Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Corner Flip Card with Birthday Blossoms

During my craft retreat over the past weekend, I was working on class samples and challenges for different challenge blogs. Since the class theme is fancy folds, one design that I wanted my attendees to learn was the Corner Flip Fold. I started out using the colour scheme from last week's Global Design Project's challenge, but then realized that it would end too soon for me to participate this time:

I didn't end up really liking those colours the way I used them for this design, so I chose some different colours that I like much better.

It's a little more subdued - more me! I used Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Sahara Sand with a pop of Watermelon Wonder. Here's a more detailed look at this fancy fold:

  • With a Corner Flip card, you basically cut out two partial sides of a 3" square on the front of the card and that enables you to flip  the corner over, after which you design it. There is a great tutorial here, by Dawn Olchefske, one of my favourite Stampin' Up! bloggers. The only thing that I did differently was to glue down a 5 1/4" x 4" piece of It's My Party Designer Series Paper before making the cuts.
  • I used the Birthday Blossoms stamp set. I love that the flower can be punched out with the Pansy Punch and I also really like the sentiments! It's a very versatile stamp set.
  • One hint on using the flower image. The Pansy Punch is not symmetrical so you need to figure out which petal you want stamped at the bottom of the page so that you can easily line it up with the punch. In this photo, the petal that is at the bottom of each image here happens to be the one that should be at the bottom of the cardstock when you stamp it so that it will line up perfectly with the punch.
Here's the inside, all images from the Birthday Blossoms set:

Give it a try. It really is quite easy and it's fun to do!

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