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Friday, May 20, 2016

A Guy Greetings Masculine Birthday Card with the Z Fold Swinging Technique

I do like playing with this "Z Fold Swinging" technique.  It's very easy to do and fun.  There's other ways you can dress it up too.  I could have added another matching sized rectangle onto the inside strip so when the card closed you couldn't tell it was there.  Once opened it would reveal words or some handwritten sentiment.  But I didn't.  I stuck to the simpler look.  I will have to give that a try sometime and show you.

You can find the instructions for this fun technique here.  I have made several of them on my site so far.  I just think they are a fun and different way to give a card.  Traditional folds are okay, but once in a while you do need to try something new!!  And if you don't like it, well, at least you know you tried!

For my card I used the "Guy Greetings" for the car and the words.  I stamped them in Early Espresso so they blended better with the striped paper.  The papers here are from the "Going Places" 6" x 6" paper stack.  That stack was a lot of fun and it has great masculine images in it. Too bad it's retiring at the end of the month.  I'm hoping for a new and fun masculine paper stack. What I like about the stacks the most is, I get a lot of paper that is cut to a size that I like better. Easy to trim up and a nice variety to play with.  

This was a fun card to make.  Give this technique a try if you have not tried it yet.  You'll see how easy it is to do.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

1 comment:

Bonnie W said...

Another great one for the Guy Greetings set! I bought that set mainly for the car. Thanks for sharing.