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March 26, 2012

Design Team: Denise O' Connor Week 12 Term 2

Denise O'Connor's Moving Card...

Happy Monday! This is the last week for Term 2 of our Design Team, and we can't believe how the time flew by so fast! But don't worry, this weekend we will have a special treat for you! We will have blog hop that will go on this coming weekend! (March 31st-April 1st) And prepare for the upcoming week when we will introduce some new faces to our Design Team line up! Today, Denise will show us a moving card, that will get your eyes going!

Follow her tutorial, to see what we mean:

Spring Break is here! I love the spring, it seems like a great time to try new things and that is one of the things I love about crafting. There is always something new to try! In my 15 years of paper crafting, I am no where near the point where I feel like I have tried everything. Years ago, I made a spinner card for my nephew’s birthday. I did this by hand using a punch and it turned out OK and ever since I have started using electronic die cutters, I have been meaning to try it again but in a more advanced way.

Supply List
Papertrey Ink Cardstock (Royal Velvet, Berry Sorbet, Summer Sunrise)

Papertrey Ink Dies (Movers & Shakers: Spinners, Half & Half)
eCraft by Craftwell
Lettering Delights Quirky Flowers Cut It Set
Print On It’s Bake & Shrink
Papertrey Ink Stamps (Simply You, Background Basics: Medallions, Movers & Shakers Sentiments)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Papertrey Ink’s ink pads in Berry Sorbet and Fresh Snow
Sewing Machine with white thread
Foam Adhesive

Well back in February, Papertrey Ink released a new series of dies called Movers & Shakers. They are meant for making interactive cards and of course, I just had to get them. I don’t know about you all, but I am so excited about the eBosser and I have found myself stocking up on dies and embossing folders. I cannot wait for the day when my eBosser makes itself home in my little craft room!!

The first card that I have made with these dies are the Spinners. The dies rely on having a focal point that can move up and down (or side to side if you want to go more traditional) the track. I knew that I wanted something dimensional and’s Bake & Shrink came to the rescue. I had just enough of this to cut a flower from the Quirky Flowers Cut It Set from Lettering Delights with my trusty eCraft. Before baking, I colored the flower with some Copics. I also cut another flower from the set that I blacked out in purple to go behind the Bake & Shrink flower to hide the mechanism that makes the flower spin. I also added a small circle on top of the flower to add the “Spin Me” sentiment from Papertrey Ink’s Movers & Shakers Sentiments.

The background is stamped with two different colors of ink with Papertrey Ink’s Background Basics: Medallions. The other sentiments are from their Simply You stamp set. This darling card is going to go to my niece who will be three soon! I really hope that she loves it!
Just to show you how the flower moves, I took a picture with it on it’s side so that you can see that the flower really does move along the track.

I hope you all have a great Spring Break and don’t forget to join us this Saturday for the eCraft Blog Hop!

Denise O'Connor

Thank you Denise for this wonderful project! Do you love Denise's card? Then leave her a comment!


  1. Lovely card Denise, I am stocking on Embosing folders and cuts too! Can't wait to the release!
    Have a great day!

  2. What a great card! Love how it moves!!

  3. I just LOVE spinner cards and this one for sure takes the cake!!!! So stinkin adorable!!!!



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