Split Card Design + Giveaway + Discount Codes!

Hello! Today I am sharing a few variations of a fun split card design. This is something you can do with many different stamps and styles.

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[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 may be used at no cost to you.]

I am always looking for card designs that are fun and unexpected… and something you wouldn’t find in a store. Today’s technique is perfect for this! All of the cards have an open section in the center, allowing the inside of the card to show through. I was first inspired by the look of a card created by Ellenor Emilsson. I share the card in my video, but please please please check out Ellenor’s work on her Instagram account. She is so very inspiring! (Ellenor, thank you for letting me share your work!)

My first card design was inspired by Ellenor’s card… and is what started this whole video. I used the the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud (SSS | EH | LF) and My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drift (SSS | MFT) border dies to create a split card front that includes a shimmery Grafix Platinum Vellum layer. I added many oh-so-adorable images from the Reverse Confetti Rainy Day Fun Stamp Set (SSS | RC) to connect the top and bottom panels. Please watch the video to see how each card is assembled!

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the “split design”… the gap on the front of the card that shows through to the inside…

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And when you open the card, there are more images from the Reverse Confetti Rainy Day Fun Stamp Set (SSS | RC), along with an uplifting sentiment from the Reverse Confetti So Many Sentiments Stamp Set (SSS | RC).

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My next card is similar, but is top-folding. It features the Reverse Confetti Over the Rainbow Dies (SSS | RC) and Reverse Confetti So Many Sentiments Stamp Set (SSS | RC).

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I added lots of shimmer to my die cuts with a Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pen. And isn’t that sentiment wonderful!?

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

This next card is like the first, but with a simpler design. Here, I used the Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud (SSS | EH | LF) and Lawn Fawn Grassy Hillsides Dies (SSS | EH | LF) for the top and bottom flaps. The images are from the Reverse Confetti Party Animals Stamp Set (SSS | RC) and Reverse Confetti So Many Sentiments Stamp Set (SSS | RC).

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Again, you can see the inside of the card through the gap…

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You don’t have to have border dies to create a card like this. Here, I just cut straight edges, but still allowed a gap in the center. This features the adorable Reverse Confetti Ice Cream Social Stamp Set (SSS | RC).

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Aren’t those puppies the cutest?!

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

If desired, you can add a piece of clear packaging or acetate in the gap to provide more stability, as I did with my next card. This features the fun Reverse Confetti So Super Stamp Set (SSS | RC). I bought this set awhile back and have been wanting to use it!

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here you can see the acetate in the opening. You could also use vellum!

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Oh… and on the inside? A cute little Super Pup. This card is for my Lila. She did something she was nervous to do. So brave! My hero.

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

You can also create vertical split card designs. Here, the gap in the front of the card is filled with vellum. I used the WPlus9 Floral Border Die and Reverse Confetti Cake and Champagne Stamp Set (SSS | RC). The sentiment is from the BRILLIANT Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Stamp Set and Simple Strips Dies.

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

Here is another vertical split card design… but one that is completely open in the center. I used the Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside Border Dies (SSS | EH | LF) to cut the two vertical flaps… and adhered images from the Reverse Confetti Party Animals Stamp Set (SSS | RC) to connect them together.

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I love how the animals look to be floating! But I carefully positioned them all to be connected… and to connect the left and right flaps.

Split Card Design Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I also added a little boy hidden on the inside. He is from the Reverse Confetti Rainy Day Fun Stamp Set (SSS | RC).

I hope you try this type of card design!

DISCOUNT CODES

I have great discount codes for you today, too! (To find additional sales and deals for Mother’s Day weekend, head to my Crafty News post HERE.)

First, Reverse Confetti is celebrating their 6th anniversary! YAY! To celebrate, Jen (the uber-awesome owner) is offering a discount code exclusive to my readers. Through 5/31/19, use the code “jenm5” to get $5 off a $50 purchase! Shop HERE.

While you are there, be sure to check out the Reverse Confetti retired category. It has lots of great products at HUGE discounts. SHOP HERE.

If you are shopping over at Simon Says Stamp, remember you can get $20 off $100 or more. (Use code “THKUMOM”.) OR get $5 off any purchase of $5 or more! (Use code “SUBFVE”.) Offer ends 5/12/19. Shop HERE.

Also, I have lots of other discount and sales listed on my Crafty News Page HERE!

GIVEAWAY

In honor of Reverse Confetti’s birthday, I am giving away one of their stamp sets! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 5/17/19. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected, emailed and posted on my “Winners page” after the giveaway closes. International folks are eligible, too! Prize personally donated)

