Side Flap Card Create with DSP Ice Cream Corner So Cool Paper Pumpkin projects

Today is Part Four of my “Create With DSP” Series and we’ll be focusing on the Ice Cream Corner paper for a stack of cards! And it can be combined with the April Paper Pumpkin kit to make a Side Flap Card.

This is part of a series of card recipe posts showing different card styles that will showcase your favorite Designer Series Paper (DSP) and help anyone with intimidation when it comes to using it! Start here! To see them all, click here!

Below I show the recipe for these fun-fold Side Flap Cards that not only show off your favorite Designer Series Paper, but also use extras from the April 2021 Paper Pumpkin So Cool Kit!

Bonus: This paper coordinated with this months Paper Pumpkin kit, “So Cool!” It was full of colorful popsicles and sweet summery goodness, so this paper really helped me stretch my kit supplies even further!

Paper Pumpkin Scraps to the rescue!

With some of the scraps from the kit, you may notice cards were built around them, like these two slimline cards that used the glitter paper with the punch outs!

After I made a few cards from the kit, I had this great glitter paper with holes in it that was perfect to show off some of the Ice Cream Corner DSP! Which designer paper would you choose to show through?

While I was working on the slimline watermelon card using the Paper Pumpkin scraps, some other ideas happened — Why not use the stamps in the kit for an easy CAS card, cut up an extra watermelon-shaped card for a platter of melon pieces, and use the Ice Cream Corner DSP to make it all cohesive?

Oh no! I only have a 6”x 6” piece of my favorite design!

Cut it into a 4” piece for a full background, and use the remaining 2” piece for a partial background!

Tip: Always save the small leftover strips. You can make a colorful Herringbone Design with these!

Want the recipe for this card of scrap strips? Click here to make one!

What if it’s hard to choose a paper for my card?

This happens ALL. THE. TIME. The easiest solution is to use a few different papers on one card! The accordion fold is such a fun fold to try!

Similarly, who can say no to a belly band around a card? So cute, and it’s an easy way to add a punch.

See below for how to create a colorful Side Flap Card:

How to make a Side Flap Card:

Cut your cardstock:

  • Old Olive: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
    • Score and fold at 4 1/4”
    • Cut 1 1/4” off one of the short sides, and set aside.
  • Basic White: 4” x 5 1/4”
  • DSP: 1 1/4” x 5 1/4”
  • Cut one of the Kiwi Popsicle Cards in half.

Create the inside flap:

  • Adhere the DSP to the right side of your Basic White piece.
  • Take the strip of Old Olive you cut, and trim it to 1” wide. Then score it at 1” and adhere the 1” to the back of the white piece.
  • Adhere the white piece to the inside of your card with the green flap over the front.


  • Using Old Olive ink, stamp the dots from the kit on the front flap. Adhere the Kiwi Popsicle in the center.
  • Next stamp your sentiment inside the white circle from the kit, and attach it to the scalloped glitter circle, and trim off the excess flap.

Supplies for an Ice Cream Side Flap Card:

What about these stickers?

Still have leftover pieces from the So Cool kit? As happy as these rainbow cards and matching stickers make me, they did remind me of the Rainbow bridge, so I created a few pet sympathy cards. Unfortunately, these cards can be necessary so it’s better to have them before you need them. Use your favorite animal punch and use it with some Basic Black paper.

Or use the stickers to decorate the inside, as I did with this Kiwi Popsicle card cut apart for a spring-fold card.

Thanks for joining me in my Craft Closet today! I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this card and using this fun DSP! If you always want to be ahead of card making and crafty techniques, tips, and ideas, subscribe to my Stampin Newsletter!

How about making a few similar projects with previous Paper Pumpkin kits? Click on the images below to find the tutorials!

Happy Crafting!

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