Swing Card Fancy Fold Blog Hop #FF08

It’s time for another Fancy Folds Blog Hop and this month we are focusing on the Swing Card.  I love how simple this type of fold is to do but yet it is still so effective.  Make sure you take the time to check out what all the other talented ladies on the design team have come up with this month.
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We have been having a lot of rain here lately but yesterday it snowed lol, can you believe it!! Well not in Hamilton itself but still only about 20 minutes drive from where I live.  I know it is prob not a big deal to most people but it is to me as that just does not happen hehe.  Any way this old duck dressed warm and made a card with a snowman on it lol.
swing card by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
I was having so much fun water colouring I decided to stamp and colour the inside too. 
swing-card-open by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
This is what the card looks like when it is semi-open.
swing-card-semi-open by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
Cutting Instructions
Shimmery White card (ideal card if you want to watercolour).
– 16.3cm x 10.5cm (scored at 6.8cm & 9.3cm
– 12cm x 8.5cm (x2) for cutting out centre shape for stamping on
Tips when creating this card
1. I started by cutting and scoring the card as above.
2. I used the 2nd largest Lots of Labels Framelit die to cut out the swing portion of the card making sure that I left the centre portion uncut.  To do this I positioned the framelit die in the centre of the card (as below) and then lined the cutting plate along the edge of the first scored line (as below).
swing-card-cut by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzswing-card-first-cut by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
3. Turn platform around and repeat step 2 except this time you will be lining u[ the cutting plate so that is is positioned on the second scored line (leaving the centre portion uncut)
swing-card-after-cut by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzswing-card-front-stamping by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
4. Using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set, stamp the front left portion of the card (as above).
5. Cut out two of the 2nd largest Lots of Labels Framelit Die from the remaining pieces of card.  Stamp the snowman image on one and the North Pole image and saying on the other one.
6. I coloured the snowman by picking up the ink (Sahara Sand) from the lid of an ink pad using an Aquapainter.  I then used the same colour ink to paint the ground snow under the snowman.  To transfer ink onto the lid you need to squeeze the top centre portion of the closed lid of a Stampin’ Up! ink pad (as below).
Simple Aqua Painter ink padSimple Aqua Painter ink pad close up
7. Clean the Aquapainter by wiping it off on scrap paper or on a handy towel between each colour.  Now pick up the next colour ink and continue colouring the Snowman and North Pole images.
swing-card-stamping-2 by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzswing-card-screw-up by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
8. I allowed the images to dry and then screwed them up in a small ball 😉 (as above).
9. Carefully flatten out image and then adhere to the centre of the card by placing it thru the window (as below).
swing-card-window by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzswing-card-adhere-image by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
10. This is what the front and inside of the card looks like when both die cuts have been adhered.
swing-card-open-1 by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nzswing-card-other-side by Patrice www.createwithstamps.co.nz
For some more inspiration make sure you pop on over and visit the rest of the design team and check out their fabulous card ideas, you can do this by clicking on the next button below.  Let’s start by looking at the gorgeous card Monica Gale has come up with this month.

List of ladies taking part with this Months Fancy Folds Blog Hop
1. Patrice Halliday-Larsen – New Zealand – You are hereFancy Folds next button
2. Monica Gale – UK
3. Tanja Kolar – Germany
4. Martha Inchley – Canada
5. Shannean Moncrieff – Australia
6. France Poitras Martin – USA

Swing Card was created using the following Stampin’ Up! products

If you would like to order any of the Stampin’Up! products I have used on this card or have any questions, please contact Patrice. You can also place an order online or find out more about the product by clicking on the image that interests you below.


Comments: 6

  1. Patsy September 10, 2016 at 4:12 am Reply


    • Patrice September 13, 2016 at 12:33 pm Reply

      Thanks Patsy 🙂

  2. Tanja Kolar September 10, 2016 at 6:50 am Reply

    Beautiful Chrismas Card. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs Tanja

    • Patrice September 13, 2016 at 12:32 pm Reply

      Thanks Tanja 🙂

  3. Shannean Moncrieff September 11, 2016 at 12:05 pm Reply

    Patrice this is such a cool card! I love how you crumpled the card to give it texture and it lends itself to the snow theme. Ironically I thought after I had made my card that I should have photographed the steps and shown how the big shot plates can be adjusted to make cutting easier. Great post!

    • Patrice September 13, 2016 at 12:31 pm Reply

      Ahhh thanks Shannean 🙂

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