SUPPLIES

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

Taylored Expressions Simple Strips…
[ TE ]
Taylored Expressions Simple Strips Dies
[ TE ]
Reverse Confetti Rainy Day Fun Stamp Set
[ RVR | SSS ]
Reverse Confetti Rainy Day Fun Dies
[ RVR | SSS ]
Reverse Confetti So Many Sentiments…
[ RVR | SSS ]
Reverse Confetti Cake Champagne Stamp…
[ RVR | SSS ]
Reverse Confetti Cake Champagne Dies
[ RVR | SSS ]
Reverse Confetti Party Animals Stamp Set
[ RVR | SSS ]
Reverse Confetti Party Animals Dies
[ RVR | SSS ]
Reverse Confetti So Super Stamp Set
[ RVR | SSS ]
Reverse Confetti Ice Cream Social…
[ RVR | SSS ]
Reverse Confetti Ice Cream Social Dies
[ RVR | SSS ]
Reverse Confetti Over the Rainbow Dies
[ RVR | SSS ]
*Lawn Fawn Puffy Cloud Border Dies
[ SSS | ELH | LWN ]
*My Favorite Things Stitched Cloud…
[ SSS | MFT ]
*My Favorite Things Stitched Snow…
[ SSS | MFT ]
*Lawn Fawn Simple Stitched Hillside…
[ SSS | ELH | LWN ]
*WPlus9 Floral Border Die
[ WPL ]
Tonic Aqua Shimmer Pens
[ SSS ]
Sakura Black Glaze Pen
[ SSS ]
Sakura Stardust Glitter Pen
[ SSS ]
Mini Glossy Accents
[ SSS ]
Grafix Platinum Vellum
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Neenah Classic Crest 110lb Cardstock
[ AMZUS ]
Hero Arts Pitch Black Cardstock
[ SSS | HA ]
Simon Says Stamp Sea Glass Cardstock
[ SSS ]
Hero Arts Intense Black Ink
[ SSS | HA | ELH ]
Simon Says Stamp Fog Ink
[ SSS ]
Sketch Copic Markers
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Altenew Adhesive
[ SSS | ALTN ]
Be Creative Tape
[ SSS | ELH ]
Therm O Weby 1/2 Inch Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Tape Dispenser
[ AMZUS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
Scor-Pal Scoring Board
[ SSS ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS | ELH ]
Avery Removable Adhesive Sheets
[ AMZUS ]
White Craft Foam
[ AMZUS ]
Fiskars Blue Glitter Scissors
[ SSS ]
5×5 White Envelopes
[ AMZUS ]


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277 thoughts on “Split Card Design + Giveaway + Discount Codes!”

  1. Your split cards are really, really cute. Fun and creative…not just the norm. Thanks for your great inspirations!

  2. These are so much fun to look at, Jennifer! Your coloring is really beautiful! Yes, the stamp sentiments with matching dies are BRILLIANT!!! I can see why you love them. Me, too! Thank you for sharing the ideas and video with all of us! And thank you, Ellenor! 💕💌🤗

  3. These are the cutest cards! The Reverse Confetti stamp sets work perfectly with this technique! The Simple Strips stamp and die set is incredibly smart- love it!

  4. Definitely gotta try. Can’t wait to watch the video. Such a creative fun cards! Thanks for sharing your creativity!

  5. I love the idea of the simple strips and dies. It would be a great idea to come up with more stamps that work with the die and have so many sentiments cut and ready in a snap. Great ideas on the cards. Cute stamps.

  6. Such beautiful cards and so many variations. Thank you for sharing Jennifer . I am on vacation and I can’t wait to get back to my crafting desk.

  7. I love how versatile the split card design is! Thank you for continually motivating me to up my game! I am always inspired by your ideas and rush to try your ideas using my own supplies.

  8. FUN & FABULOUS cards 🙂
    LOVE this CREATIVE design style and really APPRECIATE you video and INSPIRATION!
    THANK YOU for sharing!

  9. I enjoy watching your videos and love how you are always showcasing different techniques/card folds/inking techniques, diecutting ideas, etc. Your explanations are always so thorough and you inspire me to widen my repertoire of techniques. Thanks so much for your wonderful inspiration!

  10. i love your ideas, i have used your examples to make my family cards, and they are ways well received, i take your advice in using what i have, so most of what i love is already retired and so hard to get

  11. Oh, I love that split card technique! The vertical split reminds me of a zipper and is so fun.

  12. Thank you for so many great ideas. I have tried quite a few of them and am always pleased with the results. You amaze me that you keep coming up with new and different ideas. Thank you for sharing them with the rest of us.

  13. I have never even seen this technique! So excited to try it. Thank you for the discount code as well. I’ve never owned any Reverse Confetti stamps and this is the perfect time to give them a try! 🙂 Have a happy day. 🙂

  14. I love making cards that are different and I will definitely give this a try. Your instructions are so clear you make it easy to follow. Thank you for continuing to share your knowledge.

  15. These cards are so great. It’s always a good thing to know you can make other types of fold up cards versus just the typical fold. Thanks for always inspiring us, I can’t walt to try this.

  16. Hi Jennifer, I absolutely love, love your presentation of the rainbow background cards, so many great ideas. I’d be so very excited to be able to get & try Reverse Confetti products thank you for the opportunity .

  17. Your videos are always so creative! I love to support all the wonderful small companies you often highlight in your designs. Thanks so much for sharing and your wonderful inspiration!

  18. Fantastic cards. I love how the cards are so different. You always show us great technique for cards. Thank you. The new release is great. Happy Mothers Day.

  19. How generous of you! Love today’s post and can’t wait to try this. Thank you for always inspiring me.

  20. Happy birthday to Reverse Confetti! 🎉🎂🥳 Thanks for the inspiration, Jennifer. You always have the most beautiful and cleverly designed cards.

  21. Jen,
    Your designs and videos are always inspiring.
    You’ve given me and my Skype Craft Buddy & Co-Writer of our blog, many jump off points for projects and challenges.

  22. Love the cards, and such a neat way to make a surprise in the card. You don’t see many cards like this, thanks for showing us how to do them. I am going to give it a try!

  23. Thank you for your inspiration! Love all the cards and there are so many possibilities with this design. I too love the sentiment stamp and die!

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