Happy Dancing

Happy Dancing

Saturday, September 28, 2013


I'm having so much fun using the SU circle thinlet that my friend Michele let me borrow! BIG thank you hugs, M! The thinlet cuts and scores a flip card in one quick pass through my Cuttlebug...and I came up with another way to add some design with function to extend the card for a sentiment or a note (instructions follow below). MANY thanks as well to my friend Rina who showed me how to make the little lamb from punches that she'll be using soon for her daughter's baby shower!

My first flip card attempt...but the green scalloped circle didn't seem to add anything to the card...so I decided to go with the SIMPLE IS SOMETIMES BETTER idea!

I'm giving this one to my mom for her birthday this week.
I put it in a clear envelope and used it 
as part of the decorations on the package:

Then I made the same card with a different piece of DSP:

The sheep was made by using a 3/4" circle punch for the head, a 1/2" circle punch of black cut in half for the ears, one scallop punch and the swirls embossing folder for the white body, two heart punches in black with one side of the heart cut off for the two legs and three small flower punches for the top of the head. Two tiny black adhesive gems were added for the eyes. The head was attached to the body with foam squares and the sheep was also adhered to the card using foam squares.

Next, I made this congrats card for Rina:





...and here is the step-by-step technique
for extending this flip card:

After running the paper through the thinlet and
folding it into a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card...

Turn over the double-sided DSP on the right and...

I'm feeling like Santa in his workshop as I put these flip cards together! It's hard to stop making them because they're just so fun and so different with each set of papers used! Here is another way to make a flip card with an extension:

All sentiments are from Stampin' Up or
were done on my computer.

A video by the talented Patty Bennett demonstrates this way to make an extension for flip cards - Click HERE . She starts to give the extension technique at about the 4:58 mark....and here's another brilliant idea below from PATTY'S STAMPING SPOT if you're making the short version of the flip card. The pics show how to adhere a piece of DSP to the card base before running the thinlet through the Cuttlebug so that the thinlet die can cut out the little crescent moon for you:

There are tons of flip card samples on her site as well.