Holidays Kids Class – Fidget Spinner Card

It has been school holidays here in Western Australia – for the past 2 weeks.  And because we are in the Southern Hemisphere, it’s winter!

As Murphy’s Law would have it, these holidays have been mostly wet, cold & windy, so it seemed like the perfect time to launch my school holidays paper craft class.

I’ve been thinking through this for quite some time, but the holidays always seem to come & go before I can put my plans into action.

Not this holidays!  I shared Tuesday afternoon with 7 gorgeous little people.

We made 2 cards, a calendar/post-it creation & a necklace, finishing with free choice using pieces from my scrap basket.

The kids had lots of fun and it was labelled as the ‘best craft activity ever’.

Kids Craft Class | kelly kent

All the projects were voted as winners, but the fidget spinner card definitely got a thumbs up from the whole group!

Fidget Spinner Card | kelly kent

Because kids don’t have any concept of new, retired or otherwise, I used this class as a chance to go back to some of my favourites!

Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey & the gorgeous Moonlight DSP.

Here’s the spinner card in action…


Although I’ve seen some awesome spinners made from punches, we kept it simple and cut around a printed spinner image.

Thanks to Doodlecraft for the great template. (3″ is the approximate printed size)

Fidget Spinner Card | kelly kent

We added 3/4″ circles at the three points and attached a washer with glue dots.

The middle feature is another 3/4″ circle with a 1/2″ circle adhered on top with a mini dimensional.

Again, retired was all ok for this card, so I used the arc die from the recently retired Sliding Star Framelits to make the spinner track.

The spinner is attached using more washers & a dimensional.

Fidget Spinner Card | kelly kent


I’m calling my first ever kids class a wonderful success.

The kids had a great time and they were super clever at making things from paper!

If you live in the Bunbury area and would like to book a kids paper class, email me!

You may also want to ‘like’ my Facebook page so you get updates on any future kids classes.

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Half Spinner Card – Soccer theme

I made this card for a soccer-loving teenager.

You are never too old for cards that spin!

Soccer Spinner Card for teenager with tutorial for half spinner. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I didn’t want the whole circle that the framelit in the Sliding Star Framelits gives, so I just cut to the half way point.

And I thought it would be a good mini-tutorial to share with you.

This works for any framelit where you only want to cut part of it.

Soccer Spinner Card for teenager with tutorial for half spinner. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The simple science is that you put the edge of the top plate at the point that you want it to stop cutting.  And then roll through as usual.

Tutorial for cutting a half spinner. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

The Big Shot cuts what is under the 2 plates and leaves the other part of the framelit uncut.

To finish it off, I snipped the edge of the semi-circle it created and made my spinner card as usual (with a soccer ball from the Silhouette Design store).

 

Soccer Spinner Card for teenager with tutorial for half spinner. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Too easy!  You can now add another spinner ‘shape’ to your reportoire.

This tutorial also work for other shapes such as circles, butterflies & labels to create partial cuts on your cards & projects.

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CASEing the Catty #86 Everyday Occasions

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Hello!!!  It’s my first gig as a designer for the CASEing the Catty Sunday blog hop.

Every Sunday night at 7pm (AEST), the CTC Crew will share lots of great ideas with you from the latest Stampin’ Up! Catalogue. They will either directly CASE (Copy and Share Everything) or use a sketch/layout, colour combo, embellishment, to name a few examples, as a springboard for their own creations.


This week, the Crew are showcasing ideas from the Everyday Occasions section of the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue (pages 66-91).

This is my chosen card on page 91.  The catalogue shows just the top corner of the card – but here’s a look at the full card!

I loved the colour combination and uneven paper distribution for the background.

Images (c) Stampin' Up!


I haven’t (yet) purchased the Superstar stamp set it features, so instead I used the Shooting Star stamp set to make a spinner card.  I thought this was fitting given this features on the same page as the sample!

CASEing the Catty #86 - Everyday Occasions. Shooting Star Spinner Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

It’s always so hard to pick up in the photos, but my card is sparkly & bright with both gold and clear Wink of Stella!

I also used the gold Wink of Stella pen to colour my Gorgeous Grunge splatter and then stamped as usual.  This worked beautifully!

