Easy Cardmaking Ideas · Spanner Fold Cards

Swinging Spanner Panel Card Tutorial

Hi friends, a few weeks ago my wonderful Nan visited again, she stayed for 10 days and had a lovely time. She really loves making a card with me when she comes to visit. She wanted to make a Christmas card for her sister with a wow factor.

I found a Spanner card tutorial by Dawn’s Stamping Thoughts and thought this easy but eye-catching card would be perfect for Nan to make.

These cards can be made any size you like and in any theme, making them perfect for so many occasions.

Nan’s is this beautiful poinsettia version.

And I made this one with the Christmas tree and presents.

I love the middle swinging section with your message hidden underneath.

These both fold flat and will fit into an envelope, or if you do add dimension like we have, then you can pop them into one of my box envelopes here.


Double sided glitter card available here.

Poinsettia die-set (SOLD OUT)

Terrific Towers Present dies available here.

Christmas paper pad (SOLD OUT)

Tesa tape runner Pack of 5, refillable available here.

Centura Pearl (Snow White Card) Hint of Silver available here.


1 piece of 10′ x 7′ card for the main card base.

Score along the 10′ side at 5′

Score along the side at 1.1/2 & 5.1/2 down to the scoreline.

1 piece of 3.3/4 x 4.1/4 & 3.1/2 x 4′ pattern and plain card to mat and layer the middle ‘swing’ panel.

4 pieces of 1.1/4 x 4.3/4 and 1′ x 4.1/2 pattern and plain card to decorate the side.

1 piece of 3.3/4 x 4.3/4 and 3.1/2 x 4.1/2 card to mat and layer the inside.

2 pieces of 1.1/4 x 4.3/4 and 1′ x 4.1/2 pattern and plain card to decorate the sides of the inside of the card.

1 piece of 1.1/2 x 6.7/8′ acetate.

Check out my full tutorial below.

It’s always a joy crafting with my Nan and I hope you enjoyed watching us making these cards too, and it made you smile.

Happy crafting.


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