Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Swinging Baby Card

I would like to share this baby shower card I made for a friend. I was inspired by Cheryl at Nana's Creative Space in which she had made several swing cards. She directed me to Angela at Simple Creations Paper Crafts who had a video on how to make a swing card. The process is fairly simple and I think the fold is super cute. The parents do not know whether the baby is a boy or a girl so I incorporated all colors into the card. I cut the chick from the Create a Critter cart at 2 1/4". The "Welcome little one" is a vellum piece I found in my sticker binder. I used the Crop-a-dile to puch the holes for the flowers brads and I embossed the yellow pieces with the Swiss Dots folder and my Cuttlebug. As the card begins to open you can see the center section begin to swing. I wanted to put a bow on the chick's head with a little bling but restrained myself to stay gender neutral.
Now the inside is exposed revealing a sweet sentiment also in vellum. As you can see I chose to put the bow on this side. I countered the bow with a cute little frog in the bottom right corner. It is from a micropunch from Creative Memories.
I can see a few more of these cards in my future. It was fun to make and so many different places to be creative. Thanks for visiting and have a blessed day.


  1. So glad you were inspired to try a swing card. I LOVE your card especially the ribbon on the inside of the card. I also love your use of the vellum.

  2. Good Morning Karen,

    Momo sent me too and WoW so happy she has created a place for other crafters meet new friends. I am now your newest follower. I love fun folds!!! This one is Soooo Cute I like the chicky TFS!!!


  3. Momo sent me so glad she did. Lovely swing card. TFS.

    Karen C
    emptynestboutique at yahoo dot com

  4. I love the colors you used in this cute little creation. And I love fun cards that are out of the ordinary so this fun fold definitely hits the mark.

  5. I love your cards. The one with the dragon fly is sooooo cute. I'm a new follower sent by Momo. I'm so glad that I found your site. I will deffenitaly be back to pick your brain and get ideas form you. Stop by and say Hi. Thanks

  6. What a super cute card. I love it! I am so glad that I found your blog... yep, Momo sent me! I can't wait to see what you create next. I am new follower.


  7. super cute card! Love that it swing...going to check out Nana's site as well..thanks for sharing!

    I'm now a follower of your site via MOMO...please stop by mine when you get a chance...thanks!

    I've posted up blog surfer links on my page. It's a great way make followers and find new blogs for inspiration and idea.

  8. Oh this is super cute! I haven't made one yet, thanks for inspiring!!

  9. I am your newest follower:-) I am going to do the vinyl water bottles like you did in July. I am making them for my dd's bday party:-) any useful hints?

  10. Super cute!! I found you through Alex's linking party and I'm now following.

  11. Love this card! I have an award for you on my blog!!


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