Hello once again! Today I am sharing how to create a surprise spinner card. I have a few to share in hopes that you will try one for yourself.
[All supplies are linked to multiple sources in the thumbnails at the end of this post. Multiple stores are also linked in the parentheses following the product name. Compensated affiliate links may be used at no cost to you!]
Today’s cards have a fun surprise inside… a spinning element! This works great with small die cuts or stamped images, and I have three examples to demonstrate that. The video explains how these come together – be sure to watch it!
My first card looks complicated but it is quite simple. On the outside, I created a die cut panel with the new Hero Arts Garden Die (SSS | HA). I added stamped and colored images from the Hero Arts New Day Butterflies (SSS | HA) and Hero Arts Teacup Flowers (SSS | HA) Stamp Sets and a sentiment from the Hero Arts Mix and Match Compliments Stamp Set (SSS | HA).
All of the colored cardstocks I used today are from the new Hero Arts Hues collection (SSS | HA). You can buy the colors in individual color packs (SSS | HA) or instead try a sampler pack (SSS | HA). Oh – and I stamped the matching envelope with the new Hero Arts Hero Limited Edition Greetings Stamp Set (SSS | HA).
And when you open the card, a window pops up and a butterfly spins! I used all the same products on the inside… but be sure to watch the video to see how to assemble this.
My next card also has a surprise spinner feature inside, but is a square card. The outside features the Hero Arts Monarch Butterfly (SSS | HA), Hero Arts Flower Garden (SSS | HA), and Hero Arts Calla Lila Stamp Set (SSS | HA).
And when you open it? A spinning butterfly!
I used a simple circle die to create the window for the spinning.
And when you open the card, a heart spins… with a different greeting on each side. In addition to the Hero Arts Flower Garden Die (SSS | HA), I used the Hero Arts Sending Smiles Stamp Set (SSS | HA) and Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies (SSS | HA).
By the way, I recommend using clear thread for the spinning feature. I couldn’t find mine, though, so I just used white.
Today I am verrrrry excited to be a part of the Hero Arts 2019 Catalog Blog Hop! My first stamp was from Hero Arts… and Hero Art was the first stamp company I ever worked with. And I can honestly say they are the best. The reason I am excited about this hop is that this is their best release ever! So many different products… something for everyone.
You can see the new products at Simon Says Stamp HERE (through 2/17/19 use the code “SANV783” for 17% off!)… or at Hero Arts HERE.
The next stop on the hop is the blog of Julee Tilman. You can start at the beginning of the hop at the Hero Arts Blog.
Hero Arts is giving away four $50 shopping sprees, drawn from comments left on all of the blogs along the hop! For your chance, leave a comment below by 11:59pmEST on 2/17/19 telling me your favorite product from this Hero Arts release. (To leave a comment, head to blog, scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the green “leave a comment” button. The winner’s name will be randomly selected and announced on the Hero Arts Blog. International folks are eligible, too!)
Want to find the products I used? I have listed them below. (Compensated affiliate links used at no cost to you. Thank you for your support! Affiliate and product disclosure can be found here. All products were personally purchased except the Hero Arts products which were received from the company with no expectation. As always, this post was NOT paid for or sponsored.) Click on the icons below each product picture to go to a favorite store.