Thursday, July 24, 2008

An UNFROGETABLE spinner card tutorial!

Okay, I'm feeling like I'm back in action. Just in case you've never made a spinner card before, I thought I'd share a step by step tutorial on making one. And trust me, it's going to be UNFROGETABLE (somebody please stop me!). I'm VERY sad that SU! is retiring Unfrogetable. It's one of my favorites. And the funny thing is, it's not my typical type of stamping. I usually am not drawn to the cartoony type of stamps but I have used this one a lot. I think it might be because I have 2 boys and the frogs were easy to work with. Anyway, this card's origin starts with my great upline Kristin, quite a while ago. But it's an oldie but a goodie. I started with a piece of paper that had been cut down to 5 1/4" x 4" to accommodate being back layered later on. Start by taking your window punch and pushing it all the way in and leaving about 3/4" on the edge. Punch once. Now you will move the window punch over and overlapping your previous punch. Punch again. Now you will move it over one more time, leaving approximately 3/4" on the other edge of the card. There is no exact measurement that looks right, whatever you think is fine. Here is what your completed gutter should look like. Now I stamped over the gutter with the flowers from this set. Then I added the dragonfly and the "Hoppy Birthday". Now I lightly sponged with Bashful Blue around those images to make it look like a nice blue sky. This is what it looks like completed and colored. Now I took a piece of Certainly Celery and got out my new Scallop Edge Punch (coming in the new catalog-RUN to your demo and get one!)and punch a scalloped edge along one side. (Sorry the photo isn't totally crisp) Next I used a sponge with Certainly Celery to add texture to that piece, make it look a little more grass like. Next is coloring and cutting out two of the jumping frogs. Turn your frogs over and adhere a stamping dimensional to the center of their body. (Again, sorry for the photo, it looked good on my little screen but then on the computer I can see the quality isn't so great, but you get the idea) Now you place a penny over that dimensional and place another dimensional on top of the penny. Now you sneak that penny right into the gutter-it fits just perfectly. Now add another penny over the top of that dimensional to look like this. Last step is to add your other frog over the top. Here is your completed card. I added a 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" piece of Bashful Blue as a back layer. Now tip your card side to side and your little froggy should spin.


Anonymous said...

Such a cute spinner. I find that dimes work easier than pennies. Not as heavy and spin better. I'll be sad to see Unfrogettable go, too.

4funboys said...

how cute is that!!