Sunday, December 19, 2010

First Spinner Card

I read a tutorial on the Stars and Stamps blog about making a spinner card and was intimidated. Then, today Sandy posted the first OWH Christmas break challenge and asked us to use a tutorial that we hadn't tried before. I hadn't done any of them (after all, I just learned about OWH this month) and this one seemed cool.

I didn't intend to copy their design exactly, but it's fairly similar. I incorporated another tutorial into the same card: using vellum.
Materials included:
Paper: black cardstock, heart vellum, pomegranate shimmer cardstock
Ink: pixie pink, pink passion, basic black, and versamark inks
Stamps: heart from Dollar Tree, "Love" by Inkadoo, sentiment by Studio G.
Other: silver embossing powder, foam mounting squares

I was SO rockin' the card making mojo this weekend that I decided to see if there was another tutorial I could tackle. I found a much simpler tutorial on an accordian/zig-zag fold card.
I changed it up a little bit by punching along the fold where the "thanks" stamp is (mostly because it wouldn't fit right without a tweak).
I was happy to use some materials that I hadn't given much time before, namely SU's Riveting set and paper flowers.

Papers: robin cardstock from DCWV, green cardstock from heidi grace, pale blue cardstock, patterned paper from Making Memories
Inks: Tempting Turquoise
Stamps: SU Riveting
Other: Paper flowers from Making Memories, brads from Dollar Tree, border punch by Martha Stewart, clear embossing powder

Can't wait to see what other challenges bring! I'm enjoying using my supplies that don't always see the light of day because my family occassions don't always include everything I have stamps for.


  1. Very nice cards Kathryn! I particularly like the combination of papers and colors you've used on the zig-zag fold. So glad you discovered OWH!

  2. The heart on your spinner card looks amazing! I could see it hanging in a circle punch "window" like a charm.

  3. Thanks, ladies. Yolanda, I'll have to try that! Of course, that might mean a trip to the store for a larger circle punch...haha the addiction never ends!

  4. Great job Kathryn, I love both cards. I choose the zig zag fold for my card also. I must say, I like yours better! :) And I love the spinner card. I worked and worked on that, early part of December. I finally got two done, but it's not my favorite to make.
    Glad you found OWH

  5. Great cards! Thanks for giving the the tutorials a try. i would love any feedback on how I can make them seem less intimidating.

  6. Super cards Kathryn! You were busy today....and I love them both - the border on the 2nd one is a beautiful touch!


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