Monday, July 18, 2016

Refreshing! Card and Tutorial by Kim

Hi!  It's Kim from Katydid Cards with you today.  Another theme here at Paper Crafting World this month is Summer Food & Beverages, so I decided to work with this adorable Lemonade Stand Boy CF.  This file was just the ticket for my card; but it does double-duty, working perfectly for a scrapbook layout as well.  As the title's very refreshing!  I'll share my card with you first and then tell you a bit about how it came together.

Doesn't he just make you smile?  

This is a Swing Easel Card.  I found the original tutorial on-line for the square version, but I wanted to make it into a 5" x 7" because I wanted to make the lemonade stand large enough to appreciate.  Here's how I cut it so I was able to use only one sheet of 8 1/2" x 11 card stock.  You can see it's in two pieces and I attached it on the back of the card with double-sided tape.  I have the full-sized template on my Hints, Tips & Tutorials page together with measurements for mats; the square version is there, too.


Here's another view from the side, so you can see how the focal image "swings" back from the easel portion of the card for a clever look...and I just love the peek-a-boo greeting it creates (which I'll show you a bit further down).

I used digital paper which was the perfect complement to this cut file as it's all about lemonade and it was also a match to the Bazzill Onion Skin card about serendipity!

I used the lemons to be a place to prop the easel and added a few extra behind it to keep it from sliding back.  The lemonade stand/swing piece is held in place between the greeting and sentiment which were also matted on the blue card stock.  Here's the peek-a-book greeting:


And here's the inside of the card showing the sentiment.

 The card lies flat for mailing as shown here.

I hope you've enjoyed seeing how this card came together and are inspired to try a swing easel card of your own.  If you do, please share it with me so I can showcase it on my blog.  If you like this file, you can get it in the store and there's a sale going on right now!

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  1. Awesome card, Kim! Thanks for including the instructions for swing cards.

    1. I have the cut file if you want it, Sharon. It's a .studio file.

  2. Oh my, this is just fabulous. I've not seen this particular style of swing card and I love it. You've chosen the perfect file to create this amazing card.

    1. Thanks so much Larelyn. I agree, when I saw this adorable image I knew this would be a perfect card base for it.


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