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Swinging Card Tutorial


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Swinging Card
      Dear friends this interactive swinging card is my Guest DT post for  Digital Delights  for winning the Petal Power challenge with my Mother’s Day Card.
         Delightful challenges holds a very special place in my heart as I won my first Guest DT post ever [back in 2011] with  this Quilled Sunflower Girl…I was so nervous when I used their digital image [ first time I worked with digis ]  in a Side step pop up card which was my first guest DT post and that card in turn won me a Guest DT at  Crafty JC
        I have done numerous Guest DT posts since then for various websites and craft shops but believe me I still get super nervous as to how a Guest Post will be received!I hope you guys enjoy this Easy to make Swinging card and tutorial
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Swinging Card
         I used the super cute digital image "Relax Barnaby" from Digital Delights, 3D decoupaged him and suspended his hammock from palm trees in this tropical paradise themed swinging interactive card.
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Swinging Card
       My daughter is forever searching for her eraser and pencil sharpener during homework time and I had been intending to make a  tray to hold her stationary...so I placed my interactive tent card on a cardboard box lid dressed up with glitter foam grass and handmade flowers.
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Handmade flowers
What is paradise without some flowers so added some quilled flowers and stamped leaves to my tent card.
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Handmade flowers
I always make my own flowers and the large red flower is also handmade and here is the tutorial link : Easy Flower tutorial 

Sharing How to make a Swinging Card

Material required
Cardstock - any size will do but I used an A 4 and a 6 x 8 inch piece of card stock
Glue- I used Fevicol MR 
Scissors
Something to cut an aperture
To punch holes- single hole punch  or crop a dile
Twine, thread or ribbon to suspend your image
Optional - Scoring board, Eyelets and eyelet setter / crop a dile

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Swinging Card Tutorial
         On the folded edge of an A 4 card mark a semicircle  using a template [ use anything you have like a plate, lid, circle die,or even a  foam tape like I used here]-- just make sure you leave 1 1/2 - 2 inches on either side so that your card remains sturdy! 
         Cut out a semi circle ,oval, square or rectangle aperture [ the aperture can be any shape you fancy!] on the folded edge cutting through both halves of your A 4 card
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Swinging Card Tutorial
            As an interactive card is going to be played with quite a bit  you need a good sturdy base so that it doesn't topple over! I chose a 6 x 8 inch card [ you can play with measurements] and  folded it in half [ center mountain fold] and then folded up [valley fold]1 inch on either side to get an accordion fold in the shape of a  " W ".
If you have a scoring board :score on the 6 inch side at  1 , 3 and  5 inch marks.
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Swinging Card Tutorial
        The 1 inch folded parts of your accordion folded " W "are your gluing tabs.Apply glue to one gluing tab of the " w " as shown and stick it inside the tent card you had already made.Apply enough glue and pressure as its important to get a good adhesion here.
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Swinging Card Tutorial
          Fold your " W " accordion and apply glue on the other gluing tab and firmly stick the other flap of your tent card onto it. The tent card on which your swinging element is going to be hung is ready!
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Swinging Card Tutorial
           On either side of  your aperture ,add decorative elements such as trees, vines ,lattices or whatever element fits in with the theme of your card.You can allow it to jut above the folded edge of your card just dont embellish the top of  your tent card heavily
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3 D Decoupaged image
          As a swinging element I 3 D decoupaged the cute honey bee by cutting him and layering using foam dots. Can you see the shiny flower centers and shiny nose and cheeks of the cute bee ? [ courtesy glossy accents] You can choose any swinging style image like a child on a swing  or a  hammock , a bird on a branch etc.Punch holes on either side and attach to the tent card with twine, thread or ribbon. 
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Swinging card
       You can actually make the image fit right inside the aperture so that it swings freely to and fro . Since  both my clinic and home printers were acting crazy I had to depend on a printing shop to print  my digital image and I couldn't get my image size a perfect fit but my little bee still swings happily !
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Swinging card
Another tip : Do heavily embellish the base of the card like I have done with flowers galore or whatever  you fancy and keep the top relatively simple as otherwise your card will topple over!
You can also decorate both sides of your swinging card like I did in Spinning card tutorial 1 and Spinning card tutorial 2

I hope you like this interactive card which actually doesn't require any fancy tools to make.

