How to make a swing card

We’re here to help your crafting go with a swing, and this fun interactive design will certainly do the trick! This swing card has a central panel that flips from side to side as you move the card, which means you can add even more pretty papers and embellishments to your designs!

World Craft Week

This swing card has been designed for us by Sarah Jackman-Read to help celebrate World Craft Week 2018, which runs from 16-22nd April.

This year, World Craft Week is supporting Bliss, a charity for babies born premature or sick. Visit to find out more and download a FREE digi magazine packed with loads of craft projects for you to try!

You can also download more special crafty projects and patterns for just £3 each – the money raised will be donated to Bliss, to help this important cause.

Look out for more exciting World Craft Week projects coming soon on our website!

How to make a swing card

1. Trim a piece of card to 17x22cm. Draw faint vertical pencil marks down from one long edge to the other, at 5.5cm, 10cm, 12.5cm and 14.5cm. Turn the card 90 degrees then draw from one short side to the other, at 5cm and 12cm, to create a grid.

2. Score down the 10cm and 12.5cm lines along the long side then use a craft knife to cut around the middle rectangle between the lines at 5.5cm and 10cm, leaving the scored 10cm line intact.

3. Repeat the process for the middle rectangle between the lines at 12.5cm and 14.5cm, leaving the scored line at 12.5cm intact.

4. Mountain fold the 10cm and valley fold the 12.5cm line, to create the swing element of the card. The panel cut from the middle should now flip from side to side as you open and close the folds on the card.

Free swing card templates

If you love this style of card, download our free templates to help you create even more swing card designs!

You’ll find plenty more step-by-step guides for gorgeous cards and papercraft projects in our How to… section, too!

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