Die Cutting Paper: Flip-its Enjoy Each Moment Card

Today I want to share a tutorial with you for this card I made featuring dies by Stephanie Barnard and Hero Arts.  This is the first card I have ever create using one of Stephanie's Flip-its dies and I have to say I loved how easy and quick it was to create an interactive card.

To embellish the card I used Framelits dies, included Framelits sets that feature coordinating stamps by Hero Arts.

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To begin, I die cut a piece of pattern paper using the Square Flip-its die.  Heavy weight double sided pattern paper works great for these cards since it gives you a coordinating pattern on each side of the card and is also heavy enough to be handled.

To accent the front of the card, I decided on a square die cut piece of pattern paper matted with a scallop square piece of pattern paper.  To easily decide which size of Framelit die to use, I placed the scallop square die (which would be my larger mat) inside the Flip-its die opening.  If the die fits in the opening, either all the way in as above, or anywhere inside the foam area, it will fit on the card front.

Using Framelits make it so easy to cut specific designs out of pattern paper.  What you see on the inside of the Framelits is what you will have after die cutting.

For my card, I die cut two squares and two scallop square pieces.

After die cutting, ink the edges of the card and squares with Distress Ink.

Adhere the two squares to the two scallop squares.

Adhere one assembled square piece to the front of the card.

Adhere the second square to the inside of the card.

To embellish the card, stamp and die cut the desired elements using coordinating Framelits and Hero Arts Stamps.  I stamped my pieces on scraps of pattern paper.

Use markers as desired to add color to the stamped die cut pieces.  Apply Distress Ink to the edges to give them a vintage look.

Adhere the floral piece to the front of the card using adhesive.  Adhere the butterfly with adhesive foam squares, tucking the bottom tip of a wing under the leaves of the floral piece.

Adhere the sentiment to the inside of the card using adhesive foam squares.

By stamping on the same pattern paper and by using the colors from the pattern paper, your card has a very unified look.

Thank you for taking a look at my card today!  I hope it gave you an idea or two that you can use as well as show you how quick card making can be thanks to Framelits and Flip-its!

die cutting supplies

pattern paper: Pink Paislee Portfolio collection- Incredible, Outstanding
ink: Tim Holtz Distess Ink- Vintage Photos; Ranger Archival Ink- Jet Black
markers: Tim Holtz Distress Markers- Weathered Wood, Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint
tools: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grid Blocks; Ranger Ink Blending Tool
adhesive: Therm O Web Sticky Strip Runner, Adhesive Foam Squares

Interested in more ideas for cards using Flip-its dies? Check out Sizzix.com for more ideas and designs.

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