Sunday, 1 January 2012

Just Swinging Around

Earlier this year I brought a set of templates (from Payperbox) to create Swing Cards, after looking at them and putting them back on the shelf again (several times - they just looked too difficult) I decided to have a go.

I did create a couple of cards, but I did not like them - so they went into the recycling bin!  But this one I do like, there are a couple of bits that I would do differently, but on the whole, I am happy with it.

I found that the card was very difficult to photo & the template does not make sense until the card is folded and decorated.  So... I ended up taking several pictures from different angles.

This is the card when it is closed as if it had just been taken out of the envelope

This is taken from the right of the card - you can see how the centre rectangle 'Swings' out from the card
This picture is taken from the left of the card - I did use the same image on both sides of the 'Swing' section but next time I would use different designs.
I was quite happy with the card, I created the main card using 300gsm White card stock, and covering the base did prove tricky with the openings.  However next time I create a swing card I think that I would cover it slightly differently next time.

If anyone would like me to create a How To... based on using the 'Payperbox Template' leave me a comment and if people would like a How To I will create one.


  1. I gorgeous card and I just love the Owl stamp, its so cute!

    Wishing you and your family a very Happy and Healthy New Year, I hope that 2012 will be a good year for you all, Luv Karen xxx