Top Flap Card

I made up a fun fold based on a card I saw.  The turned the center panel into a flap.  From one 8-1/2" X 11" sheet of card stock you can make 2 of these cards.

For this card, I used

Highland Heather card stock:  4-1/4" X 5-1/2"

Highland Heather card stock:  2-1/8" X 11", scored at 5-1/2"

2 Basic White card stock:  2" X 5-1/4"

2 Patterned Paper:  1" X 5-1/4"

To create these pieces for 2 cards from one 8-1/2" X 11".  (I obviously used 2 different color schemes here, and I have 2 card bases left one Highland Heather and one Bumblebee.)








Cut 8-1/2" X 11"  card stock in half at 4-1/4", giving you 2 pieces of card stock that are 4-1/4" X 11".  

Cut one of these in half at 5-1/2", giving you 2 pieces of card stock that are 4-1/4" X 5-1/2".  These are your 2 card bases. We often call this a card front.

TIP:  For more places to write on the card, use a full folding card base, instead of a card 'front'.  You could adhere the flap to the front of the card.

Score the other 4-1/4" X 11" piece at 5-1/2", then cut in half at 2-1/8", giving you 2 pieces that are 2-1/8" X 11" scored at 5-1/2".

On both of my samples, I used 2 pieces of Designer Series Paper (DSP) that are 1" X 5-1/4". 

The Hydrangea Haven card has 2 pieces of Basic White card stock that are 2" X 5-1/4".  One for the inside and one for the front of the flap.

TIP:  Adhere the DSP to the sides of the card base first, then you will know where the flap needs to be adhered to be centered.

Adhere the flap on the back of the card base.  Add layers inside and on the front as desired. Stamp, use punches and die cuts as desired.  My daisy has 3 layers.

To create the center of my daisy, I stamped the large flower from Daisy Lane in Early Espresso ink on Crumb Cake card stock.  I used a 1/2" circle punch to create my flower center.  I used a paper scoring stylus to round the inside of the flower center.  It creates a 'cup' of card stock.  I adhered this piece with a Dimensional.










For my Hydrangea Haven card, I used layers of Basic White card stock on the front and inside.

For my Ornate Garden DSP card, with the Daisy Lane flower and Dragonfly Garden elements, I only have a Basic White layer inside. 

A few options for your card:  
-Use card stock instead of DSP on the sides of the card.  Color blocking would be fun!
-Use stamped pieces instead of DSP.  Another fun, versatile option and a way to use more stamps.
-Emboss the front flap for more texture.
-If your flap doesn't stay closed, use a die cut/punched element to hold the flap down.  On my Daisy - Dragonfly card, I could have adhered one of the dragonflies to the DSP instead of the flap, with a wing holding the card closed.

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