A couple years ago flip cards were all the rage and they really were very nice. I made a half dozen that I hand cut and scored. I also tried using my electronic cutting machine with SVG files. I had some many problems with that I decided that there was no reason I really needed to continue the craft disaster, plenty of other things to do without so much waste and frustration.
I quickly forgot about it.
Two Weeks ago Kathy Godwin made so many beautiful flip cards for my scrap challenge I really had the unction to revisit the process! Here are a few of Kathy's Flip cards:
Aren't they great!!
This time I am using a Sizzix die , my thought was this would be simple and I would be cranking out cards by the score!!
On my first few goes at this I used my Ebosser electronic embossing and die cutting machine. It works a great and never gives me a problem
Using a K&Co paper : two sheets adhered together to give me pattern on both sides. This paper I think has the weight of about 40lbs.
It didn't work, the die cut right through the folding lines of the paper.
Well those things happen.
Next I tried a basic grey double sided paper. about 40lbs , still not heavy enough for a card so I also cut a piece of 65 lb white Card Stock with the the plan to glue it together in sandwich form.
This was starting to get more complicated and I didn't want complicated.
Ouch, right through everything!!
I resorted to using my CuttleBug and cut another piece to hold the other pieces together.
That required a little experimentation too, the standard sandwich parts still cause the die to cut through the paper
So I made a shim out of three pieces of chip board and used that with a base plate and cutting plate.
And that gave me the cutting results I was striving for!
I glued the pieces together primarily because I did not want to waste this pretty BG paper.
It worked as far as holding together but it will need some cosmetic work before I can actually turn it into a card.
Next I tried a new set of BG papers, cut and glued after cutting.
It came out so-so, I'm afraid I over pressed the score and "broke" it!
Back to the K&Co papers that I really wanted to make a card out of in the first place.
This time I glued the paper before I cut and it worked beautifully!! I finally had a base and a recipe that works for future flip cards!
I made this card for a special lady who is about to have her 90th birthday. The CCM group is showering our friend and co members' Aunt. how fun to receive a stack of cards from people you don't even know ! We love Shelly and now we love her Aunt Patty!!
I'm also entering this in Simon Says Stamps blog challenge, you should take a peek over at SSS, they have some great stuff - And Our Daily Bread Designs Blogaversery challenge, Love, Love their Scripture stamps!!!
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