Supplies : Spellbinder Classic Leaf ,Spellbinder Rose creations,Cheery Lynn Butterfly,Memory Box fringe, Cheery Lynn Grass,

Linking to  Deep Ocean Challenge Fav 2014 Card
Edited : This card came top 3 in Digi Sketch In the garden theme
Top 3
This swinging card also came Top 3 at BGC Kiddish theme
Beyond Grey Challenges

123 comments:

  1. Absolutely gorgeous! Such a fabulous design and love the way you created the entire garden view! excellent work doc!

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    1. Thank you so much Jaya it was a rush job as my printer went bonkers refusing to accept ink cartridges and I had to get the image printed from a shop at the last moment!

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  2. Wow what a treat for the eyes! Love the theme and perfect execution. .you make me long for a holiday like this doc!

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    1. Ha Ha actually we did have a lovely holiday amidst nature in Malaysia last year and I thought of that while making this card!

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  3. OMG this card is awesome !! You really come up with the most unique ideas and the projects are so well explained. Thank you so much for this fantastic tutorial :))

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    1. Thank you so much Motidana...such sweet comments make my day!!

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  4. love this adorable card Doc, and thanks so much to making my night brighter and love the tutorial, easy to follow and I will be attempting a make of this one.xxx
    ♥aNNie
    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Ha Ha I am so glad you liked it Annie and do make one its super easy

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  5. Thank you Sonia for your nice comment about my treasure box :) I really appreciate your words!
    What a stunning creation you have done, so many details to look at, welldone!
    Take care :)
    Hugs, Sandra

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  6. Hi Doc, the temple is a die, think it's a Cheery Lynn one, gorgeous isn't it.xx

    The Journey is the Start

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    1. Thanks Annie..wish we got it here in India...I would have snapped it up

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  7. Wow, what a beautiful creation.
    Very good tutorial too.
    Gr Elly

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    1. Glad you liked the swinging card tutorial Elly

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  8. A wonderful summer card and a great tutorial. Thank you for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday

    Love Chrissie x

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    1. Thank you so much Chrissie

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  9. WOW Sonia! This is AWESOME!! What a fun card design and ADORABLE image!!!
    Love all your embellishing as well!
    GREAT card!

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica...always love to have you drop in

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  10. gorgeous card with cute honey bee dear. stunning and thanks for the step by step procedure
    Adhiraacreations

    Adhiraa@Facebook

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    1. Thank you so much Shylaa...yes the honey bee is such a cutie

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  11. Beautiful creation, thanks for sharing and joining us at Cutie Pie challenge cheers Sue N x

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous creation Dr sonia ..I love the fun swinging element and the beautiful way you have embellished this card ..Its just wow !!

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    1. Thank you so much Hussena...so good to have you as a bloggy pal

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  13. Wow super fab card !! love the card arrangement and the relaxing bee.. Thanks for the detailed tutorial Dr Sonia .. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Radhika..glad you liked it

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  14. Wow..will surely make one long for Holidays :D !! It would be fun to swing in between tress surrounded by such beautiful n colorful flowers !! Wonderful card , I love how you have dressed up the card n tray.Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial :) !

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    1. Thank you so much Pooja...its a super easy card to make.I actually wanted to make a pop up scene but didnt have time!

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  15. What a fun project!
    Thanks for joining us at Crafting By Designs!
    Sanja DT

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  16. Amazing....... did I already say Amazing! Wow Wow Wow, love this! Thanks for joining in the Corrosive Challenge this time around, it was awesome seeing your work!

    DebbieM - TCC DT

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  17. That's such a cutie beauty honey bee, Sonia. The garden is so fresh and evergreen...you rock the kids projects! Yourvdaughter must be more fhan delighted, hope things are in place now.

