Sheltering Tree Pop Out Swing Fold Card

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Today, I'm sharing the final project from the class and it's definitely a FUN fold!

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CASEd from Julie Davison at Julie's Stamping Spot.

This awesome card style not only swings and flips, it also has a pop-out on the inside!  Too Cool!  It's sure to delight the recipient! 

And, I love that it's just a simple, 3-part construction for the card base.  It's not tricky at all!  I'll walk you through each step…

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Card Assembly Basics #1—I started with a standard 5-1/2' x 8-1/2" Rose Red card base and used the Square Collection Framelits to die-cut a window on the card front.

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Card Assembly Basics #2—Next, I cut a 6" x 5-1/4" Whisper White piece and scored it along the 6" side at 2" and 4".  I folded it accordion-style and situated it so the last two panels open like a traditional card.  After stamping that last panel (we'll get to those details later), I adhered it to the outer edge of the card's inside. 

TIP: Make sure you have your inside positioned correctly before adhering.  When the last panel is flat against the card, the adjacent panel to the left should be folded up toward you, not away from you.  Follow the photo above.

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Card Assembly Basics #3—Next, fold the accordion flat, close the cover and add Fast Fuse Adhesive to the part of the Whisper White that is showing through the window.  Die-cut a Pear Pizzazz square with the same size Square Collections Framelit and position it through the window.

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This what it should look like when you open it.

I didn't like that the swinging panel was hanging free and not automatically opening when I opened the card.  I needed "idiot-proof!"  So, I added one more little piece that made all the difference!

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Helpful Hinge—I cut a 2" x 1/2" piece of Whisper White and scored it in half on the 1" mark.  Then I added some Fast Fuse Adhesive to the "mountain" side of the fold.  I folded out the left panel and adhered the hinge to the edge, flush with the score line on the hinge.

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Fold the last panel back into place, so the adhesive on the other half of the hinge is now showing.  Then, simply close the card and the hinge will catch the back of the card front.  Now the card should pop out and swing around automatically!  Sweet!

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Here's an up-close of how it should look when it's all decorated!

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Sheltering Tree Stamping—I stamped the Pear Pizzazz ground on the bottom of a 3" x 3" piece of Whisper White.  The tree is stamped in Early Espresso with Blushing Bride flowers on the tree. Along the ground, I stamped flower stems in Pear Pizzazz and added Rose Red and Blushing Bride blooms on top.  And, I finished off the two-step bicycle in Early Espresso with a Rose Red frame.

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I added a matching bike on the inside.

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Sweet Sentiment—I finished by stamping a sentiment from Sheltering Tree in Early Espresso ink onto a 1/2" strip of Whisper White.  It's trimmed with fish-tail ends and popped up with Dimensionals.

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Two Cool—Since I was die-cutting the same size squares from two different colors, I made two cards in opposite color combinations to be efficient! 

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I love how this one turned out with some minor changes in stamping elements and colors.

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I added Pear Pizzazz leaves to the tree this time and hung a swing from its branches.  The ground is covered with wildflowers.

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The inside has a tiny field of flowers, too!

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This sentiment was a little longer, so I positioned it flush to the card's edge and fish-tailed only one end.

You've got to try this super-fun card!

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4 thoughts on “Sheltering Tree Pop Out Swing Fold Card”

  1. Hi Angie,
    Your timing is absolutely impeccable with this new adaptation you made to the design!!! I actually taught this card style using a similar design with Sheltering Tree last night at Stamp Club. I was not happy with how the focal image panel didn’t really “stay” inside the window, but didn’t spend any time to figure it out like you did. THANK YOU so much for adding that little 2″ x 1/2″ strip — what a HUGE difference it made! Now my Sunday class will get the new & improved version of this card! Blessings, Chris in Calgary

  2. I agree with the comments above. I hated this card until that silly little part called a hinge showed up. Thank you for the tip. Made all the difference in the world. I love it now.


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