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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296 thoughts on “Surprise Spinner Cards”

  1. What a great idea, love it. I also love the garden Fancy die and stamp… and the teacup flowers…. so many wonderful products.

  2. This was so much fun to watch and see how you made these cards. Thank you so much for taking the time to make a video. Sure helps an old crafter like me. LOL. The cards are just beautiful! Thank you again….you are a very talented designer. Hugs

  3. Wonderful tutorial as always and super cards!! Question…. The monarch butterfly set, does it have a diecut? I don’t see it on the SSS site or the Hero site. It looks so perfectly cut that I thought perhaps there was a die to order separately.

    Thanks so much!!:

  4. Wonderful tutorial as always and super cards!! Question…. The monarch butterfly set, does it have a diecut? I don’t see it on the SSS site or the Hero site. It looks so perfectly cut that I thought perhaps there was a die to order separately.

    Thanks so much!!:

  5. I’m so excited! I love hero arts! These cards are so fun and beautiful! I can’t wait to make some orders and try these techniques! Thank you Jennifer!

  6. I love spinner cards and I don’t know why I don’ use them more often. Yours are beautiful. and I love the pink Flower Garden die cared. All your cards are awesome.

  7. Oh, I love these spinners – so fun! I ordered the latest kit because I love the Art Deco style, so my favorite from this release would have to be the Deco in the City stamp!

  8. These are beautiful and pure genius. My friends and family will all love cards made using this technique! Thank you so much! 🙂 I love the re-release of the sea side layering stamps.

  9. Hi! These spinner cards are awesome! Thanks for making the videos, and inspire us. They look easy to make, I will be trying them pretty soon. Love the cardstock used, the colors are so vibrant!

  10. The ‘Hello’ is such a WOW color and with embossing it’s so rich! You’re right, this release is the best ever!

  11. I watch this video the other night and already created my own spinner! My string came undone sadly but I think I made it work! Thank you for always sharing such fun ideas!

  12. Great tutorial, Jennifer! The butterflies in this set are so beautiful, and I love them as spinners. All three on your cards are amazing!

  13. Loved this idea! I very much enjoyed to look at the lovely colors of the card stock used and also the tea cup stamps caught my eye especially.

  14. Oh my-it’s hard to choose a favorite in the Hero Arts release. But I’m really liking the fancy garden die and the dragon fly set!

  15. It’s always hard to pick my favorite product from a Hero Arts release. This time it’s a toss up between the layered butterfly and the mail jumble background stamp. Love these spinner cards. What a great way to put a smile on someone’s face. Thanks for another fantastic idea and a wonderful how-to video. I always learn so much from you.

  16. I love the way you did not color in all the bird or flowers on the fence die card
    Always love your ideas. And the videos really help

  17. Jennifer you never cease to amaze us with your beautiful cards! Hero Arts definitely has come out with some of their best products yet.

  18. I love butterflies and so that is my favorite card. These are easy to do and Ihave made this kind of card before. However it is great to be reminded about a technique. Thanks you so much.

  19. These cards are great, and thanks to the video you make them look “do-able”. Thanks !
    Favourites of the release are the hello and birthday dies; and for sure the kaleidoscope flower, the ocean waves and the mail jumble stamps !

  20. Love the mail background stamp.
    It will be fun to stamp portions of it on
    my envelopes. Spinners are fun
    to make and interesting for the
    recipient. thanks for sharing
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  21. What a great video!!! I can’t wait to make a spinner card. Your cards are beautiful as always!! Thanks Jennifer!

  22. Beautiful cards Jennifer. It’s a tough choice but my gavorite would have to be ocean waves background stamp.

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