Monday, July 8, 2013

Make a Swing Card Using the Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste Cartridge!

When I saw these fun swing cards on the Close to My Heart Cricut Artiste cartridge, I knew I had to try them out. 

Here's where they are located in the Artiste handbook:
Using paper from the CTMH Chantilly paper pack, I cut the card at 5-1/2".  It produces a card at the regular A2 size of 4-1/4"x 5-1/2".
The matching shape on the swing part can be found on the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge as seen below:
I cut the shape above twice at 2-1/2" in white and once in pink at 2-3/4"  I then stamped on one of the white pieces using the CTMH Perfect Fit Frames Set with the CTMH Honey inkpad, followed by the "celebrate" from the CTMH Perfect Fit Birthday Set using the CTMH Cotton Candy inkpad.
Card closed below:
Supply List:
Click HERE to order the CTMH Chantilly Paper Pack.
Click HERE to order the CTMH Perfect Fit Frames Set.
Click HERE to order the Close to My Heart Artiste Cricut Bundle (shown above).
Click HERE to order the Close to My Heart Art Philosophy Cricut Bundle (shown above).
Here is this week's giveaway:
How can you win?

1) Leave a comment below - Have you ever made any swing cards?  Did you know these cards were on Artiste? Click HERE if you don't know how to leave a comment. Click HERE to leave a comment if you are seeing this in an email.

2) Subscribe to the blog HERE.

That's it!

Winner will be announced on Sunday, July 14, 2013 and has two weeks to claim prize.  Allow 2-4 weeks to receive.

Close to My Heart Specials:
1) Workshop on the Go Canvas Art Kit is now $19.95 (50% off)!

Included in the kit: 
1 – My Acrylix® Canvas Art Workshop Stamp Set (C-size) 
1 – 12" × 12" Printed Canvas Display 
1 – Cashmere Baker's Twine (1 yard) 
10 – Clear Sparkles (10mm) 
1 – Sparkles Flourish 
2 – 12" × 6" Dimensional Elements In Color—Art Shapes 
1 – Instructional Brochure

Click HERE to find out more about this great canvas art kit!

2) There are still some great items up to 75% off left under the "While Supplies Last" Category - click HERE to see them!

3) Patriotic Stamp Sets:
You can order the stamp set above, Home of the Brave, HERE at my site.
You can order the stamp set above, Canada Strong and Free,  HERE at my site.
You can order the stamp set above, Courage,  HERE at my site.


Note: $5 from every sale of Patriotic stamps goes towards a charitable military support organization.

4) July Stamp of the Month- Sweet Life: 
Be sure to add the stamp of the month to your cart AT CHECKOUT, not before.  Otherwise, you will not get it or you'll get it at full price if you added it in before checkout.  The stamp set does NOT automatically get added to your order as it costs $5 (plus shipping and tax).

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114 comments:

  1. HI Joy! I have never made a swing card and didnt know it was on Artiste but now that I do, I am going to try it out! I love your blog...always very informative!!!

    Tracy Godfrey

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  2. I thought I followed you blog...Nope ..now I do..TFS...I love this card and the cart too...?? How do you know what size to cut shape to fit the A2 card ...I hope that makes sense =)

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  3. Cute card!! I have make a swing card before and did know that it was on the Artiste.

    mimicaro9650 at yahoo.com
    http://www.whodatscrapper.blog spot.com

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  4. Following you for ages but now with Bloglovin'! Thanks so much for showcasing these swing cards...I have the cart & didn't even realize they were on it!! I can't seem to remember to use the coordinating chipboard shapes & stamps since I never know which ones go with what!! I do hope you create more beautiful tutorials like this one!!
    Creative Wishes
    Claire S
    www.scrapmyway.blogspot.com

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  5. So pretty!! Yes I knew about the flip cards on this cart...fab!

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  6. Such a cool card and no I didn't know it was on the Artiste cart. I love you giveaway cart this week. I made quite a few projects from it when it was open on the cricut craft room. Such fun!

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  7. Love this card. Haven't tried to make a swing card before but now I will.

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  8. I have tried a swing card once-but this looks much easier!

    Laura L.

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  9. Love your card. I've never made a swing card. I wonder why they put the shape you need on another cart. Does it tell you where to find the shape?

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  10. I recently discovered the swing cards on the Artiste cartridge but haven't cut any yet. Thanks to you, I now know about the matching stamps for these cards.

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  11. No I've never made a swing card. Might have to try it now. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. I love swing cards but didn't know you could cut them w/ a Cricut. Thanks.

