Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Top Note Flap Card

My friend Meg Loven demonstrated this tip at our demonstrator group meeting in November. You know how I love new ways to use the products I already have, so I was all over this! I designed this card for Stamp Club back in November and just realized that I never posted it!

Here's the inside. You'll see that only the left flap is cut with the design from the Top Note die. But wait a sec...how??
It's almost TOO easy! If you own a Big Shot, you know it's all about creating the right "sandwich". You need the right thickness to put pressure on the die to cut. The die will only cut when the thickness of the sandwich is just right. So the key to this project is positioning the cutting plate to cover ONLY the part you want to cut. As you can see in the photo below, the top cutting pad is only covering the end of the Top Note. The rest of the Top Note shape will not cut because it's not the right thickness to put pressure on the die.

The cutting plate will leave a big of a "score" line and that's there I folded the flap over. (By the way, I adhered the Designer Paper to the cardstock BEFORE I ran it through so that it cut both at the same time.) Then I took the other end of the cardstock (originally 4-1/4" x 11) and folded it back under the Top Note flap like this:

Stampin' Up! Supplies: Flight of the Butterfly, On Your Birthday, Pool Party ink & cardstock, Calypso Coral ink & cardstock, Whisper White cardstock, Domestic Goddess Designer Series Paper, Top Note die (Big Shot), 1-3/4" Circle Punch, 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punch, Rhinestone Jewel Accents, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon

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Keryn Campbell said...

Thanks Julie for giving me another way to use my Top Note Die.

Andrea said...

So stinking cute! Thanks for sharing.

kathleenh said...

Wow! I love this idea! Thanks for sharing it.