I first shared a Front Flap card back in 2018 and then again in 2019 and today I’ve got two variations of this design – a Single Front Flap and Double Front Flap. Most Front Flap cards are of the ‘single’ variety. The ‘flap’ is adhered to a card front rather than a full card base. For my ‘double’ version I’ve adhered the flap to a standard card base hence the ‘double’.
Isn’t the Penguin cute? He’s part of the Penguin Place Bundle from page 33 of the July-December Mini Catalogue. The bundle consists of the Penguin Place stamp set and then Penguin Builder Punch.
Mr Penguin is stamped in Memento Black ink with his nose and feet stamped/punched with Mango Melody. His bow tie is Coastal Cabana to match the card base. There are 28 stamps in this set including birthday and Christmas themed sentiments and accessories. For those of us in the Southern Hemisphere we could also use the images for winter themed cards.
As an alternative to using Designer Series Paper (DSP) or dry embossing your card base you can stamp an image using VersaMark and it will pick up the colour of the card base.
For my double flap card I stamped the balloon image in Pacific Point, Mango Melody, Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green and Daffodil Delight then ‘fussy’ cut them out. The back two balloons have been adhered with dimensionals and then the others have been adhered with ‘snail’ on top of each other.
And here’s the inside of the first flap – I’m not planning on writing anything on this layer. The flap for both cards measure the same – 8.2cm x 21cm (scored at 10.5cm) and the Basic White panels measure 7.6cm x 10cm.
And finally the inside of the card – this is where I’ll write my birthday message. This Mr Penguin is fully stamped directly onto the Basic White insert.
I had fun making these cards – my first ones using the Penguin Bundle. I’m hoping this bundle will carry over to the next catalogue as he’s super cute.
Well that’s all for now – until next time …