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Open Diorama Swing Card

Hi friends, this weeks Sunday Surprise are these fun Open Diorama Swing Cards.

I made these during a craft along with 10 Made To Surprise competition winners.

I love using these adorable critters!

I wanted to create a Diorama card but I wanted to have a swinging element, so I decided to open up the sides to give them room.

I always like to show you ways to use my collections and show that they don’t always have to be used the way they were intended.

Also you can still make this card without my dies and create other scenes using supplies from your own stash.

This are a 6 x 6 size and will fit into a bouncy envelope or one of my box envelopes. I added more hight to the circus ones, but they will still fit into my 8 x 8 boxes.

You can stick whatever you want to the strips inside and build your scene.

You can use the back to stamp and write your message.


Made To Surprise 8 x 8 Fun at the Fair paper pad available here.

Made To Surprise Sentiment stamp set available here.

Made To Surprise flower and leaf dies available here.

Made To Surprise Fun at the Fair collection available here.

My Pink & Purple Scoreboard by Hunkydory available here.

Acetate sheets available here.

Red Tape available here.

Googly Eyes 100 pack available here.


2 pieces of  6′ x 10.1/2 card for the main card base.

Score along the 12′ side at 6′, 6.1/2, 7′, 7.1/2, 8′, 8.1/2, 9′, 9.1/2 & 10′

Score along the 6′ over the previous scoreline at 3/4′ & 5.1/4

6 strips of 3/4′ x 5.7/8 card for the top and bottom supports.

2 pieces of 5.3/4 x 5.3/4 pattern paper to cover the front and inside. You may want to cut another piece for the very back to stamp and write your message.

1 piece of 5.3/4 x 5.3/4 acetate for the front, this is optional.

Small strips of card to attach your swinging elements, they can be what ever size you want, depending on what you use. I used the mechanism from my swing set.

Check out my full tutorial below to see how I made them.

Thank you for visiting today.

Happy crafting



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