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Surprise Spinner Cards

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.

Surprise Inside Spinner Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

[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).

Surprise Inside Spinner Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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).

Surprise Inside Spinner Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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.

Surprise Inside Spinner Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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).

Surprise Inside Spinner Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

And when you open it? A spinning butterfly!

Surprise Inside Spinner Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

I used a simple circle die to create the window for the spinning.

Surprise Inside Spinner Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

My third example features mostly die cutting. On the front, I used the Hero Arts Flower Garden Die (SSS | HA) and the Hero Arts Hello Message Die (SSS | HA).

Surprise Inside Spinner Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

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).

Surprise Inside Spinner Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

By the way, I recommend using clear thread for the spinning feature. I couldn’t find mine, though, so I just used white.

Surprise Inside Spinner Card Video by Jennifer McGuire Ink

BLOG HOP

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.

GIVEAWAY

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!)

SUPPLIES

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.

Hero Arts Mix and Match Compliments…
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts New Day Butterflies Combo
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts New Day Butterflies Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Teacup Flowers Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Garden Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero arts Flower Garden Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Sending Smiles Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Hello Message Die
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Hearts Infinity Dies
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Monarch Combo
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Monarch Butterfly Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Circle Infinity Dies
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Flower Garden Stamp
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Calla Lila Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Hero Greetings Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Sea and Sky Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Layering Waves Stamp Set
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Mail Jumble Stamp
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Hues Sample Paper Pack
[ HA | SSS ]
Hero Arts Hues Cardstock
[ HA | SSS ]
Clear Thread
[ SSS ]
MISTI Stamping Tool
[ SSS | ELH ]
Tim Holtz Tonic Glass Media Mat
[ SSS | ELH ]
Gina K Connect Glue
[ SSS | GNK ]
Scor-Buddy
[ SSS ]
Teflon Bone Folder
[ SSS ]
Therm O Web Purple Tape
[ SSS ]
Micropore Tape
[ SSS ]
Gemini Junior Die Cut Machine
[ SSS ]
Be Creative Tape
[ SSS ]


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295 thoughts on “Surprise Spinner Cards”

  1. Jennifer, you have to be one of my favorite designers! I just love your style! The teacup flowers has to be my fav from the new release, but all great items!

  2. All of your cards are gorgeous! I love the spinner card inserts and you’ve given us a lot of great tips for making them. I guess it’s time to give it a try! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. these cards are so fun and seem easy to make. I love the circle garden die and the Mix and Match compliments. they seem very versatile and fun to use. I also love the butterflies stamps and dies. I really love how they look on cards.

  4. You are amazingly creative and I definitely want to try to recreate the spinner butterfly card! Thank you for everything you do!

  5. Loved your cards, Jennifer! And I loved the video as well. You’ve inspired me to use your technique to make a card for a cousin of mine who is going through some health troubles right now. Thank you!

  6. I love all of these cards. The new Hero Arts release is just beautiful. I’ve never made a spinner card before, but I think I’ll try after being inspired!

  7. Hard to choose but I think the Garden Die has to be my favorite and the way you used it is just perfect. I am going to check it out right now.

  8. I think I will try my first spinner card! I like the layering ocean waves stamp set best, but calla Lily is a close second.

  9. Oh, Jennifer – what beautiful cards!! I love the inside spinners – so clever, fun & pretty! Hope to try making one of these very soon……and using some of the new lovely stamp sets from Hero Arts.

  10. These cards are simply beautiful! I love so many things in the new Hero Arts catalog – my wish list keeps growing and growing. I especially love what you did with the floral die – with the gray in the background and layered tone-on-tone on both the inside and front. And that butterfly is gorgeous! I don’t think I can pick a favorite this time!

  11. Another great technique with gorgeous cards! I never tire of watching your videos. I don’t craft as much as I’d like and so my knowledge base is limited. I can always count on you to teach me new things. Thanks so much for passing on your knowledge to us. You truly are inspiring!

  12. Love these cards. The Monarch Butterfly set and the Garden die cut (that is sold out) are my favorites. Love all your cards. You are so creative.

  13. Cannot wait to try this spinner Card! And thank you so much for the heads up on stamps from the June 2018 kit – been anxiously awaiting those since you featured them in your pop-up card video! Yay – was able to order them this time around, along with the sandembossing powder!

  14. Thank you so much, Jennifer, for the inspiration. The card featuring the heart is the perfect mothers-day-card and I can’t wait to look through my stash of dies to find the perfect substitute for the floral cover die and make a variation of this card in my mom’s favorite colors.
    Sending you best wishes and my gratitude.

  15. No time to hop or craft these days, but definitely pinning! This will be on the top of my to-do list once I’m able to play again! Thanks for the beautiful lesson!

  16. Oh, my goodness, Jennifer, this type of card was one of my first “interactive” cards way back when I started making cards. It was such fun to see you doing it. It’s easy, but impressive. I’m loving the garden die and the new HA card stock. Cannot wait to order some card stock and I hope the garden die comes back in stock soon. Thanks for sharing your talents once again.

  17. Thanks for the video Jennifer. The cards you did have really inspired me. I’ve really been into doing interactive cards lately and can’t wait to make some of these spinner cards. Thanks again!!

  18. Beautiful cards. It amazes me, how you come up with all the ideas. While I don’t comment very often, I do watch every single video and I love them. Thanks so much for all your hard work.

  19. Jennifer, Thank you so much for this – I am truly in love with these! I know you say them in the video but could you let me know what card sizes (and where to score!) are you using? You’re very inspiring 🙂

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