Saturday, July 09, 2022

Bee Happy - Spinner Card

Happy Saturday friends! 

Kris here with a fun interactive card!  Have you gotten your hands on this ADORABLE Strawberries & Bees Release yet?!  It's so fun to piece together and make really fun cards....and they're all 30% off for a limited time 😀

I've used the cute Bee Gnome and the Bee Phrases to create this fun spinner card!

How I made it:

1.  I cut a piece of thick white cardstock 11" x 5-1/2" and scored it at 5-1/2" to make a square card base and set it aside.

*Next... if you already have some honeycomb papers - Great!  I did not, so I used some paper stencils.

2.  I cut 2 pieces of 80 lb. white cardstock:  the first one 5-1/4" square and the second 5" square.

3.  I sponged wild honey distress oxide ink with a honeycomb stencil onto the 5-1/4" square

4.  I sponged salty ocean distress oxide ink with a larger honeycomb stencil onto the 5" square.

5.  I die-cut my Bee Gnome and Bee Phrases  from white cardstock and colored with Copics.

6.  I laid (most of) my images onto the blue honeycomb piece and figured out my placement for the spinner.  Then I laid the 2nd and 3rd smallest dies from the Nested Wacky Stitched Circles die set onto the upper middle part of the card and taped them with a low-tack tape and removed the die-cut elements before cutting.  

7.  Next, I needed a small circle that is bigger than the opening for spinner, so I die-cut the smallest from the Pierced Wide Circle Frame die set  and I used the very center circle that was cut from the middle of that die.  (see photo below).

8.  I sponged that small circle with the wild honey distress oxide ink so it would blend in with the paper showing thru the channel, and glued a tiny spinner element to the middle of it.  If you don't have that, you could use a tiny button or stack 2 circle foam dots together.... as long as it's round and smaller than the spinner channel. (see photo below)

***Note:  this is the same concept as the penny spinner, however, a penny will show thru the channel as it's larger than the largest bee in these sets, so if you want to add weight,  you can add a magnet or washer, maybe even a dime? (I didn't try that) etc. to the back of your yellow circle which will help it spin better!  ☺

9.  Next, I added foam strips to the back of the blue cardstock (around all edges and some pieces closer to the circle opening, but not too close that it prevents the circle spinner from passing) and center circle piece and adhered to the yellow honeycomb piece.

10.  I placed the spinner circle piece in between the 2 blue layers as shown above and added a tiny bit of glue to the top of the white spinner and centered my bee onto it.  

11.  I glued the sentiment and white honeycomb grouping to the blue layer, and popped everything else up with foam dots.

12.  Lastly, I adhered that whole piece onto my white card base, making sure there's equal amount of white border all around and Voilà!!  




I hope I've inspired you to try this or your own creation using the new



Mary Marsh said...

What a cute card and a creative idea Kris- great tutorial as well

Pam MacKay said...

Super cute interactive card love that bee gnome!