Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Take a Spin on a Cupcake

Stamp Club Card:  Part 1

At our Stamp Club this month, we made a Spinner Card using the  Create a Cupcake stamp set.  I followed THIS TUTORIAL on how to make a spinner card.  Check it out 'cause it explains it a lot better than I would by just writing down the instructions.  Plus it has photos!! 

A couple of directions on the card we made:

First I taped the DSP on top of the Early Espresso (Rose Red for the stamp club members), flipped it over and drew two lines at 5/8" and 1-1/8".  Then I used the 1/2" Circle Punch, pushed it all the way in,  centered it on the two lines and punched.  Then I cut along the two lines that I had drawn between the the punched out circles.  You can use either a Craft Knife to cut the two lines or a paper cutter.  

To make the cupcake more stable, I punched out a 1-3/8 circle and taped/glued the cupcake on top of that and then cut away the parts of the  circle that was showing beneath the cupcake.

Follow tutorial to complete spinner.  If you find that your penny is not staying and sort of falling out, use a nickel instead.

I found that the cupcake spun nicely when it was raised away from the card substantially.  So what you need to do is double your dimensionals:  Use two dimensionals on top of each other in all four corners and then in the middle of the long sides.  (If you are using a nickel, you will not be able to add the dimensionals on the top middle of the card.)  I hope that all makes sense!

Attaching Jumbo Grommets:

To attach grommet, place grommet over ribbon and one layer of card stock.  (I tried it over two or three layers and the grommet would not stay nicely.)  Place these over the sponge part of the mat pack(or use a mouse pad).  Hammer the grommet in, flop over and hammer the spikes flat.


Whisper White card base:  5-1/2 x 8-1/2
Rose Red:  5-3/8 x 4-1/8
Early Espresso:  5 x 3-3/4;  2-1/8 x 4-1/8 (at the club I we used this piece in rose red instead)
Whisper White:  5-1/8 x 3-7/8;  2-5/8 x 4-1/4
Pumpkin Pie:  2-1/8 x 4-1/8
Sweet and Sour DSP:  2 x 4


Stamps:  Create a Cupcake
Paper:  Whisper White, Rose Red, Early Espresso, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet and Sour DSP
Ink:   Early Espresso, Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing  Folder, Big Shot, Dimensionals, Penny or Nickel, Scalloped Border Punch, Grosgrain Ribbon (retired), White Jumbo Grommets (retired), Hammer, Mat Pack, Cupcake Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Paper Cutter (or use Craft Knife and Cutting Mat), Glue Dots

4-1/4 x 5-1/2 card

Come back tomorrow for Part 2....

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