Thursday 16 January 2020

Lift the Flap Birthday Card

Hello! Like me, you probably have a heap of things in your stash that you haven't used yet. Either that or it hasn't seen the light of day for some time???

I decided to create a fun birthday card using my new dies from Lawn Fawn called Lift the Flap.

I started with a panel of watercolour paper and used three colours of distress ink to blend my background. I flicked water and some white acrylic paint over the entire thing.
I stamped, coloured (polychromo pencils), and die cut the dragon. 
(BTW, I die cut him using my NEW Gemini Jnr.... oh my.... I'm in love)

Then it was time for some embossing. I embossed the stars then used distress ink and flicks of water, once again, to create the background. I embossed the two sentiments (from a Ranger sentiment set) and used my guillotine to cut down to size. 

The gifts are from a Christmas set (MFT) which I coloured and die cut.

I adhered the two panels together to create the front of my card. The entire thing opens, as normal, for me to write inside.

I would like to enter my card over at the following challenges -
Dies R Us Challenge (Birthdays), HLS Watercolour Challenge (Die Cuts), STAMPlorations Theme Challenge (Stamps and Splatters), Watercooler Wednesdays (Occasions), My Time to Craft (New Stash), Fairy and Unicorn Challenge (Anything Fantasy Goes)


Thanks for popping in today :)


  1. Super cute~cute and fun birthday card! thank you for joining our challenge at Dies R Us!
    Diane DRU DT {Nellies Nest}

  2. What a fun design. Thanks for sharing it with us at Dies R Us Challenge Blog. We hope to see more of your creations in future challenges.
    DRU DT

  3. What an amazing design! Thanks for playing along with us at The Fairy and The Unicorn Challenge. Lisa DT

  4. Fun card Kylie. Love the use of the flap to hide the rest of the sentiment. You could even put a gift card under the flap. Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week. Tristan DT

  5. What an adorable interactive card! Enjoy your new Gemini Jnr!
    Thank you for participating in the Happy Little Stampers watercolor challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next HLS Challenge!.

    Anna – Design Team member at Happy Little Stampers

    Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.
    You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio
    Thank you!

  6. Love the background you've created, Kylie! I'm always amazed how they turn out!! Perfect for the lifting flap! Glad you're happy with your Gemini Jnr!! Thanks so much for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week!

  7. A beautiful card. The background is gorgeous and love the flap die cut. Thanks for playing with us at Watercooler Wednesday this week. Dawn DT

  8. What a fun and fabulous surprise birthday card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Dies R Us challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

  9. Bang to rights… You've just reminded me I have a "tear-off strip" die that I haven't used in years! I love your splattered background and the cute dragon, it's a great interactive card, thank you for sharing with us at STAMPlorations Theme & Photo Prompt challenge!

  10. How lovely to have 'our boss' join us this month with this adorable interactive card. Love your background and that adorable dragon is so cute. What a great die. Thanks for sharing this beauty with the team.

  11. What a fun card, the dragon is so cute, and the backgrounds you've created are amazing. Thanks for joining us at the Fairy and Unicorn Challenge this month Claire DT

  12. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the My Time To Craft Challenge this time and good luck :)

  13. What an adorable birthday card! Your backgrounds are spectacular. Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers - Watercolour Challenge.

    sue n.


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