Mar 07 2008

Stamp Simply Challenge #25 – Fun Flap

Published by at 2 01 am under Challenges,General Purpose Cards

Keyword ssnotime25-There is no time limit. You can play this challenge and upload yourproject at Splitcoastand/or your Blog, anytime at all! You can play as many times as you like!!! The point is to keep it simple, quick and have fun!!! Please link back here.

The challenge this week is to make a FUN FLAP!!! (for lack of a better word)!!!! What I mean is a card that is only a flat panel or card front(does not open), but there is a little cardon it thatopens to reveal the message– like a fun little flap!!! There are no other rules — anything goes — as long as your *card* is just a flat panel and something on it *opens*. That’s it — have fun. And if I’m not making myself clear, please check out the samples.

This card by Laura Fredrickson (scrapnextras)was my inspiration. Isn’t it just the cutest!!!

Julie Koerber’ssample can be seen on her blog here.

My sample is below.

Remember when you upload to use the keyword above, followed by a comma.Please come back here to post (as a comment) that youve played, and provide a linkso I can check out your card right away. You can find all cards uploaded for this challenge by clicking Gallery Submissions Here.

Some wanting to play said they have never uploaded before. If thats you and you need help uploading, just go to my Challenge No. 1 here.


A quick and simple little card and, yes, the title is Fun Flap and I made a serious card, but I was in a rush and when I’m rushed, it’s this type of card that just *comes* — LOL!!!! But it just goes to show, this funstyle can be used in any situation at all.

The card base is stamped with the Damask Negative or Reverse background stamp from Flourishes, stamped with Versa Mark and gone over with Blush colored SU Pastels just to bring out the pattern a bit more. The little *flap* card is stamped with the Damask Positive background stamp from Flourishes, stamped with Versa Mark and then gone over with a pearly colored Pearl Ex. Love the little shimmer it gives! That little decorative bar on top of my flap and my sentiment are from Many Sentiments by Flourishes, and this has become my go-to set for sentiments. I just love all the pretty fonts in that set and the words are a size I really like!!! My Best Wishes fit perfectly in the SU large oval punch, and to frame it, I merely punched 2 more large ovals in black and adhered them to my sentiment, each just a little off-set to give a framed effect. The fleur de lis in the center is a punch by Punch Bunch.


Here’s a side view with the flap open. The oval sentiment is placed so that when the flap is closed, my oval serves as a latch to keep the flap down — works great!!! This was a super simple and fun style of card to make — hope you try it!!!

  • Stamps: Damask, both Negative and Positive, Many Sentiments, all by Flourishes
  • Paper: Basic Black, Blush Blossom
  • Ink: Versa Fine Onyx Black, Versa Mark.
  • Accessories: Pearly colored Pearl Ex, Black Organdy Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Fleur de Lis Punch, Pastels, Mounting Tape, Pop Dots.

That’s it for now — hope you all can play!!! Thanks so much for checking in!!!!! Have a great weekend!!!

49 responses so far

49 Responses to “Stamp Simply Challenge #25 – Fun Flap”

  1. This is off the charts classy and sophisticated Miss Sharon! I love it! LOVE it! I think it’s funny we both used the saying “best wishes!” Hope you’re having fun in my old home state! 🙂

  2. Sue (suen) says:

    Wow, this is one very elegant card! Love the blush and pearl-ex!

  3. leslierich says:

    Oh, my word! This is a wonderful challenge, Sharon! I was thinking how elegant this is and how well you do this style. Isn’t it funny how easily it comes when you know your style? Nobody does elegant better, and that’s a fact! I love the muted but, oh, so beautiful colors you used. The sheen of the Pearl Ex is exquisite!

  4. Janine says:

    Just beautiful Sharon… I will hopefully make some time for play this weekend.

  5. Fun, fun, fun! I can’t wait to play! Your card is adorable! TFS and for another great one! 🙂

  6. Lori says:

    I’m up early, so I guess I get to be first to post a card! Your card is beautiful, and mine is nowhere near as lovely, but this was a fun challenge and something totally new for me!

  7. Kathie says:

    BEAUTIFUL card Sharon! I am so inspired this morning by your card and also the two links to cards that you had!!! Wish I didn’t have to go to work. LOL
    Thanks again for all your great inspiration.

  8. Lois (clownmom) says:

    For a simple card, yours is pretty classy, Sharon. I’m so glad your challenges are on Fridays because I don’t work on Fridays — just have fun! I needed a masculine note card, and your challenge was the perfect thing. Here’s my card —

  9. joyk says:

    Utterly gorgeous!! Love that blush blossom with those positive and negative backgrounds. That color always has that *wedding* look to me. Its so beautiful with the pearl ex added.

  10. Angela R. says:

    Oh, how fun! Love your card w/ that Fleur De Lis, so elegant! I’ll have to try to work on something!

