Sunday, May 18, 2014

Circle Card Thinlits Die- Spinner Card.

I was asked if the card I shared in the blog hop really spins, and the answer is yes! I thought I'd share how I made it.
To begin, you will need half a sheet of cardstock as well as a pice of coordinating cardstock. You will need the Circle Card Thinlit as well as the Circle Collection Framelit. You will need Bakers Twine, Glue Dots, 2 1/2" Circle Punch and what ever element you want as the spinner, Any punched element that fits inside the opening will work. So think flowers, butterfly etc.

Start by adding DSP if desired. If you add DSP do not add adhesive to the area that will have the circle cut out. Place the the cardstock with the Circle Card Thinlit on the Magnetic base of the Big Shot add the 4th from the smallest Circle Collection Framelit centered in the circle of the Thinlit, run it through the Big Shot. Take the card out and fold on the score lines as you normally would.
Punch 2 circles with the 2 1/2" circle punch  and then run them through the Big Shot with the forth Circle Framelit centered in the circles. These will be used later to frame the opening in the card.  Use the leftover circles to punch 2 each of the butterflies(or any embellishment that you want to use). Cut a piece of Bakers Twine and use Glue Dots to stack your punched pieces and adhere them firmly to the twine.
Use Mini Glue Dots to stretch the twine tautly between the top and bottom of the opening, making sure that the embellishment is clear of the edges. Trim the ends of the twine and use the circular frames to cover the ends and glue dots as well as to frame the opening on both sides. 
Stamp and embellish in any way that is pleasing to you.
Before placing the card in an envelope wind the butterfly by twisting the string, with the card closed it holds the butterfly in place, once the card is opened the string unwinds and the butterfly spins.
I hope you have fun making a spinner card.