Cardmaking

Easy Interactive Swing Cards

Learn two easy techniques for creating interactive cards that swing with Essentials by Ellen Good Times stamps & dies!

Hi, it’s Therese and today I share 2 ways to create a Swinging Scooter card. I thought it would be interesting to make the swinging element a little different in each design. Interactive cards are so much fun to create and to receive, I hope you are inspired to give it a try.

TIPS:

  • When using the Swing N Slide dies add the same color cardstock or design paper behind the die cut.
  • Use a small button if you do not have a spin / slider disc.
  • Add extra spin / slider discs behind the image to help to pop it up off the card front.
  • Extra elements added to the card front need to be adhered directly or popped up far enough from the swinging element that they do not disturb the interactive action.
  • Add a fun foam layer or use double sided tape to pop up the panel from the base of the card to allow for the interactive element to swing (be sure to leave plenty of space for the element to move).
  • Do not use glue that will dry tacky on the sliding elements.

***And I did make a promise to myself this year, not to leave any UFO’s (unfinished objects) lying around. So that means the extra balloon scooter that I made became a card, which I wanted to share with you too.

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6 Comments

  • Reply scrapchick2 June 11, 2019 at 6:31 am

    If you put a penny or something similar behind the scooter it will swing better. That’s a tip I got from the MFT blog.

    • Reply lostinpaper June 12, 2019 at 1:26 am

      Thanks so much I may just try that next time!

  • Reply barbara lassiter June 11, 2019 at 5:04 pm

    These are so cute, including the extra one! 🙂

  • Reply Brenda S. West June 14, 2019 at 4:42 pm

    Two really cute ideas.

  • Reply mypapercraftworld June 17, 2019 at 7:25 am

    That little scooter is adorable enough on it’s own, Therese … having it twice over with celebratory balloons … and interactive makes it simply perfect! Hugs, Anita 🙂

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