The next generation is having babies!
My first granddaughter was born a year ago in October, and my niece just had her first child, a daughter, a few days ago.
Because I knew I would need lots of baby cards, I purchased the stamp set A Little Wild and coordinating Little Loves Framelits Dies found in the new Stampin' Up! Catalog.
The stamp set has the cutest images of lions, elephants, and bears, oh my!
I got out the set for the first time to create a fun spinner card to send to my niece and her family.
This interactive spinner card is so easy to create.
Stamp image from A Little Wild onto a piece of Designer Series Paper.
The front and back of the elephant are on one stamp, so they stamp side by side. They are meant to be cut out using the coordinating framelit, so they fold to make a two-sided card.
For this card, I stamped the elephant onto a piece of retired Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper using Archival Black ink.
Even though the DSP is retired, I like the polka dot pattern and thought it fit the occasion. You could also stamp the image onto a piece of Whisper White card stock and color the image with an aqua painter, blender pen, watercolor pencils, or markers.
Place the coordinating framelit die over the stamped image and cut out using the Big Shot.
For this card, I applied SNAIL adhesive on the inside and folded the two pieces together.
To create the front of the card, attach a piece of designer series paper onto the front of the card base.
The card base measures 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", so the DSP measures 5 1/4" x 4".
I attached the DSP to the front of the card using only a small strip of SNAIL adhesive. You want the two pieces together while you cut out the circle in the middle, but you also want them to easily become separated while you make the spinner part of the card.
Cut out a circle from the center of the card front using the Big Shot and Circles Framelits Die.
Remove the cut circle.
You won't be needing it for this project, but you could use it for another one in the future.
Remove the DSP from the card base.
Carefully apply a strip of SNAIL along the center back of the elephant. Attach a piece of Baker's Twine or ribbon over the adhesive. You don't want a lot of adhesive, or it will stick to the inside of the card once it is closed.
Thread the twine or ribbon through the hole at the top of the elephant, leaving tails at the top and bottom. You want the twine or ribbon to be long enough for a secure hold, but short enough so it doesn't stick out from under the top DSP when it is attached later.
Apply a strip of SNAIL at the top and bottom of the card base and attach the twine or ribbon. The DSP will cover up the adhesive, so the amount used is not as critical. Make sure the tails are aligned straight.
Now, attach the designer series paper to the card base, aligning the openings. Use a little extra SNAIL for more hold as there will be some bulk from the twine.
Carefully apply Fine Tip Glue to the rings and adhere to the front and back openings.
Add a greeting. I stamped "hello baby" from Teeny Tiny Wishes on a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock using Archival Black ink. I then cut it out using the Big Shot and retired Bitty Banners Framelits. After sponging on a little Melon Mambo ink, I curled the edges of the banner using a pair of scissors, then attached it to the front using a Dimensional to pop it up. I also added rhinestones that I colored black using a Sharpie Pen.
Here's the inside of the card. I added the second Basic Black ring around the cut out to finish it off.
I also added a greeting mounted to a matted 1 1/4" circle. Originally, I had stamped the greeting directly on the inside, but it was crooked.
Ughh... I hate when that happens. So onto Plan B.
What a sweet little elephant!
I hope you like this free Spinner Card Tutorial.
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Stamp Sets: A Little Wild, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Archival Black, Melon Mambo
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, A Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Big Shot, Little Loves, Circles, Itty Bitty Banners Framelits Dies, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, Black Baker's Twine, Fine Tip Glue, rhinestones, Sharpie Pen, Dimensionals, sponge