Flap Card

by Rose Ann Reynolds

Try this adorable trifold card.

Supplies

  • Scoring tool
  • 3 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock
  • 3 1/4" x 4" piece of coordinating patterned paper
  • 3 1/4" x 4" piece of neutral cardstock for card inside
  • Coluzzle™ or other circular cutting system
  • Paper cutter
  • BasicGrey magnetic snap closures or similar product
  • Dimensionals
  • Adhesive
  • Stamps, ink, additional cardstock and embellishments

Step-by-Step

  1. Step 1

    Take the 3½" x 11" piece of card stock, and trim one of the short ends using the most outer channel of the Coluzzle™ circle template.

  2. Step 2

    Trim card stock opposite the curved flap as shown to measure a total length of 10 3/8". (A ruler was used to aid in measuring).

  3. Step 3

    Score card stock at 41/4" and 8 1/2".

  4. Step 4

    Fold at scores, and adhere patterned paper to lower flap. (Faux stitching on the upper flap was added at this point.)

  5. Step 5

    Stamp, color, and mat the main image, then adhere to the center of the top flap using dimensionals or similar product.

  6. Step 6

    Adhere magnetic closures to the back of main image, and the inside base of the card.

  7. Step 7

    Adhere neutral card stock to the inside base to cover the exposed magnet. (One layer is ideal, but here, patterned paper and white card stock were used.)

  8. Step 8

    Finish project using coordinating ribbon and desired embellishments.

Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Flap Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

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Email this store, I know they carry them, but not have them entered on-line.
http://www.scraphappyohio.com/
Mardi  |  Sun Apr 6, 2008 at 8:13 PM
Where can I find the magnetic snaps
Anita Naulty  |  Mon Apr 7, 2008 at 6:09 AM
I found the magnets for $6 at AC Moore. They finally have an online store, so try there.
Jennifer  |  Tue Apr 8, 2008 at 3:49 AM
I just love this tutorial. Will have to try this. Thanks for sharing. I just love SCS and all the tutorials and inspiration this group has.
Robin  |  Wed Apr 9, 2008 at 10:54 AM
I really love this card and tried making it. Bought the colluzzle circle and glass mat just for this. I can't stop the paper from sliding when I start cutting the circle flap. What works for keeping the paper from moving?? Thanks for the help.
Amelia  |  Mon Apr 14, 2008 at 6:51 AM
Amelia, Be sure you are holding your Swivel Knife straight up and down as you cut, and press down firmly against the template. I hope this helps!!
Rose Ann  |  Mon Apr 14, 2008 at 10:20 AM
I found lots of snaps here!!
Rose Ann  |  Mon Apr 14, 2008 at 2:22 PM
Rose Ann, I love this card! Can you tell me what size envelope this fits?
Peggy  |  Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 6:12 PM
Peggy, the finished card is 3½ x 4¼ inches. When I make this size, I just use my medium-sized SU envies (even though the card is smaller).
Rose Ann  |  Tue Apr 15, 2008 at 6:19 PM
I used the magnetic roll I purchased at Hobby Lobby, and cut a square off and mounted it under the patterned paper on the front and then lined up the other magnetic placed on the underside of the scalloped circle. I tried to mount it under the inside neutral cardstock piece but it was too stubborn to hold the flap down through all that paper.
As soon as I find the ones used in the tutorial I will use those!
Toronto Condominium  |  Fri Apr 18, 2008 at 2:08 PM
Does anyone know if the nestabilities work with a Sizzix machine?
Theresa  |  Mon Apr 21, 2008 at 9:49 AM
Rose Ann,
That is just the cutest card I have seen in a while. I love that stamp set, too.
Where is Pinckney?
Jacqueline Frisbie  |  Wed May 21, 2008 at 5:22 PM
Hi Rose Ann,
I love the way you design your cards as you do it with simplicity which makes them so neat. I have always loved your work , they do not look cluttered with a bunch of embellishments like I used to put so many things on a card I thought that would make it look better but all it does, I realized was made it look cluttered. You have taught me a lot and I want to thank you for it.
Mary Bennett  |  Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 12:48 AM
Great card. I love everything about it.
Christine  |  Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 8:27 AM
This is such a cute card and I am so thankful for the tutorial. It gives me many other ideas too.
Jacqueline  |  Fri Jul 25, 2008 at 4:11 PM
Gorgeous! Thanks Rose Ann for the great fold & tutorial! :O) Anyone who doesn't have the coluzzle could use a plate/bowl to draw a circle for the flap. This'd look so cute as a pointed envelope card too!
Mel M M M  |  Sun Aug 17, 2008 at 4:51 PM
I think this article done a great job.What a best way to describe your view. Thanks for sharing with us. Really like your informative article. Hopefully we will get more interesting topic from you in future.
ffxi gil  |  Fri Sep 12, 2008 at 6:02 AM
Love this idea. I'm thinking of using it for Valentine's! I ordered a ScorPal yesterday so I can't wait to get it.
Thanks.
Stampamajig  |  Tue Jan 27, 2009 at 6:03 PM
very cute, I am going to try this. I just ordered a Scor pal and cant wait for it to get here.
Thanks for the great idea!
Angela July  |  Mon May 11, 2009 at 4:26 PM
Nice list of strategies. Thanks for the lists.I really appreciated it. I absolutely LOVE this card! It's ideas like this that really get me fired up about card making! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work... I'm going to go get my stamps out right now!
Jasmin [email protected] Love Quotes  |  Fri Jun 5, 2009 at 12:58 AM

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