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Donut Spinner Card

Spinner Card

Hi All!

I can’t believe I’ve never done a spinner card – they are so cool! I thought the donut would be a perfect spinner. I covered it in embossing paste that I colored with pigment ink to match the patterned paper (both Avery Elle). Here is a close-up of the spinning donut:

Spinner Card

I used the leftoever paste to make these lunch notes for my daughter:

Lunch Notes

If you would like more detail on how these ice cream cone dies work, see THIS CARD.

Enjoy the video. Supplies list below. See you Friday! 🙂

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Supplies:

To purchase at Ellen Hutson, click the EH link. To purchase at Simon Says Stamp, click the SSS link.
Copic colors used: E21, E25, E27

I Love Donuts
I Love Donuts
Embossing Paste
Embossing Paste
EH|SSS
very Elle 6x6 Brights
very Elle 6×6 Brights
EH|SSS
Avery Elle Aquamarine Ink
Avery Elle Aquamarine Ink
EH|SSS
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
EH|DB
Invisible Thread
Invisible Thread
Martha Stewart Mini Scoreboard
Mini Scoreboard
EH|SSS
1 3/4 in. Circle Punch
1 3/4 in. Circle Punch
Palette Knife
Palette Knife
EH|SSS
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Chocolate Chip Marker (part of Neutrals set)
Chocolate Chip Marker
Stampin' Up! Basic Black Marker
Black Marker
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
EH|SSS
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts
EH|SSS
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
Versafine Vintage Sepia Ink
EH|SSS
Uniball White Gel Pen
White Gel Pen
EH|SSS
T-Square Rules
T-Square Ruler
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
EH|SSS
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Absorber
Absorber
Ranger Craft Sheet
Craft Mat
EH|SSS
Scotch Foam Tape
Scotch Foam Tape
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
Ranger Multi Medium, Matte
EH|SSS
Tombow Mono Multi Glue
Tombo Mono Multi Glue
EH|SSS
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner
EH|SSS
Ice Cream Cone Die
Ice Cream Cone Die
Lunch Notes Dies
Lunch Notes Dies
Tiny Tag Words
Tiny Tag Words
Ranger Ice Stickles, Silver
Ice Stickles
EH|SSS

Comments

  1. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 10:27 am

    marybery

    How many time can I say LOVE this card! Soooo cute. Must try!

  2. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 11:52 am

    Marie

    I never knew you could make embossing paste colored with ink! I will have to try this! Very cute card! 🙂

  3. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    catcards004

    BRILLIANT!! I love donuts and I love spinners so this card is a MUST try! Thank, Darlene!

  4. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    conil

    No wonder your kids love this card. It’s such fun. Clever of you to use the extra paste to make ice cream cones.

  5. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    TenSGal

    This is adorable…and what a great idea to “spin” the donut! So cute and loved watching you work with the embossing paste.

    Susan

  6. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    thecardsmith

    Oh, man, that is too stinkin’ cute! My kids would love that, too. I saw a butterfly spinner card a long time ago and never got around to making one. Perfect inspiration.

  7. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 2:46 pm

    swimbikerunat60

    Oh my gosh Darlene, you made me hungry for donuts…..and a brand new Dunkin Donuts just open just about 30 minutes from my house, Yikes!!!!!
    I love, love, love this card, what fun and fabulous design, the back of it is worth the trouble you went through to get it just right.
    I got to get some of that invisible thread, I was amazed that it really stuck in between the two donut parts, totally fabulous interactive card.
    Thank you for sharing.

    • wrote on May 22nd, 2015 at 7:43 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Maria, go to the Dunkin Donuts and eat an extra French Cruller for me. I LOVE those!

  8. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    lovinpaper

    I have sewed with invisible thread, but never crafted with it. I may give it a try sometime.

  9. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Whimsical Creations

    Super cute; I have never made a spinner card either… But you make it look pretty easy!! 😀 Darn you – HA!!

  10. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    Hannah Means

    This is a darling card. I didn’t think I would be interested in a spinner card, but this one won me over! Thanks too for the little tips you drop along the way. I’m SO glad I subscribed to this blog!!

    • wrote on May 22nd, 2015 at 7:44 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you so much Hannah! 🙂

  11. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Glynda

    Another great card!!

  12. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 5:07 pm

    Andrea

    Sweet card, Darlene (pun intended)! Love the colors you chose. I just may have to try making a spinner card myself. I have a spool of transparent thread that I got for stitching on my paper projects. (I was going to use it in the bobbin, so I could use any color thread in the needle, until that became a hot mess, and I discovered then you’re really not supposed to use it there.) Anyway, now I have a use for it! Thanks! 🙂

    • wrote on May 22nd, 2015 at 7:45 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Um, you’re not? That’s why I bought this thread too! It worked ok for me, but it was too much work to drag out the machine. Maybe I’m just lazy.

      • wrote on May 23rd, 2015 at 1:29 pm

        Andrea

        When I tried winding it on the bobbin, it was a MESS! Then I then read somewhere online that you’re not supposed to use it in a bobbin, because it stretches and friction from the winding process can cause it to melt/break down. I don’t have personal experience with it melting, but it never wound on the bobbin right, so I just gave up on that.

  13. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    Brenda L.

    I love spinner cards, they are always so much fun! Your donut looks so real and so yummy. You always make coloring look so easy. Love the card! Hugs, Brenda

  14. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    blondie37

    Wow ! I will be having a go at this project. Like Hannah, I am so pleased that I subscribed to your Blog. Thanks Darlene you are a GEM …………….

    • wrote on May 22nd, 2015 at 7:46 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      Thank you Blondie. 🙂

  15. wrote on May 20th, 2015 at 11:05 pm

    BrendaH

    This is a gem of a card! Must try this technique. Thanks again!!

  16. wrote on May 21st, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Susan Berry

    So cute. Love it. I have seen something like this done with a butterfly and fishing line. I like the idea of the invisible thread it looks thinner. Thanks for another great card.

  17. wrote on May 22nd, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Caly Person

    LOVE the spinner, Darlene!

  18. wrote on May 23rd, 2015 at 11:28 am

    SandraMaria

    Hmmm…come to think of it, I meant to do a spinner card like this at one time but never got around to it. I do love this card, but I was thinking when I first started watching that it would be the spinning kind with the pennies and Stampin’ Dimensionals kind of spinner. :b The microbeads you used as sprinkles is a BRILLIANT idea! I would have probably used seed beads and then kicked myself for not using the microbeads! HAHA >.<

    I'm kinda wondering if it would help the 'spinning' by twisting the two threads in opposite directions before laying it on the foam tape…ya know, just so you get more of a 'spin' when the card is opened…what do you think?

    • wrote on May 23rd, 2015 at 11:29 am

      SandraMaria

      Oh and thank you, Darlene!

    • wrote on May 25th, 2015 at 10:05 pm

      Darlene DeVries

      So you mean twist it up tightly before inserting it into the envelope? And then it will untwist when the person opens it? I hadn’t thought of that. I’ll have to try it!

      • wrote on May 26th, 2015 at 9:34 am

        SandraMaria

        Well, not too tight…but yeah, you get the idea. Just a couple turns so to make it twist on it’s own. =)

  19. wrote on May 24th, 2015 at 5:10 am

    SIMPLYCRAFTYFRENCH

    Beautiful an yummy card Darlene ! Love it, also like very much the technique with the invisible thread. !

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