Have you ever had the opportunity to play with the Circle Card Thinlits (page 171 of the big catalog)?
A few months ago, the Circle Card Thinlits was one of the offerings on the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals. Since it had always intrigued me, and it was ON SALE, I leaped at it.
Besides being able to create wonderful flip cards easily, the set also comes with many other cool dies. Just look at the picture on page 171.
With the Circle Card Thinlits, you can make your creation as fussy and detailed or as simple as you want. This was a card for one of my Stamp-In Workshops, so I elected to make it more on the simple side.
The cute scallop around my sentiment came with the Circle Card Thinlits. Of course, it is just the right size to frame something on the circle created in the card.
The very center of the small flower, punched with the Petite Petals Punch, in this photo was made using the Flower Patch stamp set (page 76) and the matching Flower Fair Framelits (page 172).
The flower on the front side of the card was also created with the same stamp set and Framelits. I topped the center flower with a retired clear button.
Following are simple directions to re-create this card in any color combination you choose. My main colors happened to be Sahara Sand and white.
Flower Patch stamp set
Sahara Sand Designer Series Paper
Naturals White cardstock
Sahara Sand cardstock
Sahara Sand ink
Flower Fair Framelits
Petite Petals Punch
Circle Card Thinlits
Corner Rounder Punch
Cut your card base from the Designer Series Paper you choose with the Circle Card Thinlits in the Big Shot. Crease on the score lines so when you pull on the card, it flips open properly.
Open the card flat and use the Corner Rounder Punch to round all four corners.
From coordinating cardstock, use the jagged larger flower from the Flower Fair Framelits to cut a flower. On a scrap of cardstock in another coordinating color, stamp the pointy flower in the same color. Cut this out with the appropriate Framelit. On a scrap of your first color, also in your choice of ink color, stamp the larger of the dotty centers and cut this out with its Framelit. Glue all the flower pieces together. Add a clear button to the center with a Glue Dot. Adhere the completed flower to the center of the circle that shows when the card is in the closed position.
To make the center for the opposite circle, stamp a sentiment onto a piece of the first color of cardstock. Cut it out with the scalloped Framelit that comes in the Circle Card Thinlits set.
Punch a flower from scrap with the Petite Petals Punch. Sponge the edges with ink.
On a scrap of your second coordinating color, stamp the smallest dotty center in ink of choice. Cut it out with the correct Framelit. Attach this center to the flower. Adhere the finished flower to the edge of the scalloped circle.
Adhere the completed circle into its position.