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Swival Card by Sheila Weaver

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1 A4 Sheet JS Elegance Satin Card 300gsm.

An Off cut of JS Elegance Satin Card 300gsm, measuring approx. 12cms x 15cms.

2 A4 Sheets JS Elegance Satin Paper 160gsm.

Sticky stuff – I used Collall Glue, Pinflair Glue Gel, and double sided tape.

JS Shirley Barber CD and Project Book.

Optional - Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels 23, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Pad – Fired Brick and Duster brush or make-up sponge to apply ink to edges of card.

If you do not have a die cutter or large Nestabilities die set, I have included a template which does not need a die cutting system, at the end of the project.


Step One

Using JS Elegance Satin 160gsm paper print out the topper and matching backing paper from the CD.


Step Two

Cut a piece of JS Elegance Satin 300gsm card 24cms x 17cms and measure, mark and score as shown. Do not fold.


Step Three

The cutting measurements are designed for use with Grand Nestabilities Labels 23. If you are using a different die you may need to adjust the cut lines. Alternatively at the end of the project there is a template which does not use cutting dies.

Lightly draw two short lines vertically between the two centre score lines, shown by the dotted lines; this is a guide to centrally position the die and can be rubbed out.

Leaving 2cms uncut at the top and bottom of the two centre score lines, cut as shown.


Step Four

Right side of card facing, carefully thread the Size 3 die (third smallest) cutting side down, through the 4cms wide stay/slot in the card.

Turn the card/over and check that the middle scallop is placed centrally over the dotted line.

Secure the die in place using sticky tape (shown in pink).

Position the card/die cutting side down on the white cutting plate of the Grand Calibur.


Step Five

The illustration shows the wrong side of the card with the middle scallop centred on the dotted line.


Step Six

The illustration shows the card after the aperture has been die cut.

The short green lines show where the cut lines which created the centre stay extend outside the aperture. They will be covered by the frame.


Step Seven

Using the backing paper and size 5 die of Labels 23 die cut the shape.

Position the size 3 die of Labels 23 inside the die cut shape, secure at the corners with sticky tape (shown in pink) and cut out the frame.

Save the off cut to cut out the oval for the back of the card.


Step Eight

Using a duster brush and Fired Brick Distress Ink Pad, tint the edges of the card.

Fix the frame to the card as shown. This will cover the short cut lines.


Step Nine

Tint the back of the card. Optional cut a strip of backing paper 4cms x 17cms and fix to the back of the stay.


Step Ten

Cut out the decoupage and using the oval as a template, cut out two more ovals, one in backing paper and one in Elegance Satin card.

Crease the score lines on the card and open out flat.

Fix the Elegance Satin card to the oval topper and attach both to the front of the centre stay.

Fix the backing paper oval to the back of the centre stay, matching it to the oval on the front.


Step Eleven

Attach one of the layers of decoupage and a sentiment to the oval on the back of the card.

Build up the decoupage layers on the front oval.

This card will fit in an 18cms x 18cms envelope but will present better in a box.



Template for card not requiring use of a die-cutter.

Cut a piece of card 17cms x 24cms. Measure, mark and score as shown. Do not fold.

Cut away the sections shown by the green lines.

Crease the score lines, open out the card flat to assemble and continue from Step 10.

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