One Card, Two Looks! – First Posted: Thursday, June 16, 2011

Good Morning!

I don’t know if you are the same as me but I find male cards quite tricky to do and there are a lot of blokes in my family, typical lol, so I thought I’d go for a 3D type card for Fathers Day this year and chose a swing card sometimes called flip flop cards. I was finding it a bit difficult to make my swing card as I use a guillotine rather than a slide type paper cutter so it was the perfect excuse to make a cut file, like I need one! hehe. So I have a swing card digital cut file for you today complete with 2 matting layers as I have used in my cards here, It produces a square card and all you need to do is size the card height to your desired size (ensuring to keep everything in proportion).

I thought I would show you both the cards I made which look dramatically different even though they use the exact same cut file and matting layers, I used different colour ways and minimal embellishments to tailor the cards to each recipient. One of our Dads likes light & airy colours and a touch of glitter, the other loves heavy metal and motorbikes but I bet you worked that out already, lol.

swing card front

I layered pearlised card stars cut in coordinating colours to embellish the first card and used silver snaps for the second to look like studs or rivets (brads would achieve the same effect).

swing card back

Both back panels have a glitter card base, I used a bold font for the first card as I planned to insert these little stars and backed with 2 colours of glitter card, I used an Iron Maiden type font for the second which came in 2 layers which I backed with satin silver card.

swing card detail

Here is your Cut File – ai, dxf, GSD, pdf & svg included:

(click on the link below the image to download)

swing card

Swing Card Digital Cutting Files by Bird

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