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Thursday, September 18, 2014

An Elephant that Swings.

So here at Diecut Divas, September is all about New Things, so with that in mind here is another new technique to share with you .

Using the adorable Bugaboo Image Edward Present I have created a card called a Swing or Flip Flop Card. 

House of Borowski, Bugaboo Edward Present, Swing Card, flip flop card.

House of Borowski, Bugaboo Edward Present, Swing Card, flip flop card.

House of Borowski, Bugaboo Edward Present, Swing Card, flip flop card.

so here is how you can create this card for yourself.

Die Cut Divas, House of Borowski, Bugaboo Edward Present, flip flop card.

Starting with a a piece of card stock 5.5" x 7.5" measure across on the long edge 2 5/8" and score down 0" to  3/4" from the top and 5.5" to 4 3/4" up from the bottom. Then measure further until you reach 3 5/8" and again score down 0" to  3/4" from the top and 5.5" to 4 3/4" up from the bottom.
You should end up with card stock resembling the above.

If you are wanting to use pattern paper on your card - I would put it in place now before die-cutting; this way you will have nice clean borders where the swing section is. Remember to only use adhesive of your choice on the top and bottom and the outside edge of the pattern paper and line it up so you have a nice border from the score line.

Die Cut Divas, House of Borowski, Bugaboo Edward Present, flip flop card.


 With your die of choice, line up the centre of the die with the first score line (if your die has points this is easier, if you are using a circle or oval you will have to measure the diameter to find the centre) hold the die in place with post its, washie tape or tape that has lost its sticky.

Die Cut Divas, House of Borowski, Bugaboo Edward Present, flip flop card.


I am using a Cuttlebug but it is the same theory with a Big Shot. line up your cutting plate edge with the first score line and run through.
Die Cut Divas, House of Borowski, Bugaboo Edward Present, flip flop card.

Flip the card stock around and again line up the edge of the cutting plate edge with the second score line.

Die Cut Divas, House of Borowski, Bugaboo Edward Present, flip flop card.
This allows you to create the shape with the section between the score lines uncut, and allows for the swing section.

Fold your score lines and add focal image and sentiment.

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3 comments:

Dawn Turley said...

awesome Cathie

Gail said...

Super cool tutorial! TFS - have a blessed day!

Arlene said...

Thank you for your easy to follow tutorial. Fantastic. Plus, I LOVE this cute card. It just comes alive!