Hello Stamping Friends,
July is slipping away quickly and we have two specials that you don’t want to miss:
- For every $50 dollars spent in July you receive a $5 coupon code by email to be used on a purchase in August
- Sign up to join the fun and become a demonstrator – hobby or business – and get $72 of additional free merchandise. That is a total of $197 of merchandise for the joining fee of $99
Scroll down to the prior post for all the details! If you are reading this on your mobile device, click on the little SAL image at the top to be redirected to the full blog. This month’s hostess code is QHJHTKJQ
My hostess, Nicole, requested a masculine spinner card for her party which challenged my creativity. After giving the idea some thought I used the “Guy Greetings” stamp set on page 36 of the new catalog. It is available in wood mount # 138825, clear mount #138828 and photopolymer #137178.
And created this:
The Hats Off To You! from Guy Greetings is embossed with copper embossing powder and uses an upside down cutout from the Hearth and Home Thinlits:
Since the card is 6 1/2″ long it took four cuts across to make the spinner opening but well worth the time. Cut a 7/8″ wide strip of sticky note and place it at the bottom of the Very Vanilla layer to guide your four cuts.
- Base – Early Espresso 6 1/2″ X 6 1/2″ scored at 3 1/4″
- Foil Frenzy DSP 6″ X 3″
- Top Layer -Very Vanilla, 5 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ , sponged with Crumb Cake ink and distressed with a finger nail (or distressing tool)
- Inside Layer – Very Vanilla 6″ X 2 7/8″ , sponged with Crumb Cake ink
- Spinner – Scrap of Very Vanilla for 3/4″ punch and Scrap of DSP for the 1″ punch- make a second one for the inside
- Stamps – Guy Greetings and Jar of Love
- Tools – 1″ circle punch, 3/4″ circle punch, Bunch of Banner Framelits, Hearth and Home Thinlits, Chocolate Chip Marker
- Inks – Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Basic Black, Versa Mark and Copper Embossing Powder
- Embellishments – 3 Candy Dots or pearls colored with a brown Sharpie
- For Assembly – Foam Adhesive Strips (see page 203 for this great new product), two pennies and Stampin’ Dimensionals
- Envelope Punch Board for a perfectly sized envelope
Adhere your Very Vanilla top layer to the DSP layer and cut the path for the spinner on both layers at the same time. I used temporary glue to adhere the two layers for cutting the path, then took them apart, decorated the top and then glued them together permanently. For the spinner to work it is critical to mount these two layers to the base using Foam Adhesive Strips (or a lot of Dimensionals).
For temporary glue just use a bit of snail and pat it with your finger and the oils in your finger will keep it from sticking too hard.
For the spinner, place a dimensional in the very middle of a penny and place a second penny on top. Even though the dimensional isn’t round it works perfectly. Then place another dimensional on the top penny and add your hat spinner made from a 1″ circle punch of DSP and the hat stamped on a scrap of vanilla, punched with a 3/4″ circle punch and adhered to the DSP. Beware – don’t get your dimensionals mixed up when you lift the slot to slip the bottom penny inside the path. If you use the dimensional between the hat and top penny it won’t spin.
What do you think?
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