Sunday, July 2, 2017

Wonderful Day - Pop Out Swing Card

07/05/2017 Update: Top Three winner in the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.
After being away from home for about three weeks, it was great fun to attend a crop today and make this card.
I found this fun fold tutorial HERE. I made a change to the directions by adding hinges to the swing portion of the card rather than allowing it to swing freely. The paper panels were adhered and the rectangle was die cut through all layers of the card front. The frame was hand cut and the corners mitered. The decorations were popped up with foam tape and Wink of Stella was applied.
I was invited to be a guest designer at the Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge for July using the CTMH paper packet "Prickly Pear" so this is the card for that challenge.

This card is also being submitted to:

1. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #218

2. Crafty Creations #344
(Anything Goes)

Techniques: Fun Fold - Pop Out Swing Card
Size: A2

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Soft Sky (substitute for CTMH Sea Glass)
Paper: CTMH Prickly Pear Collection
Decorations: CTMH Prickly Pear Complements
Misc.: ZIG Wink of Stella (clear)


  1. This card is fantastic! I love that fold and will have to give it a try! Congrats on the guest designer for Three Amigos, too! Thanks so much for playing along with us at AHSC! -Lori DT

  2. That is awesome Melanie! I love the fun fold and the papers that you've used are perfect with your images and design. Congratulations on being chosen as a guest designer! A well deserved honor. :)

  3. Melanie! This is fantastic! Love how you combined this sketch with your Three Amigos card and that card design is FANtastic!! Beautiful Beautiful card! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge!

  4. OMG this is such a fun card, I love it! I love the colours, I love the 3D affect. Great job!

    Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  5. Great card Melanie! Thanks for joining us at AHSC!

  6. Love the interpretation of the sketch challenge and you did a fantastic job as guest designer at Three Amigo's. Fun and colorful fold it all. Thanks for joining us at AHSC.

  7. I watched the video and now I wish I had paid more attention as to how you hinged this, Melanie. Beautiful card!

  8. Super cute, Melanie! Interactive cards are my fave!

  9. Very cute, Mel! Love the interactive card.

  10. Love the fold on this crd! I haven't seen this before, can't wait to try it!