Friday, July 27, 2012

Tag Swing Card

The other day Kristina Werner had a swing card on her blog that was really cool.  I've never tried making one of these before.  She used a Sizzix die for hers, but I thought maybe I could design my own in Silhouette Studio.  It took a long while, but I finally figured it out!

Instead of a circle, like the die she used, I decided to put a tag shape in the middle of mine.  I really liked Kristina's use of embossed vellum, so I did that too, using the Papertrey Ink Crackled Mini Stamp Set.  I also used the Cricut Life is a Beach cartridge to cut a 1 1/4" anchor.

My sentiment is from My Creative Time's Wow!  So Many Candles stamp set, my "go to" set for birthday cards.

This picture shows the back of the tag.  When I cut my anchor, I used my Gypsy to flip the image horizontally and cut it again so that I could match it up on the back of the tag.

The nice thing about designing this in the Silhouette is that I now have the file to use again!

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  1. Super cute flip that you used a tag as the flip...really neat! Lee-Ann :)

  2. Katie ~ Well you know how much I ADORE this card! I just LOVE, LOVE the concept! The papers are seriously FABULOUS along with the anchor. That crackle stamp ~ OMG ~ I REALLY need that stamp! I LOVE IT!!! Just adds such an interesting element to your card!! I know a video is out of the question! But to take her shape ~ a circle ~ and you use a tag ~ WOW!!! AMAZING card!!!

  3. fabulous katie!!!! I guess I'll be saving for a cameo :/

  4. Great job designing your swing card. I can't tell where your cuts are attached at on the tag. You are doing great with your Cameo :D I need to spend time learning and playing with it much you can design with the program. Wonderful crackle and choice of papers.
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  5. Love it. You are a Cameo pro. Great job!!!

  6. Katie,

    What a FABULOUS card!!! :) I would love a copy of your file! I don't even know how to use MTC yet...Silhouette Studio is another beast! ;)

    Thank you so much for taking the time to share,

    partridgelu at yahoo dot com

  7. Such a fun "swing" card, I love that about it! So creative, I am popping over from the Circle MB and am a long time follower of your blog. I enjoy all of the inspiration you provide.

  8. aaaaa....CRAZY COOL!!!! You are amazing!!!

  9. What a wonderful card! Love how you used the tag. What a great idea! I am visiting through the Circle MB link today!

  10. I love how you used the silhoutte, the Cricut and miss Emma's stamps .. So cute.. Wish you would make a video how you did it...

  11. I wish you would make a video on this too Katie, I would love to try this.. Hope you think about doing a video on how to do this.. Have my fingers crossed...hugs


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