Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Baby Swing Card - Magnolia-licious Challenge # 8

Happy Tuesday!

It's the 4th Tuesday of the month, so it's time for a new challenge at Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog. This one is our Inspiration Challenge for February. Here's my DT card ...

Tracy is our host for February and she has picked out this picture to inspire you to create something--a card or some other crafty things--and something Magnolia-licious, of course...LOL.

I've been wanting to make a swing card--or some people call this a flip card--for the longest time. I've been putting it off because all the tutorials and templates I could find on the internet are for cards that are on the small size. As I like my cards to be 6" x 6", I knew I had to figure out the measurements for it myself and make my own template. Well, woo hoo...I finally did it! I've included the template at the bottom of this posting for anybody who's interested.

This is how a swing card works. The card has a centre panel that swings--that's why they call it a swing card...duh. LOL. You have your image on the front of the panel...

... then when you swing the panel around/flip it over, on the other side you usually have your sentiments placed here. But in my case, I've chosen to have another image here instead.

This is Sleeping Baby Tingla from the Magnolia's Autumn Collection 2010. The image on the front of the card is Tilda with Baby Tingla from the Magnolia's Fall Stamp 2007 Collection. Both of these 2 adorable images are available from Magnolia licious online store. And don't forget to check out the latest release of some Butterfly Dreams Collection images to get you ready for Spring--it's just around the corner, isn't it? Please...

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

Crafts and Me Challenges - Time to spread your wings.
7 Kids College Fund Challenge # 15 - Square cards (folds up into a square card).
Truly Scrumptious Challenge 51 - Swirls and Pearls.
Simon Says Stamps! Challenges - Make your own embellishment (my flowers are handmade).
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge # 122 - Fancy folds.
Just Magnolia hAnglar & sTanglar Challenge - Week 94 - Love you (precious baby love).
Creative Inspirations - Challenge 53 - Distress (used Tim Holtz distress ink stamp pad vintage Photo to distress my paper edges, the ink type not the torn paper kind).

That's all folks! Make sure you check out the cards and projects of the other DT ladies--OMG, they are FAB-U-LOUS! Check them out here, at the Magnolia-liciuos Challenge Blog and get some inspirations from the projects they've made. Then create something yourself and join our challenge.

Thanks for dropping by. Appreciate your visit. Enjoy your week!
Stamps: Tilda with Baby Tingla from Magnolia's Fall Stamps 2007, Sleeping Baby Tingla from the Magnolia's Autumn Collection 2010. The sentiments are computer generated.
DP's: 3 papers from Hot Off the Press Paper Pizazz Sheets Jacie's Vintage Papers.

Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch Daisy Dot, Coluzzle Oval template, Marianne Design Creatables RL0116 Swirls, Magnolia Doohickey die Leaf, EK Success Retro Flower punches medium and small.

Misc.: Recollections pearl stickers, Tim Holtz distress ink pads Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood, Martha Stewart Crystal fine glitter.

Medium: markers and coloured pencils--sorry I don't have the numbers. I was working on colouring a few images at the same time and the markers and pencils were all over my table and got all mixed up.

So, for those of you who are interested making a swing card (or flip card), this particular template I've drawn up is for a 6 inches x 6 inches card. For any other sizes, there are tutorials and templates for them on the internet, so...what else--just google it!
Have fun!


Candy said...

Oh Norma!
Another beautiful creation.
You sure like making different shaped cards :o) LOVE IT!!
They really intimidate me LOL
Thank you for including the instructions to make this great size.
Your papers are wonderful and I love the punch you have used.
Two terrific images - the Tilda with the baby I do not have. She is so sweet.
Beautiful colouring with your pencils my friend!
Hugs, Candy

Ann-Marie said...

Wow a gorgeous card, love the papers so very pretty and your flowers are fab. Take care Ann-Marie xxx

cabio's craft corner said...

I know I've been saying this all the time Norma, but your folds ARE awesome. You always have those wonderful folds on your projects. This card is so pretty and love the awesome DPs you picked with the cute baby theme image :o)

Chrissy said...

Great job. This totallyawesome. Your colouring is beautifdul, your papers,design,embellies all terrific. Thanks for putting up a template, I would love to have a go.

Suzanne said...

This is gorgeous. A fabulous photo for inspiration and an absolutely stunning card x

Anonymous said...

Good morning Norma! Wow! Another STUNNING creation my friend! I love your shaped/unusual folded cards. They are always works of art to be treasured. These papers are so gorgeous and you have found the perfect image to go along with this challenge. THANKS so much for the template you have included - I just love this design/card fold! I will definately try this one!
big hugs, Angela

paola said...

Stunning!! I LOVE YOUR WORK NORMA AND THE WHOLE SWING IDEA IS FAB!! thanks for sharing your measurements with the brain dead of us that cant figure these things out, you are such a hunny

Veronique said...

It's wonderful, Norma :)

Have a nice day!!!!

Lena said...

Wow Norma,
As always, another gorgeous creation.
I love to see your different shaped cards.
Thanks for the directions. This is so generous.
Hugs and much love,

Glenda Mollet said...

Norma I love this card and thanks so much for the template for the bigger sized swing card. Your colouring and choice of embellies is superb. Your hand made flowers are precious. TFS

Tracy said...

Norma this is exquisite, totally beautiful and such a fabulous design.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Carissa said...

