Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Squish Spinner Card

I had so much fun making a Spinner Card and I am going to show you how fast and easy it was to make one.
This is how I made the card...
*I used the Create a Critter cartridge and cut the water that is used for the fish bowl at 6 1/2 inches
*Then I used my Gypsy to add the cut where my "spinner" is going to go using a tag from Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (You don't have to use the Gypsy, but I did because I was having trouble centering the tag where I wanted it with the Cricut)
*Since the water is in a shape of a bowl, I flipped the water over and traced using a pencil on the card, so that I can cut the water the size that I needed
*Here you can see the pencil marks. Then I used my paper cutter to cut out the extra.
*I then used the same sand from the fish bowl and cut the image at 7 inches. I also had to cut out the extra sand that wasn't needed. I used the Polka Dots embossing folder to add texture.
*Flip the cut to the back and add dimensionals. You have to add the dimensionals because if you tape it/ glue it down, the spinner won't spin. (If you don't have any dimensionals, I usually find them in the dollar store in the home goods section. They are called Foam Mounting Squares or Circles. I really like them because they are really thick and sticky and plus you get 200 squares for $1!)
*Now for the fun part~making the spinner. All you need is 2 pennies and 2 circle dimensionals. Stick 1 dimensional to 1 penny.
*Now place the other penny on top of the one with the dimensional. (Doesn't it look like an Oreo cookie? :P )
*Place the spinner between your cuts.
*Add your second dimensional to the top of the penny.
*Add your image/cut on top of the dimensional and you are done!
Here are the 4 cards that I made for Project Sunshine and Smiles. If you have any questions or need some more help, feel free to email me or leave a comment asking me your question.  
Have a wonderful Tuesday! Today is my 3rd day of Student Teaching :)

Materials used:
Cartridges: Create a Critter (water cut at 6 ½ inches, sand cut at 7 inches, octopus cut at 2¾ inches, and the plants cut at 2 and 3 inches)

Tags, Bags, Boxes & More (tag)
Stamp: Buggy Punnies by My Pink Stamper
Other: Polka Dots Cuttlebug embossing folder
Cards made so far for Project Sunshine and Smiles: 108


  1. What a fun, fun card! Cute little jellyfish and great instructions! Adorable!

  2. what a cute card. thank you for the easy to follow instructions. btw...really does look like an oreo...

  3. Way too cute.. The jellyfish is fun... thanks for sharing on You had me at Craft..

  4. What a fun and cute spinner card:) I love these cards. TFS!!
    ~Madison funkycards.blogspot.com

  5. This is the cutest! Happy to know they are for St Jude's kids!
    Great instructions!

  6. Wow! Thanks for sharing. I learned something new. And welcome to the team!