Spinner Card with a Snowflake!

Spinner Snowflake

Have you ever wanted to make a unique card that “does something” when it’s taken out of the envelope? My Mom would always giggle (I can hear her now! ?) when she managed to “trick” someone – I thought of her when I saw this Spinner Card with a Snowflake! The “trick” part is that you twist the snowflake around & around before closing the card and placing it in the envelope. Then, when the card is taken out of the envelope, the snowflake will automatically spin!! I hope you’ll make one just to see it work!!

I started by cutting Whisper White card stock at 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″, scored at 4-1/4″, folded and burnished. The Snowflake Splendor DSP (Designer Series Paper) was cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and temporarily placed, without adhesive, on the card front.

With the card base “open”, I placed the Layering Circle Die that I had chosen on top of the DSP and proceeded to use the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out the DSP and card stock at the same time. I saved the DSP circle to place on the inside of the card base so it was seen through the “circle window” – more about how I did this later! ?

Referring to the size of the cut-out “window circle”, use the So Many Snowflakes Dies with the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine to cut out 2 identical snowflakes. When deciding on which snowflake to use, you want to make sure they do not touch the edges of the circle so that they will have room to spin! Use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the 2 snowflakes together but remember to place a length (approx. 6″) of Baker’s Twine or Linen Thread in between the snowflakes first!

Turn the DSP layer over, place a Stampin’ Dimensional at the top, and at the bottom of the “circle window” opening. Place the completed “snowflake – twine” layer in the circle by stretching the twine and attaching it to the 2 Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now you can add a multitude of Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the completed DSP – snowflake layer to the front of the card base.

Using the same Layering Circle Die and the next size larger Layering Circle Die, I cut a “ring” out of Pacific Point card stock. After the snowflake has been attached between the DSP and the card base, this “ring” will go around the “circle window”, over the DSP to give the card front a more finished look.

If you like, you can use Multipurpose Liquid Glue to attach the DSP circle inside the card base so it shows through the circle. To do this, I opened the card base, laid the DSP circle over the “circle window” with the correct side showing through the “circle window”, applied the Liquid Glue to the back side, and closed the card base over it. Hope that makes sense to you! ?

Products used in this project:

  • Stamps:
    • no stamp set used
  • Ink
    • no ink used
  • Paper, including cutting instructions:
    • Whisper White card stock – (#100730)
      • 1 @ 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″; score @ 4-1/4″ – card base
    • Snowflake Splendor Paper (DSP) – (#153512)
      • 1 @ 4″ x 5-1/4″
    • Sparkle Glimmer Paper (retired)-(Blue #153513) – scraps for snowflakes
    • Pacific Point card stock – (#111350)
      • 3″ x 3″ (approx.) – decorative
  • Accessories:
    • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (#149653)
    • So Many Snowflakes Dies – (#153560)
    • Layering Circle Dies – (#151770)
    • Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired)-(Linen Thread #104199) – 6″
    • Blue Adhesive-Backed Gems – (#153547)

Now it’s your turn – make 1 or 2 of these – share them / send them!
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