Christmas Spinner Card Ideas

Christmas Spinner Card Ideas


Hello my crafty friends. Today I have a few more Christmas tree card
ideas to share with you featuring the wrapped in plaid suite. Now these are not just any Christmas tree
cards. These are window cards with little Christmas
trees that spin. Hi It’s Lynn Dunn from Stamptastic Designs. Thanks so much for joining me today. In this episode of stamptastic TV, I will
feature two different Christmas spinner card ideas and I will share two different ways
that you can create these spinner cards. Plus I will also share some additional card
ideas with you that you can make with the leftover scraps from creating these spinner
cards. By the end of this video, you will have four
different Christmas card ideas and some tips for creating your spinner cards. For the latest card making ideas be sure to
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I upload a new video. Okay, so first let’s talk about the supplies
you will need to create these cards. So to create these cards, I am using a variety
of products from the wrapped in plaid product suite from stampin up. So of course I’m working with some cardstock
colors which coordinate with the plaid patterned papers that I’ll be using. So for these cards I’m using some white, cherry
cobbler, and shaded spruce cardstock. Now I am also using two of the beautiful patterned
papers from the wrapped in plaid designer series paper pack. I am also using the perfectly plaid stamp
set and to create the little spinning Christmas trees, I am using the pine tree punch, which
coordinates with the stamp set. And the ink colors I’m using, cherry cobbler
and shaded spruce. Now in order to create the little spinning
trees, we need to create some windows on our card. So I’m going to be using two different dies
from the stitched shapes die set. Um, but you can use any shapes, any die sets
that you have to create the little windows on the card. Now you will also need some very thin thread
so that we can attach our little spinning Christmas trees to this. Um, so I am using the gold metallic thread,
uh, for this particular project. And the last thing I’m using, just some metallic
pearls to embellish occurred. Okay, that’s it. I think we’re ready to get started. Now there are two different ways that you
can create the spinning tree. First you can use the wrap and tie method. And second you can use the gluing in place
method. Now these don’t sound like very technical
terms and they’re not, but um, I will show you how to do both. So first let’s start by talking about the
wrap and tie method. So the first way to create the spinner section
is to wrap and tie the thread around the window section on the card stock. So for this method, start by cutting a piece
of gold metallic thread that is at least seven inches long. You want to have some extra so that you can
wrap and tie it to the card stock. So we will be using the window opening and
the edges of the card stock as our anchor points. So first wrap the thread around the green
card stock between the top of the card and the window opening. Tie it into a double knot and then trim off
a little bit of the excess. Now take the other end of the metallic thread
and wrap it around the bottom part of the green card stock between the edge of the card
and that window opening. Now be sure to pull it tight so that the thread
that is visible in that window section is tight. Then go ahead and double knot the thread and
trim off some of the excess. Now for a little extra holding power, you
can add a few pieces of double sided tape to the thread above and below that window. So in order to use this method, you will be
adding a few layers of patterned paper and card stock to your card, which can be used
to cover up the areas where we are going to wrap and tie that thread. So for example, on this card, the plaid patterned
paper covers up all of the metallic thread except for the thread that is exposed in the
window section of the card, which is the way we want it. Next you are going to punch out to tree shapes
from a piece of green card stock. Okay, now add some liquid glue to the back
of one of the green tree shapes. Lay the tree with that adhesive, with that
glue, in front of you. Hold the green card stock, that big green
card stock piece, hold that over the trees so that the thread in the window section is
in the center of the tree. Now take the other tree shape and adhere it
over the top of this one. So you are basically sandwiching the thread
in between the two tree shapes to create the spinner section of the card. So there you go. We’ve just created our first spinning tree. Now don’t worry about all of the adhesive
and the mess that you see here. This will all be covered up once we decorate
the card front with our patterned paper. So for now, let’s just set this piece aside
so that I can show you the second way to create a spinner card. So this is the gluing in place method, I don’t
know what else to call it, so we’ll just call it that. So the second way to create the spinning tree
is to cut a piece of gold metallic thread and adhere it above and below the window. Now I recommend using this particular method
when your card design is such that you will not be using multiple layers of patterned
paper or card stock. So therefore you’re not able to wrap and tie
the thread because you will see it. So use a strong adhesive like tear and tape
to adhere the thread to the card stock. Now I typically add one piece of double sided
tape to hold the thread in place. Then I peel off the backing on that double
sided tape and then I fold the excess thread down over the top of that first piece and
then I add another. So it’s almost like wrapping, but we’re going
