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Swinging Card Tutorial- Simple Interactive Card

 Swinging Card Tutorial
Swinging Card
This Swinging card is a super easy card to make.The punch craft bunny swings across the garden in this fun interactive card
Swinging Card
Interactive cards are a big hit with kids but I am sure big kids like us would love it too! The scenery is something I recycled from a children's toy kit and added some punchcraft flowers and leaves.
Swinging Card
Closeup of my daughters punch art bunny.[Shall post a mini tutorial on this punchcraft soon]
Punch art Bunny
How to make a swinging card
Materials Required
Card Stock
Image to swing
Split pin or brad
Punch-hole- optional- just gives a neater hole for your swinging card mechanism.
Create a swinging arm
Fold over some card stock lengthwise and glue it to get a strong arm for your swinging card.I scored a 2 inch width card stock in half ,folded and glued it . 
Choose how much you want the image to swing and cut your swinging arm accordingly.
Punch a hole at one end to slip in your brad/ split pin
Swinging Card Tutorial
Attach your image to the other end of the swinging arm with glue or double sided tape.
Swinging Card Tutorial
Thread your split pin or brad through the hole in the swinging arm and the front of your card.
Mark the hole site on your card and poke a small hole to slip in your brad.
To hide the split pin/ brad swinging mechanism attach a scenery using double sided tape and you are done! [The right side of the picture shows the back of my scenery with double sided tape].The double sided tape gives enough room for the interactive mechanism of your swinging card.
Swinging Card
I hid the swinging card mechanism on the inside of the card by attaching a scenery . The balloons are punch outs and the clouds are handcut from felt . I love the "every cloud has a silver lining " proverb so added some  silver paper to the clouds.
Swinging Card
Added another punch-art bunny on a hill.The  fence is hand cut from a recycled envelope and I experimented with distressing for the first time [Hooray!!]
I need help from my blogger pals for "distressing"! I am not good at inks and paints and was tempted to try this technique only after I won some distress ink and had to use it !! So lots of advise needed!
Do tell me how you like this fun swinging card.

86 comments:

  1. This is so adorable.. Doc you really are having fun with the scor-pal right?? it's one of my best investments.. what's your take on it??

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    1. Khush I love the scorpal it was my first and only buy online! I often have to catch myself from sounding like a scorpal advertisement!

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  2. This is really cute!!!

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  3. awesome, it's sooo adorable, love the bunny!!!
    Paula

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  4. Hi Dr. Sonia. How beautiful and full of wonderful colour. Fabulous interactive card. Every child would love this one.
    Happy Easter.
    With love, Sandra xxx

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  5. Sonia
    What a wonderful card. Such a great tutorial. You make such fun stuff.
    Myrna
    p.s. The blog about the paper dresses is pretty cute too.

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  6. very beautiful. like your bunny.its cute.

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  7. Great fun card Sonia - love the animation

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  8. That's so well thought out and i love how much detail you put into each card

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  9. You make the cutest cards Sonia and the bestest tutorials for them!!!!!!!!! Talk to you soon (I've to hunt your phone number down and save it again :))

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    1. Dear Pritesh I missed your morale boosting visits!

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  10. What a wonderful card. I love cards with movement and they are always fun for kids and adults (aren't we just bigger kids!) Thank you for sharing your wonderful card.

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    1. Thank You Mary delighted you dropped by!

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  11. This is so adorable. I love these spring time colors and all your flowers. Happy Easter my friend
    DIANA L.
    http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  12. adorable dr.sonia ,i too previously made a swing card .but i am not good at tutorial.this was my card .plz do have look.http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in/2012/03/tilda-gardener.html
    megha
    http://meghanuj01.blogspot.in

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    1. Megha your card is a beauty and I love the interactive swinging flowers and hey its no big deal writing a tutorial just snap pics at key steps !

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  13. very pretty card! Have you ever thought of putting all this in a book?

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    1. Oh Thank You Anita you just made my day! Though I guess I am too lazy for that!

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  14. Super cute. Love all the little details you have added. Great work.

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  15. What a fun card!! Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Cutter Room.

