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Retro Flip Flop Card Tutorial
Retro inspired swing or flip-flop card

Kids are back in school and you have some extra time to play with paper, right?!  I made a fun masculine card, called a swing or flip-flop card, using this die-cut and my Silhouette Cameo.  There are several good tutorials online, so you should really give this a try!

Cut the base of your card from good kraft cardstock from CutCardstock.com.  I used fun and funky patterned papers from Cosmo Cricket’s Twenty Three mini deck, which comes in Paper Made Bakery’s September Fresh Baked Kit.  I chose two patterns and two sort of solid papers.  The Silhouette die-cut will cut these pieces to exactly fit the card base, so it really is easy peasy, but if you don’t have a Cameo, you can easily cut your patterned paper to size.  You can even leave the side pieces (shown in red/pink here) off and simply stamp a nice pattern there.

When you ‘pull’ the edges of the card it swings open and on the backside of the piece with the dots and TV die-cut is this panel on the inside!  I mounted a couple of the barely-patterned papers here, stamped the bold retro images from Lawn Fawn’s Stayed Tuned clear stamp set, also included in the Fresh Baked Kit — and voila, a groovy card is born!  I think this one’s great for a guy’s birthday or congrats card, don’t you?

Here’s what the card looks like from above — lots of neat angles.

Kraft cardstock from CutCardStock.com

Here’s another view of the interior of the card — with the front panel “flip-flopped” to show the great work space available on the inside.  I really like this card and it was very easy to make.  I think this is a nice style to make multiples of and use all those scraps I have building up in my basket!

Here’s to a rockin’ good weekend!  Why not make a swing or flip-flop card then post a link to it here in the comment section below — I’d love to stop by and take a look!!

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