By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
From: Peg’s Crafting Corner
This card is designed so that when it’s closed, the back side of center piece is showing. When the card is pulled open, it swings around to show the front piece of the card; thus the name, flip flop swing card. I enjoy making this type of card because it can be considered an interactive card.
Start this card by cutting a card base (green card stock used here) that measures 6 ¾” x 5 ½” and lay it onto your scoring board (Martha Stewart Scoring Board used). Also, cut 2 pieces of card stock that measure 2 ¾” x 4” and 2 more that measure 2 ½” x 3 ½”. You can cut 2 pieces of card stock and 2 pieces of patterned paper for a different look.
Now, using the card base score it at 2 ¾” and 4” from the left side, but score it only 1 ¼” down from the top at these score lines. Rotate the paper completely around and score again at these measurements. You can see in my picture below what it will look like. I used a piece of white paper to show how far down the lines are scored from the top.
Your card base will now look like the picture below.
Measure 1 3/8” from each score line as shown below. Repeat this step with the score lines on the bottom, too.
Draw a 3” line from the top line to the bottom line to close up the rectangle. Cut on all of the pencil lines using a craft knife, but DO NOT cut between the score lines.
Tape (Scotch Glue Glider & Sugar and Spice Paper Pad by Doodlebug Design used here) one of the pieces of patterned paper or card stock (this will be one of the larger sized pieces you cut earlier) to the flap of the card. Turn it over and do the same thing for the other side.
Stamp one of your favorite images onto the 2 smaller pieces. You can stamp a sentiment on one and an image on the other if you’d like. Here I stamped the image using the From My Garden Stamp by Inkadinkado attached to an acrylic block on both sides with a black ink pad. Attach them on top of the pieces that you attached earlier.
Fold the first set of scores lines from the right side of the card downward (valley fold) style and the second one upward (mountain fold) style.
Finish off the edge of the card by using a glue pen (Quickie Glue Pen by Sakura) and run a line of glue along each edge. Place some baker’s twine (yellow twine by We R Memory Keepers used) in the glue around the edges. Once the glue is dried add a Glam Rock or Hot Rock by Imaginisce to each of the corners.
Your card is now complete and ready to share or even enjoy yourself. Who says a fun card can’t be kept by the creator? Half of the fun is making it yourself so why not enjoy the other half and receive it, too.