Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Circle Spinner Cards - A Splitcoaststampers Video Tutorial

Today is an exciting day as I have the privilege of being a guest tutorial author on Splitcoaststampers!

My tutorial is on the construction of Circle Spinner Cards.  Once I got started I ended up with lots of  ideas for different ways to make these.  (I even have a triple spinner card I will be sharing tomorrow so be sure to stop by again then!)

I show a variety of products that can be used for making spinner cards.  You probably have some of these things already in your craft room; there are lots of possibilities!

First up are a couple of cards made with nesting circle dies or framelits.    The key is to look for combinations of dies that give a 3/8" gap for the spinner to move freely but not jump out.
This pinwheel looks great as a spinner!
Although the perspective of the photos make it a bit hard to see,  this second card uses larger diameter circles than the one above.
A 3/4" circle wrapped with baker's twine makes a cute ball of yarn!
I tried using nesting oval dies.  Works great!
Have fun with different designer papers to create a scene!
Next I looked through my die collection to see what else might be a possibility.  I found some flower dies that would work too.  With a shape like this the spinner does not move as freely but it is still a fun interactive card.
You can use buttons instead of pennies for the spinner mechanism

Punches can also work!  Again just look for a 3/8" gap.  A 1-3/4" and a 2-1/2" punch will do the job.  I really like using punches for making these.   It is quick and you can easily punch specific designs from the paper for cute accents.
Choose constrasting designs and colors for the under layer to make it pop
A wash with a Wink of Stella Glitter Pen makes the butterfly shine!
You can see the complete written and video tutorial by going to SPLITCOASTSTAMPERS.  There is a specific gallery set up for your Spinner Cards.  I look forward to seeing your projects and of course love to hear your comments.

Here is the video!  This one was quite an undertaking.  All sorts of things kept happening during the video taping.  I should have made a blooper vid---I think it would be as long as the actual video!  Thank goodness for editing software!

Pinwheel Card
Stamps:  Crazy About You
Paper:  Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock.  Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Basic Black Archival Ink.  Stampin’ Write Markers – Emerald Envy, Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry
Accessories:  Brights Enamel Shapes

Kitty Card
Stamps: Pretty Kitty, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper:  Dapper Denim and Whisper White Cardstock, Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
Ink:   Archival Ink- Basic Black.  Classic Ink- Dapper Denim, Melon Mambo and Wild Wasabi.   Stampin’ Write Markers- Pink Pirouette and Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Thick Baker’s Twine

Bear Card
Stamps:  Bear Hugs
Paper:  Dapper Denim, So Saffron and Whisper White Cardstock.  Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Basic Black Archival.  Indigo Island, Soft Sky, Peekaboo Peach and Early Espresso Classic Ink.  Stampin’ Write Marker-Pink Pirouette.
Punches:  Classic Label
Big Shot:  Bear Hugs Framelits, Popcorn Box Thinlits
Accessories:  Gold Wink of Stella

Flower Card
Stamps:  Pun Intended, Crazy About You
Paper:  Dapper Denim, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzaz, Tangerine Tango and Whisper White Cardstock.  Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Archival Basic Black Ink.  Dapper Denim, Tangerine Tango and Peekaboo Peach Classic Ink.  Stampin’ Write Markers – Peekaboo Peach and Island Indigo
Punches:  One inch Circle
Big Shot:   Dahlia Nestabilities
Accessories:  Brights Enamel Shapes, Gold Wink of Stella

Butterfly Card
Stamps:  Watercolor Wings
Paper:  Indigo Island, Mint Macaron and Whisper White Cardstock.  Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Island Indigo, Mint Macaron and Sahara Sand Classic Ink
Punches:  2-1/2” and 1-3/4” Circle
Big Shot:  Butterflies Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits
Accessories:  5/8” Burlap Ribbon

Strawberry Card:
Stamps:  Sunshine Sayings
Paper: Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzaz,  Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock.   Fruit Stand Designer Series paper.
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder Classic Ink
Punches:  Elegant Butterfly
Accessories:  5/8” Watermelon Wonder Mini Striped Ribbon, Gold Wink of Stella


  1. Loved your tutorial! You made it look so easy!

  2. Oh my! I love this and will try it, maybe today! Thanks for doing a video, I don't think I could have followed written instructions , but your video shows me just what to do!