Scaring Up Some Fall Greetings

It’s my turn to post on Paper Crafting World today.  While I normally make my PCW projects with cut files, I decided to work with a digital stamp this time.  The time I saved on paper piecing I spent on making a reverse flip card…at least that’s what I would call it if I were naming it.   As my focal image, I used Scarecrow Boy Sitting Digital Stamp

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I used a cut file by Lori Whitlock called the Flip Flap Gift Card Holder and I would like to use it as that…eventually…but today I made it into a card with a little surprise message for the recipient.  I didn’t realize until I cut it that it’s not like the normal flip cards I’ve seen made using Stampin’ Up thinlit card dies.  Many videos showed how to extend the right side of the card, having it fold back into itself.  I bet that doesn’t make any sense, so I’ll show you a picture of a card I found on Pinterest.

Measurements to cut 2 Stampin' Up! Thinlits cards from A4 sheet of cardstock:

This card, however, has the entire flip card on the front.  I embellished it with digital patterned paper from the Big Now Kit from Sweet Shoppe Design and attached it to a color coordinated green card stock from Bazzill.

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Here it is partially opened.

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And fully opened so you can see the full 5 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ base behind it for a sentiment.  Pretty clever, indeed.  And speaking of the sentiment, I created it using Ancient Script and Alex Brush fonts which I color matched to the image which I reduced in size to fit in the corner.  Then I attached it on a double mat to match the mats on the front.

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As the flip was intended to hold a gift card, another bonus is the ample size available for the focal image.  All the coloring was done with this digital file, but I did sponge around the edges with coordinating ink.  I placed it on a double mat of Summer Sun, which I embossed with the Lines and Dots folder, and Rose Red.

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The way the card is configured the back of the flip is not readily visible, so it provides a perfect spot for a sweet hidden message.

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And here’s the message.

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I’ll have two more Paper Crafting World projects to share with you next month.  If you want to check out the Paper Crafting World store in the meantime, you can do that here.  There’s a sale now; spend $10.00 and get 50% off with the special code on the store’s front page.



6 Responses to “Scaring Up Some Fall Greetings”

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  1. Jeanette says:

    Such a darling card… love the swinging action!

  2. nclights7 says:

    So cute! I love the colors and the sentiment.

  3. Lynn McAuley says:

    What a sweet card of friendship with that wonderful sentiment and cute fall scarecrow!!

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