Hello! It's blog blitz time again and so many wonderful new products! Lots of prizes being given away so make sure to check the end of this post for details on how you can win! I'll be giving away the ever-so-verstile Circle Fold Frame. This die set creates bases for so many types of cards... gatefold, window, shaker... and today a flip/swing card.
I did a video tutorial for an Oval Fold Frame flip card, but this one is even simpler! I am including the instructions here on the blog in written form today as requested in the comments. There is only one score line to create, and this card goes together so fast. This also works with the Oval Fold Frame. The only difference is the Oval Fold Frame die is an A2-sized card, and this one is square. The width is the same for both. It's just the length that is different.
Die cut the Circle Fold Frame using lightweight card stock. Cut a second piece of lightweight card stock that measures 4.25" x 6". (If using the Oval Fold Frame, the piece is cut to 5.5" x 6".)
With the far scored line facing the right, we're going to only use the left side of the circle frame for this project. Cut just to the left of the score line so that our piece will fit nicely on the back without running into a fold. Set it aside for now.
Using the Circle Fold Frame, line it up with the die as shown in the photo below. Make sure the scored line facing down toward the extra length.
Run it through the die cutting machine with the top plate not covering the bottom of the die. This way, it won't cut but will remain long.
Once it is cut, score at 3" as shown below:
Turn the long piece over to the back side. The circle will be toward the right side when it is upside down. Place the half frame created in Step 1 to the right back side of the card as shown below. Before gluing, make sure it fits and will still fold nicely. This is why we wanted to cut just a tiny bit off from the scored line. Once it fits, glue it on. This creates just a little more stability and weight to the back side.
With the card still facing the back side, cut a strip that measures 4.25" x 6/8". (If using the Oval Fold Frame, the strip will measure 5.5" x 6/8"). Center and glue the the strip. This is what the circle will be adhered to. Since it is also glued to the card, this is what will create the flip effect. If the top or bottom edge is a little longer than needed, trim that off after gluing it so that it cannot be seen from the front.
Glue the circle that was created by the die to the strip. Repeat on the other side so that two circles are glued back-to-back. Both of these circles were automatically created when the die was cut.
Create the fold lines as shown below.
Decorate with patterned paper, stamps, or anything you would like! Sky is the limit here! For my background, I used a sheet from the new Garden Folly 6x6 paper pad. To make it simple to place the pieces, I die cut a 4.25" x 6" piece, and die cut it using the technique shown above. Because glued paper does not like to fold nicely, I cut out the small gaps for the fold lines and adhered the patterned paper to the card base.
I went around the edges of the patterned paper with Distress Oxide Ink to create a shadow border. Using the Friendship and Kindess stamp set, I stamped a sentiment onto the largest Brilliant Ring, which is the exact same size as the main circle of the Circle Fold Frame. This created the inside sentiment to go along with the gift card.
Also, I'm creating a gift card holder. As shown in the photo above, I'm using the smaller of the Rounded Blooms (white) with two of the matching nested dies from the Echo Blossom set. The black one will create the backing for the Rounded Bloom flower, and the vellum will create a subtle background for the flower.
The flower is only partially glued to the card base. This will create a place for the gift card to slide and "wedge" between the flower and the card base. For extra security, I'll run a small strip of removable adhesive as well. Because my gift card does not match the card, I created a simple sleeve using a pearly-white paper, and used the smallest Echo Blooms to create a notch, and a frame for the notch.
For the front of the card, the main focal point is going to be 3 layers of the Hugs Heart glued on top of each other to create dimension, glued onto an Echo Blossom background. To create the Echo Blossom Background, I used the slightly smaller circle die that also comes with the Circle Fold Frame to create a white mat for the focal point of the card. I did this by cutting one of the blooms out of a piece of mylar to create a stencil. I then stenciled in a darker border of the Distress Oxide.
Here's my set-up. I have the stencil (negative and positive space showing, but I just used the bloom itself). I have a piece of card stock with the bloom cut out just to hold it in place while I colored it. Finally, I have a piece of scrap paper to save my craft mat from an inky mess.
I love creating stenciled with nested dies, because there are so many techniques that can be done with stenciling the layers.
So here are all the ways to win with the blog blitz!
The Garden Variety release blog blitz runs from June 2 - June 14 . We'll be giving away a prize on every blog blitz post during this time. To enter to win you need to leave a comment on ONLY the posts that you wish to enter. For example, if you leave a comment on this post, you will be entered to win the Circle Fold Frame.
To enter ALL the posts during the blog blitz you need to leave a comment on EACH ONE. One person will be chosen at random from each of the posts during the blog blitz. Only one prize per person per blog blitz. We use a random number generator to select winners from comments. You have until midnight US EST June 16 to leave a comment on each and every post that you want to enter. Winners will be announced on this blog on June 19.
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2310 Echo Blossoms
2337 Rounded Bloom Flowers
2348 Circle Fold Frame
2299 Hugs Heart
2328 Brilliant Rings
CL492 Friendship and Kindness
PP1005 Garden Folly 6x6 pack