A Unique Twist to the Twist and Flip Card

This patreon only Twist and Flip card for Christmas is unique.  I saw a Happy Birthday Card like this on Pinterest and just had to make a Christmas Card.  It wasn’t easy to design but I have already done that for you.

This card works because of the plaid paper.  This is the December Patreon Card for The Crazy Cricut Lady.  The tutorial is free but to download the design you will need to become a patreon supporter of The Crazy Cricut Lady site.  This is completely separate from my site membership and does cost $1 per month.  That helps me keep the rest of this site free and allows me to help pay for the site.  Only one project per month is posted on my patreon site but you get access to all past projects when you join and help support this site.  Consider joining my patreon supporters.

What you need:
Paper Selection
Twist and flip cards like this Twist and Flip Christmas card need sturdy paper for the base card.  At least 100 lb. weight. The base card and the mechanism need to be two sided and plain colored because you see just a little of both sides.  The rest can be one or two sided paper.
And this card works because the Merry Christmas is cut from a colorful patterned paper but the mechanism is cut from a subtle white paper.  It makes the banner stand out.  Other than that, choose any pattern and color you want. Just make sure the pen shows up on the front piece.
Cutting the Twist and Flip Card for Christmas

I used a white gel pen for the writing because the plaid pattern was very dark.  If you need a white pen, see my comparison post about white pens.  Cricut does a good job of writing and will do it for you.  I used one of my own fonts, CMV Zebra for this project.  (If you got the 11/20/2020 newsletter, you could download my fonts as my birthday gift to you.)  Find out more about my fonts here.  

The embellishments (Santa and the tree) are very intricate.  Be careful removing them from the mat as they tear easily.

 

Assembly

The assembly of this card is very complex and if anyone has trouble after trying email me.  I will try to help.  I used an old version of this card as an example to cut out and make this card.  Your parts for the mechanism will be cut out but everything is assembled the same.

After cutting the base card, re-press the folds and work them a bit.

I cut the base card pieces out of blue and orange so you could see more clearly how they are assembled.

First, fold the center piece like this picture.  The ends may not be even but don’t cut them.

Then, the long rectangle (Merry Christmas) is folded like the first picture and then fitted into the other piece  with half above one of the tails and one below.

The first picture shows how the pieces should fit together.  Draw with a pencil a light box on the orange piece around where the two pieces intersect.  I used a pen so that it could be seen better.

glue spot

Next, unfold the piece you drew on and divide that box that you drew in half.  Place liquid glue on the little box closest to the outside edge and line up the cut outs so that the white doesn’t show under the Merry Christmas.

After gluing, refold the orange piece and slide it back in place and press down to set the glue.  I put a glass on top of it until the glue dried. 

Finishing the Card

Glue the overlays inside the card (not pictured).  Unfold the base card and place the point of the  triangle of the two center pieces in the center of the base card (after the glue is dry).  Lastly, with liquid glue, stick both sides of the triangle to the base card.  Liquid glue is a must here.  It is stronger and this twist and flip card needs it

For this picture I don’t have the light green panels installed, but you will have already done that.  Make sure to turn the card over and glue the top and bottom triangle to the card.  Set it aside until all the glue is dry.

The last step is to attach the front panel and test the card.

And your Cut Out Merry Christmas Twist and Flip Card is done.  Enjoy!

Inside of Twist and Flip card for Christmas with the banner cut out
Christmas Fun Facts
  • Jingle Bells was written for Thanksgiving, not Christmas.
  •  The first artificial tree was made from feathers dyed green.
  • Fruit cakes last forever on purpose.  They were baked to be saved for long winters.
  • Rudolph was created by Montgomery Wards to sell coloring books.
  • All the gifts in the “12 Days of Christmas” total 354 gifts.
  • Twenty eights sets of Legos are sold every second during the Christmas season.

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