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EZ Step by Step Tutorial: Happy Birthday Spinner Card

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Hey friend how is your day going?

Do you have a special little someone who is having a birthday? Children love interactive cards and we have a tutorial for you that will show how easy it is to create a spinner card. Change the papers and create spinny cards for many occasions we are sure anyone would love this idea, they would be fun for weddings and party invitations too! Be inspired to create something today your friends and family will love.

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Let's begin and have some crafty fun together.


Step 1: From a 12" x 12" piece of white card stock, cut a piece 6" x 12" and fold in half. The fold will be at the top. Cut the checkered 6" x 6" design paper piece to 5 7/8" square. Cut the 4" x 6" cut apart piece to 5 7/8" high. Cut a piece of black card stock 1" x 5 7/8".

Step 2: Adhere the checkered design paper to the card base, the black card stock to the left side of the 4" x 5 7/8" piece, and then adhere this piece to the right side of the card.

Step 3: Cut a piece of black card stock 3" x 6", a piece of red card stock 2 7/8" x 6" an place the 6" x .25" scallop die at the edge of both pieces, top and bottom.

Step 4: Cut a piece of white card stock 2 3/4" x 6", place the scallop and numbers die even with the top edge, secure with a piece of tape and die cut. Use only the scallop die on the bottom edge.

Step 5: Adhere these pieces together.

Step 6: From white card stock, cut a piece 1 3/4" x 6". Also cut 2 pieces the same size from the blue 6" x 6" design paper. Measure in 5/8" from the top and bottom on the white card stock and one blue piece. From both left and right sides, measure in 1 1/4". With a craft knife and ruler, cut out the center from the white card stock and one blue piece. Adhere the blue piece with the cut out on top of the white card stock.

Step 7: Place the piece with the cut out over the blue piece that hasn't been cut and lightly draw the opening with a pencil. With Archival Jet Black, stamp 'Let's Celebrate' and then put a piece of tape over the word 'Let's', ink the word 'Celebrate', remove the tape and stamp. Erase the pencil lines.

Step 8: Add this to the scalloped layers.

Step 9: Add the scallop layers to the card.

Step 10: Stamp the airplane on yellow design paper and white card stock with Archival Jet Black. Also stamp the propeller on black card stock.

Step 11: Die cut both airplanes and propeller. Adhere the yellow airplane over the white card stock plane and then add the propeller with a brad.

Step 12: We'll do a little shading with a Canary Yellow and a Black Prismacolor pencil.

Step 13: Sandwich a pop dot between 2 pennies and add another pop dot to the top penny.

Top Tip: Use a little powder or an embossing buddy around the edge of the pop dots to eliminate any stickiness before removing the protective paper.

Step 14: Add the top pop dot to the center of the back of the airplane.

Step 15: Slip the penny into the slot and add pop dots around the outside perimeter.

Top Tip: Make sure the pop dots don't interfere with the penny spinning, if they do, trim them.

Step 16: Add this piece to the card front.

Step 17: On white card stock with Archival Ink Jet Black, stamp 'Happy Birthday'. Die cut with the ticket die from the Luggage and Tags Die. Ink around the edges with StazOn Teal Blue.

Step 18: Add the sentiment ticket to the red piece with foam tape. Add foam tape to the red piece and add to card. Adhere the numbers from the die cut randomly and then add Wink of Stella to the numbers. Ink the number 6 (or your child's age) with Jet Black and add back into the die cut border.

Have fun making your "spinny" cards, they look great fun to make and receive! We love to see your projects so make sure you share them with us on our Facebook page here

Tutorial by designer Sarah Miller

Here is a list of the supplies Sarah used to create this amazing project so you can make one too.

Heartfelt Creations Supplies:

Young at Heart Paper Collection

Young at Heart Cling Stamp Set

Young at Heart Die

Small Classic Petunia Cling Stamp Set

Border Essentials Die

Luggage and Tags Die

Ranger Archival Ink Pad - Jet Black

StazOn Ink Pad - Teal Blue

Designer Dries Clear Adhesive Refill

Other Supplies: Card stock, white, red, black; pop dots; foam tape; Wink of Stella; Prismacolor Pencils, Canary Yellow, Black; Recollections brad-gold


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Great design and suitable for all ages too
Monday 9th of July 2018 07:43 AM
Amazing tutorial for an adorable card! Thank you.
Tuesday 10th of July 2018 07:03 AM
Thanks for this detailed tutorial on making spinners! I'm definitely going to give this a try!
Tuesday 10th of July 2018 04:23 PM