CASEing the Catty #86 - Everyday Occasions. Shooting Star Spinner Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Did you spy the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate on my card?

This is new in the 2016 catalogue – it’s gold on one side & silver on the other!!!  And it comes in 3 awesome patterns!  It’s always good to have some fancy hardware in your stash!!!

CASEing the Catty #86 - Everyday Occasions. Shooting Star Spinner Card. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

Next on the hop is another new crew member.  Allow me to introduce the supremely talented Krissy Buck!  If you’d like to go backwards, you’ll be visiting Brownyn Eastley – the creator of the CTC blog hop!

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Every month CTC welcomes your catalogue inspired project.

Click on the photo below to take you to the July challenge link up.

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Thanks for your support on my first official CTC project!  I’d love to hear from you if you have time to leave me a comment!

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Stamp Review Crew – Flower Shop

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Good morning!  It’s cold here (as you would expect during winter!) – what’s the weather like in your part of the world?

Today brings another Stamp Review Crew post and we’re taking you on a Flower Shop journey.  It’s another fabulous coordinating set with a stamps and a matching punch!!!

 

These hops go around (and around), so if you’re after the full set of inspiration, keeping clicking ‘next’ until you end up back here – or wherever you started.

Maybe you started with Betty over at Kitty Stamps – which means there’s a lot lot of fun to go!

Or maybe you started with Shana’s Stress-Free Stamping and I am your last stop – did you love all the projects???

Or maybe you hopped backwards and I’ve got that all wrong!

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No matter which way you go, these hops are so much fun, with lots of talented designers and there’s {ALWAYS} a heap of projects that are on my ‘CASE’ list.

Many thanks to Tanya for her tireless & super proficient organisation of the hops!


This project started for me as soon as I opened my packet of Affectionately Yours DSP.  It contains 2 sheets of 5 double sided designs and 2 sheets of amazingly fancy single sided designs.

My card uses one of the fancy designs.  Although possibly too beautiful to cut up, I wanted to show off the fabulous copper colour that’s new to the Stampin’ Up! range this year.

So, with my big-girl-brave knicks on, I cut the pretty DSP and made a Flower Shop spinner card using the coppery floral DSP & a copper embossed Flower Shop flower.

Stamp Review Crew - Flower Shop Spinner Card. Affectionately Yours DSP & Cooper Embossing Powder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.
The beautiful copper embossed flower up close…

Stamp Review Crew - Flower Shop Spinner Card. Affectionately Yours DSP & Cooper Embossing Powder. Kelly Kent - mypapercraftjourney.com.

I’ve used money (2 x 10c pieces) to keep my flower on the circular track – but washers of the same size also work.

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Many thanks to Cheryl who saved the day by sending me a copper embossed flower to finish my project.  I had it all planned out… but my embossing powder didn’t arrive in time!  I’m thankful for all the lovely stamping friends I’ve made simply by sharing a love of paper.

I wanted to show off the full effect of this card with a video.  This is my first time taking, editing & uploading a video.  It’s super simple, but gives you an idea how the spinner card works.


How to make your own spinner card:

  • Cut a piece of cardstock/DSP to fit your card base (mine is 3-5/8″ x 5-3/8″)
  • Run through the Big Shot with the circle framelit from the Sliding Star set or if you don’t own this, with 2 circle framelits (one large, one small placed where you want your ‘track’)
  • Remove the “O” shape left by the framelits and stick the remaining two pieces (your card front and circle) to your card base using dimensionals or foam tape.
  • Sit a coin/washer under the “O” gap created by your circle and card front.  Attach a dimensional to the coin/washer and place another coin/washer on top.  This will create a fixture that runs around the ‘track’.
  • Attach your flower (or other embellishment) to the top coin/washer with glue dots.

Did you notice the Sliding Star Framelits & Shooting Star stamp set in the new catalogue?  This cute little set lets you make spinner/slider cards with all the hard work done for you.  I’m working on some more spinner cards this week and will share soon!

Until then, keep hopping!  Next stop is Shana!  Kelly x

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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:

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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:

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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!

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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.

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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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