Impress everyone with this dynamic twist and flip card this Mother’s Day. Mom will know you love her and will sit and play with this card for hours.
What you need:
- Very heavy cardstock for the base (Light Pink)
- Regular cardstock for the inside (darkRed)
- Patterned paper for the panels
- liquid glue
- tape glue (optional)
- Download file
Drawing with Cricut
I have become obsessed lately with using the write feature of design space ever since I discovered you could use any pen in your cricut. If you want to know how, click this link.
So I created this card to try it. It utilizes writing and drawing on all the panels. I think it makes this card look special. A blue/grey crayola marker was used to draw mine. but use any pen you like. Maybe try a glitter pen. It would look great.
Cutting Out the Card
This card is easy to cut. It only takes 3 mats and all the drawing is done with the cricut pen. The base card has a lot of score lines that you should re-impress before you try to fold it. Work the folds a few times before assembly.
The assembly of this card is very complex and if anyone has trouble after trying contact me. I will try to help.
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 and even out the ends with scissors if necessary.
Then, the long rectangle 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.
Next, unfold the piece you drew on and divide that box in half. place liquid glue on the little box closest to the outside edge.
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 Dark red panels to the inside of the card. Tape glue is fine for this. 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
For this picture I don’t have the dark red 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.
Opening and Closing the Card
The card should open and close now like this video.
Eventually this video will show how to make a twist and fold card. Right now it just shows a card opening.
The last step is to attach the front panel and the small panels on the inside.
And your card is done. Enjoy!