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  13. No, I have not made a swing card. I have been trying to find out how. No I did not realize CTMH Cricut Artiste cartridge had them. I sure wish I had this cartridge. Thanks for a chance to win it. Edwina Brown

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  14. Thank you so much for this, Joy! I would never have known these cards were included on this cartridge. I appreciate that you tied the two cartridges together, also. Amazing how much you can do with these!

    Debbie

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  15. I have made a swing card! The one with the heart. I love your card! Thank you for the very detailed instructions!!!!

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  16. I have never tried but my friend made one for me and I loved it! I didn't even know that they were on the Artiste cartridge. I am looking forward to trying! Thanks so much!

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  17. This card is awesome! No, I haven't made a swing card, but I have the Artiste cart so now I definitely will make one. Thanks for sharing & prodding my creative juices! Beverly K

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  18. This card is awesome! No, I haven't made a swing card, but I have the Artiste cart so now I definitely will make one. Thanks for sharing & prodding my creative juices! Beverly K

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  19. Love the swing card! Can't wait to try it.

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  20. I had NO idea that was on this cartridge! I made one of my own= this will be so much easier! Thanks for letting us know! LOVE following you for tips like this!
    Teresa
    www.CreateEnjoyShare.blogspot.com

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  21. I like this card. I have made swing cards before, but I did not know it wason the Artiste cart. I will have to start working more with my cart.

    DeeDee in Panama City

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  22. This card is so neat! I have never made a swing card before but now I need to do one. Thanks for showing this! Creativity here I come!

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  23. Yes, I have made a similar-type swing card. I LOVE that gorgeous paper you chose! Great giveaway, too!
    TFS!

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  24. Gorgeous swing card! Love the papers:)
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  25. Loved your swing card. Thanks for the tutorial on how to make it. Guess what I'll be doing today. :)

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  26. I've never made a swing card, but this sure makes it look easy. tfs.

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  27. Joy, You absolutely have the best directions for making things. Your step by step explanations are so clear! Thank you! I am so glad I started following you several years ago. I have learned so much. Again, thank you!
    MCF's Mimi
    aka Cathy R

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  28. I haven't made a swing card before. Your example would make anyone feel special on their birthday. Love the colors you chose.

    Barb

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  29. Yes I made a swing card with my artist cartridge. I've been following for a awhile but just now added my email. thanks for the chance to win

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  30. Testing comments as anonymous

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  31. Very pretty card! I have never made a swing card and didn't know Artiste had those. Thanks for sharing!

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  32. I've never made a swing card but it looks fun! and didn't know Artiste had those either! Carri~Abusybee

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  33. I've made swing cards with the Artiste cartridge but had a head time with measurements - thanks for the measurements!

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  34. I've never made a swing card, nor did I know that it was on the Artiste cartridge. TFS! Love the Chantilly paisley papers and would love to buy just those sheets bc I have loved making a layout with the ones I have gotten.

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  35. I love the card, the paper and the cartridge. Thank you for showing me how to make a swing card! I will have to try it. It looks doable.

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  36. No I've nvever made a swing card
    but they are really great!
    i already follow

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  37. I've never made a swing card. I have the cartridge and didn't even realize it was on there. Thanks for opening my eyes to something amazing and the helpful instructions. The papers are gorgeous as well! Thank you!!

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  38. Hi Joy!
    Boy am I glad that you posted this! I knew that this cart. had the ability to cut the swing cards BUT...HOW did you know what the coordinating shape was to layer it? AARRGGHH That has been SO frustrating and then if you finally figure it out...HOW did you know what size to cut it at?

    I would sure appreciate your help. Maybe a tutorial or a video?

    I sure wish that Prove Craft had done a little bit of a better job labeling this for us. ;)

    Valerie

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  39. Joy,
    I love swing cards. You can make them as plain or as fancy as you want. That paper pack is beautiful. Thanks for a chance to win.

    Mary O'Neal

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  40. Very fun card! I need to try making one. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

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  41. I have not made a swing card, but I would love to give it a try. Thanks for sharing I didn't know it was on the cart.

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  42. This card is so cute!!!! I love the Cartridge give a way this week! Would come in handy for grandbabies for sure! Thanks for the chance to win it!

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  43. I love the color combo on your card. Thanks so much for including the cut sizes! Now, off to the craft room to re-create this!

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  44. I have never made swing cards but have 3 sizzix flip it card dies. Those are fun. Did not know that cricut made swimg cards.

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  45. OMG! I will have to give this a try. Love the card, the colors ... You are awesome! Thank you!

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  46. I have never made a swing card but I want to. I also haven't had a new Cricut cartridge for about 1 1/2 years so a new one could help me get excited again!

