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. Love the design of these cards… and your results are super cute… I can’t wait to try these. Happy Birthday to Reverse Confetti and Happy Mother’s Day to you!

  2. Oh Goodness Jennifer
    Your designs are fabulous. You never cease to inspire me and thank you for this. I’ve also learned so much since following you

  3. You have such a gift for coming up with cute and different card deigns. I really love this idea.

  4. You are too sweet to share! I liked all of the stamp sets! Thank you for a chance to win a set. the video is one I’ll watch ovrr a few times thank you!

  5. You do not make my life easier because now I want to make a bunch of these cards. They are so adorable. Fabulous creations, as usual. Thank you, Jennifer.

  6. These are adorable cards! I am definitely going to give this technique a try! Thanks – as always!

  7. Your colors and techniques truly inspire us. I watch you on youtube every night before I go to bed, hoping it will all sink in during the night, lol.

  8. What a great callection of cards! I especially like the way you’ve used the monkey on the bike to join the top and bottom of the card!

  9. Love these cards and I love the sentiment stamp and die set! What a wonderful idea! Thanks for your fabulous ideas on these cards. Wouldn’t anyone be excited to receive one of these. So much fun. Thanks again for all your great ideas and gifts from your fabulous mind!!

  10. I love all of your wonderful inspirational cards. You always teach me this old gal new things with each video or blog. Thank you for that. Thanks once again for a chance to win a great prize!

  11. I really need to invest in a die cutting machine. So many great techniques to try. I always love how your instructions are so clear. These cards are so adorable.

  12. You are such an inspiration! I notice all the fine details in your cards, like the Copic coloring, and I’m amazed at the time you take to add the finishing touches!

  13. Love these cards. I have been wanting to make more cards for children and this design has given me alot of ideas. Thanks gain for sharing so many good ideas.

  14. This is one of my favorite designs that you have shown us… I love the split card idea. It’s so cool that your ideas can be incorporated into so many different cards with many different products. I love that! Thanks Jennifer! And happy birthday to Reverse Confetti!

  15. Love this technique & your cards. I am going through my stamps & dies to plan several of these! Thanks for the inspiration.

  16. Enjoyed your video on the split card design. You always make the techniques so easy. Love the end result and the stamp sets are adorable. Great for kids.

  17. I love these cards and these sets! Thanks for the chance to win! I look at your blog first every morning.

  18. Was just looking for something new to try for my mom’s Mother’s Day card, i’m going to try this. Thanks for the great tip!!!

  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE these cards!! You do everything with such care and thoughtfulness!! You are AMAZING!!!!!

  20. Darling, super cute cards! Love the Split element and all the wonderful design possibilities. Thanks for the great video and creative ideas. Thanks, too, for the giveaway!

  21. Wow! More amazing cards. I love all the creative ways you make cards. I wish I could use my border dies better, some of them I have trouble getting the cut centered on my card stock, especially oval ones. If you have some tricks, please share.

  22. Love your creative split cards! I really enjoy watching your videos, you always have such great inspiration to share. Keep those wonderful ideas coming. Thanks for the opportunity to win the giveaway too.

  23. Oh you are so inspiring! Love these split cards! Thanks for an opportunity to win! Happy Mother’s Day!

  24. Another creative idea! I started following Ellenor on IG. I like her emphasis on critters & CAS. I like when you introduce us to other designers.

  25. I love this split card idea! It is something that I have never seen before, but definitely want to try to make. Thanks so much for your great tutorial and video!!

  26. Jennifer, I am such a fan. You make such inspiring designs and are an inspiration yourself. You make your most complicated designs look simple! You have inspired me to pull out my old stamping items and start making cards again! Thank you,

  27. Thank you Jennifer for your inspiration and generosity! I have learned so much watching your videos over the years and seeing your card examples. I hope you have a blessed mother’s day!

  28. Oh, Jennifer! These card & technique are fabulous! I have 6 grandchildren all with birthdays this summer. The superhero set from Reverse Confetti is just what I need! I also need the sentiment set with the cute font from RC. Your tip with the non-stick sticker backing is going to be so helpful as I am challenged at centering things. You are brilliant and I am ever grateful for all your inspiration.

  29. Gorgeous cards Jennifer, I love the technique and this is certainly something I will try.
    Thank you so much for showing and have a great weekend.

  30. I love how creative you are – I always learn something new when I watch your videos. I am new to card making and look forward to receiving the emails showing me how to do new things! I just went to Taylored Expressions website to order the Simple Strips – what a great idea!

  31. Jennifer, your videos can NEVER be too long! I’ve only watched this one twice and know I will be referring to it again and again. This technique is sensational will certainly up the game in my cardmaking! I can only imagine how much time it took to create these cards, film it, do the voice-over, edit and produce it so that we may learn a new technique, and I thank you so much for sharing it with us. You always make me look at my stamps and does differently! You, my dear, are a treasure! ❤

  32. Wow, I love this split card design, not that difficult but so dramatic! I’m going to have to make a few of these. Thanks for a great video and congrats to Reverse Confetti on their Birthday celebration.

  33. I love your videos, though I don’t always take time to watch them, I’ve learned so much from you, new techniques and ideas of how to use products. Love today’s cards, so creative.

  34. Love these cards and love Reverse Confetti stamps and dies! And please don’t ever apologize for “long videos”. I love every minute of your videos Jennifer!!!

  35. Jennifer- what cute cards and great ideas especially for children. Love it. Love the critters and the cloud dies.
    Happy Mother’s day.

  36. Hello Jennifer! You are so talented. I love this technique featuring the Reverse Confetti stamps and coordinating dies. Super Adorable! I saved the video, so I can refer to it when I try out this technique. Happy Mother’s Day to you.

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