I just love creating ‘fancy fold’ cards!  You know; something a little different, that makes the recipient say ‘WOW’!  when they open it 🙂

At my last Technique club meeting, one of the cards we made is this adorable spinner card:

tech club spinner card

I’ve been dying to use the ‘dandelion fluff’ stamp from the Balloon Celebrations stamp set, so when I was planning for my technique club, I just knew it would be perfect for a spinner card!  When the card is tilted, the circle with the fluff on it goes spinning from one side to the other.  It’s just like when you blow on the dandelion, and the fluff goes flying away!  Combining it with the Sale-A-Bration Wildflower Fields DSP dandelion pattern was genius, don’t you think?!

I wanted to make the spinner fluff stand out, so I stamped it on a 1″ Circle of Whisper White cardstock in Archival Black ink; same with the greeting which is made by combining the ‘happy’ and ‘birthday’ from the Crazy About You stamp set.  I love this set; it has so many sayings that can be made simply by combining the single word stamps onto 1 clear block!

The Wildflower Fields DSP is layered onto a panel of Whisper White cardstock, which is the attached to the card base of Calypso Coral.  Of course, I just had to make the inside as awesome as the outside:

spinner card outside

The Make a Wish – from the Perfect Pennants set – is stamped in Calypso Coral onto Whisper White.  I then added the dandelion fluff image again, repeating it so it looked like it was floating above the sentiment.  Because that’s what we did when we were kids; pick the dandelion, close our eyes, make a wish, and blow the fluff!  Kinda like blowing out the candles on your cake 🙂

This card just makes me smile when I look at it; I hope you enjoyed it, too 🙂

We do have lots of fun at our Technique club; we meet the last Friday of each month, and I show everyone at least 2-3 new techniques/fancy folds, complete with step by step directions.  We create samples of the techniques to keep in our binders, and complete at least 1 full card/project using at least 1 of the techniques.

If you’re in the area (I’m in North Burnaby, B.C.) I’d love to have you join us!  There’s always room for more fun at the table. 🙂

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

2 thoughts on “Fancy Fold Card!

  1. Deb, this is such a wonderful card. I like spinner cards, but they are very difficult to pull together. You did a great job on this card!

    1. Jackie, you should give the spinner card another try; everyone in class was so surprise how easily it went together! I’m just a big kid – love playing with interactive cards 🙂 Thanks so much for your kind comment!

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