What a beautiful card this turned out to be! A friend asked me three years ago if I’d make a video showing how to make a Flip Flap Shutter card. Carrie sent me a photograph of the card and it wasn’t long before I had a go at making it. I eventually gave up because it was too flimsy. It was also an odd size. I left Carrie’s request in my folder and last Wednesday decided to have another go. It was still flimsy and I felt there was something wrong with the sizing, so I tried again. Long story short – I tried four times and gave up. I searched YouTube to see if I could find a different video and was thrilled to find several all of which were much smaller. Talk about a recharged battery!
The original video was made in 2017 by a group of three ladies who create under the name of JK Arts and this is the video that was acknowledged by the first video I saw. After watching three different videos I knew which way I was going and that included in making it into a free-standing card. The actual shutter unit does stand up on it’s own but I didn’t think it looked like a greeting card; it was more like a beautiful 3D creation. I created mine as a 7″ x 5″ card so there is plenty of room inside to add additional sentiments and to write a greeting.
The Blushing Bride video card has all the products I used in the box below the video as well as below my signature at the end of today’s blog. To create the Gold and Smokey Slate card I used all the same products except for the Designer Series Paper (DSP). I chose the Smokey Slate, white and gold Symbols of Fortune DSP. The flowers were created using the Pierced Blooms Dies and I used Basic White Cardstock (CS) and Gold Foil (now retired).
The Mint Macaroon card was my first attempt at making this smaller version and I’m very pleased how it turned out. It was very much trial and error. There was a minor hiccup when I found that there was a discrepancy with the measurements given in one of the videos and on that creator’s website. After I established which measurement was correct, it was fairly plain sailing and very easy to add it to a card base.
The DSP I used is from the Hand Penned pack and I was concerned whether I should have used a less-patterned design for the front of the shutters! Once I had decided which images I was going to use, I relaxed because they blended in really well. The flower and leaves are from the Always in my Heart Stamp Set which has a matching set of dies called Floral Hearts. Another wonderful set of dies where there are two dies each for five of the stamped images. This is such a blessing when planning a video or a class.
The little arrows I used for the pulley are from the Give it a Whirl dies – another set I’ll always keep! Such a great little stamp and I’ll always have the dies for a spinner card to boot! I hope you enjoy today’s video. Like all my videos, it’s a lot easier than you might think it looks! Enjoy!
I hope you have a very blessed Sunday, take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Blushing Bride Cardstock – card base 7” x 10” (17.7cm x 25.4cm)
Scored and folded at 5” (12.52cm)
Basic White Cardstock – 2 pieces middle layers 6⅜” x 4½” (16.1cm x 11.4cm)
Blushing Bride Cardstock – shutter base 3 pieces 5⅞” x 4⅛” (14.9cm x 10.5cm
Blushing Bride Cardstock – shutter flaps 3 pieces 4⅛” x 2⅛” (10.5cm x 5.4cm)
Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper – design 1: 3 pieces 2¾” x 1⅜” (6.9cm x 3.5cm)
Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper – design 2: 3 pieces 2¾” x 1⅜” (6.9cm x 3.5cm)
Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper – design 1: 3 pieces 4” x 1½” (10.2cm x 3.8cm)
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for images, sentiments and arrows
Blushing Bride Cardstock – scraps for sentiment layers and pulley tabs
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