By Request – Bling, Wow & Awesome – Ballerina Penny Spinner Card

This card is a request I had for a card for a birthday girl having a ballerina party.  It had to be awesome, with bling – and overall, it had to wow!

This idea has been swirling around in the crafty part of my brain for a while, so when the question was asked, I knew the answer!

To meet the brief, the card is a mix of what I needed my Silhouette to do, some extra supplies from Spotlight and the rest is SU! magic.

This is the finished design:


When the ballerina dances in the middle of the card, you can’t see the slider section.  But when you gently move her, she gently dances along the slider to the other side of the card:


Patsy Waggoner has a great video tutorial on making a ‘penny spinner card’.  Using her basic theory, I attached my ballerina to two 10c pieces positioned over the slider track with a dimensional between them.  I didn’t raise my card front with dimensionals like Patsy did – my design worked better when it laid flat.  The ballerina still dances beautifully!


The ballerina’s skirt is made using the Floral Frames framelits.  Two of the biggest size were cut using tulle (hint: put copy paper under the tulle to get an easier cut with the framelit), cut into 4 and then layered.  I held them together with a staple until I hot glued the dress front, legs & ribbon on.  The dress front is Blushing Bride cardstock cut with the 2nd largest floral frame, which was then cut down to 3 points.


Funnily enough, I didn’t put a sentiment on this card either!  My weekend mojo seems to have been all about clean lines & simple finishes.  I hope the birthday ballerina is allowed to play with her card and enjoy the fun.  Kelly x

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4 thoughts on “By Request – Bling, Wow & Awesome – Ballerina Penny Spinner Card

  1. Hi Kelly,
    Love your your ballerina. You are very talented. How did you make the legs?
    I would love to make this.

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