Wednesday, November 6

SWING CARD CLASS with Stampin' Up! Thinlits

Last week I had my class make some Swing Cards with three variations. It was the first time the girls were using the Thinlits Die so we began with the standard version done here in Black and Very Vanilla. Then we added an extra inside flap for writing a message and used Washi Tape and sponging for interest. Finally we made a PUL TAB version that I love the most. I don't know about you but I am not keen on the fact that the card does not lay flat all the time. So I created a back panel that creates a sturdier version and the front CANNOT POP POEN on it's own! LOVE IT! Enjoy your day!~Donna


GAZ said...

I love all the cards you made in your class. I would really like to know how you made a backing so the card will lay flat. Thanks for all you share. I really enjoy your blog.

Barbara Joyce said...

Hi Donna,

I just found your blog, and it is fabulous! Any chance you'd share with your fans how you made the pull-tab swing card? I think all three are just beautiful, but I also am not crazy about the fact that the cards don't lay flat. This is a great idea but I can't tell from the picture how you did your magic. Thanks, Barbara Joyce

Butternutsage said...

Hi Barbara,

Thank you for the comment you left on my blog...lucky for me you did so I can see your blog too. I LOVE the clean easy looking it provides. Your blog style is neat and the cards really show up making it easy on the eyes to get inspiration, so many blogs have so much peripheral "stuff" it is difficult to see the pretty "stuff".

Anyway as for the slider card you make a regular card in my case it is not standard it is actually a 3 1/2" x 5" and I made my own envelope......on the inside top flap of the card is where you put the "magic" as you say. The pull out tab is 1" smaller than the card so in my case it is 2 1/2" x 4" and it has a tab on the left side edge that is adhered with snail that is 3 1/4" x 4 3/4" x 1/2"

Then I take sticky strip and place it along the left side edge...the top edge and the bottom edge.....add the tab making sure when it is in the card and the card is closed it is right side up. You wouldn't want your greeting upside down when you pull out the tab.....after it is positioned properly I add a very tint piece (about 1/4" to the right side edge of the card on either side of the pull tab so it doesn't constrict the tab from being pulled to the right. Then to finish the mechanism I remove the strip coating and add a Piece of cardstock 1/16 smaller than the card flap to the sticky strip...That small 1/2" tab keeps the pull tab from coming out of the card entirely.

I hope this helps!