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Hi there! It’s Bobbi Lemanski here with a summer card, perfect for any flip flop-loving gal! Are you or someone you know one of those people that has quite a substantial collection of flip flops for summer? Well if so, this card is for you. There’s so many fun styles out there that it’s hard to have just one or two pairs in your closet, right?! This card boasts nine unique pairs!

Today’s card features the following Honey Bee Stamps products:

Flippin Fabulous stamp and die sets

Flip Flop Builder die set

Woodgrain Background stamp

This 5″ X 7″ gate-fold easel card is a card inside a card. It begins with a simple 5″ X 7″ gate-fold card that wraps around a 6-3/4″ X 5″ easel card. Here’s a quick video to show how this card works.

This gate-fold easel card holds a surprise inside!

Some card details…

When this card’s closet doors are opened, nine pairs of flip flops are revealed. When the easel is in its upright position, the flip flops look like they are displayed in a shoe rack you would typically see in closets.

Here’s a quick look at the back side of the card. You can see the easel design. I added some faux wood trim detail inside to cover any cardstock seams and to make it connect to the outside closet doors, too.

To make the easel, I created a 6-3/4″ wide X 5″ landscape card and scored the front panel easel at 2-1/2″ in the center. I attached the pop-up panel (measuring 6-3/4″ wide X 5″) to the easel on the bottom section, underneath the easel’s score line. To keep the easel in an upright position, I created a “stopper” by adding the pink phrase piece at the bottom of the inside panel. It measures 6-3/4″ wide X 2″ tall.

On the outside, the 3-1/4″ wide X 5″ tall pink closet doors have been stamped with the Woodgrain Background stamp in a darker pink, framed with 1/4″ trim to mimic a shaker style cabinet door and attached to the white 80 lb. gate-fold card base. I added some white lines and Copic coloring to make the woodgrain look slightly distressed, painted and recessed. Black Vintage Chalk Board Nuvo Drops were added to create the nail heads. I printed the custom sign, “Hers Wardrobe Closet” using my laptop and printer. I added an 1/8″ gray frame around it. The sand dollar image from the stamp set was used as the closet handle. I added a small faux wood tab to the doors. I plan to add a small Velcro closure underneath to keep the card closed.

When the easel is propped up inside and resting on the faux wood sign, the sandals look like they are in a shoe rack in the closet. The “stopper” sign was stamped on pink cardstock and given a “distressed” look using Copic markers and a white gel pen. All of the phrases and seashells used here are from the Flippin’ Fabulous stamp set.

To create the sandals, I die cut each pair using the Flip Flop Builder die set. I added a small dimensional cushion tab underneath each one at the top to make them pop out just a bit. I used pattern papers and sequins from the Honey Bee Stamps store to make each pair an original. It’s fun designing your own pairs! Here’s a list of the products I used:

Pattern paper: Hot Tropics Paper Pad, Birthday Bash Paper Pad, Beach Vibes Paper Pad

Sequins: Mojito Sequin Mix, Beach Vibes Sequin Mix Vitamin Sea Sequin Mix

Clay Bits: Rose, Forget Me Not, Pink Blossom, Farmers Market

White Gel Pen

There’s lots of fun papers and embellishments to choose from in the store to make these flip flops adorable so take a peek at the options! You can also check out the entire Honey Bee Stamp’s Hello Summer release here. Thanks for stopping by today!

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