April Showers Card

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

April Showers Card

Send a special message with this unique flip card.  It not only opens like a regular card, you can flip the front flap to discover another part of the message.  This card style can be used with any design and theme so have fun and let your imagination run wild in creating it!

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For the April Showers theme of this card, begin by cutting a piece of white cardstock that measures 4 ¼” x 5 ¾” which is the size of the Clouds Embossing Folder by Darice that was used.  Place the cardstock inside of the folder and run it through an embossing machine.

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Now, add a little color to the clouds and sky by using a sponge to dab ink from an ink pad onto some of the areas.  Use a downward dabbing motion to create the look of falling rain.

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Cut piece of cardstock that measures 4 ¼” x 7 ½” for the flap.

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Adhere the cloud piece to the bottom of the flap piece using a tape runner to secure it.

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Lay the cloud base horizontally on a scoring board and score at the edge of the cloud piece.  You may have to adjust the piece on the scoring board to align it for scoring.

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Fold it on the score line so that you have something that looks like this.

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Now cut 2 card bases from cardstock that measure 5 ¾” x 8 ½”.

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Add tape to the flap of the cloud base and line it up with the top of one of the card bases as shown.  Fold the flap down and secure.

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Add tape to the bottom section.  This will be the front of the card.   Line up the second card base with the edges of this one and secure it.

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Add some tape to the back of the second card base and secure it to the back of the first.  You will now have hidden the flap and created a clean inside for the card.

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Die cut an umbrella from patterned paper using an umbrella die and add it to the front of the card.

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Flip up the flap and adhere a piece of 4” x 5 ½” patterned paper under the flap.

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Add green ink to only the stems of the Meadow Flowers stamps by Inkadinkado.  Stamp them onto a piece of 3 ½” x 5” cardstock.  Then, use one of the flowers from the set and stamp them onto the stems in your choice of ink colors.

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Use a set of alphabet stamps and stamp the sentiment above the flowers and adhere the piece to the card.

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Stamp the front sentiment on a piece of cardstock and die cut it out. Also, die cut a background piece and adhere them to the front of the card.

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Open the card and add a 4” x 5 ½” piece of cardstock and then stamp the sentiment onto it.

The card is now complete and it’s time to share it.  Enjoy watching the laughter as the person flips and opens this unique card to discover all of the hidden message.  It will be a card that you will enjoy creating as much as giving.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

One thought on “April Showers Card

  1. Rose Brady

    which you had a video of this. I think I got it but would love to see how to create it so people know to lift it up???

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