This happy birthday flip swing card features a panel that flips around as you open the card. Fun and easy to make!
I love to send handmade birthday cards to my family and friends. I made this flip birthday card for my aunt’s birthday. I hope she likes it!
These swing birthday cards are made using the Stampin Up Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. It is filled with birthday sentiments and has both pretty floral images and balloons.
In the above image you can see the card front. With it all folded, this is a standard A2 sized card: 4-1/4″ X 5-1/2″.
Below you can see how the card looks when you pull the left panel open. The oval part swings around to show your inside greeting.
Buy the Supplies Needed for This Happy Birthday Flip Swing Card Project:
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp SetFresh Florals Designer Series Paper StackChampagne Foil SheetsLayering Ovals Framelits DiesBig Shot Personal Die Cut MachineCardstock in Blushing Bride & Whisper WhiteInk Pads in Black, Berry Burst, Blushing Bride, & Garden GreenFast Fuse AdhesivePaper Trimmer with Scoring Blade
Swing Birthday Card Instructions:
Cut the Paper:
- Cut a piece of Blushing Bride cardstock to 4-1/4″ x 7-1/2″.
- Cut 2 pieces of Berry Burst paper from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack that are 2-5/8″ x 4″ and 3-3/8″ x 4″.
- Cut a piece of the same Berry Burst designer series paper that is 1″ x 4″.
Prepare the card base:
- Place the long edge of the Blushing Bride cardstock piece at the top of the scoring board and score at 2-7/8″ and 3-7/8″.
- Use washi tape to adhere the designer series paper rectangles to the card base, leaving the center area between the score lines empty. Be sure to leave an even border around the designer series paper.
- Pull out the largest oval die in the Layering Ovals die set. Center the oval on the first score line. Use Post It notes on the left and right sides of the die to hold in place.
- Place on your die cut machine using the magnetic platform. Line up the cutting plate with the first scoring line and run through the die cut machine. You want to leave everything past the first scoring line uncovered by a cutting plate.
- Line up the cutting plate with the second scoring line and run through the die cut machine. So after you have made both cuts, the area between the scoring lines will remain uncut.
- Pull up the designer series paper sections that are being held down by washi tape and discard the 2 partial oval pieces. Add adhesive to the back, then stick back in place.
- Add adhesive to the designer series paper strip and stick to the right edge of the designer series paper. You want the opposite side showing this time.
- Fold backwards at the first score line, then forwards at the second. Leave the center oval itself unfolded.
- Cut 2 of the largest scalloped ovals from Champagne Foil Paper using the Layering Ovals die set.
- Cut (2) 3 inch ovals from Whisper White cardstock. This is the third largest oval in the Layering Ovals die set.
- With the Whisper White oval laying horizontally, stamp the It’s Your Day! stamp on the bottom center of the oval using black ink.
- Using Berry Burst ink, stamp the detailed rose stamp right above the word Day.
- Using Blushing Bride ink, stamp the rose background stamp over top to color in the rose.
- Using Garden Green ink, stamp the rose stem going off to the left of the rose.
- With the other Whisper White oval laying horizontally, stamp the Happy Birthday stamp on the top center of the oval using black ink.
- Using Berry Burst ink, stamp 2 little flowers on either side of the sentiment.
- Adhere the champagne foil ovals to the front and back of the the swinging oval panel.
- Turn the card to the back side and adhere the It’s Your Day oval to the center of the scalloped oval.
- Turn the card back to the front side and adhere the Happy Birthday sentiment to the center of the scalloped oval.
Change it up!
For this version of the swing birthday card, I turned the oval die 90 degrees so it was vertical. I stamped 2 roses on the front, instead of one. For the contrasting paper strip on the right side, I made it 1/2 inch wider and I added a length of Very Vanilla Lace Trim behind it that I gathered to form ruffles.
For this version of the flip birthday card, I used a square die to make the swinging panel and I added gold sequin trim to the contrasting paper strip.
For this version, I used polka dot and striped papers from the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper Pack.
Instead of the flowers, I used the balloon stamps that were also included with the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set. I punched the balloons out with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch. I also added a small bow to the strip of contrasting designer series paper.
This version of the Happy Birthday flip swing card has some added embellishments to up the wow factor. Instead of the contrasting strip of designer series paper on the right side, I used quarters of a paper doily in each of the corners. I stamped 2 additional roses and cut them out by hand. I added a Stampin Dimensional to the back and put them on top of the doilies. To the centers of all the flowers, I added a small rhinestone jewel.
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If you make a Happy Birthday Flip Swing Card using these instructions, you will have to come back here and let me know how they turned out. While you are here, be sure to check out the rest of my birthday crafts. Happy crafting!