Friday, June 14, 2013

With Love for FlipIts

Hey everyone – Catherine Scanlon here to share a different technique to try with your Flip-It’s. I used the Majestic Flip-It but I bet you can use any of the Flip-It’s to create something unique like this. 

Sizzix Die Cutting Tutorial: With Love Flip-Its Card by Catherine Scanlon

The supplies I used for this project are:
  • Sizzix Majestic Flip-Its 658702 
  • Sizzix Tickets Framelits 657569 
  • Sizzix Majestic Framelits #2 658694 
  • Sizzix Leaves Embossing Folder from the Peacocks + Leaves Set 657398 
  • Stampendous Garden Background R137 
  • Strathmore 140lb 15 x 22 Watercolor Paper – cut to 5 ½” x 14 and folded to 5 ½” x 7” 
  • G Studio With Love Stamp 
  • PanPastel Red Iron Oxide Tint 
  • Stamp Pads: Black StazOn, VersaMark, Brown 
  • Watercolor Palette · 4” Doily 
  • Vintage White Hug Snug 
  • Black, Cream, Mauve Card stock 
  • Foam Tape, Adhesive 
From the minute I picked up the Majestic Flip-It’s die and looked it over I couldn’t stop thinking of a different way to use it – and this time didn’t disappoint. I will admit right off the bat, I did use a lot of paper trying to get this just right – but what a beautiful project it turned out to be. And, since I did all the dirty work for you – you don’t have to waste any paper AT ALL, just follow these great instructions! This project would be great for a Bridal or Baby Shower – or even for a wedding. I can imagine it on the head table for the bride and groom, or as a place marker for the Mommy or Bride-to-Be. So many different possibilities!

Step One: Create the Flip-It Card Base

1. I started by trimming the watercolor paper to 5 ½” x 14” and scored/folded it to 5 ½” x 7. I chose to use a heavy weight watercolor paper because that was all I had that was 14” long. But, I will say that I had to add a little scotch tape to the scores because of the thickness of the paper caused them to be a little delicate.

die cutting

2. I created this little diagram so you can see how I positioned the paper on the die. Notice that the fold is just inside the die – to the inside of the blade on the die – make sure that you do that or you will end up with two cards and no fold!

3. After you have cut the paper this is what is looks like, you can see on the top image what it looks like right out of the die and on the bottom after it’s been folded.

4. To keep the fold flat and hide the score I tied a piece of ribbon around the card and secured it at the bottom with a knot and then a triple bow. When I attach the next shape I’ll put a piece of foam tape over the place where the fold is and it won’t fold at all!

Hint: to get a crumpled look with your HugSnug bow, crumple it into a ball and hold it tight with your fingers for a few seconds. Release and give it a gentle shake to release some of the wrinkles. After the shake the bows and ends loosen a little and look nicely crumpled. Set this aside while you work on the sentiment.

Step Two: Create the Sentiment

1. Use a VersaMark Pad to stamp the Garden Background stamp on Cream Cardstock. Use a paintbrush to gently apply some pink chalk (or PanPastel Red Iron Oxide Tint). Use a clean cloth to wipe the excess away.

2. Stamp the sentiment with black ink and use the Tickets Frame-Lits to diecut the sentiment.

Hint: to make sure that the sentiment is perfectly straight on the completed cut, use a pencil and ruler to lightly mark the top of the text. Position the die over the sentiment and line up the pencil lines with a corner of the die, painters tape holds the die in place while you make the cutting sandwich.

3. Mat on black cardstock.

4. Stamp the Garden Background Stamp with Black StazOn on cream cardstock and paint with watercolor paint. When dry, fussy cut the flowers away from the background.

5. Layer them behind the sentiment using Foam Tape or 3D Dots.

6. Use the Majestic #2 FrameLits die to cut a piece of mauve cardstock. Attach the sentiment block to shape with Foam Tape.

Step Three: Prepare the other Pieces for the Card

1. Use a paintbrush to apply the Red Iron Oxide Tint to a 4” Doily. Gently rub the excess away with a clean towel.

2. Cut the Majestic #2 FrameLits from Cream Cardstock and Emboss with the Leaves from the Peacocks + Leaves set. Distress the edges.

Step Four: Assembly:

1. Attach the embossed Majestic #2 to the center of the card base you created in Step One with Foam Tape.

2. Add the doily with your favorite adhesive.

3. To finish, attach the Sentiment block to the card with foam tape.

There you have it, a creative and unique way to use the Majestic FlipIts!! I hope you like it!

Thanks for joining me, see you next time!


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  1. Wow!!! Such a cool tip! I'd of never thought to do it! Great tutorial!

  2. Are you kidding me?!?!?! This is AMAZING! Wowsers!

    Thanks so much for sharing this great tip!


  3. Very beautiful I love the painting it's gorgeous. Great tutorial and tips!

  4. Catherine, you are so creative. This card is beautiful and elegant. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial. I am a fan of yours from MCC and know that Sizzix (and their followers) are so blessed to have you on their Design Team.

  5. very pretty - thank you for the inspiration.
    Sandra ltb

  6. Flippin' great, Catherine!! I have Stephanie's rectangular flip-its die. I'm totally scraplifting your idea ~


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