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  47. I've never made a swing card - but now that I know it's on my cart - I'll give it a try! thanks for showcasing this.

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  48. I have never seen these but they are super cute. Can't wait to try it out.

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  49. What a beautiful card. TFS
    I have not attempted a swing card yet and did not know cuts for them were available on this cartridge. TFS.
    D~
    http://designbydragonfly.blogspot.com
    (email follower)

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  50. Thank you so much for all of the tutitorials on the computer. They have really helped me. Great card I really like how you've showed the images from the cricut book to help get us started. I love CTMH and I looking forward to receiving the new cartridge for Christmas. Thanks so much.

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  51. HI!

    No I never knew that Artiste cartridge had the swing card on it. Thank You for showing that and how you can us the Art Philosophy cartridge for the matching shape to go on it. I would love to be able to print the directions, however, guess I'm doing something wrong as it wants to print 38 pages of things, which I do not need. Help plese. George's Red Barn in Oregon

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  52. I did not know that I could do this with the Artiste cartridge. Thank you for sharing. I love CTMH and can't wait to get the new cartridge.

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  53. I did not know that I could do this with the Artiste cartridge. Thank you for sharing. I love CTMH and can't wait to get the new cartridge.

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  54. Thank you for showing me fun ways to use my Artiste cartridge. I love the card that you made, and it makes it so much easier that you show the page that the cuts are on. Thank you for the coupons each week. I always print them from your site.

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  55. Thanks so much for sharing this! I had no idea I could do this with the Artiste cartridge! I'm going to make one today!!

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  56. Great card!!! I love the versatlity of the Artiste and Art Philosophy cartridges. I can hardly wait to get my hands on the new one!

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  57. Great card. I have made swing cards by hand before.

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  58. My favorite craft is cardmaking! I love the swing card and now I will try it with Artiste and Art Philosophy.

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  59. I've seen this in the Artiste handbook but never really tried cutting it yet. Thanks for the idea especially on the sizes of the cuts.

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  60. Artiste the cartridge is new to me, as is a swing card, but I'm game to try now that you gave the directions. Love your blog and I'm a follower.

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  61. Very pretty card. I have both cartridges and will definitely be trying this. Thanks for sharing the info.

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  62. I love the swing card and I have this cartridge so I am going to have to give this a try. Thank you so much for all the info on sizes and everything that will help a lot.
    scrappinlaurie@yahoo.com

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  63. I have made a swing card before, but it seems the cartridge has endless possibilities.

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  64. I have never made a swing card before. This is so neat! Thanks for sharing. I did not know that that is included in the "Artiste" cartridge. Do these cards fit into a standard size envelope or do you make your own?

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  65. I have really been wanting to make a swing card. Darn it! Now I need that cart and the new one!

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  66. I have really been wanting to make a swing card. Now if only I had that cart. Thanks for sharing it with us.

    Judy from the Carolinas who loves the cards you make.

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  67. I have not made a swing card. I have the Artiste cartridge so I am anxious to make one.

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  68. I have never made a swing card and I did not know that they had them on the Artiste cartridge, I do not have that cartridge but it is on my wish list for Christmas and my birthday! :)

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  69. Hi, I really like this card and how it swing. When you open it and it made the front swing open and I like the stamps set that can be sold separate. Thank you for sharing this great idea with us.
    Have a great day :-)
    Delama

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  70. I've seen alot of swing cards but have never made one, yours is lovely.

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  71. Beautiful card! Can't wait to try it out! Thanks for a chance to win!!!1

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  72. I just recently made my first swing card for my sister's birthday, but I didn't know they were on the Artiste cart. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card!

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  73. I've never made a swing card before. Just another reason to get the Artiste cart. :)

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  74. OH my, that card looks like so much fun to make! I also love the stamps of the month. Especially the "peaches". Peach has a special significance as it is the nickname my son gave his wife. I think it is so sweet!
    bobbkat1@aol.com

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  75. I have the Artiste cartridge but never used the card feature as in the UK we like to do A5 caards alot but after seeing this I will definatley have a go. Thanks for showing how to do it.
    Rose from Oxfordshire

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  76. Joy! Thanks for this. I just got the Artiste bundle and was looking through the book and was pleasantly surprised about the swing cards. I was about the buy the sizzix dies by Stephanie Barnard that do that same thing! Score!!! Now I don't have to and with your tutorial it will be a snap! Thanks for making it plain and simple. good luck in your business!

    Your fan La-Vie B.
    Follow me at C’est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC

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  77. This is my favorite option about the Artiste cart. Very pretty swing card.

