutorial!!

Krista Ritskes said...

So pretty. I love the stamping in the background.

Doreen said...

LOVE your card - such detail and layers! Thanks for the tutorial, too. Love it!
~ doreen at

Beth Naumann said...

Love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

Haley D. said...

Beautiful details! Thanks for providing dimensions to recreate this cool card fold.

Mary Eisen said...

Gonna have to scraplift this card layout - great!