Take a Spin with Spinner Cards

Have you seen one of the more unique stamp sets that has come out in a while – the Take a Spin set?  It’s a set of images that look like gameboard spinners, only with more “card-like” sentiments.  I have to admit, when I got a chance to look at it, I wasn’t sure how to use them; but after playing for a while I found it was actually quite fun.

Take a look at my samples below and then I’d love it if you leave me a comment and let me know what you think of this set.  I’m curious to hear if it is a set you can see yourself using.

Here is the first card I did using the Game Spinner Hands embellishments.  I wanted to make this card a more neutral card and discovered I really like this blue/brown/white combination.  It was also a good excuse to pull out my new builder wheel and spacer spindle and try out the candle wheel.

Tip: I layered my spinner hand on my card in the following order: brad, spinner hand, washer, paper.  By placing the washer between the paper and your spinner hand, you allow the spinner to be moved.  Then, the “spin-i-ness” of the hand can be controlled by how tight you secure your brad.  Obviously you don’t want it too loose so that your brad is wiggling around, but you have some control if you don’t over tighten your brad.

Then I started playing with the circle images.  I had used markers to color in one of the round designs but didn’t like how it turned out (I think it was my fault, not the fact that I was using markers on the stamp).  So, I took the bunk stamp image and cut out just the inner circle and one wedge.  Then I used that to trace the shape on a piece of scrap designer series paper.  This made for a fun viewfinder style layout when layered over a solid color image of the full stamp.  I used a glitter brad that I made from a 5/8” brad and Real Red Galaxy Fine glitter (see the details of how I made it in this post) for the center.  You could also use one of the new Glimmer Brads for a similar effect.  And yep, the designer paper wheel actually spins.

So that is two of the images from the stamp set.  For fun, here are all the images from the set.  So you actually have quite a variety of options for cards and sentiments.  It’s a pretty unique set with a fun touch of whimsy.


I’d love to hear what you think of this stamp set.  Leave me a comment and let me know, do you like it? hate it?  Would you ever use it? I’m interested to get your thoughts!

Its Your Birthday Spinner Card Recipe:
Take a Spin, Candle Crazy builder wheel
Ink: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Soft Suede CS, Whisper White CS, Marina Mist CS
Builder Wheel spindle and spacers, Jumbo wheel handle, Game Spinner Hands, Watercolor pencils, Aqua Painter, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Early Espresso 1/8″ taffeta ribbon

Happy Happy Birthday Viewfinder Recipe:
Take a Spin
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Bashful Blue CS, Whisper White CS, Celebrations designer series paper
Accessories: Galaxy fine glitter, Corner Rounder punch, Sponge Daubers, Neutrals 5/8” brads, Crystal Effects, Stampin’ Dimensionals

2 responses to “Take a Spin with Spinner Cards”

  1. It would totally depend. If I had to spend the extra $$ and buy the spinners – the ones you used in the first card, then no. I would use the hands up and then stop using the set.

    If I had lots of ideas to use set w/o needing those specific spinners, I would seriously be tempted. I love your second card and I am curious how you did it.

    I love the first one, too…. I just don’t see myself doing that too often.

  2. I just used my set tonight and I love it!!!

    I made two birthday cards for my aunts using the same square stamp from the set in two different ways. One is a square card, the other is a single sided (no fold) rectangular card with room at the top for a simple “Happy Birthday”. I used some old “In Colour” cardstock 2009/2010 (crushed curry, melon mambo, rich razzleberry and pumpkin pie) and coordinating designer series paper.

    As I have two boys, I can see us creating cards for their friends birthdays, teachers, and other special occasions that come along – they love the spinner.

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