I made my first swing (flap card) for my dear friend Shirley's birthday and it was not near as hard as I expected, it was quite fun. I used a stamp Friends designed by Maybelle RO and paper pieced the outfits to match my background papers and die cut butterflies to coordinate. The inside saying is hard to read, it says "Wishing you every stamp you could ever want and then one or two more. Happy Birthday.
Let me try to give you directions. Cut your cardstock to 7 1/2 " x 5 1/5 " (4 1/4" if you prefer, depends on the size of your die and design) Scor the 71/2 " length at 2 3/4 " and 3 1/2".
Position die of choice (Spellbinders Labels 3)as above and attach with removable tape or Washi tape. Position cutting board 7 1/2" length ONLY to the 2 34' fold line and roll through your Big Shot or Cuddlebug. Repeat going from the opposite side to the other score line. Note you will have a 3/4 " strip not cut as as in the finished example above. Fold as below. For the front flap, cut a colored or pattern piece and a smaller solid piece for your design and a solid piece for the back for your greeting. Embellish with stamping or patterned paper, and other die cuts (Butterfly) or other embellishments of choice. Enjoy and let me know if you try this so I can see your creations!
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