I liked these what I call swing cards, but I am not sure that is the correct name of this style, but I didn't want to buy anymore dies for shaped cards, and then I came upon this tutorial and I could use my existing dies and do it myself and so I thought I would give it a try. Now I don't have Stampin up framelits dies but I do have Spellbinder dies so that is what I used on my card. Since I didn't have a pattern to go by for my front and I wanted designer paper on the front as well on the inside of my card I just measured out the front and then cut an opening with my die the same shape as I cut out of the front, but if I do another one of these I will use the size bigger I believe. Just a tip if you want to do that also. HERE is the link if you want to give it a try .
This card went out to my longest friendship I have, 51 years, she was my next door neighbor for all my growing up, and even though I moved away when my hubby joined the Air Force, we have kept in touch all these years.
Sorry about the paper clip at the top but it wouldn't sit closed for a good picture so I had to help it stay closed. See what I mean a bigger border for the front piece would have looked so much nicer and matched the inside layer, well we learn from what we do right.
Here is a shot of what it looks like when you don't have the paper clip holding it shut.
And here is what the inside looks like
Here is the supplies I used:
Art Impressions -- Birdhouse Neighborhood stamp colored w/markers
Spellbinders -- Labels One die
Stampendous -- Birthday assortment sentiment stamp
BasicGrey -- Lily Kate paper
American crafts -- Jute
So there you go if you have always wanted to give this type shaped card a try but don't want to buy the die to get that shape and use your existing dies give it a try, plus this way you can do one in any shape you have.
Stephanie is back to doing her Roses of Inspiration link ups and I am sharing this on her blog, you can share yours post and see what all the others are up to this New Year HERE on her blog . She also has been a very busy women and has added some more of her Gorgeous creations to her Etsy shop that you can find on her right side bar, so check it out if you would like to give a sweet handmade gift to a friend, or like me save it for yourself ;)
Thanks so much for stopping by today and hope your staying warm, we have hit the middle of winter here that's for sure, the wind is just crazy out there today, I won't be going for a walk today.