Summer Spinner Card (with Sizzix) by Nancy

Summer Spinner Card (with Sizzix) by Nancy

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HELLO FRIENDS! I’m Nancy Sheads from Rowhouse Greetings and I’m back with a new project featuring the Summer Spinner Card Thinlit Dies by Sizzix. This was my first time making a spinner card so to be honest, it took me a few tries to figure out how to get everything lined up and functioning. I learned a few things along the way so hopefully your first time will go smoothly!

Today’s project features:

To start, I created a card base from a piece of Neenah Classic Crest 100# paper cut to 5.5” x 8.5” scored at 4.25” to create a side folding card. I normally create top folding cards but decided that a side folding card would work best for this style so that the spinner would be right side up when the recipient opened the card.

I masked the top third of my card so that I could stamp a design on the remainder of the card front, leaving the top portion white. You could use a product like Masking Magic Sheets – which I have floating around somewhere in my craft room – or use an oversize Post-It note as I did here since my supply of masking sheets is still missing in action!

I placed the Geometric Bee Pattern Bold Print stamp by Hero Arts on the left side of my Misti. On the right, I used repositionable tape to stick my card base to the door, using the etched grid to make sure that the card was straight. I inked the stamp with Versafine Claire in Nocturne and stamped the image. I reinked and stamped several times to make sure that I had a solid impression. I quickly covered the ink with Nuvo Embossing Powder in Crystal Clear and heat set the powder.

Since I’m a messy embosser, I decided to work on the inside of the card at the same time so that I could clean up my mess all at the same time. So I stamped the sentiment from the Buzz stamp set by Honey Bee Stamps using Versafine Claire in Nocturne that I heat set with Nuvo Embossing Powder in Crystal Clear

Using the circular die from the Summer Spinner Card Thinlit Dies, I lightly outlined the inside of the die in pencil on the front of the card base. 

Once I was certain of the position of the window, I taped the die in place and ran it through my die cutting machine to create the window for the spinner. I added a strip to each side of the window using one of the decorative dies in the Summer Spinner Card die set.

To create the spinner, I used the outline and detail dies for the bee to cut two sets from black cardstock and gold foil cardstock. I assembled the pieces so that I had two completed bees. I cut a piece of linen thread, folded it in half, and glued it to the back of one of the bees. I glued the remaining bee to the back of the first bee so that the thread is encased by the spinner.

I combined the largest die from the This Way Round die set with the circular die from the Summer Spinner Card die set to create a decorative border for the spinner window.

On the back of the circular die cut, I positioned the spinner, adhering the threads in place first with 1/8” Scor-Tape and a healthy amount of Art Glitter Glue. I briefly heat set the glue and then applied more  Art Glitter Glue to the back of the die cut and glued it into place on the front of the card. I planned to position the spinner so that the bee was vertical, but decided to let it fly at an angle for more interest. 

When you are ready to send your card, twist the spinner and close the card. When the recipient opens it, the bee will spin and the inside message is revealed.

Hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and that you’ll give this style of card a try!


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