Hello! Hope your weekend was good. Today I am sharing how to create a fun z-fold spinner card!
I have always enjoyed making spinner cards… and z-fold cards… but I had never made a combo! And it sure is fun. I have two examples for you…
My first card features the new Lawn Fawn / Simon Says Stamp Christmas Like No Otter Stamps Set. (This is a STAMPtember collaboration between Simon Says Stamp and Lawn Fawn. It is exclusive to Simon Says Stamp… with limited quantities available.) It is so cute! I stamped two of the otter images and colored them both with Copics before cutting them out.
Be sure to watch the video to see how I formed the z-fold card, added the circle window, and adhered the Clear Thread. (It is hard to explain in words!) I glued the otters back-to-back with the string between. When you open the card, they spin!
I added the Lawn Fawn / Simon Says Stamp Christmas Like No Otter sentiment stamp at an arch to an acrylic block and white heat embossed in on the card around the circle opening.
My next card design is very similar to the first but I use different products. For the background, I stamped the Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow Background with Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink. I love that look! The spinning images are from the Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays Stamp Set. This set is perfect for this technique as it has the front and back of the bear.
The sentiment included in the Lawn Fawn Beary Happy Holidays Stamp Set is perfect for a spinner card!
Spinner cards require a front and back piece that are the same size and shape. For my first card, the otter image was symmetrical, so I could just glue two of the images back to back and it worked. For this card, the stamp set had the front and back images that line up. If you don’t have anything like this, stamp your images on two circles of the same size. You can glue the circles back to back around the thread and the circle can spin.
Remember to wind the spinning image up before putting it in the envelope. That way when the recipient opens the card, it will spin a lot!
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