Monday, February 2, 2009

Method Monday-Side Flap Card

It is Monday once again and InStyle Stamps is having their Method Monday Challenge and it it is my turn to come up with a tutorial! YEA!!! My hubby and I celebrated our wedding anniversary on the 21st of January and he gave me a really cool card that I thought I would try to re-create and use it for my tutorial. I hope you like!!

I am calling this a Side Flap card. Original, isn't it? LOL After looking at it, I realized it is kind of like Maria's tutorial last Monday except that it opens from the side and the inside opens top to bottom. This is the card opened.....

This is the card inside and opened, or however you want to say it.....

To play along with this challenge, all you need to do is go over to InStyle Stamps and leave a comment to the Method Monday post with a link to your card from your blog or gallery! If you are uploading your card to SCS or PCP, label it with "InStyle Stamps" or ISSMM2-2 so we can find it.

We would love to see what you come up with. You do not need to use an InStyle Stamp to paly along, but if you have one, why not use it???

Here is what you will need to create this card............

5 1/2 x 12 cardstock scored at 4 1/2 x 8 9/16 (so it will lay nicely)

4 x 10 cardstock scored at 5 1/4

Round Template (I used my CM circle with blue blade, but anything round will work)


Scoring tool


Corner rounder or scalloped edge punch (optional)

Score the 5 1/2 x 12 piece at 4 1/4, 8 9/16

You will have a piece that looks like this.....

On the end that is shorter than the other 2, use a circle template to make rounded edge.

When adhering paper to the rounded edge, leave some to extend over the edge, then cut the excess off.

This is what it will look like after the excess is trimmed off the edge of the rounded edge. The white area is actually the back of the card. And as I look at this photo, it is upside down! LOL

Score the 4 x 10 piece of cardstock at 5 1/4 and adhere to the inside of your card.

This completes the card. The dimensions for my card are 4 1/4 x 5 1/2. If you would like to decorate it similar to my card, the dimensions for the paper used are:

Left side:

1x 4 1/4

1 1/2 x 4 1/4

3 x 4 1/4


1 x 3

1 1/2 x 3

3 x 3

Inside of card:

1 1/4 x 4

1 x 4

If you like the papers and ribbon used on this card, you can purchase an Inspiration Kit through InStyle Stamps!! Kit #1 includes paper and ribbon and kit #2 includes paper, ribbon, stickles and much more! Head on over to InStyle Stamps to get one of your own Inspiration Kits and get started creating!!

I hope that I have inspired you to create one of these darling cards!! I would love it if you played along and posted your work for all to see!!

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Sandy said...

Wow, Jen ... this is fabulous!! Great job with the new kit and I love Ginger.

Great challenge. I hope to play along in the next day or 2.

Maria said...

Hey Jen!! wow, your tutorial is awesome!! I love the round flap to the side and how it opens up. . .beautiful!! Love the pretty paper that you used and Ginger is so pretty, especially the way you colored her.

Awesome challenge! This I definitely have to try!!