The Stampin' Up! Thinlits Card dies have literally been flying off the shelf! They make the cutest little flip cards.
Today I wanted to show you how to cut your cardstock to make an extra flap on the right hand side. This project was adapted from a video I saw by the very talented Patty Bennett in the US. I'll give you the link to the video and to Patty's blog at the end of the post.
The measurements here are adapted to an A4 sheet of cardstock, so that you can get two cards from an A4 sheet, s opposed to one card if you follow the directions in Patty's video but use A4 cardstock. The flap ends up slightly smaller, but still plenty big enough to fit nicely under the circle and the folded piece on the left.
Inside it looks like this. The centre panel is designed to fit a 2" x 3" photo (the top and bottom piece are 1/2 Mosaic Punch piece). I cut the white piece for the pho mat 5.3cm x 8.0cm. The flap on the right is for a personal greeting. This is 5.2 x 13.5cm, and the piece of the DSP at the bottom is 5.3cm x 2.0cm The circles are cut with the 2 and 1/2" circle punch which is a perfect fit for the Circles Thinlit card.
To have the card turn out this way, my measurements were: 13.8cm x width of A4 piece of cardstock which is 21.0 cm.
This means you can cut two cards from an A4 piece of cardstock. The width also allows for the card to be placed under the left section of the Circles Thinlit die, and over the top of the section on the right so you get a scoreline instead of a cut. Here's how it went into the BigShot. The front section about to go into the BigShot has the card flush up against the front of the Thinlit. The Magnetic Platform really helps keep things in place.
Here's how it looks when it comes out of the BigShot.
This is what it looks like folded.
I hope this helps you make your own Thinlit Circle cards with 2 cut from an A4 sheet. As I mentioned this project was adapted from a video by Patty Bennett . You can also find Patty's video along with a lot more videos and project ideas with the Thinlit Card Dies over on my Thinlits Pinterest Board.
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