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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

ATC Swing Card

Today's Wacky Wednesday Challenge #2 over at the Rubbernecker Blog is to create a card using a different fold. 

Be sure to check out what the design team has come up with and get inspired to create your own.  You could win one of three 25% off certificates!

Bev - Savor the Journey 

Broni - Splashes of Watercolor

Candy - Candys Land

Joan - Stamping with a Passion!

Jules - Stampin with Inky Fingers

Kittie - Kittie Kraft

Linda - Linda’s Works of Heart

Tami - A Walk on the Mild Side

Sherry - Walkin' on the BAD Side!

In order to qualify for one of the three certificates for 25% off your entire order at Rubbernecker, you must post a link to your project by Monday March 16

on the Rubbernecker Blog.  Winners will be announced on Tuesday, March 17. Have fun creating!

I thought about what I would do this week and remembered a fun fold I haven't done for quite a while.  The ATC's were so fun last week that I decided to

adapt the standard A2 cutting directions to ATC size.  This is a fun interactive enclosure card. (cutting directions follow if you want to create your own)  On to the ATC:

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The finished size, true to ATC's is 2 1/2" X 3 1/2"  The card was inspired because I needed a special enclosure card to accompany food for some dear friends who just lost a loved one.  Anyway, all stamps are available from Rubernecker Stamp Co.  The background is Baroque BG stamped in VersaMagic Wheat, the lady is from Herbal Collage BG and the sentiment is from the Petite Words collection in the Stamp Oasis section.  Cardstock is Black, Ivory and Gray.  The Edges of the ATC were outlined using an American Crafts Galaxy Marker.  I used Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Rectangles, lg & sm. for the swing layers.  The decorative brad is by Making Memories and is attached to the ATC base.  I used SU! slit punch to first make the punch, then punched a 1/8" circle punch in the center.  Added the brad and tucked the flip part of the card under it to keep it closed. 

Cutting and scoring directions are specific to using a 12" personal cutter with cutting and scoring blades. 

You will start with a piece of Cardstock cut to 3 1/2" x 4" 

CIMG7034 Place in cutter with the scoring blade on the slide rule. 

The 4" side of the CS should be squared at the top of the cutter and the left edge at the

1 1/2" mark.  SCORE from the top down to the 5/8" mark and then from the 2 7/8" mark to the bottom.

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Slide CS over to the 2 1/4" mark and repeat the scoring 5/8" from the top and from 2 7/8" to the bottom.


Place the cutting blade on cutter. With the edge of the cardstock at the 2 7/8" mark and the 4" edge still at the top of the cutter, 

cut from the 5/8" mark to the 2 7/8" mark.


Flip CS over, line up left edge at the 3 1/8" mark and repeat cut from the 5/8" mark to the 2 7/8" mark.


Flip CS back over and turn CS 1/4 turn clockwise so the 3 1/2" edge is at the top and cut from the horizontal cut line to the score line,

move down and cut from the score line to the cut line. (do not cut between the score lines)


Flip CS over and repeat the cuts from cut line to score line/score line to cut line.


You will now have a rectangle Cut with a 3/4" gap at the top and bottom of the rectangle. 

(note that the rectangle is NOT centered, but offset 1/4" to the left side.  This is so the rectangle will be positioned properly when the swing card is folded/closed) 

Mountain fold at the left score lines and valley fold the right fold lines.  The swing rectangle is 2" x 2 1/4", Finished ATC size is 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"

Now you are ready to decorate your swing card.  Have fun!


  1. Very Very cool!!!
    I love the drama of your main image--and the swing just cinches it!!
    AND that decorative brad--HOW COOL IS THAT!!

  2. This is TOO cool, Shelly! I love how beautiful and elegant your card is!! And thanks for the tutorial!!

  3. Wow Shelly Gorgeous flip flop card, great tutorial!!

  4. Shelly, what a gorgeous card and thank you so much for giving a great tutorial as well. I have never tackled this technique as I am most challenged with all the different folds. You made it look doable. Is that a word?

  5. Gorgeous flip flop card, Shelly! Everytime I see that sentiment, you're in my thoughts, I think of the movie Rabbit Test . . . Mine and Urine!

  6. What an awesome design, Shelly!!! The papers and image with that beautiful brad are soooo elegant and your tutorial is wonderful!!! I have got to give this one a try...thanks for the great instructions!!!

  7. Cool card!!!!! Thanks for the directions, as I am going to try making one of these this weekend. :-)

  8. Gorgeous Shelly, fantastic card design too.

  9. You always do such amazing creations!! This is awesome!! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial on the ATC!! I've made the cards, but not this kind!! AWESOME! :) TFS

  10. Very elegant! Love the cool swing style and the brad!

  11. Stunning Shelly!! I just love this fold, and your card is so very elegant!

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