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Graduation Spinner Card

May 30th, 2008 · No Comments

Graduation Spinner Card

It’s that time of year again – the end of the school year! I wanted to teach a spinner card at my stamp class this weekend, and I decided to make it a graduation card. It’s really fun to see that graduation cap spinning from side to side!

The design is clean and simple. I stamped the cap image from Year after Year several times in Sahara Sand ink on Brushed Gold card stock, which gave it a nice watermark effect. The sentiment was stamped in Basic Black in the right bottom corner. I created a “channel” by repeatedly punching with my word window punch, which I pushed all the way to the top edge of the gold card stock.

The spinning cap was stamped in Basic Gray ink on Basic Gray card stock and cut out, with a little gold brad as the only embellishment. Now for the fun part: you take a penny and place a Stampin’ Dimensional in its center, then place another penny on top, like a sandwich. You can take a sharp pencil and push in the points of the hexagon a bit, so that the Dimensional becomes rounder and spins more easily. The cut-out gray cap was adhered on top of the second penny with another Dimensional, then the bottom penny was slipped inside the channel. If you carefully lift the other side of the channel, you can push the entire penny through. The gold card stock was adhered to the Basic Black panel with lots of doubled-up Stampin’ Dimensionals (because you need room for the penny to move), and this was mounted on the Basic Gray card.

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All supplies by Stampin’ Up!® unless otherwise noted.
Stamps: Year after Year, Hugs & Wishes
Paper: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Brushed Gold
Ink: Basic Gray, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Gold Brad, Word Window Punch, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Pennies

Tags: fun & frolicky