Flip Flap Card

by Beth Rush

Make an interactive card with a surprise front flap.


  • Stamps (Stampin' Up!® Barn Door and Over the Moon sets used here)
  • Cardstock (Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Whisper White used here)
  • Ink (Memento Tuxedo Black used here)
  • Classic Label Punch, slot punch or craft knife to cut a slit
  • Hole punch or tag topper Punch (Delightful Tag Topper punch used here)
  • Ribbon
  • Scoring tool
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the card


  1. Step 1

    Cut the main image cardstock panel to 4 3/4" by 3 1/2". Decorate the panel as desired (inked Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder used here).

    Use a slot punch or a craft knife to cut a slit in the cardstock. If using the punch, push the punch into the cardstock as far as it will go. If using a craft knife, cut a slit 2 inches long 1 3/4" from the edge of the cardstock.

  2. Step 2

    Cut cardstock for the flap arm at 2” x 6”. Score at 2” and 2 1/2".

    Add a hole punch to the flap arm cardstock on the end furthest from the score lines.

  3. Step 3

    Slide the flap arm into the slit. The side with the hole punch should be on the underside to the right, with the scored end coming out the front to the left.

  4. Step 4

    Add adhesive to the edge of the scored side of the flap arm as shown.

  5. Step 5

    Fold the flap arm at the 2 1/2" score line. Carefully line up the punched hole with the edge of the card panel so that the hole can be seen, but does not stick out any further. Press down to adhere to the base.

    This is the only place that the flap arm should attach to the base, so that it can pull in and out freely.

  6. Step 6

    Stamp your inside flap design and attach it to the flap arm just to the right of the 2” score line.

    In the sample shown here, the image is put onto the flap arm intentionally low. This is just because of the barn door image and the desire to have it look like it is on the ground. You can place your image on the flap arm centered, up or down, just as long as it covers the arm and does not hang past the 2 inch score line.

  7. Step 7

    Add adhesive to the area in between the score lines.

  8. Step 8

    Stamp your image for the front flap and adhere it to the flap arm, making sure to cover the image underneath. Be sure that your image does not hang over the 2 1/2" score line so that the flap can open and close correctly.

  9. Step 9

    Attach your panel to the mat piece (5 1/4" by 4”), making sure that adhesive does not go over the flap arm.

    Layer on an A2 card base.

  10. Step 10

    Add some ribbon to your flap arm. This will let the recipient know that they are supposed to pull here.

  11. Step 11

    Decorate the inside of your card as desired.

  12. Step 12

    Complete the project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Flip 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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What a cute card! Love it!
Janyce Key  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 4:10 AM
So stinkin cute! Great use of Barn Door die and Tag Topper punch!
Valerie Peterson  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 4:42 AM
Thank you for this great tutorial! Just what I needed for my next workshop. grin
Susi McDonald  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 5:32 AM
Such an adorable card!
Diane Malcor  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 5:39 AM
This is OUTSTANDING!!! Thank you for a great tutorial and an absolutely adorable card!
Chrissy  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 7:31 AM
Thank you for a wonderfully explained tutorial. I have ideas already for my fall cards using this card!
Thanks again!
Pally  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 7:56 AM
Loved the tutorial!!! So easily explained and great tips!!! Thank you!
Wilma Stern-Cavalcante  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 8:22 AM
GĂ©niale cette carte avec le petit goinfre!!
Je vais essayer de la fabriquer.....je la mets dans mes projets!

Merci beaucoup pour ce merveilleux tutorial!!
Danielle Dadan Roy  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 8:23 AM
great tutorial...cute card!
Susanne Gleason  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 10:20 AM
What a wonderful fold for this card!!! It fits the motif perfectly! Way to go. I love it! Thank you for the great tutorial! :D
Kim Baker  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 11:38 AM
What is the inspiration site you mentioned at the very first of the video?
Della  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 1:07 PM
Della, she's talking about Splitcoaststampers! smile
dina  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 1:32 PM
Just didn't understand the written directions, but the video clarified everything. thanks for this clever card design! I think the grands will have fun with this one!
Martie  |  Wed Jul 17, 2019 at 2:59 PM
Loved this! I used the word window punch for the tag to go through. Just had to punch it a little longer, but it worked fine.
muscrat  |  Thu Jul 18, 2019 at 6:24 PM
Thank you for a great tutorial Beth. I have adjusted the measurements for a metric card and am going to use it in my next technique class.
Annette  |  Sat Jul 20, 2019 at 8:39 AM
For anyone not using a punch to create the the slot, the center of the opening is 1-1/2" away from the right side of that panel. (In case you are wondering how far over to create the slot.)
Adriana Benitez  |  Sat Jul 20, 2019 at 9:25 AM
Sorry - missed that in the written directions! She says 1-3/4"!
Adriana Benitez  |  Sat Jul 20, 2019 at 9:28 AM
Oh I love this. Can't wait to make one. Thanks for the great tutorial.
Bronwyn  |  Sun Jul 21, 2019 at 4:43 PM
So stinkin' cute. Thanks for sharing!! Gotta run cuz I'm trying this out -- right now smile
Marilyn Porter  |  Tue Aug 13, 2019 at 5:12 PM
I still haven't tried this but a friend has. What a fun idea! TFS
Linda Tarolli  |  Tue Aug 20, 2019 at 3:10 AM

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