Pop Out Swing Card

Oh, don’t you love a great fun fold card? Well, here’s one for you to try. Hopefully these instructions will encourage you to make your own.

Granny Smith cardstock was used for the card base and inside accordion fold and Cougar Smooth White cardstock was used for the other cardstock and stamped pieces. The green polka dot paper was from my stash.

Cut an A2 card base and score at 4.25. The accordion fold is a 5.25×6″ piece scored at 4 & 5.25 on the 6″ side. There are also two tabs at .5×4″ used to connect the accordion piece to the card base.

Fold all the pieces on the score lines before adding the pattern paper pieces. You’ll need a 4×5.25″ piece for the card front as well as two 1.75×5.25″ pieces to put between the score lines of the accordion piece.

I used a circle, but you can use any shape for your cut out. You’ll also need a shape in the same size of the one you just cut out. (Originally, I was going to save the cut piece in Granny Apple, but I changed my mind and used an inked white circle.) Adhere the accordion piece to the right side of the inside of the card. Use the tabs to secure the opposite side of the accordion to the inside of the card.

Decorate the middle circle and apply adhesive to the right side of the circle to attach to the portion of the accordion that shows through the front circle opening. This allows for the circle to swing. If you need better instructions and visuals, I filmed a process video on my YouTube channel – see my bio for the link.

I used Cougar Smooth White cardstock to stamp and color the balloon animals. This cardstock worked great with alcohol markers.

Add a sentiment or any other embellishments to finish the card!

I ended up adding a piece of white cardstock on the inside so the note can be read more clearly. It is not necessary, but if you use a dark background, this is something you can do. The balloon snake was added to the bottom with liquid glue.

This card is so cute and I can’t wait to make more! This one will be given to my nephew whose birthday is in two weeks. What about you? Will you try this fun fold card?

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