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September 23, 2010


Hello everyone, I'm Audrey, and I'd like to thank Pam for having me here debuting as a designer on her wonderful blog.

Unfortunately, I do not own the Robotz cart, so I elected to do a Christmas card to share with you.  I'm calling it a flip-flop card because it's a single version of the flip-flop book, and I hope you'll like it.   (I do apologize for the bad qualityof the pictures, I could not seem to find better lighting.)  Here is the outside view of the card:

Here is an inside view and a close-up of the inside sentiment:


Now I'm going to show you how I put this card together.  I began by getting together all my embellishments and card elements, beginning with laying them out in Design Studio and cutting them out::

I put these aside and continued on to doing the outer layer and base cards.   As shown below the outer layer card is an 8"x11" sheet of paper scored at 5.50" down the 11" top side of cardstock; the base card is a contrasting (or background color) 8"x11" sheet of cardstock scored at 5", 5.50", and 6" down the 11" top side of the cardstock:

I bone-folded the 5.50" score line on the outer layer card;  the base card is also bone-folded on the 5.50" score line, and the 5"and 6" score lines are then folded onto the 5.50" score line.  The example below illustrates one side of this fold.  The same is done to the other side:

After all score lines were bone-folded I turned the base card over, with mountain-fold side of the score lines up, and placed it on top of the outer layer card carefully aligning the edges on the right side (it's important to align the edges as close and even as possible) and then gluing the cards together up to within 1/2" from the 6" score line:

Next I did the same to the other side, ran my bone scorer along all the folds, and the card will look like this when you stand it up:

Okay, now I go back and grab my embellies and elements.  One item at a time, I painted each item using a brush-on glue (you can also use Elmer's Glue thinned with a bit of water) and sprinkled all with a fine glitter:

Next I glued the tag covers (decor cardstock) onto the tag bases (the contrasting color); these are used for the flip-flops on the inside of the card:

Now, the fun part, putting it all together!!!  I decided where I wanted my embellies and elements to go, layered the larger and smaller snowflakes with pop-dots, and glued everything in place where I wanted them on the outside of the card:

On the inside of the card:  with the tabs centered one on top of the other along the mountain-fold of the card base (but making certain they did not touch, leaving about 1/8" space between the tags), I glued the top tag to the top peak of the mountain fold and glued the bottom tag to the underside peak of the mountain fold.  NOTE:   If you make this card, make sure the decorative side of the top tag is facing up and the base side of the lower tag is facing down before gluing in place; this is to assure when your card opens the correct sides of the tags are displayed.  If you look closely at the card picture below you will see the top tag flops over towards the right and the decor will remain facing up but the lower tag will flip over to the left when the card is opened, so the base side must be face down when glued in order for the correct side to show -- thus, giving it the name "flip" "flop":

Lastly I added my additional embellies, pop-dotted the sentiment tag,  used lots s and lots of Stickles, and the card was done!

If you are interested in making this card using these embellies and elements on this particular card, the following can be found on these cricut cartridges:

Christmas Noel - the reindeer
TBBM - the tags and snowflakes
Wild Card - "Merry Christmas"

If you would like my cut.file where these items are already sized to cut for the 5.50"x 4.25" card and which also includes "Seasons Greetings" from the Blackletter cart if you'd prefer that wording, let me know and I'll make it available to you.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and should you have any questions, please feel free ro post your question/comment on my blog and I'll get back to you.

Thanks, again, Pam!  And, I'll be seeing you all again soon!


Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is such a BEAUTIFUL card and look at all that glitter on thes little pieces. I love it. Wow what a wonderful Christmas card this is! Thanks for the great tutorial too.

Barb Craft said...

Audrey... this is fantastic!!! I love the elegance of it and all the bling!! I have never tried one of these so thanks for including the directions!!
Barb :)

Shawnee said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card. Thanks for the step by step instructions.

papillon digital design said...

What a beautiful card!! You are so talented!!! TFS.

Nana Donna said...

Wow that is just awesome I will have to try it. And thanks for such great instructions
Nana Donna

Vicky said...

beautiful I am going to have to try to make this card your instructions make it easy.

flowerdisco said...

audrey..this is very cool techniques and a beautiful card too.

- - Sheryl - - said...

fabulous - love the glitter and the special feature inside. Great job Audrey!

Unknown said...

Audrey ~ what a great card!! I love the photo of your hand full of glitter ~ how fun!!

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