This is so gorgeous. Thank you so much for sharing the template. Can't wait to try this myself.
Carissa :)

Anonymous said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [23 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Peggie said...

Just adorable. Love the colors and the image and the folds.

LindaC said...

Norma, this is such a pretty card. I love the punched edges and the papers you chose. Thanks for including the drawing. I will definitely have to make one of these. Great job of interpreting the inspiration photo. LC

Judy K. said...

Absolutly beautiful Norma, I love your coloring and layout!! Have'nt seen this stamp before, sooo cute!!!
Judy K.

Janiel/ janny said...

OH Norma this is precious... What a wonderful creative card dear..
hugs, Janiel

Jean said...

Oh Goodness Norma, this is so very gorgeous... I absolutely love your swing card.. your coloring is so perfect of both Tilda's and your hand made flowers are devine.. your pp are fabulous as is your accesssories.. I love your distressing and your glitter.. In other words your card is devine... Thank you so much for offering us a template for a 6 X 6".. That is the size I am comfortable with and you are so sweet supply us a tutorial.. Thank you so much...
Hugs, Jean

Card Crazy said...

All I can say is Beautiful!!!
Sue S.

imotrust said...

Oh my, this is amazing, Norma! Love everything about your card! The papers are just perfect to emphasize the two amazingly colored images and the color palette is fantastic!
I just love the shape for this card. Thank you so much for sharing the template.
Have a great shiny day!
Hugs, Iulia

debby4000 said...

WOW this is gorgeous Norma.

Cami said...

Another "paper engineered" card by you, Norma! You are such a genius and I love to learn new folds from you so thanks for the template. The DPs on this card is so pretty and I love the soft colors you used to color this Baby Tilda!
Hugs, Cami

Becca said...

This is eye candy! It's beautiful - the soft papers, the eye catching border punch and the gorgeous stamped images! All together lovely! Hugs, Becca

Isbel Ahmad said...

Beautiful Card. Thank yoy for sharing the tuto. Hugs from Puerto Rico

Christina C. said...

OMG, Norma, I am in awe!!! This is AMAZING!!!!!! Love everything about this card....the style, the papers, the beautiful coloring and the wonderful images you selected!

Monique said...

Wow, this is gorgious Norma !!

Hugs Monique

cathylynn said...

WOW Norman!! When I first saw your card I thought of how much talent you have then I scrolled down and my jaw fell. This is an incredible card. What an unexpected surprise that to see a folded gate card and template directions too. So generous of you to share how you made this. I've never tried this type of card but must say that you've given me a whole lot of inspiration. I love your card!!!!!!! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

My'scardcorner said...

This is just beautiful love your choice of papers. Good luck in the challenge and TFS the template .

Debs said...

Fabulous card and I love the inspiration too

Kelly said...

How cute, I have never seen the mama stamp before. I love your card and how it works, really cute and pretty.

Myrna said...

Your images are colored beautifully! Love your flowers! LOVE, LOVE the Swing card design. Thank you for including your template for it. I can't wait to make one.

Patti Jo said...

So sweet and gorgeous!!! Love your flowers and layout with the swirls and the images are perfect for the swing. Always enjoy seeing your work Norma....it is perfection!!!

LINDA W. said...

Gorgeous card love it great coloring.Love all the die cuts
and the dp's and the swing card.
TFS your template for it I think I
will try one.
Hugs Linda

Rene said...

SO pretty and I love how you always include instructions on how to make your fabulous cards! I love these colors together...got to find some time (maybe it'll rain!) :D

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Norma! OMG! This is just stunning! I love your dp, your home made flowers, your pretty edges and what an awesome card! I have only seen one of these cards before, but this is so beautifully done! Thanks for including the tutorial on the re-sized card. Beautiful indeed!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Norma,I am in awe!!! Beautifully GORGEOUS! in all ways. Love your colors and papers and you wonderful coloring.Your flowers are so beautiful too.
Everything is magnificient.

Sandy said...

What in the world can I say!! Unbelievable!!! I love the design work and then the flowers are beautiful -- I love home made flowers best of all!! Fantastic card Norma - now if I could just figure out how to make one!
Hugs, Sandy

Pat said...

Hi Norma...you are the bravest little crafetr!! Trying a new design...AND creating your template from scratch!! Maybe someday I'll be as brave as you, m'dear. Just not quite yet!! hehe! Your coloring is beautiful...as always! And your design and DPs and embellies are the best! This is one stunning project sweetie! Hugs. Pat Frank

Eulanda said...

Wozers Norma! Another winner in my books!! Great swing card and just ♥ those flowers!! Those flourishes are gorgeous too. Always love seeing your creations! Hugs!

Only By His Grace said...

Hi Norma!
I thought I had already commented on this beauty. The DP's you used on this card are really gorgeous. Love that color. your flowers are made so perfectly. I love the swirls with them and the Doohickey leaves.
I always love your coloring and the design of the card is great. Thanks for another tutorial. You are so good at doing them.
Hugs maz

Daisychain said...

A beautiful card, thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Hugs Christine x

Helga said...

Thank you for this instruction !
I look 3 hours to your blog - I can't never stop your cards all so
gorgeous ! I've never seen before so much beautiful cards in a blog.
I'm very happy for your instruction - so I can try to make a card with this folds.
Thanks a lot

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