Hi, Karen Aicken here with today’s project. As promised with my last post, I have an interactive Spinner Card to share. These cards are also referred to as Slider, Penny Spinner or Penny Slider Cards.
I chose to use the adorable Rubber Ducky die, cutting it out of both patterned paper and white cardstock. I adhered the pieces together so they would be nice and sturdy, then inked the edges. Rubber Ducky slides along the track, spinning around as he goes. His jaunty bow is from the Balloons die set.
1. Cut a 6 x 4-1/2″ panel from white cardstock. Using the clouds from the All Seasons Tree, cut three from the top area of this panel and add a strip of blue patterned paper behind the openings. Ink the cut out clouds and attach over their openings with a double layer of foam tape. Using the Outdoor Edges die, cut a strip of blue patterned paper 6 x 2″ and attach it to the bottom of this panel lining up the bottom and side edges. On the back side of this decorated panel, pencil a line 1″ from the bottom edge.
2. Use the Tab Accessory Die that comes with the Tags and More 2 – Deco to create your track. Cut one from the center, then slide the tab die over to the left and cut again. Continue in this manner until you have your slot/track cut all the way across, leaving 3/4″ uncut on either side. Just remember to overlap your cuts each time you move your die. Trim any uneven edges as you don’t want your slider mechanism to catch.
3. Create a 6.5 x 5″ top fold card from white cardstock. Adhere a 6-3/8 x 4-7/8″ panel of yellow patterned paper. Cut a 6 x 2″ strip of the same blue patterned paper as on the front ‘water’ area of your decorated panel and attach it to the yellow patterned panel. You want it to be seen through the track on your decorated panel for a seamless look.
4. Create your penny mechanism by adhering two round adhesive foam tape circles together with a penny on either side. Add a piece of foam tape to the outside of one penny, which is how you will adhere the Rubber Ducky. Insert the back penny through the track in the center of the decorated panel, bending the panel slightly so it fits in. Test your mechanism to be sure it freely rolls along the track.
5. Attach the Rubber Ducky to the foam tape on the front penny, then add foam tape to the back of the decorated panel Do not add any tape along the track area as you want your penny mechanism to have lots of room.
6. Attach decorated panel to the folded card and have fun sliding and spinning the Rubber Ducky!
7. Use an orange fine point marker or pen to write words above the curve at the water’s edge as shown. Option: Use rubber stamps and stamp the words BEFORE adding tape to the back of the panel and before attaching the panel to the card front.
Spinner Cards are so much fun, both to make and receive. Kids love them! The spinning element can be just about anything and the track can be vertical or diagonal as well as horizontal. Some examples: A balloon floating straight up into the sky, a Karen Burniston Character running up a hill and tumbling back down!
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies:
White card stock
Yellow patterned paper – Bo Bunny
Blue patterned paper – MME