Learn how to make this fun card to wow your friends and enjoy seeing the wooden shape spinning around and around. It is easy to create a simple circle style spinner card with just a few easy steps and the style can be adapted to suit all occasions.
What You Will Need
Dovecraft Kraft 6” x 6” Card Blanks
Dovecraft A4 Kraft Card
First Edition Travel Notes Travel Notes 6”x6” pad
Me to You Tiny Tatty Teddy Wooden Shapes
Dovecraft Back to Basics - True Blue Enamel Dots
Dovecraft Back to Basics - True Blue Sentiment Toppers
Dovecraft 3D Pearl Effects Clear
First Edition blue, grey, & black marker pens
Dovecraft 3D foam squares, double sided tape, & glue
1p coin x 2
How to Make
1. Stick a sheet of First Edition 6” x 6” Travel Notes map paper to a 6”x6” square of Kraft card using double sided taped around the 4 sides.
TIP: You may wish to draw your circle on the back of the patterned paper so you can see where to apply extra adhesive such as glue or glue stick.
2. Cut a large 11cm circle through the centre of the paper covered card. If you are using a die, tape in place to prevent it slipping. You could also cut this circle with a craft knife or circle cutter. Trim the panel down to a 14.7cm square so it is slightly smaller than card front.
3. Take the cut circle and turn it over so the map patterned paper is on the back. Cover the paper in a contrasting patterned paper, Angela has picked the aeroplane paper and stuck it to the circle before cutting a smaller 8.6cm circle from it.
4. Position the Aeroplane patterned circle into the centre and stick using a double layer of 3D foam pads, keeping these to the centre of the circle.
5. Take the aeroplane wooden shape and colour using markers, add some 3D pearl effects in clear to highlight the propellers. Put aside to dry.
6. To create spinner mechanism, place one of the 1p coins on the top layer of the map panel and add the other coin directly under the panel with 3D foam, cut this into a small circle shape and apply to centre of coins pressing together firmly. Stick the wooden aeroplane using strong wet glue or 3D tape on the front coin and allow it to dry.
TIP: You can test the spinner by sliding the edge of the bottom coin under the outer part of the large circle and then under the middle circle edge, spinner should then move freely around the circle cut-out. If it is not moving freely then you can carefully separate the pennies and trim down the foam.
7. A greeting sentiment topper can be slipped into the recess of the circle and glued down so it lays flat. Cut out a little row of shops from the Travel Notes paper pad and stick to bottom left side of card.
8. Add the map street panel to a 6” x 6” kraft card blank front using a double layer of 3D foam pads; position the foam pads towards each corner and along the sides. Remember to keep the tape away from the circle so the pennies can move around easily.
9. Cut out 2 compass motifs, glue one to bottom right of card and one on the centre of the card.
10. To finish, add a small orange enamel dot to each compass and 3 larger orange enamel dots to the other corners of the card.
Have fun twirling the little plane around the card as it looks to be circling the town below!
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