Butterfly Basics Pop Out Swing Card

I have always been a fan of so-called "fancy fold" cards. So when I first saw the pop out swing card, I knew I wanted to give it a go – but it has taken me a while to get round to it! I actually saw it on Julie Davison's blog, but the original idea I think belongs to Dawn Griffith, and you can watch her share it from her Stamping Studio here.

I tried one with the lovely Butterfly Basics set, with the Hardwood background set used to give more interest to the front of the card.

Butterfly Basics pop out swing card

Cutting the square out (using the endlessly useful Squares Framelits) after having stamped the background means that you can match up the panel afterwards and it creates a seamless join when the card is closed.

Butterfly Basics panel close up

You'll have to forgive me for using some of my left over Naturals White cardstock to complete this project as my Very Vanilla and Whisper White were both nowhere to be found. Luckily, I have now located many of my missing stampin' supplies, including what I can only say is a ridiculous number of packs of Very Vanilla Envelopes. I think I should take on the challenge to ensure that they are all gone by the end of the year!