May Technique Blog Hop-Spinner Cards

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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.

We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.  It’s not to late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing.  If you missed any of the previous months, you can click on the month to be taken directly to the start of that month’s hop.

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We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today’s hop.   Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate.

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.

Strike Up Some Fun wm 1

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!

Head Over Heels wm 1

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.

Spending Time With You wm 1

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!

Slam Dunk wm 1

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!

Hoppy Birthday 1 copy

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.

Cat's Out of the Bag wm 2

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:






13 Responses to “May Technique Blog Hop-Spinner Cards”

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  1. Debbie Bonczek says:

    These are just fabulous cards. I think my favorite is the one with the sentiment buried in the track. It’s such a fun card. Love the sports cards too . . . we all know that balls being hurled spin – so they’re perfect. Great job.

  2. OMG! just wonderful cards! you are the best! the basket ball!!! the frog! the details on the balloon and making it the right direction, such attention! and the bowling alley!!! so freakin’ creative!

  3. Claudia Henderson says:

    Kim, I almost didn’t found your post this time 🙂 but I have to say, like always….love your creations. It’s hard to decide which one is my favorite….love the frog and the spinning cat, but the others are so fabulous too. Thanks for hopping along with us…

  4. Denise Sayers says:

    Wow you really outdid yourself. These are all so great and creative.

  5. Deborah says:

    The bowling alley is so clever. I don’t how you come with the ideas for these cards!

  6. Sharon says:

    Your cards are amazing. I’m not really a sports enthusiast either but I love the bowling lane and basketball hoop. The string spinner is absolutely adorable. As always, it was fun hopping with you and look forward to seeing what you create next month.

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  7. Lynn McAuley says:

    Such creative and amazing spinner designs, Kim! Your work is always top notch!!

  8. Love them all Kim but that bowling alley one just STRIKEs my fancy (hehehehe)!
    THANKS for hopping with me.

  9. charligirl88 says:

    Seriously. WOW! I love the sentiments you put inside the spin track. Major attention to detail. Must’ve taken a lot of thought. And so I don’t have to think of that… HOW DID YOU DO THAT???? As always… Great hopping with you.

  10. Jearise says:

    Oh my goodness you were busy and I LOVE all your cards. I am very impressed with your basketball card. That had to take some time to make. I would have never figured that out so hats off to you on that. Every card you did is fantastic!

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