    Tonya
    CCR DT
    ittybittyladybugs.blogspot.com

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  16. You are amazing, Sonia! LOVE this fun card!!! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. This is just so cute, love what you have created here ~Sonia, fab card for a child, bright and colourful and love the bunny. Carolxx

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  18. oh this is so much fun... i love that swinging bunny!
    Lisa x

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  19. Amazing...you are so good with recylcing items and love the way the rabbit moves. All so clever.

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  20. Wow this is super and so colourful. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

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  21. Your cards are always so full of cool stuff...and I like Anita's idea of a book too! You come up with the most fun ideas and clever tutorials. I think you could easily fill a book. So much to look at with this card....I always seem some little detail I missed when I come back for my 2nd and 3rd views.

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    1. Oh Diane you tell the sweetest things!!! I am grinning from ear to ear. Your kids sure are lucky to have such an encouraging soul as mum!

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  22. what an adorable card that is.

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  23. Fabulous Sonia well done what a lovely card I love it , the colours are beautiful.
    Have a nice Easter Sunday and Monday Hugs Elaine

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  24. How cute is that card! Love the swinging bunny and the punch art! Too cute!

    You can use ink daubers to apply inks in so that it has a soft look...if you can't get ink daubers you could cut up a fine sponge to use...or maybe a sponge makeup applicator. Tim Holtz also has a wood distressing tool that has sponge pads that are secured to it which are fabulous for distressing.

    I think your inking looks great! Inkpad to paper also works but can be tough with intricate pieces.

    And I agree...you should put all your projects and tutorials in a book or on a dvd! :)

    Susan

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    1. Susan the sponge makeup applicator idea is great-- I have a make up kit that I dont use and it will be good!! Thank You so much dear

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  25. Another fabulous card- love the picture tutorial you have posted too. What a fun fun project!!!

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  26. Such a cute card inside and out! I love that little bunny and all the great flowers. NancyD

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  27. This is just wow!!!Sonia you and your ideas rock.You make the most compicated things look so easy.And yes I agree with Anita,why dont you try to publish your creativity.

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    1. Ha Ha Mansi --I have still not made good on an offer I got to publish an ENT book ! I guess I am plain lazy!

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  28. OH....MY....GOSH!! How WONDERFUL is this card???? I could not figure out where to look at first!! This type of card is VERY creative!! I need to try to make one!!!

    Beautiful card!!!

    Thanks for joining us at CCR!!!

    Crafty Hugs,
    Jessica
    www.craftinandstampin.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank You so much Jessica!!

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  29. Such a fun card! You created such a great scene! Happy Easter! Thanks for joining us over at the Creative Cutter Room! DT Member Carri

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  30. such a lovely creation and so much to look at inspiring as always
    Hugs Kate xx
    Happy Easter

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  31. Again, a wonderful and imaginative! We are very happy to have you here! Thank you!

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  32. So adorable.....

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  33. Fantastic card and tutorial Sonia..Loz

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  34. So Cute..Thanks for sharing :)

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  35. Such a colourful and pretty card!!!!

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  36. Dr Sonia: Love your too cute bunny swing card. Glad you could join us at Simply Create Too for Challenge #10 – “Eggs and/or Bunnies”. PS Had not heard of a swing card but thanks to your clearly defined tutorial I'll be doing one on my next card. Thanks!

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  37. Very creative!!!u blog is very inspiring, one can always find a new idea on every visit...

    http://crazy4colors.blogspot.com/

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    1. I am so flattered Bindu!

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  38. Great swinging Easter Bunny. I can just imagine any child playing with it now. So glad you could join us at Creative Cutter Room.

    Happy Easter,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  39. this is superb Sonia! I love all the tiny details here! I see you "scored"!!

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    1. Thank You Erum yes the background was created with the scorpal!

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  40. So Super! I can't wait try this, The punch bunny by your daughter is adorable!!! Such a wise crafty family. Thank you for sharing! I have to wonder where you get time..incredible.

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  41. You are so amazing, Sonia!! This is FABULOUS!! Wow, I could stare at all the beautiful details for hours!! Just gorgeous my sweet friend!!

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Lisa you are too kind-- you make the most detailed and gorgeous cards ever and mine are nowhere near yours!

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  42. Hello Sonia! Another fabulous make - the detail is so fab and the rabbit so clever!

