Happy Sunday everyone! Today, I have some more inspiration for you from Simon Says Stamp (SSS) Diecember release! I had the joy of using the Ice Skating Girl die cut. As soon as I saw it, I instantly thought she needed to be turned into a spinner card. And truth be told, this was the first time I ever made one! It was really quite easy….so if you haven’t tried a spinner yet…definitely try it!
I actually followed a Jennifer McGuire video. She gives great instructions and she is so easy to follow.
I started with a 4 1/4 by 11 inch Audrey Blue cardstock. I scored it at 5 1/2 (just like making a regular note card) and 2 1/8 in. I folded the 5 1/2 in score line but not the 2 1/8. This made it easier to stamp and not have the ink pool in the crease. I stamped the inside and outside of the notecard using my stamp platform and the Snowflake Turnabout set with Distress Oxides in: Evergreen Bough, Chipped Sapphire, Pumice Stone, and Hero Arts Unicorn White. I made sure to line my card up each time in the same place (the left corner of my template) while stamping. This lined up everything perfectly when the card was folded at 2 1/2 in. I found a large enough circle die that would fit my skating girl and die cut the front panel with the 2 1/2 score line.
I die cut a matching cardstock piece with one circle smaller. I added the sentiment with embossing ink and gold powder. To make sure the sentiment followed the curve of the circle, I used my stamp platform and the matching circle die. I adhered the sentiment circle with liquid glue onto the card, making sure it was in the middle of the larger circle. I folded the front panel at the 2 1/8 in. score mark. Next, I die cut the skating girl out of 2 pieces of heavy weight white cardstock. I sandwiched some clear thread in between the 2 pieces using both double sided tape and liquid glue to secure everything. On the inside 2 1/8in. fold (or basically the back of the card when the z fold is opened), I taped the clear thread in place and onto my glass craft mat. Over the crease and clear thread, I added a line of strong adhesive and tried to wait patiently for it to dry. Once dry, I trimmed the ends and re-enforced the crease. To make her spin, just twist the die cut a few times and close the front z-fold. When you or the recipient opens it, she will spin around.
I apologize for not having a video of it in action on here. My current plan for my blog doesn’t support it. But, you can see a quick video on my Instagram located on the bottom of this page. The video was hard to capture because I was doing it one handed but, you can definitely see how lovely she spins.
I hope this inspired you to make your own spinner card! It was so much fun and I definitely plan on making more in the future!