Come with me and crate a fun interactive card. The spin mechanism is easy to make and uses things you probably already have on your craft table.


Everyday Details Cling Stamp Set
Everyday Details Die Set
Forever Love Designer Series Paper
Petal Pink Card Stock
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Pecan Pie Stampin Pad
Flirty Flamingo Watercolor Pencil
Granny Apple Green Watercolor Pencil
Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil
Blender Pen
Linen Thread
Petal Pink & Pretty Peacock Foiled Gems
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Glue Dots
Cut & Emboss Machine


Cut a side opening card base out of Petal Pink card stock 21cm x 14.85cm (8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″). Score half way at 10.5cm (4-1/4″) fold and burnish.

Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper to 10cm x 14.4cm (4″ x 5-1/4″).

I recommend using a card liner for this card, using the Very Vanilla Card Stock cut one piece to 10cm x 14.4cm (4″ x 5-1/4″) . If you plan to use a greeting inside, as in the example, stamp it now. I used the Pecan Pie Stampin Pad for all of the stamped images in this example.

Glue your card liner down and set aside the card base for a moment.

Stamp your main image onto a scrap piece of Very Vanilla card stock. In the example I used Watercolor Pencils to color the image and did a small amount of blending with a Blender Pen. (Use these pens gently as they can ‘pill’ the card stock) Or if you do not have one you can use a Stampin Blend Color Lifter.

Using the medium circle in the die set cut out your image. A second circle of the same size is required.

For the second circle, I chose to cut the circle first and then stamped a greeting from the cling stamp set. You do not necessarily have to do it this way, which ever way is most comfortable for you. The result needs to be that you have two circles the same.

Returning to the card base, stick the first decorative paper to the outside front of the card base using removable tape. Open the card and stick the second piece to the inside of the card base opposite of the card liner. Again using removeable tape.

Using a ruler draw very faint lines, one vertical and one horizontal bisecting in the center of your card. This will help you in placing the circle in the center and will later help you in placing the threads. I did not do this step in my original design and ended up with things a little lop-sided.

Lay your card base onto your bottom cutting plate. Place the large circle die in the approximate center of your card.

Run the ‘plate sandwich’ through the die cutter. I am a little paranoid and ran it through two times to be sure the die cut through all three layers.

Remove the circles. I choose to glue the plain card stock circle onto the card liner. Be sure to line it up using the ‘hole’ you just cut into the card front. This does not have to be the plain piece of card stock, you could use one of the patterned pieces or you can use a coordinating piece of the Designer Series Paper. In this case the reverse side of the paper did not match with my card so I went plain.

We are now ready to put the card together. You will need your original circle of Designer Series Paper with the lines you drew before die cutting. Line these up in the ‘hole’ and mark the card base, or you can use the lines from the paper itself, either way it is best to mark your vertical center onto the plain card stock.

Cut two pieces of linen thread approximately 14cm (5-1/5″). Line them up side by side and glue them to the center of the empty circle, see photograph. Be sure to let this dry thoroughly before the next step.

Glue the Designer Series Paper to the card front be sure to get enough glue around the edges of the circle. I used my silicone mat to catch any glue run-out.

Next open the card out and glue down the Designer Series Paper to the inside of the card. Again I put down the silicone mat to catch over flow. I also placed acrylic blocks as weights at the points where the linen thread ran under the Designer Series Paper.

Once the glue is dry it is time to add the center piece. Place a small amount of glue on the threads in the center. *Be sure the inside of the card is covered. You can see the silicone mat in the photo but if you do not have one you can use a piece of clear wrap, waxed paper or parchment paper.

Place your stamped image onto the sticky center of the threads hold it for a moment and open the card. Put your silicone mat down (or other protection) under the image.

Place glue on the face down image and line up the second circle on top of the face down one. Be sure there is plenty of glue, especially over the linen threads. Place a block down on top of the small circles to be sure they dry being pressed tightly together.

After a few moments stand the card up to finish drying and to check around the threads to be sure they are pressed tightly between the vanilla circles.

When everything has dried you can add your finishing touches. I tied a triple loop bow from the linen thread and stuck it down with a glue dot and added some of Petal Pink Foiled Gems from the Petal Pink & Pretty Peacock Foiled Gems set.

To make the center image turn simply turn it twice so the center image is again facing up. Fold the card closed and tuck into the envelope, this will hold it down until it is removed from the envelope to view.

I want to caution you about twisting the center image too much. My temptation was to have it spin a lot! However too much twisting will bow up the sides of the card. This method works great substituting a piece of rubber band in place of the linen threads. But I did not have a colorless rubber band thin enough to work. Note that using a colored rubber and can result in the color running onto your card stock (ask me how I know…). If I were making this card for a child I would hunt down the right rubber band to assure extra fun! (Ok, I would probably do it for a man’s card too LOL)

Thank you for giving this a read, I hope you enjoy this design.

I do not know if any one else has used this design on a card. For me this idea was first used on a scrap book page many years ago, I learned how to do it watching the crafting channel when I lived in the US. I tried to search to see if there were any other videos or blog post about this out there but had no success. Especially since it could be called anything. I just called it the spin card for lack of other ideas. Although you could very easily do it with other shapes…hm, I wonder if the eggs from the Excellent Eggs would work? I will check it out.

If you try this card/technique please post a picture below or on social media and tag me @loriothen. *Also if you know of someone who has done a video or post let me know, I am always happy to share this space (and my YouTube channel) with other creators!

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