March 10, 2012

Framelits Flip Flop (Flip-Its) Card Tutorial

I'm off to the Stampin' Up! Regional Event in Milwaukee today, where I'll be presenting the following project to local demonstrators.
Say What?!? 
Did I just say that I was presenting?  Why yes, yes I did!  Squuueeeee!
I created a brand-new card fold, called the Framelits Flip-It card, especially for this event and I'll be back tomorrow to share more of my samples from my presentation!
**I had to go back after this was originally posted, and create a video because I received so many questions!  Enjoy the new card-fold I created!**  I also created a second video to share how to cut the designer series paper to fit, which you can find HERE.

Once you survive making your first one, it's really not that bad, I promise!
Wanna give it a try?  I'll do my best to walk you through it, but feel free to ask a question if you get stuck.

We start with a card base cut 7-1/2" x 4-1/4" (this is a bit different than standard, but still creates a
5-1/2" x 4-1/4" card).

Score this piece at 2-3/4" and 3-3/4".
 While you could use this technique with any die, working with the Framelits really simplifies the process.  Just remember, the flat side of the Framelit faces away from your cardstock.

When you build your Big Shot sandwich, center the heart over the first score line, and line up the edge of your top cutting plate with the second cut line.  (The Big Shot will not cut where there is no pressure from the plate).  Run your sandwich through.
 The Framelits embed themselves into the cardstock, so you can actually lift your "sandwich" out to reposition for this next step, if you need to.  This time, run your cardstock through aligning the edge of the plate on the first score line, down the center of the heart (careful that you aren't also covering the other score line).

 When you are done with the Big Shot, your card should look like this.  Z-fold your card on the score lines.

You may notice that your heart is bendy, since the score lines run all the way across it.  This is easily remedied as you decorate your heart - layers of DSP or cardstock help reinforce the shape.

For printable directions, Click Here

I'd love to hear what you think; please leave me a comment below!
All supplies Stampin' Up!: Framelits Hearts die, Beautiful Wings embosslit, Swirls Scribbles sizzlet, Boho Blossoms punch
Everyday Enchantment DSP, Fresh Vintage Stamp Set, Lucky Limeade organdy ribbon, brights brads
All supplies for this project are available at My Store!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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Lori B said...

WOW! Love it! I will have to give it a try!
Thanks for sharing this great "old-school" tutorial!

Lori B said...

Loved your presentation today! Are you sure you haven't done this before!
I just love I know a SU ROCK STAR in real life! See you at the next team meeting!

Annette said...

Cristy, thank you so much for a very detailed tutorial. It was so easy to follow.

Ariel said...

these cards are fan-TAB-ulous! I have looked at all the posts you shared regarding these cards, and I'm so impressed. I hope I can recreate this when I get home from work; they look so complicated! I really appreciate the video, too--that helps so much.

Thank you so much for making this accessible to all, without fee. I am so grateful for that.

Kim said...

What a wonderful tutorial. Thank you for sharing your creativity.

txexperiment said...

This is so clever. Thanks for sharing!

Diane Barnes said...

Thanks for sharing how you made all your framelits fancy fold cards. Such awesome ways to use them. Inky wishes, Di

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