to be wrapping it within the adhesive pieces instead of wrapping it around the card. Now I also add a bit of liquid glue just to
give it a little extra holding power. Now be sure to pull the thread tight across
the middle of the window section as you are adhering it. Now once you have the thread secured, punch
out two Christmas trees. Now this time we’re going to use a piece of
plaid patterned paper to do that. So basically the pine tree punches asymmetrical,
so you need to create a mirror image of the tree in order to adhere them together. So to do that, simply punch out one of the
tree shapes from this side of your patterned paper. Then flip over your patterned paper and punch
out the second tree so that way when you glue them together, the edges will line up and
you will have the same pattern visible on each side of the tree. Okay, now add some liquid glue to the back
of one of the tree shapes. And again, lay the tree with the adhesive
in front of you. Hold the green card stock piece over the tree
so that that thread is in the window section right in the center of the tree. Now take the other tree shape and adhere it
over the top of this one. And again, you’re basically sandwiching the
thread in between the two tree shapes to create the spinner. Alright, there you go. We now have created our second spinning tree. Okay, now let’s add these trees to our cards. Okay. Those first card features a pretty simple
card designed with a little Christmas trees spinners section on the upper part of the
card. So for this card we will be using the spinning
tree that we created with the wrap and tie method. So we’re going to start with a piece of cherry
cobbler cardstock cut at five and a half by eight and a half inches. Score the eight and a half inch side at four
and a quarter inches to create the base of the card. Next we’re going to create all of the accent
pieces for the card. We’ll start by cutting a three by five and
a half inch piece of one of the plaid patterned papers. Next cut a three and a quarter by five and
a half inch piece of shaded spruce card stock. This will be used as a mat behind the plaid
patterned paper. It will also hold our spinning Christmas tree
in place. Now grab your embossing machine and the stitched
shapes circle die that measures approximately two and three eight inches in diameter. Open up the cherry cobbler card base and lay
it on the platform. Layer the plaid paper and shaded spruce card
stock together and lay it on top of the cherry card front. Now you want this piece to be running from
edge to edge right down the middle of the card front. Well make sure you position it that way on
your die cutting platform. We will be cutting all of the layers at once
to ensure that the circle shapes lineup correctly on all three pieces. So lay the circle, die on top of all three
pieces and run it through the embossing machine. Okay, so you will notice that the circle is
cut out of the first two layers. So the circles are cut out of the plaid patterned
paper and the shaded spruce card stock, but it’s not cut out of the card front. Now I knew that would happen because the dies
typically can only cut through two pieces of paper at one time. So this was purposeful. So although the die does not cut all the way
through, it leaves a nice template for me so that I know exactly where to place that
circle shape so that I can cut that out of the front of the card. So go ahead and line up the circle die with
the shape on the cherry cobbler card front. Run it through the embossing machine to cut
out the piece. And then we should be set to put together
our card. Now be sure to save the circle shapes because
at the end of this video I will share a few more card ideas with you that feature these
leftover shapes. Okay, so here is what the pieces will look
like when we adhere everything together. So as you can see, all of the windows in all
three of these pieces line up perfectly. Alright, so now that we have all of the windows
cut out on our papers, let’s assemble the spinning Christmas tree. Now since I already showed you how to create
the tree, we can go ahead and finish decorating this card with one of the trees that we already
created. So adhere the plaid patterned paper piece
to the green card stock. Now remember we already cut out the circle
shape from this piece, so it’s just a matter of lining it up with the circle window on
the green card stock. Once you have that piece in place, go ahead
and adhere the entire piece of green card stock to the middle of the cherry cobbler
card front by lining up the circular window sections. Okay, stamp a sentiment on a half inch by
three inch piece of white card stock and adhere it to the card front. Then for the finishing touch, simply embellish
the card with a few metallic pearls. Alright, so now as you can see, the tree blends
in a little bit too much with the red card stock in the background. So to brighten it up a little bit, I simply
cut a five and a quarter by four inch piece of white card stock and adhered it to the
inside of the card. Now that white card stock will be visible
on the front of the card, which will brighten up the tree and accent at nicely. Okay, that’s it. We have just created a super fun little Christmas
trees spinner card. It spins or just kind of free floats in that
circular window opening. Pretty cool, right? And hopefully you thought it was pretty easy. So I’d love to know your thoughts on this
card, so be sure to leave me a comment below. Alright the second card features another Christmas
tree spinner section. For this card, we will use the gluing in place
method because we are really unable to wrap and tie the thread around the card like we