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  78. Love it. It's funny cause I was just looking at those on the book last nite and couldn't figure out what the were. God is good cause he brought this to me today. Keep up the good work. Liz
    Realcoolmc@hotmail.com

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  79. I've never made a swing card before but it is beautiful. You wouldn't happen to have the CCR cut file, would you? -Thanks for sharing & for another great give away.

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  80. Wow the colors are fabulous on this card they go so well together. I just love this cart and doing these cards. TFI

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  81. I have not made any swing cards, but I do want to try it. Thanks for all the great information you post.

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  82. Thanks so much for these instructions. I have the Artiste cartridge and didn't even know about this feature. I can't wait to try it.

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  83. Love the papers you used on your swing card..cute!!

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  84. I have never made a swing card. Yours are great. Love the paper! I didn't know they were on the Artiste cartridge either. I am going to have to make some.
    Downeyoceanscrapper :)

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  85. I have not made a swing card, but have seen them on Sizzix blogs. I have not wanted to invest in that system since I have my Cricut. I KNEW there had to be a way to use the Cricut to do the same thing, but had not spent time trying to figure it out. Since I have the Artiste cartridge I will be making some of these cards! Thanks for sharing!

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  86. Great card...TFS! I LOVE swing cards and have labored making them by hand with my Xacto knife and sometimes I even get it right the first time LOL!!! I had no idea this shape is on the Artiste cart and that is why I love your blog because you are always showing us something new. Of course my wallet is groaning because it can't keep up with it all, but maybe somehow I may find a deal on this cart as I can't stop daydreaming about it. :)

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  87. I have never made a swing card, but I'm gonna enjoy attempting to make one. Thank you so much for this very cute idea. And I had no idea this card was on Artiste.
    Thank you for this opportunity, I appreciate it.
    kimbuckjr at yahoo dot com

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  88. Thanks so very much for the tutorial on the swing cards. I have the Artiste cartridge that I love, but didn't know how to make a swing card. Now I do! Thanks again.

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  89. I love this cartridge. I make baby books for gifts and this has it all. Cards, gift cards, and pages to add for those important times. Love it

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  90. Beautiful card! I really like video tutorials best, I do better if I can see how things are done.

    tderosa142 at gmail dot com

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  91. I've made swing cards using a Sizzix die. I did not know there was a cricut cartridge with them on it.
    Gerry

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  92. Love the swing cards. I need to get that cartridge. I enjoy just using the Cricut. I make cards (lots) scrapbook pages and this week I cut out 2000 shapes for Vacation Bible School. Just love helping out with my Cricut.
    Thank you for keeping us motivated.
    Linda in Stanwood

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  93. Swing cards are fun to make and kids love them.

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  94. What a pretty card. I love swing cards.

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  95. I've never made a swing card. I do love to scrapbook and make cards. I love all the pretty papers and stamps you can use. I love my cricut.
    I would like to learn to make a swing card.
    Thanks for the chance to win.
    Ramona

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  96. I have never made a swing card, but would like to try. Thank you for the chance to win!

    mb6464@hotmail.com
    marciasmemories.blogspot.com

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  97. I actually have the Artiste set but have never tried to make a swing card have to try. Thanks for the instruction and encouragement and also an opportunity to win. Ruth at lake in Texas

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  98. Have liked this cartridge since I first saw it. Would be so much fun to win it! Doris in IA

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  99. I did not know the Artiste cartridge had swing cards. Thanks so much for showing how to make one! I will be sure to try it out this week!

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  100. I am starting to scrapbook and love it...
    Linda from Havre

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  101. Great cartridge. Would love to win. Thanks for the demos on the close to my heart cartridges. Can't wait for the new one to come out. Thanks

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  102. Never made a swing card and didnt know it was on Artiste. I'm excited to try them!

    Cileania L.

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  103. I have seen swing cards and knew they were on Artiste but never dared to try. I don't have Artiste, I want Art Philosophy sooo bad but either way you made it look so easy as you do with everything. Thanks so much for another drawing...maybe someday I will be the lucky one!! Great tutorial. Thanks!!

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  104. I have never tried making a swing card. But I love your version of one today - Beautiful!!!!

    sueot33@yahoo.com

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  105. Adorable love the swing card. I've only made a few small swing cards but not from this cartridge now I should. Thanks for sharing.

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  106. I haven't made a swing card yet but after seeing all your posts this week I definitely will try one or a few! TFS!! I still have yet to purchase the Artiste cart!!

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  107. I have not made a swing card but would love to give it a try! I don't know how to use the various elements on most of my cartridges.

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