Friday, May 13, 2016

May Technique Blog Hop - Spinner Cards

I just can't believe that May is here already, and it's already month five of our year-long adventure
into different card-making techniques, folds and paper crafting products.   

We hope you got the chance to hop with us each month.  It is never too late to hop and comment to be entered into our prize drawing.  If you missed any of the previous months, you can click on the month to be taken directly to the start of that month's hop. 

This month we will be creating spinner cards and you won't want to miss the amazing and fun cards we've got for you today. We really love feedback, so please leave a comment on each of the blogs in today's hop.   Each comment on the 12 hops throughout the year will be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate.

Now on with my projects!

I have two types of spinner cards for you today.  The first is where an element on the card is suspended on a string within a window.  For this card I put my sentiment in the window, and had two images on the suspended circle.  The images relate to the sentiment . . . a little sundae  . . . 

And a dog with an ice cream cone.  (O.K., so sure . . . a dog can't technically "hold" an ice cream cone, but I assure you my dogs would tear that thing up and gobble it down.)   Isn't that little guy adorable? 

The images above and below were accented with Liquid Glass from Close To My Heart.  You'll notice that the dog tag and the glass sundae bowl just shine like glass/metal.  And here is a close-up of that sentiment, which is extremely fitting.  

My second card is the traditional spinner that has an element on the card that spins on a track.   I used circle dies for this one. 

The Magic 8 Ball was a staple when I was growing up.  I thought about how you shake it and move it around as you ask your question, and it seemed perfect for a spinner card.  The question, "Could you be any nicer?" 

The answers on the front of the card read, "No" . . . "Very doubtful" . . . and the sentiment that is on the front and appears inside the card, "My sources say no."  

I used Liquid Glass to make some water droplets, because water and bubbles are contained inside that crazy Magic 8 Ball.  

Next on the hop is Sharon.  You will find some fabulous creations on her blog, and here is the line-up should you get lost along the way. 

Hope you enjoyed the hop, and I hope you find some time to create a spinner card.  


Supplies Used - Ice Cream Spinner
Stamps:  Ice Cream Dream (Close To My Heart);
Ink:  Black Onyx (Versafine) and Inktense Colored Pencils
Paper:  Pattern Paper Scrap (Close To My Heart)
Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder (Ranger); Liquid Glass (Close To My Heart); Sweet Pea Sequin Mix (Pretty Pink Posh); Seam Binding (Close To My Heart); Card Base (Close To My Heart)

Supplies Used - Magic 8 Ball
Stamps:  Good Fortune (Avery Elle)
Ink:  Black (Hero Arts); Versamark; Pistachio Green, Ultramarine Blue and Violet (Kevin Oliver Color Burst)
Paper:  Watercolor Paper (Bee); Marshmallow (Bazzill); 
Accessories:  Circle Dies (Sizzix); Liquid Glass (Close To My Heart); White Detail Embossing Powder (Ranger)


  1. wowza! I love your cards and the 8 ball is just adorable!


  2. The ice cream/ dog one is so cute Debbie and I really love the bowling one. Great idea

  3. Debbie, these are adorable! I love the little string spinner..that pup is so cute! And that ice cream sure looks yummo! Love the pool themed card...between you and I, we could have a series of sports themed cards, LOL I love hopping with you and look forward to seeing what you create each month.

  4. Love your spinner cards, Debbie! So fun!

  5. Cute ideas and I love that you show or tell us what is inside the card.

  6. Super cute cards. Thanks for hopping with me.

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  7. Debbie, both cards are awesome!
    The magic 8 ball card brings back so many memories.
    THANKS for hopping with me.

  8. They're both AWESOME! But that 8-ball brings back MAJOR memories! Great hopping with you.

  9. Such cute and creative cards. I'm loving the Magic 8 ball. I remember friends having that as a kid and playing with it. So much fun. Thanks for sharing such cute cards and bringing back fond memories.

  10. Both cards are really cute love the 8 ball.