The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Flock of Flap Cards

Happy Saturday to all of you!! Yesterday's Free for All challenge on Splitcoast Stampers was to make a card that incorporates a flap in some way. I've never made a card with a flap before, so I cruised the SCS tutorials and found instructions for making an awesome flap card. I couldn't believe how easy these are! I was inspired to make a whole flock of these fun flap cards. I am hosting the SCS Gallery Comment Contest again this month and in just a little over a week will be sending out prize packages to the winners. I will need enclosure cards to send with the prizes and discovered that these will be perfect for that. And I won't even need envelopes for them since I've found ways to secure the flaps!!

Green Sparrow Flap Card
The SCS tutorial suggested using magnetic snaps as the closure for a flap card. Having nothing like this, I devised a little string clasp closure using baker's twine instead. I watercolored this adorable bird image from a Mark's Finest Papers stamp set called Speedy the Cat's Friends. I'm entering this in the Caardvarks challenge to create a new stamped card that is decorated inside and out! I paid special attention ;) to the inside of this flap card. The color combo comes from this week's Off the Wall Craftiness challenge.

Tangerine Kite Flap Card
This flying-high flap card takes its colors from one of the two current ColourQ #55 palettes and its layout from the current Repeat Impressions' What If Wednesday sketch. That cute little kite image is from Repeat Impressions. I decided to use a photo turn as my flap closure for this card.

Pink and Black Fleur de Lis Flap Card
This girly pink and black card takes its colors from the second of the two ColourQ #55 palettes. I used another little photo turn for securing the flap on this. That sweet fleur de lis image comes from the Mark's Finest Papers Regal & Proud set. This is the first time I've used this fleur de lis but it won't be the last. I love it!! I can't believe how detailed it is.

After all this crafting fun yesterday, I was ready to cap off the day with some autumn fun. After school, the kids and I visited a local orchard as a treat. Once DD and DS had each chosen a small Halloween pumpkin, we picked up a half dozen apple cider donuts and a gallon jug of orchard-made apple cider. It was quite chilly, so we couldn't have our snack at the picnic tables near the orchard (without freezing off our fingers!), so we sat in the car to munch our donuts with swigs of fresh apple cider. The kids saved the rest of the donuts (plus one for Dad!) for breakfast this morning. Fun!

The October Gallery Comment Contest is still going strong--right up until 11:59 p.m. on October 31. Anyone is welcome to join in at any time!! I'd love for you to play along. You can find all of the details right HERE.

Thanks for stopping by to check out my little slice of bliss for today!! I love to see you here. :)

Card Details:
Green Sparrow Flap Card
Stamps: MFP Speedy the Cat's Friends, MFP Tweet Blessings (sentiment)
Paper: Mark's Finest Papers spring leaft CS, SU chocolate chip CS, SU DP, Canson watercolor paper
Ink: Palette burnt umber
Accessories: SU scallop circle punch, EK 1.5" circle punch, SU scallop trim border punch, SU scallop border punch, CM petal multi-maker, watercolor brush, brad, button baker's twine, rhinestones
Techniques: watercolor painting

Tangerine Kite Flap Card
Stamps: Repeat Impressions
Paper: SU DP, SU basic black, assorted CS from The Paper Company
Ink: Palette noir black
Accessories: SU scallop circle punch, EK 1.5" circle punch, SU scallop border punch, brad, photo turn, fibers, scissors
Techniques: paper piecing

Pink Fleur de Lis Card
Stamps: Mark's Finest Papers Regal & Proud
Paper: SU regal rose, Su pretty in pink, SU basic black, SU whisper white, Miss Elizabeth's DP
Ink: Palette noir black
Accessories: SU scallop circle punch, EK 1.5" circle punch, EK 1.25" circle punch, SU 1" circle punch, EK chain of hearts punch, CM corner rounder punch, brad, photo turn, pink grograin ribbon, Bow-Easy


Joanne Travis said...

Emily, all of these are fabulous! I'll have to search out some of those inspiration challenges, they are my favorite kind. I love this style of flap card and really need to make more like this, I get so caught up in the traditional card size I forget there are other ways to do it :)

Marisa said...

You've been busy!! I must admit I have never made a flap card either so may have to give it a try myself! Will be a good switch from bookmarks LOL! well done on all the color challenges too :)

Anonymous said...

These are just beautiful, I especially love the top green one! I really like how you made the fastening with the baker's twine. x

Lynette said...

Wow - these are all so clever, Emily! Very cool! Thanks for playing in the Repeat Impressions challenge!

Mary Marsh said...

wow emily I love these flap cards-I dont even have a fave one-each one is so unique in its own way-tfs-I never made one either and I didnt play in the challenge yesterday

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

All of your cards are just fabulous! :)

~Tammy~ said...

Beautiful cards! I love the flap cards! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at OTWC and Good luck! :-)

Harriet Skelly said...

Emily I love all of your flap cards - they are so creative! Thanks for playing in the Repeat Impressions sketch challenge!

Carol Hurlock said...

Cute Cute Cute Emily, I have to try this fold myself. Looks like you have been punching away too these days. The punches always look so fabulous. Great job on these cards young lady!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Anita said...

Wow, you are on a roll! These are all fantastic. I think my fav is the pink plaid...I love pink and I love plaid so you hit a home run with this one lol.

kasia c. said...

LOVE your cards! I especially love the one with the kite. I also love how you used a photo turn to close the card! Fabulous! Thanks for playing along with ColourQ this week. :)

Sylvia said...

Lovely flip cards, Emily! Thanks for playing the ColourQ Challenge this week, 2times!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, I'm envious you had time to make all of these gorgeous flap cards! They are all wonderful. I think my fave is the top one, the green one. The bird drew my eye. It reminds me of a Cavallini stamp set (which Benzi has, and I wish she'd send to me to borrow!).

Great job on all of them!!

Benzi said...

Wowzer! A flock of flaps. I've got to try this because you're just having too much fun. LOL
I especially love the plaid one, then again, there is the bird one and you know I'm partial to birds. I did try out a new type card this week (for me) and you'll see it Thursday.

Lynnette said...

Great cards. Thanks for playing the OFTWC challenge.

Tenia Nelson said...

Hello Miss Emily....all of these cards rock!!! Thanks for playing at OTWC and good luck!!!

jen said...

These are so fun! Congrats on your OTWC win!!!