Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Swing Cards

I have a fun project to share with you today, Swing Cards. These cards are almost as fun to make as they are to receive. Here is the how-to video.



Here is a guide with the measurements (start with a 5" x 7" piece of cardstock.) Just click on any of the photos below for a closer look.



And here are photos of the cards I showed in the video.









If you are interested in learning how to make the background I made in the card above here is the direct link to the tutorial on my blog. It is called Faux Marble with Metallic Markers.

Enjoy!

35 comments:

Nancy said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. My daughter needs to send a few thank yous out and this looks like a fun way to do it!

billiejo said...

Lot's of fun! Thanks for another great video Michelle!

Fran said...

Thank you Michelle for showing us how to make the swing card. Neat idea! The Asian card you made with this technique is really nice!

lindal said...

A swing card how neat. I will be making one tomorrow. The tutorial was great for a visual learner like me. I love your rubber room!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love this technique, I will using this for my next swap. Thanks for sharing
Sheila

paperscissorsink said...

Great tutorial, thank you. I made one and linked you.

MMP said...

Thanks for all the great info. Saved your directions & measurements & bookmarked the video. (I love being able to see the the actual process.) Thanks again!
Mary

amysworldwanderinwonder said...

I love this card, you can see a picture of the ones I did with your idea on my blog: amysworldwanderinwonder.blogspot.com/

Sheene said...

thanks so much for the tutorial and the measurements! i found your measurements are better compared to the ones i earlier got from other sites.. :)

thanks again for sharing!

hugs,
sheene

rebecca said...

your video makes this so easy...thanks I just made one of these and it turned out great.

Dr.Haq said...

Hi, Michelle!I'm Dr.Angela Haq, from Roumania, Transilvania.:)sorry for my english , but... you are amazing!!I wonder from where u have soooo many ideas!Congrats !;)

guinevere said...

just watched video fow how to make swing cards, great, but can use use any size card and if so, how to you alter the measurements

guinevere said...

just watched video on how to make swing cards, great but can you do it with any size card and if so, how to work out measurements

Ellis said...

Thanks for a great tutorial! =)
Just tried it out and it was a lot easier then I thought at first! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Chuthamard said...

Thanks for your how to , it very interesting. Thanks for your sharing the idea.

Nancy Ward said...

Hi!

Wanted to let you know I posted I link to this tutorial today on my blog.

Nancy Ward
http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

1jmass said...

I was looking at your card ideas, and I think it would be cool to combine 2 of them. Attach a gift card (or cash) to the flat surface of the center of the swing card. It will swing as the card is opened revealing the gift.

Anonymous said...

This is my first seeing something like this EVER! I'm a 33 year old male who just start making cards a few months ago. I have never seen this before. You are AWESOME!!! I'm really into making cards litterally. You have inspired more then ever. Thank you for the tips and techniques so very much!!! Keep doing what you are doing seriously.

ScattyShirley said...

I just made my first Swing card today following your instructions.
I noticed that someone else also asked this question so I don't know if you will read this after such a long time BUT I needed to make a larger card and I tried to work out the measurements but was slightly out on them so the flap bit shows on the outer edges.
Is there a formula to use,My card was 12 inches long as I had some 12 X 12 card that I liked the pattern of.
Thanks
ScattyShirley

ScattyShirley said...

hmm I tried the Faux marbling effects but it didn't work is there a special type of marker you use please.
Thanks
SCatty

ENID COFFEY said...

HI! Michelle I am Enid and i love your site. I'm sure it will be very helpful for me.I can't wait til I get into it alot more. thank you

ENID COFFEY said...

Could you tell me where I could get free downloads patterns for Iris folding. THANK YOU

ScattyShirley said...

try this site,

http://www.iris-folding.com/
They have a lot, you need to join which is free but if you can please send a small donation. you then get a password to the free template and there are loads there of all different subject.s IN fact thanks for reminding me about it.
Best fishes

ENID COFFEY said...

Thank you for responding. Where do i go to make a donation.

ScattyShirley said...

To Enid. if you go to the site, you can only download a few templates BUT if you want a greater range of wonderful iris fold patterns and you haven't bought the book, I didn't there is a link to donate so that you get the password for the other templates go to the Author page
http://www.iris-folding.com/author.html
and it is on the right. hope that helps.
and sorry to Michelle for going off topic but we don't know how else to swap information with people.

ENID COFFEY said...

THANK YOU FOR THE INFO

T Byrd said...

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Anonymous said...

Thank you for the tutorial. You make it appear to be very easy. I have been looking for the deminsions for quite some time and now I finally have them. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to follow your site for future projects!!

Sumi

Cecia said...

Excusme for the bad english, thank for the tutorial, i'm sorry that is in inc and no cm, but i find an other with cm. I like see your tutorials
Bye
Cecia

Patricia said...

Hi Michelle, I'm from Costa Rica(Central America). I wanted to tell you that I love your videos, I've learned a lot, you are a very good instructor. thank you for sharing your ideas.

Anonymous said...

hay michelles..... your swing card idea is very good and i made it with your vedieo.i think i am 1st pakistani to see your vedio.thanks a lot.

Joseph said...

We can also put our photo in the thing you made.
Gift Card printing
Scratch Cards
Plastic Business Cards

Natasha said...

Thanks for the tutorial. Best whishes from germany.

Cathie64 said...

Merci pour le tuto !

Liselotte said...

Merci beaucoup pour ce tuto, que je découvre seulement maintenant. Mais il n'est jamais trop tard.... et les fêtes de Noël approchant, je pense l'utiliser. Encore merci.