Monday, July 23, 2012

Take a Spin Card MDS Tutorial

Todays card features the Take a Spin digital stamp set.  This set is great because it has two main graphics (one of which I used for the card below) plus each of the images that make up the main graphics as individual stamps.   Very versatile!!
I had this card printed through Stampin' Up's professional print service then added the arrow with a brad so it can be spun to any of the spaces.
Now for the step-by-step tutorial to make it!

1.  Open a new project and select the 6" x 6" greeting card.
2.  Choose a background color.  (I used So Saffron.)
3.  Add the main stamp image from the Take a Spin digital stamp set.  Make sure you have the Card Bleed guide turned on.  (Seen as the grayed outline around the outside edge of the card.)  Resize the image to fit the card front keeping it inside the bleed area.
2.  Add a square punch and resize it to cover the image as shown.  Fill it with color (I used Cherry Cobbler) and send it backward.  This will make all the little dots colored.
3.  Add another square punch and resize it to cover the bottom half of the graphic as shown.  Fill with Designer Series paper.
4.  Repeat for the upper half of the card.
5.  Send both rectangles backward behind the graphic.  (I changed the upper DSP from the above picture and forgot to take a screen shot but you get the idea!)
6.  Add the triangle Petite Pennant punch.  Double click on it to open up the punch setting window.   UNCLICK THE KEEP PROPORTIONS BUTTON.  Resize the height and width to 3.56 and 2.1.   Center the punch over the graphic as shown.   Copy and paste this punch.  Flip it over and cover the bottom triangle as well. (Not shown in the picture below.)

7.  Fill both triangles with DSP and send them backwards.
8.  An optional step is to use punches to fill some of the little spaces with color like I did with the dots on the party hat, the candles, and the present.  These are pretty tiny and take some patience to fill in.   You could fill these in with a marker once it is printed.
9.  After the card is printed add an arrow and brad as a spinner.


  1. Wow that certainly looks easy, thanks!! Great card.

  2. Wow. What a great card. Love the steps, you make it so clear. Thanks