I started by cutting a panel of Soft Sky card stock to 4-1/4″ x 11″. I placed the card stock in the Snowflake Card Thinlits Die with the extended flap outside the cutting area on the die.
I ran the die through the Big Shot just far enough to cut the snowflake out, then reversed the die back out. I did not want the panel to run completely through the Big Shot as it will leave a crease in the card stock where the extended arm is over the die.
Since the Thinlits Dies are only intended to cut one layer of card stock at a time, I had to cut the DSP strips separately from the card stock. To do this, I adhered the DSP strips together and placed them on the die cut panel in the location that I wanted them for their final placement, but I did not adhere them.
Once I had the strips in the location that I wanted, I placed the Snowflake Card Thinlits Die back over the card stock panel in the location that it had been before, then used a little blue painters tape to tape the DSP strips to the die. I ran the DSP through the Big Shot with it taped to the die so that it would cut in the correct places.
Once I had the designer paper cut, I adhered it to the card base with SNAIL.
Get the extended flap to fold in the correct location, I folded the flip part of the card closed, turned it face down on my Stampin’ Trimmer and lined up the left edge with the 5-1/2″ mark. I scored the extended fold at that point so when it is closed, it will be a standard size A2 card.
I stamped and embellished the card further, this is what the card looks like when it is unfolded. And the photo at the top of this tutorial is what the card looks like when it is closed.
You can see more details about this card and the items used to decorate it on this post.