Favorites #7 : How to Make a Swing Card

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The Sale-a-bration My Favorites Series has been one of my favorites so far!  This series had lots of fun cards including:

  • 6 Video Tutorials
  • a One Layer Card
  • 2 Cards by Eva
  • 2 Bonus Tutorials for StampNation Members

Which is your favorite!?

I wanted to wrap this series up with a bang, so I decided to do a Swing Card.  I first tried one of these several years ago and honestly, I thought it was a bit too complicated and wasn’t impressed.

StampNation Members!  I have another way (I think it’s an easier way!) to get this same effect.  Video coming…  Details on membership:  http://catherinepooler.com/stamp-nation-2/

I decided to give it another try and made several of them to get the hang of it with the measurements and folds and such and I’ll say, once you practice a bit they are quite easy to make!  Be sure to have the measurements nearby and take your time.  If you mess up a few times, don’t give up!

View the video to see how to make a Swing Card!

Measurements:

  • Cut your cardstock base to 5-1/2 x 6-3/4
  • at 2-3/4″ score to 1-1/4″
  • pick up your score blade and move it to 4-1/4 and score to the bottom of the card
  • now move your cardstock over the 4″ and repeat the scoring you just did
  • turn your cardstock, lining it up at 4-1/4
  • cut at 1-1/4 to score line
  • then cut score line to 5-1/4
  • turn card and repeat on the other side
  • turn one more time. line up at 1-1/4 and cut from cut to cut on both sides

Does this make sense?  The directions sound involved, and are tricky to write out, so let me know if I made any errors!


Stampin’ Up Supplies:

  • Fresh Vintage Stamp Set
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Pumpkin Pie, Crumb Cake
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip,
  • Accessories: Everyday Elegance Designer Series Paper, Big Shot, Dimensionals,  Beautiful Wings Embosslit, Basic Pearls, Square Lattice Embossing Folder

Happy Day stamper friends!

 

 

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