How to Make Shaped Card Flaps With Metal Dies

How to Make Shaped Card Flaps With Metal Dies

shaped kite card
These super cold days have Design Team member Kate thinking of Spring!  The double sided kite/cloud paper inspired this double flap shaped card. If you've ever wondered how to make a shaped card without a Cricut machine, this tutorial is for you. Kate shares how to make
shaped card flaps with metal dies. 
how to make a shaped flap card
You will need two A2 card will open left to right and the other will open right to left.  Our Bazzill Card Shoppe paper is perfect for card bases and well as all the die cutting needed for this card.  It's very sturdy and will hold up in the mail.
Using your cloud dies, think about making two different flap cards.  You want them to open in opposite directions but close to show different parts of the clouds. 
how to make a shaped cloud card
I cut the fronts of the card bases, being careful to stop right on the fold.  Don't have cloud dies?  You can free-hand some clouds, making sure they are different heights. 
using a cloud meta die to make shaped card
Next, you will nestle the inner card (on the right) into the outer card (on the left).  I like to trim a sliver of paper off the inner card for a better fit.  Adhere the backs of the cards with a strong adhesive (Bearly Arts Glue works great for this!) 
handmade spring kite card
Now all that is left is the decorating.  This cloud flap idea would work great with a sun or a rainbow, and even birds! 
making a shaped flap cloud card
I adhered the kite to various places on the clouds and was sure to add a solid white diecut to the back of the kite for stability.  This is also where you can write your message (on the back of the kite) . 
handmade kite card with cloud flaps
handmade shaped cloud card
A panel of that adorable cloud paper finishes off the card.
design team member kate


  • 12x12 Cardstock Shop

    The kit is a metal die. It’s called Kite Strings Dies by Concord and 9th.

  • Lynne

    How did you create the kite?

  • susan smith

    Love this idea….Thank you so much for tutorial..

  • Elizabeth B Dreier

    Brilliant! What fun! I may have to try this idea. Thank you so much for the inspiration!

  • Cheryl Wright

    This is so awesome! I guess I had better get busy and order my stuff to make these!
    Thank you for the information. Have a blessed day.

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