Happy Sunday Morning!  I wanted to share with you my Valentine’s card I made for my hubby who is taking me to Paris for our upcoming 40th Wedding Anniversary – Woo Hoo!  I can take that off my bucket list.  AND Stampin’ Up! always seems to have the perfect stamp set to celebrate so many occasions – including “Follow My Heart” which includes the Eiffel Tower and so here is what I came up with – a swing-out card – so cute!


This card consists of two pieces – your larger base card, and a smaller piece that swings out like a hinge.  So quick and easy to do.  Here is a side view so you can see the hinged part:


That little piece then swings over to the front so you can fit it in an envelope to mail.  Here is what it looks like closed:


Here is what it looks like looking down at it so you can see how the little section sticks out:



Here are the instructions:

Cut a 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ piece of cardstock for your base.

 Cut your coordinating DSP or card stock 4” x 5-14”.

Cut a 3″ x 6-1/2″ piece of card stock for your swing or hinged piece and score it at 3″, 4-1/2″ and 6″.  Fold at the creases mountain and valley.  Apply adhesive to the middle section and fold together at the crease line.

Cut a 2-3/4″ square piece of coordinating DSP or cardstock to apply to the front swing-out section.

Place adhesive on the small 1/2″ section which then will be attached to the back of your coordinating DSP which now can be adhered to the front of the base.

You now you have your swing-out arm to either stamp or apply coordinating DSP to.

Let me know if you would like a more detailed tutorial and I can certainly create one for you!  This is a different kind of card that is quick and easy to do with a lot of wow factor to it.

I hope you have a fabulous week!


~ Gail


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