  11. Cathy says:

    great idea! Here’s mine…



    I combined it with today’s limited supply challenge – thanks for the idea!!!

  12. Jessica says:

    Very pretty card!

  13. Carla says:

    Just Beautiful! The chalking and PEx are exquisite details! The colors are gorgeous! I love it!

  14. Stacy Twinshappy says:

    Looks like fun Sharon, can’t wait to play! This is Gorgeous!!!! Love the elegance!

  15. Silke Ledlow says:

    Sharon – your card is simply fabulous!!! Love the color!!!

    Of course I had to play today….and here is my card – thanks!!!!

  16. Lynda says:

    Here is mine Sharon!

    All of the samples are great!! Thank you for the fun challenge!


  17. Dawn Marie says:

    I love your card!!!
    I made on too!Enjoy
    Dawn Marie
    You can find it here:
    Thanks for looking

  18. Dee says:

    This is so elegant!! I love the colors and you know I love that bg stamp:) Thank you so much for the inspiration today. Here’s mine

  19. Lisa says:

    This is such a lovely card! So many pretty elements to look at!

  20. Juanita says:

    Soooooooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL! TFS.

  21. Kathie says:

    Another elegant masterpiece Sharon!

  22. Pam says:

    WOW! This is stunning and radiates elegance.
    Love the challenge idea and hope to participate.
    Smiles, Pam 🙂

  23. Diane Lapointe says:

    Hi Sharon, I love your card, it’s absolutely gorgeous and love what you and Julie came up for the name challenge,lol!! Here is the link to my card if you’d like to take a look at it. Have a super weekend!!

  24. rainy says:

    Love your ‘fun flap’ Sharon! Your card is oh so elegant and totally you. Hope you have fun this weekend, too!!

  25. Michelle says:

    This was such a fun challenge, Sharon!
    Here’s what I came up with:

  26. Oh my…love the Pearl Ex…I have totally forgotten about that since it was retired! Absolutely classy and gorgeous…Love your colours!

  27. Karen says:

    I got to do a fun flap card. I love it. It is so much cuter irl than I can capture in a photo, but they all are, aren’t they? Anyway, here is mine:

  28. Sue (suen) says:

    Thanks for the great challenge, Sharon! Here’s mine with my new toys!

  29. Sandy says:

    I’d forgotten just how much I like fun flaps! 🙂

    Kitty Litter

    Thanks for the inspiration!

  30. Chery R says:

    I had just recently made a card that fits the challenge and posted it at SCS, but here’s a link to it in my blog:

  31. Deb Neerman says:

    Just beautiful, Sharon!!

    Here’s mine:

    No where near as pretty as yours, though!!

    Thanks for another fun challenge!

    ~Hugs, Deb

  32. Susan says:

    You’re gonna laugh…better get ready, Sharon…you’ve been warned!!!

    Thanks for a very fun challenge!

  33. Dee says:

    What a fun challenge…
    Hope I get a chance to play.
    Beautiful Card!!
    Love the flourishes!

  34. Billie says:

    Oh my goodness, its is strikingly beautiful!!

  35. Barb T says:

    I love this card and especially the color combo of blush blossom and black.
    I will have to try and play this week for sure. Barb

  36. JoAnn says:

    Awesome card and beautiful color combo. Very classy and elegant. Hope you at fun this week-end. Here’s mine:

  37. Jenny says:

    Fun Challenge… funny name “FUN FLAP” !
    here’s mine….

  38. Michelle says:

    Okay, I’m a total dork. I already linked my card once and completely don’t remember doing it. So now you have it twice! Oops!

  39. Julie says:

    Fun idea….here’s mine, and it’s my first post. 🙂

  40. Just now getting to this challenge, Sharon! Here is my card: Have been wanting to make one like this but hadn’t so thanks for the extra push!

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  42. Heather T. says:

    Thanks Sharon for challenging me to another project I haven’t tried before.
    My card is on my blog

  43. What an awesome challenge, Sharon! Thanks so much for another fun one. I posted mine here I will post to SCS as soon as I can. Thanks again, Sharon! You are awesome to do this every week! Thanks 🙂

  44. nancy littrell says:

    What a great design for adding more dimension. Love your colors, ribbon and design. TFS

  45. SmilynStef says:

    Better late than never … thanks for another fun one.

    Here’s my cat on a hot pink flap:

  46. valerie says:

    Here is my c.a.s.e of the challenge.

    SO sorry I forgot to link you when I originally posted to SCS, but did go back at Edit. Thats what happens when I upload on only one cup of coffee
    Thanks for your inspiration. I check here everyday!


  47. Bobbi Gumino says:

    Great challenge…this was fun! Something new for me…which is a good thing! 🙂 I get stuck in a rut…very easily!!

    Those are my links, closed and open flap!

    Thanks Sharon…now I’ll go try the paper piercing!


  48. Ret says:

    this is such a classy, gorgeous card! I love it! You do such beautiful work.

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