Sunday, September 9, 2012

Swing fold anniversary card

I love fun folds in cards but am often not organized enough to make them unless I "have to"!   Easel, stair step, tri-fold, cascading, and criss-cross cards are some that I have made but this is my first swing fold card.  Sometimes called a flip flop card.  I watched a youtube video, made a file for the base in MTC (because my cutter does not have measurements on the cutting bar), and here it is. 

I used Doodle Pantry's Cornflower and colored it myself.  This month, the colored version is one of the new releases.  This week  Robyn's Fetish Challenge is more than one fold which Doodle Pantry is sponsoring.

I had also printed out a 'with Sympathy' sentiment to obviously make a sympathy card, but I realized I needed an anniversary card quickly so added 'Happy Anniversary' to the inside instead.  Don't worry!  I don't think these friends even know I have a craft blog so they won't be offended that their card was originally going to be a sympathy card! :)

Pull the sides to see the 'inside' (took this before I added the pearls)

back view when opened
This was fun to make!!  Since then I found directions for using dies and making the edges of the cut decorative! :)  Will have to try that!

Made with scraps, scraps, and more scraps!! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!!  Now I need to go pack... I'm leaving for England next Sunday!! :) :) :)

16 comments:

My Crafting Channel said...

I love swing cards and this one is beautiful. Love the image.

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Jennifer said...

This swing card is gorgeous! I love the blue flower and ribbon. It looks so elegant!

Elizabeth Hart said...

I haven't made a swing card in ages - these is a beauty.! You've inspired me on this one.

Marlou McAlees said...

beautiful card Debbie!! I have never made a swing card before, thanks for sharing :) x

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

This is beautiful! The splashes of blue are gorgeous! That's too funny about the last minute sentiment switch - but this card really could be for any occasion. Great job with the design, too. I've never tried a swing fold card.

Beth said...

Debbie your card is gorgeous love the flower and the colors you chose very elegant......oh and alsolike that fold.

Glenda Atkins said...

I have never made a swing fold card either but after seeing yours I really must give it a try:O) Love the blue Cornflower, very nicely coloured and showcased[, great job Debbie!

Cathymac said...

It's been ages since I have made a swing card...you've inspired me to dig out my directions and make one. Yours is beautiful....love the way you decorated the side panels and colored the pretty cornflower!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning. Love the fold. Thanks for the inspiration!

Teresa Arsenault said...

Gorgeous card and great fold, Debbie.

Asha said...

This is so much fun to play with, Debbie. Love the colour combo and that image is beautiful.

Lisa said...

This is gorgeous, Debbie!! You did a fabulous job for your first swing card!! The image is so beautiful!! What an awesome card :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Georgiana said...

Neat fold! Your card looks great!

Stay Creative,
Georgiana
Carson's Creations

Queen B said...

Ooh! I love this fold. Thanks for the inspiration and I really appreciate the comment on my DCWV notebook! You're awesome! :)

Amy Johnson said...

wow! What an interesting and pretty card. I've never made a swing fold card before!

Melissa Craig said...

Awesome card! I love the colors, very striking with the bright blue. You did a great job.

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