DIY Spinner Card

DIY interactive spinner cards are fun to create with minimal cardmaking supplies!

Are you stuck in a cardmaking rut? Do you need a fun & fresh idea to jumpstart your crafty mojo? How about a card that spins, that you can create with supplies you probably have on hand?

You are going to love the DIY spinner card design that Emily Mydlowski is sharing with us today! We are thrilled to have Emily here and we are blown away by her awesome teacup spinner cards!

DIY Teacup Spinner Cards with Essentials by Ellen

Hi Friends! I’m Emily Mydlowski (@popsofpaper) and my mind is spinning with excitement that I’m here today as a guest on the Ellen Hutson blog to share a couple spinner cards with you. The first thing that came to mind when I heard the words “spinner card” was the Mad Tea Party Spinning Teacup Ride at Disney. During our last trip to Disney, I can’t even count how many times we went on this ride. It was the best “giggles time” ever so I thought it would be fun to take that inspiration and create two whimsical spinning teacup cards.

For both cards, I used the cup and saucer image from the EBE Latte Love by Julie Ebersole Stamp Set and Coordinating dies. For the sentiments and playful party animal images, I stamped and Copic Colored the recently released Backyard Party and Coordinating Dies from Brandi Kincaid. For extra pop, I added my favorite star embellishments.

DIY Teacup Spinner Cards with Essentials by Ellen
DIY Teacup Spinner Cards with Essentials by Ellen

Creating a Spinning Object

There are only four “tools” I used to create the spinning turntable device that helped my whimsical teacups spin around-and-around-and-around-and-around…on my cards.

  1. A small circle die: After tracing my spinning tea cup image, I added small circles in the center of the traced images. I checked my stash of metal dies and found that tag dies had several circle dies that would have worked great but I found “the best size circle” for me in the EBE Bottles of Bubble die set.
  2. A standard size brad: I loosely attached the brad to the circle die cuts on the card…this is officially your high-tech spinning device.
  3. A Pop Up Glue Dot, that you adhere to the brad for a little extra pop so you can maximize your spinning speed.
  4. Scotch Foam Mounting Tape: To make sure the brad doesn’t touch your card base and slow down the spinning, I raised the card panel design with a double layer of tape (making sure the tape was far enough away from the brad—again to ensure maximum spinning speed).
DIY Teacup Spinner Cards with Essentials by Ellen

Here’s a close-up and side view of the spinning teacup and saucer on their brad turntable.

DIY Teacup Spinner Cards with Essentials by Ellen

Party Animal Close-Up and a Still Frame Spin

DIY Teacup Spinner Cards with Essentials by Ellen
DIY Teacup Spinner Cards with Essentials by Ellen

Happy Birthday To You

DIY Teacup Spinner Cards with Essentials by Ellen

Oh my goodness this card was so much fun to make. Not just one spinning teacup, but three bright and full of giggles spinning teacups. Take a look at all the spinning (thanks to my kiddo for her video debut).

So there we go friends! I hope you enjoyed my Spinning Teacup cards and it inspires you to create a fun and interactive spinner card with a few easy low-tech tools and steps.

DIY Teacup Spinner Cards with Essentials by Ellen

Big Paper Hugs!



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  • Reply BB May 28, 2019 at 11:53 am

    What an adorable and genious post! I LOVE this, and have the ‘elements’ to make it in my EH wish list. Cute for both adults AND kiddos! Great job on this enticing project,Emily!

  • Reply Alma Dirpaul May 28, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I love interactive cards. Thanks Emily.

  • Reply Andre M. May 28, 2019 at 7:59 pm

    This is a fab technique for adding interaction on cards, and with minimal supplies. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

  • Reply maria f. May 31, 2019 at 7:00 am

    Fabulous. Project and post!

  • Reply craftychark May 31, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    thanks for the tut! love the pastels!

  • Reply Debbie P June 1, 2019 at 4:25 am

    Great card,

  • Reply donna mikasa June 4, 2019 at 5:46 pm

    Oh so fun! I’d be spinning the cups all day and not get any work done! 😉

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