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  43. wooow...what a colourful card u r making Sonia..! Ur Bunny is soooo cute. love it..love it..love it...

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    1. Thank You so much Lekha Ha Ha I must say I love the bunny too- he is special since was invented by my daughter!

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  44. A fab Easter creation Dr Sonia, lots of fabulous details, and gorgeous colours. Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

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  45. This has got to be the most fun and interractive Easter card ever. My goodness the details and colors and ADORABLE bunny! :D Fanstatic creation yet again Sonia. :)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx
    p.s...thank you so much also for your wonderful comments on my blog. You are such inspiration to me. :)
    Hugs!

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  46. Wow you have outdone yourself once again.what a fun craft...and looks like you had loads of fun doing it.

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  47. Hi Sonia,

    Your Easter card is fabulous! I just love the bunny swinging back and forth. So glad I saw this on MIM.

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  48. Hello,good to be back so soon!
    My Pc had a little problem and I'm a little late!
    Lovely card and cute bunny!-I think soon enough you dollgirl will ...take over this blog as she's so skillful and busy like a bee !So,take carre!
    hugs,aureliaeugenia

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  49. Sonia you are very creative... amazing creation! love it!
    -Sony
    Sonia-Studio60

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  50. This is fabulous!! So clever and supper sute aswell. Thanks for joining us at MMCS.
    Trudie x

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  51. This "swing" card is awesome!! I'll bet everyone will love it. I may just have to try it soon!! Love the colors you chose and all the details!!! Thanks for taking the time to do a tutorial for all of us. Saw your post on MIM and had to stop and have a peek.

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  52. What a fun spring card! You've made the front looks just like a garden. very nice to look at.

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  53. Oh, this is the cutest. Yes, big kids like us love it, too. That bunny is so adorable and so is the scenery.

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  54. WOW, your card is the cutest! I love how colorful & fun it is!
    Your daughters punch art bunny is adorable!

    Thanks for joining us at Creative Cutter Room:)
    Elaine
    CCR DT

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  55. Dr. Sonia you are sooooo talented! I love every little detail you add in just the perfect place....you are also wonderful with your explanations! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us in the Creative Cutter Room...Fantastic. Hugs Cathie

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  56. Wow, another wonderful creation from the talented mother-daugther team! Love, love the bunny! Is so cute! Thank s for sharing the tutorial for making a such interactive card!

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  57. Hi! I'm back. Seems like I missed a lot here. Will scroll down for sure. This card is great especially for kids. Very detailed too.

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  58. beautiful cards!!!!the bunny hopping around the place is awesome....love..love ..love the garden too!

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  59. Oh Sonia you never fail to WOW us with your creations!! This is amazing! So bright and fun and loads of wonderful detail. Your tutorial is brilliant and I agree with the sentiments above that you should compile you incredible projects into an e-book.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

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  60. What a gorgeous bright card. So many fun elements and all beautifully placed. Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

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  61. How fun is this lovely card with the cutie little bunny! The pretty flower garden just waiting for the bunny to visit :)

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  62. Love every thing I see here . What a clever fun card this one is ..Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

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  63. Super cute! Love that adorable bunny. Awesome idea to have movement with the card. Thanks for sharing:)

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  64. I love your interactive card ideas! And this one is no different :)

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  65. thats such a pretty interactive card dear..love all the details and the lovely inside too! your kid must be soo happy n excited with this...love

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    1. Thank You Lavina and yes my daughter refuses to part with her "Bunny"

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  66. This is such a fun card! Thanks for joining us at the Creative Cutter Room!

    Tracy
    DT2 Member
    owlbecraftin.blogspot.com

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  67. Hello ……. This is a Beautiful card…… saw this on MIM.
    Hugs
    Bella

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  68. Hi!
    I saw your card on MIM and knew I had to have a closer look! What an awesome scene and thank you for the tutorial too!
    Hugs,
    Georgia

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  69. this is so cute pretty colorful love the cute bunny "

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  70. Gosh doc!! You have taken me by surprise again! This is simply gorgeous! What fun for someone to receive this cute card! What ink are u talking about doc? What distress? I can't believe ure not good with ink!! :-)

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  71. fantastic card, the bunny looks like she is having the time of her life... :) so adorable love the scenery both inside and out, fabulous job Sonia

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