Monday, March 15, 2010

Flap Card Template and Tutorial

Hi Friends! Happy Monday! How was your weekend? I had a really nice weekend. It was really busy but it was fun. I decided to create a template for a flap card. I'm still trying to figure out how to create templates. Right now, I can create templates for the Sure Cuts A Lot program for my Cricut but I'm still trying to figure out how to create outline templates for those who want to hand cut the templates. Once I'll figure it out, I'll share it with you all!

This flap card is your typical flap card but I didn't have a template to cut on my Cricut Expression. Having a template and the Cricut makes the process so much easier so I worked on creating a template.

I also cut the layered flowers on my Cricut Machine using a SCAL2 template: Click Here for the template

I decided to color the InStyle Stamps digi image and add it to the inside of the flap card. I colored the image using my Copic Markers. As you can see the card opens up to reveal the inside.

Below are the templates and the tutorial

Flap Card Sure Cuts A Lot 2 Template and Tutorial

Click on the image to download the SCUT File
Click Here for the SVG file

Step 1:
This first template is the flap card base. Save the template as an image file by clicking the right button on your mouse and "save image". Upload the template on to your Sure Cuts A Lot 2 program. Adjust the height to 11.25" (be sure to check off "keep proportion"). The width will adjust accordingly. Cut on a 12x12" designer paper.

Click on the image to download the SCUT file
Click here to download the SVG file

Click on the image of the Hand Cut Template and "save image"

Step 2: Save the "liner" template above as instructed in step 1. When tracing on to your SCAL2 program, adjust the height to 10.75" (be sure to keep the proportion). The width will adjust accordingly.

Step 3: After cutting the liner with your Cricut Expression. Score at the corners of the base. This will provide a guideline when cutting the liner.

Step 4: Cut the flaps off using the score line as your guideline

Step 5: Score the corners of the flap card base. Adhere the liner on to the flap card base.

Step 6:
Using the slot on the flap card base as a guide, cut a slot through the liner. The flap will insert through the slot to keep the flap card closed.

For those who are hand cutting the template, to create the liner adjust the height and width by .5" on your photo editor before printing.

Photo of the Day

Before I go, I want to share a little story. I met my friend May this weekend for dinner. We haven't seen one another in person for over 20 years. She was my childhood friend in Hawaii. She lived 3 houses away from me. When I was 10 years old, she moved to California. Although she visited Hawaii a few times after she moved away, I didn't see her again until I attended college in California. We saw each other once while I was attending school. I returned back to Hawaii and have not seen her in person until this weekend! Can you believe it?

About 6 months ago, we reconnected on Facebook and now that I live in California, we decided to meet up. She lives about an 1 1/2 hours away so meeting up isn't that simple. Wow, it's strange because it's like 20 years did not pass by since we last saw one another. There's something very unique about childhood friends. .. even if we didn't see one another for half of our lives, we have childhood friends in common and all is required is filling in the gaps and catching up. It's different from new friends. . .with new friends, I don't think the connection is as deep as those friends that you grow up with mainly because it's not all encompassing. With old friends, they usually know your friends and experienced your life in a different way. I don't know. .. do you feel the same way? Anyway, I just wanted to share my story with you because I really was happy to have seen my childhood friend again!

Hope y'all have a wonderful day!


Terry Oulboub said...

Maria, what a gorgeous flap card. I'll have to try it. Also, I love the story of reconnecting with your friend via Facebook. It must have been so much fun to get together after so many years! :P

Yvonne said...

I agree about childhood friends. we've lived long distance from each other for years but as soon as we get together it's like we were never apart. She's also the only person that really knows me and I can count on her no matter what.

Diane said...

Great tutorial on your lovely flap card Maria!!
And such a nice story about reconnecting with your friend!!!

Vicki G said...

Love your project and Love your pic and story about May........Makes me think of my Girlfriend Kim, who I haven't seen in about 10's her Birthday today and cool enough, we reconnected on Facebook to! Maybe one day I will visit her in Germany!



Smita said...

This is such a pretty card. I'm visitng after really long though I read the updates in my email... I had to comment on this one!


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