Flap Card Design

Hi! Today I share a simple flap card design along with tips for achieving a gorgeous stamped image!

[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. To watch the video in HD on YouTube, click HERE.]

I like cards that are a bit different… a bit unexpected. Today’s card designs offer this and are very simple!

Instead of just adding a stamped panel on the front of the card, I made the stamped panel a mini card (or flap) and added it a solid background. Just for something different!

My first card features the oh-so-pretty-and-classic stamp set from the Gina K Merry and Bright Kit. In the video I show how I used Sponge Daubers to multi-ink the pine and pine cones. For shimmer and shine, I used my Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Marker and gold heat embossed the sentiment from the Gina K Dazzling Dahlia Stamp Set (GKD | SSS). The stamping is all on a 3 1/4″ x 5″ mini white notecard.

I stamped the Darkroom Door Elegant Script Stamp on a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ kraft cardstock panel and added another piece behind it for stability. I then adhered the mini card on top of the kraft piece and added Lucy’s Cards Ice Cube Jewels for accents.

My next example showcases the Gina K Festive Foliage Stamp Set (GKD | SSS). This set is a classic! I used the holly images from this set and created the berries with Nuvo Drops. I did change up the overall design a bit by using a flap element that is 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.

The sentiment is also from the Gina K Dazzling Dahlia Stamp Set (GKD | SSS). I am using this set a lot!

My last card uses the Gina K Perfect Poinsettia Stamp Set (GKD | SSS). I have been using this set a lot this season! (I used it over in the Online Card Classes Merry Making Class, too.) This flower is very easy to line up and creates gorgeous results.

In the center of my poinsettia, I added both Copper Penny and Golden Sunset Glitter Nuvo Drops and I love the resulting texture!


So my very dear friend Gina Krupsky is also posting a video today using the Gina K Merry and Bright Kit! Gina is a class act and someone I admire to the moon and back. Please check out her video and such HERE.

Also for 15% off at Gina K Designs, head HERE. I have sale info for you!


Want to find the products I used?I have listed them below! (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except those with an asterisk. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each picture to go to a favorite store.

Gina K Merry and Bright Kit*
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Gina K Festive Foliage Stamps
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Dazzling Dahlia Stamps
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Perfect Poinsettia Stamps
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Stitched Leaves Stamps*
[ GNK | SSS ]
Darkroom Door Elegant Script Stamp
[ SSS ]
Neenah Class Crest 110lb Cardstock
Neenah Desert Storm Light Kraft…
[ SSS ]
Neenah Desert Storm Light Kraft…
[ SSS ]
Gina K Jelly Bean Green Ink
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Christmas Pine Ink
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Kraft Ink
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Warm Cocoa Ink
[ GNK | SSS ]
Gina K Dark Chocolate Ink
[ GNK | SSS ]
VersaMark Ink
[ SSS | SSS ]
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Heat Gun
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI White Stickers
[ SSS | ELH ]
MISTI Bar Magnet
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tsukineko Sponge Daubers 6
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tsukineko Sponge Daubers 25
[ SSS ]
Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens
Be Creative Tape
[ SSS | SSS ]
Avery Elle Storage Pocket
[ SSS ]
Wink of Stella Clear Shimmer Marker
[ SSS ]
Lucys Cards Ice Cube Jewels
[ SSS ]
Ranger Multi Medium Matte Adhesive
[ SSS ]
Darice Ultrafine Tip Bottles
[ SSS ]
Jewel Picker
[ SSS ]
Bead Tray
Copper Penny Nuvo Drops
[ SSS | ELH ]
Golden Sunset Glitter Nuvo Drops
[ SSS | ELH ]
Golden Sunset Glitter Nuvo Drops
[ SSS | ELH ]

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54 thoughts on “Flap Card Design”

  1. These cards are all gorgeous Jennifer but there’s something special about the one with the holly leaves. Holly leaves and berries just make me happy. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you’re having a fabulous weekend. ~HUGS~

  2. What a stunning cards Jennifer, I love them. I have a few smaller Xmas images that don’t match with eath other but I can use them in the way you made these cards. Thanks for this great idea!
    Have a nice weekend.