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    1. Ha Ha maybe I rock at kiddy cards cos the kiddy actually gives inputs and big opinions when I make them!!

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  18. Cute and fun. love that swing card... Hopefully I can try this out soon... Thanks for your wonderful tut on it... You are simply amazing with your flowers and all the details you add on to your projects....

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    1. Shirl its a fun design to try out and Thank you so much for dropping dear friend

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  19. Very colorful !! fantastic ..thx for the tutorial

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  20. What gorgeous and fun card design! I love all embellishments you have incorporated. Great tutorial too.
    Thank you for joining us at Try it on Tuesday .
    Mar x

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    1. Thank you Margik glad you liked my swinging card

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  21. This BEE likes the Bee intereactive swinging card. Thanks for the step by sstep instructions. I'll have to give this a try.
    Melisssa
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

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    1. Ha Ha glad my bee friend liked my bee!!

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  22. This is seriously one of the most amazing cards I've seen!! Wow!! I love, love it!! It is so fun!! Thanks for the awesome tutorial!! I'd love to give this a try!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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    1. Lisa--- you say the sweetest things ever!!

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  23. Awww!!! Cute bee! Wonderfully embellished . What a clear tutorial.. Will definitely try this :) Thank you :)

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    1. Thank you so much Dharshana...glad you enjoyed the card tutorial

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  24. Fantastic and oh so adorable.Your daughter is super lucky to have you as her mom.:-)

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    1. Oh you are so sweet Pallavi!!

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  25. Fantastic Sonia..I love cards like this and love your cute Bee and trees and all the flowers...fabulous project..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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    1. Chrissy you are a big inspiration to me and so thrilled you like my swinging card

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  26. WOW!!! I LOVE this card Sonia. I have to make one .. thanks for the instructions..Loz

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    1. Thank you so much Laurel...I know you like unusual cards just like me!!

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  27. What a fabulous card - so much detail - just wonderful! Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at The Sailing Pineapple!

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    1. Thank you so much Sharon

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  28. gorgeous creation Sonia... love the swing... beautiful flowers... thanks for sharing the tutorial..
    -Berina
    Moxie Craftie

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    1. Thank you so much Berina...glad you liked the card tutorial

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  29. This is absolutely PRECIOUS! I just LOVE IT! Great tutorial too. Thank You for participating with us over at Through The Craft Room Door. Hope to see you again really soon :-) Melanie, DT

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    1. Glad you liked my cad Melanie

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  30. Soooooo cute! LOVE the swing...super fun! :)

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    1. Thank you so much Yvonne..so glad you liked it

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  31. This is amazing and super sweet. Thanks for the tutorial. I might try this one. Hugs, Teresa

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    1. Thank you so much Teresa...I hope you try it is a simple card to make

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  32. i like the quilled red flower and the cool interactive stuff that you put in your creations!

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    1. Thank you so much Ayesha...the red quilled flowers took so much time to make!!

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  33. Wow..this is so cool. I luv this.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in
    crazycrafter-craftsuppliesshop.blogspot.in

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  34. OMGoodness, this is so adorable! You created the cutest scene, with that darling image and fabulous design elements! Love this! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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    1. Thank you so much Penny...your sweet words have certainly brightened my day!

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  35. wow this is such a clever scene! And so very intricate! Love it!

    Thanks for joining us in our Punches or dies challenge at Digi Choosday Crafting Vicky (DT)

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    1. Thank you so much Vicky...so glad you liked my swinging card

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  36. What a fantastic card! I love how you make it look easy enough to try! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! Love the details! They are lucky to have you as a Guest Designer! Kudos to you!!!!
    -Melin
    My Blog: MyPaperCrafting.com

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    1. I love your projects Melin and am super thrilled you dropped by to write such encouraging words on my blog!

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  37. This is fantastic! Thank you so much for the tutorial! xx

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  38. this is amazing. so much work and you share it all, thanks for the tutorial...it is so fun and cheerful, great great card, thanks for sharing my blog button as well on your blog, hugs from california
    bibiana

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    1. I love your work Bibiana and will always support you!!