did with the first one simply because of the design of the card. So start with a piece of cherry cobbler. Cardstock cut at five and a half by eight
and a half inches. Score the eight and a half inch side at four
and a quarter inches. To create the base of the card, we are going
to create all of the accent pieces for the card first, so start by cutting two pieces
of one of the plaid patterned papers at one by four and a quarter inches. Next cut a three by four and a quarter inch
piece of the shaded spruce card stock. This is the piece that will be used in the
center of the card that will hold our spinning Christmas tree in place. Now grab your embossing machine, open up the
cherry cobbler cardstock base and lay it on the platform. Lay the shaded spruce card stock piece on
top of that cherry cobbler card front. So you want this piece to be running from
the score line or that fold in the center of the card to the bottom edge of the card
directly down the middle. We will be cutting all of the layers at once
to ensure that the square shapes line up much like we did with the circle shapes. So lay the square die on the top of the green
card stock and run it through the embossing machine. Now the square die will cut out both pieces
of card stock at the same time. So here’s what the pieces will look like when
we adhere everything together. So again, you can see the windows on these
two pieces line up perfectly. So for this card we are going to be using
the three by four and a quarter inch piece of shaded spruce card stock that we created
the little plaid spinning Christmas tree with. Now you can see that the reason I didn’t use
the wrap in time method with this is because I only have two layers. I have the card base and I have this green
piece of cardstock. So if I had used the wrap and tie method,
you would see the thread across the front of this green piece of card stock. So before we add the middle section of the
card, let’s go ahead and add each of the one and four and a quarter inch pieces of patterned
paper to our card front. So simply adhere each piece approximately
a half inch from each side of the cherry cobbler card front. Once you have those pieces in place, you can
go ahead and adhere the entire piece of green card stock with our spinning Christmas tree
in it to the middle of the cherry cobbler card front. Then go ahead and stamp a sentiment on a one
half by three inch piece of white card stock and adhere it to the card front. Then for the finishing touch, simply embellished
the card with a few metallic pearls and again we are going to add a five and a quarter by
four inch piece of white card stock to the inside of the card so that it highlights or
accents our little spinning Christmas tree. Okay, that’s it. We have another super fun little Christmas
tree spinner card. Okay. The last couple of card ideas I want to share
with you feature the little shapes that were left over from cutting out the windows in
our spinner cards. Now we ended up with several square and circle
shapes. So although I’m only featuring two card designs
here, you can really create a total of five cards with the shapes that were leftover. Okay, so this first card idea features the
plaid patterned circle as the focal point of the card. Now this card design might look a little familiar
as it’s very similar to one of the cards that I shared with you last week. Now I didn’t make a spinning Christmas tree
this time. I simply used one of the tree shapes and popped
it up on the card with a few dimensionals. And I’ve also just added a little bit of decoration
to the inside of the card. And the second card idea is almost identical
to the spinning Christmas tree card. Now the only differences that I didn’t create
a spinning Christmas tree, instead, I just again popped up a little Christmas tree on
the leftovers square and the decorations are pretty much the same. I just added, you know, the one inch wide
pieces of patterned paper on the front. And then I just added a little white section
in the middle here. And again, I did a little bit of decorating
on the inside of the card. So I thought I would just share some quick
and simple card ideas and some fun ways that you can use those leftover shapes. Alright, so there you go. Now you have four fun Christmas tree card
ideas to play with: Two Christmas spinner cards and two cards that you can create with
the leftover scraps from making those spinner cards. And if you enjoy these cards, feel free to
download the printable tutorial. You can find the link in the description below
this video. Thanks so much for joining me today. If you enjoyed this video, please let me know
by liking it and sharing it with your friends and leave me a comment below to let me know
what you enjoyed most about the video and the cards shared here today. Have fun getting creative, take care, and
I’ll see you soon.

15 thoughts on “Christmas Spinner Card Ideas

  1. As always Lynn, a great group of cards with absolutely clear and detailed directions ! Thank you so much -I love your videos/////////////1

  2. I love these spinner cards but am wondering where you stamp your sentiment on the white panel and still leave space to sign below?

  3. What great Spinner Cards. They are so simple to make. I will be making some of these this year. Thanks Lynn for a great video tutorial.

  4. I really enjoyed the making of these cards. Your instructions are clear and concise. Not too wordy – just perfect! I really loved how you showed us what to do with the leftovers. And we get a printed tutorial as well! Ha! Doesn’t get much better than that!

  5. Fun cards – thank you for the fabulous video – appreciate the easy to follow instructions. You make it look very easy – looking forward to making.

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