Pop Out Swing Card, a Fun Fold Card

I found this pop out swing card on Dawn’s Stamp Thoughts YouTube channel. I started with a card base that was a normal A2 size card, 5 1/2″ tall by 4 1/4″ wide. I layered designer paper over the front that’s 5 1/4 x 4″. and only put glue around the edges, as I’m cutting out the center of it with a square die and want to remove the designer paper from the square. I used glitter paper and put a butterfly die on it and ran it through my die cutting machine. To make this work, you have to lay the die, cut side facing the glitter side of the paper.  I put a square die in the center of the card base to cut it out, and used the same square die to cut a piece of the glitter paper. I found another die that looks like a postage stamp, that has the same inside cut-out as the square die, then laid it on the opening of the glitter paper that I’d just cut with the square die, and cut it out to make a frame.
I laid the postage stamp frame on the outside of the square opening on the card base to make it look more finished.  I added a piece of vellum behind the butterfly die, traced it with a stylus and cut it out, and glued it to the back of the butterfly, then trimmed it so it looked better.
I used a piece of the same cardstock and cut it to 4 1/2″ tall  x 6 ” long and putting it in the score board on the 6″ length, score it at 2″ and 4″. The far right piece lays flat, then the center piece folds back toward the right piece, then the left piece fold back on itself like a zig zag. I stamped ferns on the center panel before gluing it down.
I used a Stampin’ Up stamp set called Butterfly Basics for my sentiments and ferns. Once you put the card base through the die cutter, you’ll use the square that came out (remove the patterned paper), and stamp the sentiment on the right side of the square and glue your butterfly to the left side. Make sure the butterfly lays so you can open the card. Only glue the parts of the butterfly that are inside the square, otherwise the card won’t open. I used Taken with Teal ink from Stampin’ Up for my sentiments. I stamped another sentiment on the right side of the three part fold, and I recommend you do that before it’s glued to the card. When you are ready to glue the tri fold piece to the card base, you’ll want to put tear tape on the back section and holding it to the inside of the card and making sure the right edge of the tri fold is outside of the square on the right side of the square and centered from top to bottom of the card, lay it down and it should be glued in place. Then to glue the square to it, I closed the card and put tear tape on all of the tri fold that I could see, then laid the square on top and pressed it in place. I didn’t glue the butterfly to it until after this step.
I glued my butterfly too far to the left, so will need to make my own envelope, as it won’t fit into a regular sized envelope unless I would fold the butterfly to the back of the card, thus ruining the look of the butterfly.
I had cut a few other butterflies out with a die and glued them to the card, then stamped my stamp on the back of the card.

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