Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sunflower Surprise Card

I made this card for entry to a design team on I have done something I think is special for this challenge, I am very happy with what I came up with.  I hope you enjoy it too.

Slightly opened
Inside the card.

Back of the card.

Inks for the edges, sentiment stamp, popdot of two different thicknesses, ATG gun and Zig 2-way glue pen.

Card base: 
Base: 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 cream color cardstock, fold at 2 3/4 and 7 inch marks.
Inner Lining: 5 1/4 X 4 yellow cardstock
Front Panel: 5 1/4 X 4 ( - cut lengthwise at 5 1/4 X 2 5/8 and 5 1/4 X 1 3/8.
                     2 1/4 X 4 - cut lengthwise at 2 1/4 X 2 5/8 and 2 1/4 X 1 3/8.
Ribbon: about 6 inches.   

1. Layer patterned paper and ink the edges and wrap the ribbon around both panels where both paper meet.
2. Adhere to the front of the card. HINT: When the card is closed it should look like one 5 1/4 X 4 piece of paper in the center of the card.
3. Ink the edges of the inner lining and adhere to the inside of the card.

Cricut Expression  (because the FLIP function is used) 

Everyday Paper Dolls Cart: Dark green cardstock for the grass cut at 2 inches, cut the bottom edge    straight and cut a 2 5/8 and 1 3/8 from it.

Walk in my Garden Cart: Sunflower cut at 4 inches.
Yellow, green and glitter brown cardstock.

1. Cut 4 snflwr out of green cardstock, without removing the mat hit FLIP key and cut 3 snflwr.
2. Cut 4 snflwr-s out of yellow cardstock, without removing the mat hit FLIP key and cut 3 snflwr-s. Save the round pieces for your other projects.
3. Cut 7 snflwr-s out of brown cardstock. Save the flowers for your other projects.
4. Ink all the edges of the pieces and fit together. You should have 7 flowers 3 being 'mirror' images of the other 4.

Putting the card together:
1. Glue the first of the 4 flowers flush onto the larger side of the card, make sure to leave an overhang on the edge. Open the card, line up and glue one of the 'mirror flowers onto the set flower.

2. Cut the stems off one of the remaining flowers and its 'mirror'.

3. Close both sides of the card, line up the cut flower with the already glued flower and glue to the smaller front panel of the card. Open the card, line up and glue the 'mirror' flower to this flower. Hint: When the card is closed it should look as though there is only 1 flower on the face of the card.

4. Using 1/16 popdots attach another flower onto the smaller panel of the card make sure there is a small overhang. Open the card and glue its mirror image to it. Use popdots to attach the overhanging 
portions to each other.

5. Use 1/16 popdots to attach the last flower onto the larger panel. Ensure there is no overhang of this flower. Hint: When the card is closed it should look as though there are 3 flower on the face of the card.

6. Stamp your sentiment on the wider portion of the grass. Pop up the grass on the card with 1/8 thick popdots and add to the card.

I hope you will try to make this card too, you can use any flower with this project. I would love to hear you comments. Please feel free to send me images of your completed Flower Surprise Cards, with your permission I will post them to my blog. I hope you'll enjoy making this project as much as I have.

Happy Scrapping!



  1. This is so cute, I really love it! I wish I had a cricut so I could make one easily...

  2. Judy, I adore the sunflower card. You are inspiring. I may just have to pull my Cricut out of storage.

  3. LOVE the card Judy - great job! Mishe

  4. I saw this in person...Judy you did a wonderful job :)

  5. Judy, this is just beautiful, as all your cards are! you really rock the Cricut and SCAL. would you believe I just learned the other day that the Cricut has a "mirror" function so I can flip the image the other way? lol. Tina

  6. Gorgeous card, Judy! And intricate to make. Talk about technical! I had to learn some terminology to follow.

    It's quite a project to write clear instructions too, isn't it? You've done a good job there, too, or I would be clueless. ;)

  7. Looking at your oh so lovely card makes me want to be creative and try my hand at it too! No, I'll just commission you to make some; who wants an inferior knock-off?

  8. Wow, Judy. That card is gorgeous! Beautiful work.
    Barb (aka Lucia, BASF)

  9. Very pretty cards.WIMG I have had since it came out and use it all the time.
    These cards are very pretty. TFS
    Very nice Blog


  10. This is seriously gorgeous Judy! And your new blog design is swell as well.
    Sue Clarke

  11. Wow, that is a beautiful how you overlapped the much talent and creativity goin on here!!!

  12. LOVE how this opens up and LOVE the detail on the inside as well. Well done! This is a really pretty card!

  13. Your card is so pretty and I love the way you perfectly positioned the suflowers in your gatefold card!

  14. Love this card ! Thanks for sharing.

  15. This card is awesome. Love the sunflowers, actually I love everything about this card. Very nice work, you are a talented lady. TFS Have a wonderful day...


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