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Welcome to the May Technique Blog Hop
Can you believe it’s already month five of our year-long adventure of different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products. This month we will be creating spinner cards and
you won’t want to miss the amazing and fun cards we’ve got for you today.
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Did you arrive here from my buddy, Lisa’s blog? She made you smile, I bet! If not, you might want to start the hop at the beginning so you don’t miss anything. I’m so happy you’re here and that I can share my projects with you. So let’s do that now, shall we?
I’ve made spinner cards before, here and here; but since this is a technique based hop, I wanted to try to bring you cards which aren’t as run of the mill. So, for my first card, I decided I would make a tall card, 9 1/4″ tall to be exact, which would fit in a business envelope.
Next up is a circle spinner. You’ll see I made the spinner slot on this card wider which allows this spinner (on a dimensional) to rotate 360 degrees freely…perfect for the head over heels greeting!
Here’s another circle spinner, this time on a circular card. I like the look. I narrowed up the slot on this as I wanted it to move around the circle but not rotate like the card above as I didn’t that would look too cool to have the balloon careening out of control.
I’m not really a sports enthusiast, but here I am with a second sport-themed card. I wanted to make a slider with an arch and a basket ball being tossed into a net came to mind. It took a bit of finagling to get this to come out right; but, finally, it worked!
I made this card previously, but I wanted to share it again in this hop as it’s yet another way you can create a spinner. I think this frog looks so cute hopping from lily pad to lily pad!
And finally, a spinner of a different type. On this card, the two images are suspended on a string and when you open it, it spins…I’ll tell you a bit more below the card.
In order to get the image to spin for its recipient, you twist it several times before placing it in the envelope and when it’s opened the image unwinds. Very clever, don’t you think? I can say that because I didn’t think of it, darn!
You can click on each card for more images in the gallery or you can wait for the follow-up posts when I share all the juicy details.
Next up, is the ever so talented Claudia. I’ve learned a lot from her through these hops and I know you will, too.
Here’s the line up in case you get lost along the way:
- Theresa – http://scrapsbygracie.blogspot.com
- Debbie – http://pawstoscrap.blogspot.com
- Sharon – http://piece-ofheart.blogspot.com
- Lisa – http://lisaslittlerascals.blogspot.com
- Kim – http://katydidcards.com
- Claudia – www.ClaudiaHenderson.blogspot.com
- Denise – http://www.craftconfectionery.com
- Jearise – http://lorbysworld.blogspot.com