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Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Swing Card

Hey there, it’s Freda from CannCreate Designs, stopping by with a quick Christmas Card Project.  It seems that once people discovered the swing cards on the Artiste cartridge they are popping up everywhere.  The designs with the coordinating cuts make the swing card extremely easy to make.  I used my Imagine to print double sided paper from the Christmas Wish Cartridge for the card base.  Be sure to let your ink dry completely before flipping and printing the second side or you’ll have a beautifully printed mat and faded papers.

Step 1:  Cut the shapes listed at the end of this posting.
Step 2:  Score card and fold in half.  Score the front where indicated and fold back to reveal the cut swing shape.
Step 3:  Adhere the stamped 2 ½” white Shape 10 cut to the 2 ¾“ dark coordinating color.  (On the next card I will pop up the sentiment piece).  Attach this piece to the revealed window are of the front of the card.
Step 4:  Assemble the remaining 2 ¾“ shape 10,  2 ½” Shape 10, and 2” white stamped Shape 10.   Adhere to the center of the white doily.  (sorry for the blurry, the camera  just wouldn’t focus on this for some reason)
Step 5:  Open the card and align the sentiment/doily piece with the front sentiment  so that the inside sentiment won’t be seen when the card is closed.  I held them in place with tweezers while closing the card so the doily adheres in place to the back.
I thought the card needed a little bling so I added pearls to the front sentiment.
Imagine& Christmas Wish: Print your own double sided paper

Double sided paper: Page 52, <shift> Accent 1, Cut at 5 ½”

Art Philosophy:
Dark Coordinating color: Page 67, Shape 10, cut 2 at 2 ¾”
Double sided paper: Page 67, Shape 10, cut 1 at 2 ½“
White: Page 67, Shape 10, cut 2 at 2 ½”
White: Page 65, Font Layer feature <shift> Petal 1, cut at 4”
Thanks for looking and have a Happy Thanksgiving.  Freda
Cricut Info & Other Supplies Used:
Designed By: Freda Cannon
Cricut Machines used: Imagine, E2Cricut Cartridges Used: Artiste, Art Philosophy, Christmas Wish
Other Supplies Used: Queen & Co Pearls, American Crafts White cardstock, Stampin Up Taken With Teal Ink, Stamps-CTMH  Holiday Wishes and Christmas Joy Holiday.


  1. Beautiful card. And yet another reason to put that cart on my wish list!

  2. I have this cart and haven't fully explored all the wonderful cuts. This is beautiful! And it reminds me that I have to get going on my Holiday cards! TFS.....

  3. Beautiful card, love the colors! Art Philosophy is one of my favorite cartridges, so versatile.

  4. Great card! Thank you for the tutorial. I am going to have to try this.

  5. love your card! I have never tried one of these-- now it is on my list!

  6. A very pretty swing card! Love the detail! TFS.

  7. Oh that is very cool! I had no idea this type of card is on Artiste! I love how you printed double sided paper from the Imagine too! The card turned out fabulous!

  8. Lovely card. Another reason to open that cart :)

  9. Beautiful card!! Very tempting to buy that cart.

  10. I love, love, love cards that have a unique opening! THe doily is perfect too!

  11. Adorable loving the swing out card very cool. What a pretty color of blue too. Great job.


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