Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Swing Card V.2 Tutorial - 6" x 6" (15cm x 15cm)


This was my swing card or flip card in a previous posting and this is a tutorial on how to make a swing card like it.

Before I get into the instructions, just mentioning that I've done a similar tutorial for a swing-card (I'll call that Version 1) HERE, but this new one is for another version of the swing-card (and let's call this Version 2)--with a different placement of the shaped swing panel.  Here are pictures of the older card and newer one so you can see the difference.

version 1
swing panel is centered

version 2
swing panel is off to the side
The steps to follow are similar but not the same.  And I like to think that I've improved on the original techniques...tee hee.  Okay, here we go... (Warning:  this tutorial is picture loaded.)

Materials and Tools required:
- 9" x 6" cardstock (15cm x 22.5cm)
- 9" x 6" designer paper (15cm x 22.5cm)
- a shape die for your swing panel (here I'm using Spellbinders Labels Twenty-Two)
- die-cutting machine (I'm using my Big Shot)
- Scor-Pal scoring board
- removable tapes
- coloured images, sentiments, embellishments, etc. to decorate your card

Step 1
On your 9" x 6" (15cm x 22.5cm) cardstock, pencil-draw vertical lines at 2 7/8" and 4 5/8" (7.2cm and 11.55cm)--these are guidelines for your cutting pad.  I've drawn my lines with a white coloured pencil so they show up better for you.  Set your cardstock aside.

Step 2
On your 9" x 6" (15cm x 22.5cm) designer paper, pencil-draw a vertical line at 3" (7.5cm) and a horizontal line midway at 3" (7.5cm).  These lines are to help you centre your shape die.

Step 3
Place your shape die exactly centered on the drawn lines a shown.  Secure in place with your removable tape - it's better if you use 3 or 4 pieces of tape.

Step 4
Sandwich your designer paper between the two cutting pads and run it through your die-cutting machine. Without removing the tape pieces and the die itself, remove the die-cut piece from the centre leaving a centre opening on your designer paper.

Step 5
Place your designer paper on top of your cardstock, lining up the paper edges, and secure in place with the removable tapes that are already there.

Step 6
With your die's blade-side down, place your papers between the two cutting pads for your die-cutting machine.  Ensuring that edge of the top cutting pad is lined up along the 2 7/8" (7.2cm) vertical line (drawn in Step 1 above), run the 'sandwich' through the die-cutting machine.


Step 7
Now turn your papers around 180 degrees and repeat Step 6 with the top cutting pad up lined up along the 4 5/8" (11.55cm) vertical line this time.

Step 8
Separate the papers.  Place your cardstock upside down on your scoreboard and score at 3" (7.5cm) as shown.

Step 9
Turn your cardstock rightside up, place on your scoreboard and score at 4½" (11.25cm) as shown.

Step 10
Valley-fold and mountain-fold as shown.  Oh, you can erase your pencil-drawn lines.

Step 11
On your designer paper draw an additional vertical line at 4½" (11.25cm).  The two vertical lines correspond to the two fold lines on your cardstock.  Erase the horizontal line.

Step 12
To create borders, trim around the perimeter/outside and also both sides of the fold lines as shown.  Optional:  Ink distress your paper edges.

Step 13
Glue your design paper to your cardstock.

Step 14
Use the same shape die and die-cut around your coloured images.  Optional:  trim to create borders and ink-distress the paper edges.

Step 15
Glue the image die-cuts to the card as shown.

Step 16
Decorate as desired with sentiments and embellishments--flowers, pearls, etc.
(Posting of the finished card can be found HERE.)

There you go!  Have fun with this.  Happy crafting!


Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Great tutorial
hugs Tamara

Beth Brovold said...

Norma your tutorials are always so very clear and informative!!! Thanks for another GREAT one!!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Thank you so much for doing this tutorial for us Norma, your cards are always amazing and stunning! so thanks for sharing your talent and knowledge with us all
Hugs Julie x

Jane ayres said...

wonderful tutorial x hugs jane x

cathylynn said...

Thanks so much for sharing your tutorial. This is a gorgeous card.
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Gail said...

I'm trying one of these as soon as I get home from work today. I think this makes for a super special card! Hugs, Gail

Ella's Design said...

Thanks fo rthe tutorial Norma, I used it to make a swing card for a family member's engagement! You can see it here http://ellas-design.blogspot.co.uk/2014/07/swing-card.html
Your completed card was just stunning, as is all of your work! Hugs, Lisa x

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