Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Tip Template Tuesday: Swing or FlipFlop Card

The design team is interested in providing you the widest variety of crafting inspiration, instruction, and ingenuity we possibly can. We have been enjoying giving you our tips each week, but thought it might be kind of fun to change it up from time to time with a template instead. So today, we bring you the first in our Template Tuesday series. Don't panic! We still will be dropping those tips on Tuesdays... but occasionally will throw in a template, just for a change of pace.

Today we would like to share a template and brief instructions for a Swing (or FlipFlop) card. This version of the card when completed will form a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" card when closed. Unlike the one shared by Joanne on last Thursday, though, this one will have a part of the swinging panel hidden by the front post when the card is closed.

Starting with a 6 1/4" x 5 1/2" piece of cardstock, and holding the card-stock in the landscape orientation, score the card at 2 5/8” and 3 5/8” from the left edge. With a pencil or disappearing ink pen, draw a line 1 1/8” from the edge around the entire piece of card-stock. Cut on the drawn line, between the intersections of the lines, up to the score lines (see template). Mountain fold first score line, but only between the cut lines and the card edges. Similarly, valley fold second score line. Attach cut 3 1/8" x 4" rectangles to front and back of center section of card to cover scored areas and reinforce swinging panel. Decorate as desired.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for sharing how to make this card. I have been searching for someone who made them without dies. Edwina Brown