Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Spinner tutorial.

A few people have asked me for a tutorial on the spinner card. (Here)

So here goes. This tutorial only has one spinner because it's easier to explain and take pictures of and one is cute. But you just do it more if you want more. :)

First you need your image. I'm using "Batty for you" from SU because I have punches and coluzzle sizes that fit it perfectly. You can use any two images though, doesn't even have to be circles, just use squares and cut squares, the main thing is that there has to be a hole that is slightly larger than your image is on. (so it fits in there and has room to spin)

So here's my stuff for this card: (note my use of the Polka Dots and Petals set to make my own custom background paper, I LOVE that set)

So I have a hole in my paper, I used a punch, you can use whatever you like to use to make holes, remember it can be a rectangle too, whatever shape your image is on. I also have TWO of my image, or two different images, is more fun of course, and thread. ANY old thread works, I think you should use a neutral color, although you see very little of it.

You will need a liner for the card. I just used copy paper, line it up without attaching it and make that same hole in it, in my case I lined up my punch and punched it out. (photo shows liner and card)

On the inside of your card attach adhesive above and below hole. I use double stick tape. (It's miracle tape I get it from and I love it)

Attach the thread to the tape at the top. Squish it down pretty good. Sometimes I even sandwich it with another piece of tape.

I then glue up my one image. I just used regular old glue stick for it. You can use whatever. I put it under the string.

Then attach the other image, carefully lining it up on top. Oh make sure they both are right side up when you do it, you don't want one to be upside down!

Then attach your liner to the inside, covering all the string and all. I didn't take a picture of that, it's pretty boring, just make sure you line the hole up exactly or your spinner won't have room to spin.

Then it's done, here's views to show you how it looks:

Final card with ribbon and all. :)

PS: This is how I've always done it but it occurs to me you could assemble the string piece, with the two images, THEN attach it to the hole, that might be easier. (although I don't think so on the triple spinner card...)But don't let it confuse you, do it however you like. :)


Debbie said...

ERIN! This is so cool!!!! I am going to try this as soon as I'm done with the card I'm making. I love it that you made a Halloween card, too. I love Halloween. Fantastic directions and pictures. I think anyone cold do it from your directions. WTG, girl!

Beth said...

Wow, I think I need to try this. Never have I seen this style of card before. Totally awesome. TFS!!

Lori--Chef Mama said...

Very cool Erin!! Thanks for doing the tutorial!

Heather Grow said...

Thanks for the tutorial Erin. I love your card. I'll have to look around for some images that will work for a spinny card. Super fun.

christie said...

Awesome job Erin! Thanks for the tutorial! This looks like fun to make.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tutorial. These are so neat. I hope to make one, and I"ll post it. spartymom

Elizabeth Royalty said...

oh thank you, thank you! this is great! I've seen this a couple of times and never wanted to try to figure it out myself! LOL!

going to have to give this one a go soon!

Colleen Schaan said...

Wow...this is sooooo cool! Looks like you have had a busy few days. (I love the new shoes...)

pescbrico said...

It's really a great tutorial!!! I really like it! I will try it it's for sure!

Whoopsie Daisy! said...

Really good tutorial!! I can't believe I didn't know about your blog until now. I guess it's been awhile since I've been on the shack? Love the Halloween cards. Super cute stuff, Erin.

Kathleen said...

Thanks for the tutorial Erin! I think I'll use this idea for my Stamp Club.

stampinmom3-Kim said...

Thanks for posting this Erin. I'm going to try this today!