Good Friday morning! It’s fun fold Friday :O) This is such a quick & easy card even though it’s a fun fold. It’s really about paying attention to the detail – as in following instructions. I made this card not long ago but with the elephants and made it a baby card – also, the ‘swing’ was a square not a circle. This is called a Half Swing or Pop-Out Swing Card and it’s one of the cards we made in my card class yesterday. And here ya go…
I began with Thick Basic White card stock, standard A2 size (8 1/2 x 5 1/2) I adhered the DSP (4 x 5 1/2) on the right side only, then die cut the circle with the Stylish Shapes Dies (second largest). NOTE: the circle is rather equidistant from both sides and the top of the card front. I removed the circle, and adhered the rest of the DSP to the card front. With a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 square of Thick Basic White, cut the ‘frame’ for the circle using the two largest circles in the Stylish Shapes Dies and run them through the die cutting machine. On this circle, stamp the single mouse from the Caroling Mice stamp set in Memento ink: color the mouse with Stampin’ Blends. I used Evening Evergreen for the jacket, Real Red for the scarf, Light Basic Gray for the mouse and Soft Succulent for the hat. Put a dot of Pearlized Enamel Effects in white on the hat top and set aside to dry. This takes a bit of time to dry and you don’t want to smear it! Now lets create the ‘swing’ part :O)
Cut another piece of Thick Basic White 6 1/2 x 5 1/2 and score on the long side at 2, 4 and 6. Burnish well. On the 1/2″ end, make a cut to the score line approximately 1/2″ from top and 1- 1 1/2″ from the bottom and trim away the middle portion. You scored & trimmed piece should look like this.
And when adhering to the inside of the card, it will look like this. .. note in particular the direction of the tabs.
BEFORE ADHERING TO THE INSIDE OF THE CARD, STAMP THE VARIOS PANELS. I capitalized that sentence ‘cuz someone I know did not do that and stamping after it was adhered to the card base was tricky. :O( Here’s a photo after stamping and coloring with Stampin’ Blends – and already showing it attached.
The street light image from Caroling Mice stamp set was stamped in Memento Black ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends: Basic Black, dark Real Red, So Saffron. For the light I first did the Light So Saffron, then used the Dark So Saffron in the lower portion of the left small opening and in the left corner of the large opening. This gave it a bit more depth. I also added Wink of Stella to the light area and the bow. The tree from Caroling Mice stamp set was stamped in Evening Evergreen ink and topped with Adhesive-backed Seasonal Sequins in red. Once everything was stamped & colored I adhered the inner panel to the card: the right portion got adhesive and was attached to the far right on the inside of the card, about 1/8″ from edge; with the tabs facing ‘in’ (see photo), add adhesive, fold the accordian inside flat and close the card front over. The tabs will adhere in the proper place and should NOT SHOW THROUGH the circle opening.
There is an extra circle die cut from the card front – use this to adhere to the stamped caroling mouse circle. Close card and put adhesive on the area that shows through the circle on the right side, attach colored caroling mouse circle and hold in place for a bit to make certain it is dry. Now open the card and wheee – the mouse is attached.
Now let’s finish the card front. Using Sweet Candy Canes stamp set, stamp the sentiment in Evening Evergreen on a Thick Basic White scrap. Die cut with the die from Candy Canes Dies. I found it easier to adhere the sentiment banner then add the ribbon – so that’s what I did. Adhere the sentiment banner with dimensionals; attached ribbon to both ends – I used the Real Red from the Real Red & Garden Green 3/8″ Ribbon Combo Pack in theJul-Dec Mini catalog. I used a length of Linen Thread tied in a knot to hold the ends together. For the final touch, three Adhesive-backed Seasonal Sequins were added to the banner. Such a fun card!
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