Monday, November 23, 2015

Video: Spinner Card Tutorial + Release Giveaway Winner

Hello crafty friends,

I am happy to be here with you, thanks for spending some time with me :)

We've had a great release week-end, our new dies and stamps seem to be quite popular - yay!
I've been designing future products all week-end and I think we have some fun stuff coming up during the next months. This journey is fantastic!

Last week I shared a photo and a short video on Instagram, showing a little spinner card that I created. I've been waiting to share the video tutorial with you, here it is :)





My friend and video team member Birka shared an interactive card with me (a pull-card that has hidden panels on both sides of the card) and that totally inspired me to read about more interactive cards.
I knew there were spinner cards out there, but I always thought they were super complicated. So I watched a video to find out it's the easiest of all interactive cards - ever.
It's so easy that I pre-cut some circle panels with my Silhouette and took them to work to create some spinner cards with the kids (I work at a youth centre). The kids LOVED it - boys and girls age 8-16 created fantastic spinner cards using distress ink, stamps and their creativity. It was amazing to see their creations, their ideas and their enthusiasm.

Sorry, I got side-tracked, haha ;)



What I wanted to say: spinner cards are easy - the most difficult part is to make something spin that does make sense in any way. So I thought of a boat sailing the world (which is round, actually) and my idea was born. That my construction would not be as easy to assemble as my previous practice-spinner-cards came to my mind too late - so this video has some trouble-shooting-parts also ;)

You can easily learn from my mistakes ;)





Watch the video to see my process, the DOs and DON'Ts ;)




I'll share the cutting file in the freebies-section soon - please be patient, as I have lots of stuff going on at the moment :)

I used the Underwaterlove stamp set which is on sale at the moment ;)



Hope you enjoyed this :)

Let's head for the winner of the 15€ gift card to the store.
Let me tell you that I enjoyed reading all your comments - finding out how you cheer others up and what makes you happy. Thanks for sharing all the love with us!

If you love cheering others up I would love to share The Smilespotting Project with you:


It's an art project that I started in spring, made to spread happiness and share art with strangers in public. Dropping little notes, cards or whatever could make others happy in public and posting it on the internet  using #smilespotting is all you have to do to be part of it. :) Find out more on the smilespotting facebook-page.





I would really love to make this project a word-wide fun for everyone - so I appreciate everyone who spots a smile ;)

My next mission - spotting another smile - is to tell you who won the prize. :)


We picked a winner randomly, and it is


Congrats Donna!
Please send an email to info@createasmilestamps.com to claim your prize!

This was a long post - thanks to everyone who read all of this - I really appreciate it!

Have a great day/night!


3 comments:

  1. Woo Hoo! Thanks for the opportunity to win. I have sent you an email. TFS the information on the spinner card. I like spinners.

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  2. Awesome spinner card!!! Totally cool!! :)

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  3. Amazing Spinner card. Thanks Christine for the tutorial! Hugs from Sweden.

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