Friday, July 24, 2015

Belated Birthday with Brutus/ Monroe

Hey Crafty Friends...

I have a super simple card for you today using Brutus/Monroe's Brain Freeze stamp set!!
Supplies Used
Stephanie Barnard -Card, Flip-Its #2 (Sizzix)
Personal Die-cut Machine
Patterned Paper (My Minds Eye)
Cardstock- pink, white, aqua
VersaFine Onyx Black Ink Pad
Spectrum Noir Markers -PP4, PP5, IB1, IB3
Blue Polka-dot Grosgrain Ribbon
Canson 150lb Illustration Paper

There's one thing you should know about me... I love interactive cards!! And I absolutely adore flip cards! I love flip cards! And before companies started making dies they were super complicated and time consuming to make. There was just so much measuring,cutting, and folding involved. And if your measurments are wrong, can get super complicated really fast. But since the release of such dies they are now super quick, easy, and headache free! And all you really need is some awesome stamps and paper and you're set!!

I started by first stamping my little slushy with Momento Tuxedo Black ink onto Canson 150lb Illustration paper.
I then colored my image using my Spectrum Noir Markers in PP4, PP5, IB1, and IB2. Used My PP4 and PP5 for the stripes and straw, and my IB1 and IB2 for the slush and for shading the cup and dome.
I also Stamped my sentiment using my momento ink pad. And then cut out my image and sentiment with a pierced circle die that came with my flip-its set.
Let's not forget to cut out our base card...
And fold....

The front flap is the front of the card... So the folds go MOUNTAIN (FOLD AT TOP) then VALLEY (FOLD AT BOTTOM).
Cut your decorative panels (panels also included in this die set). I used blue painters tape so my dies wouldn't shift out of place. This tape  I bought from my local dollar store and it is awesome it peels nice and clean off my paper without taking off the top layer.
I also cut out coordinating scalloped circles to layer my pierced ones.
I made for more easy work by running my panels , pierced circles and even my strip of ribbon and bow through my Xyron Creative Station all at the same time!! 
Whoops I forgot to put my scalloped circles through too... but I don't need all 9" of adhesive real estate. So I took out the 9" Permanent Adhesive cartridge, lifted up the green divide tab, and inserted my 5" Permanent Adhesive Refill, No need to waste all that awesome sticker making goodness!
 They were about 2 1/2" wide each so they 2 fit perfectly into the 5" cartridge.
I then peeled and adhered to my base card.

My bow and strip of ribbon were already pre-measured and cut. So after they were run through my Xyron Creative Station it was ready to be attached to my card.
I also stamped my "Sorry I missed your birthday" and used the size smaller pierced circle die in my set to cut out it out. I also ran my IB2 Spectrum Noir marker around the edge. then added a 3D dot behind it and attached it to the bottom right of my card.
Now the card is all done and the scallop circles can flip to reveal the inside message.

And here's my finished card...
Hope you enjoyed this super sweet, super quick , and super easy flip card!!

See you all next time!

Happy Crafting, Friends!!


  1. Very yummy flip card. I hope you will share at 3 Girl JAM.

  2. So Sweet!!! I adore Flip cards too.... Now you've got me wanting to pull mine out... :) I'll have one made for this next week!!! :)

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