Thursday, May 3, 2012

Super Fun Spinner Cards...

The Take a Spin stamp set and coordinating Spinner Hands have been one of my favorites since they appeared in the 2011 Occasions Mini. I love the spinner cards for kids' birthdays. They make for great 'congratulations' cards, too. So I was pretty sad to see that they are retiring at the end of May. I do keep some of my favorite retired sets, and this is one of the sets I will be keeping! I also used the no-longer-available Sweet Shoppe DSP that was in the 2012 Occasions Mini.

We celebrated my son's 3rd birthday this past week-end and did he ever get spoiled by his friends and family! So I wanted to make everyone an extra-special thank you card. I was to have the gorgeous sketch below from Freshly Made Sketches to work with. Truth be told, when I first saw it, it screamed "SPINNER CARD" to me, lol!

Tips & Tricks:

*Without the polka dot embossing, the Lucky Limeade card base looked a little too plain. This was just the right touch to help spruce it up a bit!
*Love spinner cards too? Be sure to get the Take a Spin stamp set and Spinner Hands before they are gone for good! Shop my Online Store 24/7.
*Spinner not spinning well? After you've assembled it, take your Paper Piercing Tool and slide it under the spinner hand near the brad. Push up. This will help it spin better.

I hope my son's friends (and their parents!) enjoy their spinning 'thank you'. 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Linda Callahan said...

Such fun! This card is adorable - love that spinner!

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Love the spinner :) What a wicked thank you card!

Jen said...

I'm sure everyone is going to love this! What a great idea to use the spinner for the circle! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!