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  • Writer's pictureKaren Ebeling

Swing Card with Riley and Company

Updated: Jan 13, 2023

Today’s card is a 5x7 swing card. The swing mechanism is made with a paper strip and some foam. No special die is needed. All you need are some nesting dies. Take a look through your stash I bet you can find a lot of dies that you can swing.

If you have a cutting machine there is a SVG below for the card base.

The monkeys are from Riley and Company. Their line is a lot of fun and you should have a look if you have never looked before. The paper is from an old Crafter’s Companion subscription box.

Materials used

Riley and Company -Lead in Monkeys stamp set

Crafter’s Companion- inverted Stitched Zig zag oval

Patterned paper – Crafter’s Companion Sub box #43


SVG for card base

Paper sizes

Card base

5 x 7 medium weight paper

5 x 7 ½ -scored at ½ medium weight paper

5 x 2- scored at ½ , 1 ,1 ½

½ x 5 scored at ½, 2 ½, 4 ½

½ inch square

Patterned paper

4 ¾ x 6 ¾ - solid

4 ½ x 6 ½

4 x 6


1 Glue the 4 ½ x 6 ½ patterned paper to the 4 ¾ x 6. Then glue to the 5x7 for the base and allow to dry

2. Fold the ½ x 5 at 2 ½ and punch a hole about an 1/8 in from the fold. Glue the hold punched sections together.

3. Die cut the center of the 5x7 mat and layered paper with the middle nesting die. Cut out the frame using the middle nesting die. Glue the frame to the 5x7.

4. Glue the 5x7 to the tab on the 5x7 ½.

5. Glue the 4x6 to the inside back of the card base.

6. Glue the ½ inch tabs to the fold on the ½ x 5.

7. Stick a foam dot to the ½ inch circle the place in the hole punch. Enlarge the hole so the dot is very loose.

8. Stick the monkey tail to the other side of the foam dot.

9. With the ends pointing up glue the 5 x 2 to the bottom and front of the card base.

10. Attach a 4x6 to the card back for additional message and signing space.

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