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It's Sunday again (don't the days just fly by) and the CTC Crew looking at the 'Everyday Occasions' section of the 2016-17 Annual Catalogue this week. This is a really big section in the catalogue and there are so many great projects to CASE, it is hard to choose.

If  you have come from viewing the great project on Simone's Blog, thanks for staying with us as I'm at the end of the line this week. If you are visiting me, you can start your journey here and continue by clicking on the buttons at the bottom of the post.

This is the Stampin' Up! sample from the bottom right hand corner of page 91. I have had making a spinner card on my to do list since the new 'Sliding Star' Framelits were released this year.  


This is my version of the circle spinner card and I will give you more detail than usual about how I made the card, so hopefully you will be able to make one too.  If you don't have the 'Sliding Star' framelits, you can use any layering circles or ovals dies or punches. Choose two that will give you a 3/8" or 1cm space between the two sizes. 

  Stampin' Up! Circle Spinner card for CTC92 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

I've gone with a portrait orientation for my card in Rich Razzleberry (mine is a tent fold). The top layer is Smoky Slate card stock and I've covered all but 1" at the top with my favourite floral design from the Brights DSP Paper Stack. The large circle was die cut from this layer and the 1/8" foam strips placed on the reverse side, all the way around, right on the edge. I like a neat finish so I ensure that the strips are butted together so there are no gaps. I also added some extra short strips around the circle for support, but no closer than 3/8" as you need the spinner to run freely.

I've also taken the opportunity to ink up the super-cute 'Pretty Kitty' stamp set for the first time to use in the centrepiece of my card. I stamped it on Shimmery White paper and then water coloured it with ink pads and aqua painter. You can die cut the centre piece with the large framelit from the 'Sliding Star' set or use the retired 2.5" circle punch as it is the same size. I recommend you cut another circle of the same colour as your centre piece and glue them together with Tombow. This provides extra support for a better finish.  Add some of the 1/8" foam strips to the back of the finished circle but no closer than 3/8" to the edge and also in the centre.

Stampin' Up! Circle Spinner card for CTC92 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

The final component is the spinner mechanism. I used 2 very thin (about 1mm) machine washers (further details later) which are 5/8" or 1.6cm in diameter. I punched out 2 circles of card stock and I adhered the circles to the washers with Tombow glue. The circles of card stock just need to be big enough to cover the hole in the centre where your foam pad needs to sit.  Punch out a 1/4" circle from the Stampin' Dimensional sheet (use the Stampin' Up! 1/4" hand held punch or any other 1/4" punch if you don't have the handheld one) and place it in the centre of one of the covered washers and sandwich together with the other washer. Here are a few pics to help explain these steps.


Now to assemble the card, attach the Smoky Slate layer to the base card after removing the backing paper from all of your strips. Place the washer wheel onto the outside circle and very carefully centre your smaller circle in the space. Before pressing down firmly, insert the smaller circle into the other side of the washer wheel and check that it moves freely around the whole of the circle. Adjust the positioning if necessary. Finally attach your embellishment to the top of the washer and have fun looking at it spinning around - it is seriously addictive! Because the centre of the butterfly is narrower than the washer, I added another card stock circle to the top before attaching it, so the silver washer isn't visible. Here is a pic of the finished card from the top.

Stampin' Up! Circle Spinner card for CTC92 - Judy May, Just Judy Designs

This close-up shows the washer wheel sandwiched between the inner circle and outer circle. 



For the inside, I have a Smoky Slate mat and the writing panel is finished with a strip of washi tape from the  'Playful Palette' set and the floral flourish from the 'Bloomin' Love' stamp set.



Finally, I have a quick little video (my first) so you can see how the spinner card looks in real life. I had to enlist the help of my husband to film this, as I don't have any video set up, so please be kind.


Project Details
Stamps Pretty Kitty, Bloomin' Love
Card stock & Papers     Rich Razzleberry, Shimmery White, Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White, Brights DSP Paper Stack, Silver Glimmer
 Ink Basic Black Archival, Rich Razzleberry, Cajun Craze, Smoky Slate, Sweet Sugarplum, Cucumber Crush, Daffodil Delight, Blushing Bride
Accessories Rhinestone Basic Jewels. 2mm rhinestones (not SU)
Tools     Layering Ovals Framelits, Sliding Star Framelits, Big Shot, 2.5" Circle punch, Elegant Butterfly punch, Bitty Butterfly punch, 1/4" handheld circle punch, Dimensionals, Foam Adhesive Strips, Aqua painter

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That's simply the best spinner card I have seen so far. Love how the butterfly twirls around your little kitty.

Liz Gross

WOW so cute. thanks for all the details and thanks for the video. Brilliant! definitely on my to do list!


love the kitty and butterfly combination - so sweet!

Kelly Kent

Totally stunning Judy! What a beautiful card! Kelly x

Julia Quinn

Wow! Your spinner card is amazing and the butterfly really flutters around the circle. It looks so fantastic! Thankyou so much for the awesome detailed instructions!

Rachel Palmieri

Your spinner card using the kitty is adorable. Thanks for explaining how you added the butterfly to the washer, Judy.

Debbie Speijers

Wow Judy! This is so cute and technical! Thank you for the great instructions on how you made this, I might just have to give this a go! I did not realize how the butterfly flitted around until I looked at your video, it looks like it is actually flying!

Rebecca S

Kitty lovers think alike!! Your card is so cute!! The spinner looks great. And well done on the video, you both did a great job. I can't believe how fast the butterfly goes!

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