Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Sparkly Snowflake Triple Flip Adaptation

Hello my crafty friends

I was SO excited when this idea worked. I had been busy doing paperwork and paying bills, dealing with my Mom's estate etc when BOOM this idea popped into my head. Well actually, the first idea was to use an acetate hinge and have just the snowflake be the flipper but I went with a rectangle under the snowflake and a card stock hinge for the first one.

The new Triple Flip die set is proving to be a fan favourite, and I'm thrilled to be able to share another way for you to use your dies! I have a lot of ideas for this technique - more ideas than days, haha. Since it is still July, I can call this my 'Christmas in July' post! I have seen some pretty wonderful holiday cards this month, which is always fun.

I adapted the Triple Flip and only used one 'flipper' - the one on the far left - and attached a decorated crosshatch rectangle to that arm.

I have had these snowflake dies for many years - and I'm not even sure who made them. I die cut the largest one from really sparkly card stock and adhered it to the flipping rectangle with foam tape. I also added some sparkly borders using Karen Burniston's Border Blends dies.

When you pull the tab, the rectangle flips over to reveal a sentiment and another die cut snowflake. The sentiment rectangle covers up the remaining slots that cut with the Triple Flip die, since we only needed the one on the left.

Because the pull tab arm has to extend all the way across the width without the additional two flipper arms, there is some wobble to it and it tends to sag below the notches a little. To remedy this, I added a narrow 1/2" long piece of foam tape above and below the pull tab about where the far right slot is. That keeps the pull tab arm where it needs to be!

The card is a top folding A2, and there is another stamped greeting inside.

I also have a little YouTube Video so you can see the card in action:

I have another idea for a Triple Flip adaptation that I will share in a couple of days. So fun!

Blue and white card stocks
Patterned paper - Winter Frost, Stampin' Up (retired)
1104 Triple Flip - Karen Burniston
1054 Rectangles Crosshatch - Karen Burniston
Glitter card stock - AC Moore
1091 Border Blends Party - Karen Burniston
Large Snowflake dies - unknown, older from my stash
Stamps on front - Verve (retired)
Water brush
Inside stamps - Hero Arts
Glitter Dots - Elizabeth Craft Designs

Thanks for stopping by today


  1. Karen this is a great idea!~ TFS and your card is lovely

  2. love this idea for even more use out of this die set. Beautiful card


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