“Hello” Flip-Out Card │ Lydia CostMay 06, 2021
Hello there again, lovely friends! Today I have the pleasure of sharing this fun little card, that I created using the amazing Mari collection. I know we’re all ogling Capri, but she hasn’t quite landed on my desk yet, so I’m still using up the bits I have left from last month.
For this card I really wanted to create a fun flip-out feature, so that the card recipient would have some fun interactive features. These really are my favorite types of cards, because there is so much more for the eye to see than just a sentiment on the inside. Adding in the flip-out elements makes more room for letters, photos, or any other heartfelt sentiment to be tucked inside.
I chose a 3” x 3” square design for my flaps, so I pulled out my ruler to be marking out where I would need to make my cuts. The main base of my card is 3” x 9”, with two flip-out 3” x 3” sections.
The next step was to use my scoring board to add folds to each of my flaps. They will then fold into the middle 3” x 9” section of the card to fold up into one singular 3” x 3” card. To secure the card I cut a semi-circular shape into the top of the bottom section of my middle column. This will secure the whole card, when it is closed and stuffed with fun!
Next, I chose some coordinating patterned papers to add in some more color. I cut each one to 2.75” x 2.75” and stitched around the border. These two papers mixed in perfectly on my card. For my 3rd and 4th section, I chose to do pockets. One pocket I created on the diagonal, and the other pocket I chose to notch a square. After adhering them to my card, I then trimmed some solid paper to size, so that I could add in my hand-written sentiments into the card for any occasion that I choose. This leaves lots of room to be able to express whatever you are wanting to convey with this card!
You could even tuck in a little trinket, piece of chocolate, or a tea bag for the recipient to enjoy!
To finish up my card, I embellished all over with some of the beautiful die cuts from the Mari collection. I layered on some stitched butterflies and florals for an overall lovely feel!