Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Happy Birthday - Flip Flap Fold

Update 06/07/2020: This card was in the Top Three at The Joy of Sets #017.
During the stay-at-home period due to the pandemic, a friend of mine, Tracey, is having weekly gatherings via Zoom. This week all the attendees made a card using the same fold but with our own colors and papers.
I decided to submit this card to the May challenge at Joy of Sets Tictactoe Challenge #017. This monthly challenge began on Saturday, May 2, 2020. I selected the diagonal from upper left to lower right: Birthday, Things that Fly, and Sponging.
I also included this card at Double Trouble Challenge #56.
I have been told this fold is called a Pull Tab Flip Flap but there are several other names for it. After making the card, I found a helpful tutorial HERE. As for details, the butterflies were stamped, sponged, and punched then touched up with a Copic marker. The smaller card on the card front was also stamped and sponged. Rhinestones were added. The inside was lined with a panel of white cardstock. It was decorated with another butterfly. The inside sentiment was die cut twice - once in pink and once in black to provide a shadow. The ribbon was added to the pull tab.
It seems as if I always need feminine birthday cards but this card fold could be made for any occasion or person. I liked making this card so will probably use this fold again.

Size: A2 (4.25" x 5.5")
Techniques: Stamping, sponging, color blending, die-cutting, punching

Stamp Sets: Stampin' Up! "A Wish for Everything" (sentiment), "Under My Umbrella" (flowers), "Butterfly Gala" (butterflies) 
Inks: Stampin' Up! Blushing Bride, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Basic Black & Blushing Bride
DSP: Stampin' Up! from stash (retired)
Punches: Stampin' Up! "Butterfly Duet", "Classic Label" & "Tag Topper"
Die: Spellbinders "Happy Birthday" (inside of card)
Misc.: Rhinestones, ribbon & foam tape from stash


  1. Melanie, I've been seeing more and more flip-flap cards this past week - and yours is so beautiful that I'm going to have to try the tutorial you list and make one myself. Thanks for the inspiration!!! -Donna

  2. Cool...love the pull out sentiment. Love the sponging of your butterflies...very pretty card Mel.

  3. What a lovely card, and that flip-flap design is amazing! Love the gorgeous coloring on the butterflies, too. Thanks for playing along with the May Joy of Sets challenge.

  4. Another lovely card - thanks for joining us again at Joy of Sets this month.

  5. Oh wow!!! What a fantastic fun fold with the butterflies! Love that you're enjoying the double challenges so much that you've participated again... glad you did, as this card is a favorite for me! Thanks for participating in the #JOSTTT017 challenge.

  6. I love this card, it's beautiful and the flip flap element is something I might have to try myself. Thanks for joining us at the #JOSTTT017 challenge

  7. OOh I love this flip flap fold! And the colors are gorgeous!