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Thursday, March 25, 2010

Scallop Square Swing Card

I had such good intentions of posting this card yesterday but ran out of time. Seems like that's been the latest "trend" in my life...running out of time! I've had this scallop square die on my table for the last week and wanted to make a card with it. Also toying with the idea of making a mini book with it too. I took the easy out and made the card - LOL! Cutting two scallop squares and holding it together with a rhinestone brad at the upper left corner makes it a "swing" card. To open the card, you swing the cover to the left.

I knew I wanted to make the base of my card pink so I cut the squares out in pretty in pink. I was so happy to find this nice piece of DP in my scraps. I liked how the design just worked right in to my card. This DP is from a set called Kaleidoscope and is still available in the IBC. I framed the DP with old olive and again used some Sweet Pea felt flowers.
You must be wondering why I'm in a felt flower kick?? Yup! I am leading up to something...if I'm able to get all of the flowers in on time, this will be part of my April class. We will be making cards and hmmm, maybe that box that I swore I would never make again! If not that box, we will be making some 3D project and embellishing it with the Sweet Pea felt flowers. Excited? I am!
Here's what the inside looks like. I love my small heart punch! This punch is available in the occasions mini catalog. I used the ticket corner punch on my whisper white CS.
Here's a little closer look at the card in action.
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22 comments:

☼ Cheryl* said...

I LOVE IT!! It's really great :)!

~amy~ said...

ADorable!! The colors are fabbie!

Tammy said...

Love it Love it Love it!

Kris said...

Beautiful card!!! i LOVE the burst of yellow.... makes this so warm feeling!! =D

CHARLOTTE said...

Decorating the inside of the card makes your cards so special.

Michele said...

Hi Teri,
I love this swing card! Everything does fit together so nicely! TFS!!
Hugs,
Michele

Jo said...

Hey Teri, cute card, I love the simplicity of it... can't wait for your April classes now.

Joy said...

woo-hoo...you are so on a roll with those flowers. love the swing of it and the DP is pretty. hope you had a good week...let me know if you need help with the make n take we are doing...or should I say you are doing! lol! off on Friday...call me if anything! have a good day!

1LuvnMama said...

wow, I luv this swing card! So simple but something totally different! I gotta make me one now! :) Have a great day Teri!

Brenda said...

Another great idea for a card! I just got this die and can't wait to make them... but first I need to finish the party stuff. Then it will be time to experiment and create!

Cheryl said...

Very pretty paper and colors! I'll find out about the box thing when I see you today.

kraftkat said...

I like this card a lot!! Nice colors and those soft flowers are very cool!

Berenice said...

So beautiful! :)

Colleen said...

Cool way of making a card using the scallop square die. I have used it to make cards that open up the traditional way, but never thought of making one like this. Thanks for the idea.
I love how you come up with so many neat projects to make using the Sweet Pea felt flowers.

Beth said...

Beautiful cards! These florals are gorgeous and nice job illustrating them! Your swing card really looks awesome. Iflorist.co.uk

Happy Honu said...

I love how you put the DSP in such a perfect place that it matches the card beautifully. Gotta show me that trick...I am also excited about your April class, hope I can make the cut ;0, hee, hee. Didn't think I would buy those felt flowers, but you just have such great ideas, I just might have to. Thanks for sharing!!

mst822 said...

What a great card, Teri! Super cute! Luv how everything coordinates perfectly!
Tammy

Joyce J said...

Great card ... it looks easy, too! Hope you decide to make the box you swore you'd make only one ... very cute!

Cami said...

Love your swing card with that georgeous DP. It's a wonderful CAS card and it makes a great "less is more" card because it's so different yet so pretty! Hugs, Cami

Ilissa said...

Hi Teri, lovely swing card. I love that felt flowers. TFS!!

Chrisd said...

What a great idea for a card and that felt flower looks so wonderful. Just love it... I may "borrow" it to make a card of my own too !

Rita said...

Wow, I luv it, everything about this card is so darn cute! I've tried a swing gift card holder but never a card...it's awesome!