Michelle Last

Hello Friend Swing Card

I saw a card on Facebook a while back called a Swing Card and I had never seen one before so I decided to have a go at making one.  I reached for the Hello Friend stamp set and as I can make most things by eye and don’t need measurements.  It just takes a little time and a little experimenting to be able to work it out and I am pleased to say I did it!

Swing Card made by Michelle Last

It looks pretty standard  from the front and I decided to simply use a piece of patterned paper for the front panel and add the large hello greeting from the hello friend stamp set which I heat embossed with silver embossing powder.

The magic happens with you pull open the card…

Swing Card Inside View made by Michelle Last

The card flips and spins open to reveal the inside. I stamped the beautiful wreath from the Hello Friend stamp set using the Baby Wipe Technique to get the foliage of the wreath varying colours of green.  I added a ribbon bow and left room for a hand written message.

The little circle sentiment is also from Hello Friend and stop the middle section from spinning open too far.

Pretty cool technique huh?  I don’t have an instructions or measurements as I made it by eye but if you google ‘swing card’ you should see various templates and tutorials.

Give it a try, it was fun to make although next time I would use the extra thick whisper white cardstock to make it a little more sturdy.

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Heat Embossing using Hello Friend from Stampin’ Up!

Technique 101 with Michelle Last

This months technique is heat embossing a real favourite of mine and I use it a lot as it really adds a pop and definition to your projects.  It is also perfect to use on those hard to stamp materials such as vellum.

Hello Friend from Stampin Up

I went super simple and embossed the wreath image direct onto Smoky Slate cardstock.  I then added the greeting in black ink and added a gingham bow and some rhinestones – really simple.

How to Heat Emboss
  • Sweep the embossing buddy across the cardstock to absorb any sticky or greasy areas on your card.
  • Ink up the desired image in Versamark Ink and stamp onto the cardstock.
  • Sprinkle over the chosen heat emboss powder, tapping off any excess.
  • If you have grains of embossing powder which are stuck to the cardstock where they shouldn’t be, rub them off or remove with a dry paint brush.
  • Turn on your heat tool and wait approx 20-30 seconds for it to heat up until you point it at the stamped image and watch the powder turn from dull/matt to a shiny sealed image once they are heat set.
  • Your image will now be heat set and permanent.
  • Be careful when embossing on delicate paper or cardstock such as vellum.
  • Remember to turn off and unplug your heat tool when not in use.

Let’s go and see what the other design team have made using Heat Embossing.  Next up is Frenchie, click the next button below but if you get lost then the list of particpants is shared below.

Technique 101 Next


1. France Poitras Martin – USA
2 .Sandi MacIver – Canada
3. Leonie Schroder – Australia
4. Carmen Morris – Netherlands
5. Heike Vass – Germany
6. Michelle Last – UK < You are here

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