Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Friday, October 28, 2016

This Elf is not on a shelf, but is having trouble with his hat!

I hope my catchy title sparked your curiosity!  Some of my stampin' friends made a cute card this week in class that features the spinner design.  It's a mechanical card with a moving part. Here's my card and then I'll talk some more about it!

It's always hard to see moving parts in a still picture, but I'll try to explain it!  The elf is glued down to the background piece of paper, which is adhered to the card with Foam Adhesive Strips.  I made a penny sandwich with 2 pennies and a round adhesive dimensional in the middle and adhered the elf's hat to that. I carefully tucked the hat into the slot created by a framelit. The hat rolls back and forth along the slot and spins as it rolls. It's a fun concept and such a great idea for kids especially. Stampin'Up! has the framelits with coordinating stamps to create your own spinner card or you can do what I did and use the framelits with some Christmas stamps to create a seasonal look.

Here's a really helpful video from Stampin'Up! that explains the whole thing!

Spinner/Slider card

I hope you can find some time and a couple of pennies and create your own spinner card soon! They will bring a smile to anyone's face ;)

Have a fabulous weekend!

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