I promised a tutorial and some tips for the cards that I posted yesterday. The spinner card is super easy to do with the Word Window Punch.
Pop-Up Posie Kit
- Word Window Punch
- Stampin' Dimensionals
- Paper Piercer
- Calypso Coral Ink
- Sponge Dauber
- (2) pennies
This is how the tag will look when punched.
TIP: The tag is a different color on each side. The lighter color matches with the Crumb Cake cardstock and that is the side I used for my cards. Make sure when you are adhering the tag to your card that the color you wish to see is facing upright.
To make the spinner mechanism, use a Stampin' Dimensional to adhere two pennies together, making a sandwich. TIP: Make sure the dimensional and pennies are centered so your spinner moves smoothly!
Place the cardstock (at the bottom of the punched space) between the two pennies, then bend the tag back gently to place the top of the punched space between the two pennies. TIP: At this point I typically tilt the tag back and forth several times to ensure my pennies spin easily. This also serves to round the points of the dimensionals, which allows the piece to spin more smoothly.
Use Stampin' Dimensionals to adhere the tag to your card. Typically I only place the dimensionals in each corner, but for the spinner cards I like to have additional support above and below the punched area. TIP: Make sure your dimensionals do not impede the movement of the pennies! I made that mistake on the first card and had a spinner card that wouldn't spin!
Use the sponge dauber and an ink pad to lightly dab color onto to white corduroy brads included in the Pop-Up Posie Kit.
Take two layers of the Calypso Coral and Pool Party flowers from the kit and crinkle them. TIP: The flowers can also be embossed, as shown yesterday, or left smooth.
Smooth the flower pieces, then stack them, alternating colors and position. Use a Paper Piercing Tool to poke a hole through the entire stack. Secure with your newly colored corduroy brad. Your completed flower piece can be adhered to the penny with the dimensional you placed earlier.
Your card pieces are now ready to assemble! Here are two more examples of the cards I showed yesterday.
When fraying the ends of this thick cotton twine or the baker's twine just spin the twine in the opposite direction of its natural twist. Then you can use your paper piercer to separate the individual threads even more.
- Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes (w: 115370, c: 127802)
- Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
- Ink: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral
- Accessories: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (127751), Pop-Up Posie Kit (131395), 2011-2013 In Color Designer Paper Stack (122384), Word Window Punch (119857)
Thanks for letting me share!