Friday, May 20, 2011

Congrats Spinner Card

My father had asked me to make another graduation card for my other niece who is graduating High School. I had envisioned the graduation caps that get thrown up in the air. I thought a Spinner card was perfect. But as I was making it, I realized that it wasn't going to look exactly as I wanted. I started out with a long rectangular size card that would fit into a legal size envelope. I wanted the cap to look like it's flying high inthe air. But it turned into yesterday's balloon card when I tried out the spinner and it didn't reach the top of the card without turning it completely sideways and upside down.

I was happy to learn that the spinner works well as a square card. While I was making this card, I was thinking about my wonderful niece. I can't believe she is graduating High School! It feels like just yesterday I was changing her diaper. The clouds are cut out of coaster and I applied stickles all over them.

I wanted the card to feel like the cap was flying in the air so I made a little neighborhood town on the bottom. As I was making it, I wanted to incorporate a butterfly in the design. A butterfly has a lot of significance to me. Not only does it represent a new beginning, it's a sign to me, that my late SIL (my niece's mother) is still around. Although the butterfly's scale is off a bit, it was the smallest one I have right now. I used quite a few different stamp sets to make this neighborhood.

Inside I used another SU 3x3 envelope so that my parents can put some cash in there. The sentiment is from an old The Greeting Farm set and I thought it was very appropriate for this card.  As I was stamping this particular image, something magical happened. But I will save that story for tomorrow because it's a long one.

Thank you for stopping by again! I sometimes think about quitting this hobby because it is so time consuming and expensive but reading your comments keeps me going. :)

Stamps: SU Good Neighbor, PTI Communique Sentiments, Simple Little Things, Boards and Beams, Flutterby Friend, Through the Trees, a memory box stamp and a misc sentiment stamp from The Greeting Farm, Studio G
Ink: Memento London Fog, Rosebud, Dandelion, Bamboo Leaves, Colorbox White, Versafine Black, PTI Dark Chocolate, Versamagic Turquiose Gem, Midnight Blue, Colorbox green
Paper: PTI Select white, Spring Rain, SU black
Misc: PTI Cloud die, coaster, Stickles, Glitter pen, Ranger clear embossing powder, SU 3x3 envelope, nestabilities die, pennies, pop dots


  1. Cute! Love the neighborhood you have created and the spinner too!

  2. What a wonderful idea to make the graduation cap as a spinner! Genious! I love the neighborhood below it, too! Really awesome card! I know you are so proud of your niece and she will love this card! I can't wait to hear what happend when you stamped the inside!

  3. Worth every penny! I just love this and what a creative idea to make a spinner card with the grad cap. I absolutely love those houses! Not sure how many different stamps they are, but it looks so great on this card. Tells a great little story!

  4. Seriously amazing card!!!! I love love the houses, they are so pretty and perfect. I am really in love with this card, beautiful!

  5. It's fabby!
    I LOVE that cap going into the air!
    She will treasure it...
    such a fabulous card!

  6. What a clever idea! Your girls are the sweetest thing ever, too! Love all your posts, thanks for the comment on my card, too!


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