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  39. So cute and cheerful. Love the flowers and the bee is just adorable in his little swinging hammock.

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    1. Ha Ha yes Jani..the little bee sure is enjoying his swing!!

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  40. Hi Dr Sonia, I haven't passed by for a while but as always you have a fantastic creations. Love how the ladybug swings and that quilled flower is so pretty.

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    1. Thank you so much Merry...I love to have you visit and love dropping by your blog too

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  41. Hello, Dr Sonia, I came to your blog through Scrappamondo (volidicarta.blogspot.it). This swinging card is amazing! You used many technique and have a great creativity! Thank you for your tutorial! I'll come and visit you again.

    Mariangela

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    1. So good to have you drop in Mariangela. I love the blogging world for how it links us to awesome crafters. Off to explore your blog

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  42. Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 43 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

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  43. I bet your hands NEVER rest! If you're not cutting up people's noses and ears they must be cutting paper! If I ever need ENT surgery I'm coming to India....if you do half as good a job with a surgical knife as you do with paper and scissors than I know I would be in excellent hands! :)
    So pretty, Sonia! So very pretty!

    Susan

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    1. Ha Ha Susan you are making me smile!!! And ha ha yes if I may say so I am a good ENT Surgeon!!

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  44. Awesome card! This is absolutely adorable!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  45. Super cute adorable card...definitely going to try. ..thank you for sharing. ..

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    1. SO glad you dropped by Daksha...Thank you !

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  46. Adorably cute fun entry for our Sisters of Craft challenge. Gill DT

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  47. Wow your card is absolutely stunning 😍

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    1. Glad you liked my swinging card

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  48. WOW - your creation is amazing!!! I love it!!! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine Design!!! hugs, ANDREA

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  49. Very cool card
    Thanks for joining us at the sailing pineapple for our nature challenge.

    Tracey dt

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  50. Wow this is a fantastic creation! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Digi Sketch Challenge.

    Kelly xx

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  51. Thank you for fabulous tutorial and a really sweet and great project! By the way, making your own flowers is something I also like, this way you are never short of them :)
    Thank you for entering the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge #7 "Use Stamp or Digi Stamp". Good luck and looking forward to seeing you again!
    Annemaritta - CGE DT

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    1. Thank you Annemaritta -- ha ha sometimes I make projects just to use up my handmade flowers!!

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  52. Always such beautiful tutorials !
    Thanks for playing with us on BGC this fortnight !

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  53. Hello Sonia , What an awesome card .. !!!

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  54. This is so lovely...Thank you for joining us at Digi Sketch and good luck.

    Caz x DS DT

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    1. Glad you like my interactive card Caz

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  55. Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing at Cutie Pies 'Cute Digi' challenge and good luck x Susan x

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  56. This is just so sweet! and a step by step! Thank you for sharing at Try It On Tuesday (Sorry I'm a bit late!!) Cindy DT

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    1. Thank you Cindy-- your comment is very much appreciated

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  57. loved it..thanks for sharing..hope to make it soon!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Shikha -- do share a link when you make it

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  58. Hello Dr. Sonia!
    Love your cute project and your amazing tutorial. Thank you so much for joining our July Bearly Mine Challenge. Hope to see you again in August :)

    Hugs, Natascha

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my card tutorial Natascha

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  59. Fabulous creation, love the image, thanks so much for joining us over at the Sister's of Craft....Good Luck!
    Hugs Donna DT xx

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  60. I'm speechless! So cute kid's card, Dr Sonia!
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

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    1. Thank you so much Aneta-- such a sweet comment

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  61. oh wow... what a stunning creation and soooo much detail,, truely amazing. Thank you so much for entering into the sisters of craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

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    1. Tina glad you liked my card-- Thank you for the sweet words

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  62. What a stunning card. I love how you have showcased the image. Great detailing. Thank you for joining us over at Ladybug Crafts. Hugs Nina

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