  3. Lovely cards! Thank you for, again, inspiring us with a different way to make cards. That shading is wonderful!

  4. I was trying to get a similar multicolour blended inked look but without using ink daubers. I wanted to stamp my first layer then add more darker ink in specific places by removing the ink in areas I didn’t want it. I tried a cloth, paper towel and my absorber and I just couldn’t get the smooth look I wanted. Finally I found that I could remove the unwanted ink the best by using my ink blending sponge! The edges are nice and soft and blended. Which is perfect because they are already stored with my inks and I don’t have to pay for or store more items! Yeah! You should try it.

  5. Those are beautiful stamps, and your techniques made them even more beautiful! Look forward to trying them! Thanks!

  6. I really love the flap design! Such a great way to change it up! Beautiful cards! I never thought I needed sponge daubers, until now 😉 Thank you so much for sharing. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend with your fam. Take care.

  7. Oh my gosh, these are so pretty! I love how authentic looking these stamps are, especially the pine cone and pine branch. Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a great design – I think I did this a long time ago but appreciate the update! Your cards are wonderful – thanks so much!!!

  9. Beautiful cards! I especially loved the poinsettia image. It was so realistic. What brand inks and colors did you use to color it?

  10. I love these! Thank you! I have the perfect poinsettia stamp and have been struggling with how to create a one-layer christmas card with it. Now I have my direction….thank you!
    Would you mind sharing your ink colors on the poinsettia?

  11. These are simply beautiful Jennifer, you have got to love GKD products. Thanks for sharing your ideas and inspiration.

  12. WOW! Stunning, Steller Crreative CAS Great Work of Art! Gorgeous! Well Done! Love this technique! Will give it a go. TFS <3

  13. Your Christmas cards are beautiful. Strange but I just ordered the background stamp you used on the cards not to long ago. Now I can try to make a Flap Card Designs using my stamps that I have. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Beautiful cards Jennifer, it’s always nice to change up the design of the actual card – love these! All three designs are just perfect – you can really see the different colours, especially the holly leaves ❤️. Be lovely if Gina sold her products over in the UK, maybe one day! Thank you for the great video, Lisa x

  15. Hi Jennifer. .love the flap design…those stamps look awesome…especially how you added the colour with the daubers…lovely cards as always…thankyou Pattie 😊

  16. Wow. These are so beautiful. There’s something about the pairing of the script on kraft with those natural holiday images that just tugs at my heart. I’m so happy to see Claire’s wonderful designs for the holly and mistletoe over at Gina K.

  17. Beautiful cards Jennifer. I LOVE the holly berries/leaves creation. As always, TFS your amazing talent. Have a nice day!

  18. These cards are so beautiful! Can you list the red ink colors that you used for the poinsettia please? I have learned so much from your videos. Thank you and have a blessed day!

  19. I have a thing for pinecones and that’s a lovely set. You made it so elegant with the added shading and depth – same with the holly. The poinsettia is a beautiful focal point. I wonder what ink and colors you used. Is the shimmer down the leaves from wink of stella? so very pretty.

  20. These cards are so beautiful Jennifer. I’m deffinatley going try make some. In addition I learned a new stamping technique I’m heading to my crafting area now to try it out! Thanks again , you rock!

  21. Just made a flap card for my husband, whose birthday is tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration today – and always!

  22. Beautiful cards! I love the flap idea. The script stamp is so pretty. Unfortunately out of stock right now. You have created beautiful stamped images.

  23. I love all your cards. I wanted to order the merry and bright set and take advantage of the 15% sale, but there was no where to enter the promotional code. Now I see the kit is out of stock. Bummer.

  24. The cards are beautiful and I really appreciate your tip on getting more depth of color using a sponge dauber with darker ink.

  25. Beautiful cards. That pointsetta card is beautiful ,love how you did the middle. I just order the merry and bright kit can,t wait to get it thank you.

  26. I really like that daubing to get more variation in your stamped images technique. It gives a lot more depth to simple cards. I imagined “flap cards” like the MFT flap dies, but I looked it up and apparently that is a “flop card”… Well, I was close. I like these and that background stamp is gorgeous.

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