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Saturday, July 09, 2016

A Swirly Bird Sliding Star Birthday Card

Today I was playing around with the "Sliding Star" Framelits. I saw how someone had used the boat from the "Swirly Bird" set and the spinner circle, so I thought I would give that a try.

I used some decorative paper from the 6" x 6" "Serene Scenery" stack.  I LOVE those stacks.  You get a lot of paper for your money.  What I found fun and nice about this stack is, on one side there's scenery and other photographed images and on the other side you have dots and circles in various colors.  So if you don't want or like an image, the other side will probably be something you will like.  I know it's like that for me.  I think this is one of the best packs so far.

Okay, for my card I used the new Dapper Denim for the base of this card.  Then I took a piece from the "Serene Scenery" pack and cut it 4" x 5-1/4".  I also cut a piece of Whisper White card stock and cut it the same.  I taped those two layers together. I wanted that front panel to be very firm.  

Next I took the round spinner framelit and set it in place on top of the decorative paper piece.  I ran it through my Big Shot.  It sure beats using two circle dies!  I LOVE this!!!  Anyway, you keep the center circle and the largest piece (of course) and that ring you can recycle or save. I saved mine because I think I came up with a use for it that I will share with you on another post.

To assemble this you do need to purchase the "Foam Adhesive Strips".  Or you can use Dimensionals, but you have to double stack them, this foam tape is the thickness of two Dimensionals.  You need this kind of depth for the spinner to spin.

You do need to take a Dimensional and trim it up so it's round. If you leave it as it is your spinning image won't spin, it will kind of clunk along.  Once it's trimmed, sandwich it evenly between two pennies.

Take another Dimensional and add your image.  Once your tape or Dimensionals are on the back side of the front panel, set it in place.  Then you will need to do the same with the center circle. It needs either double Dimensionals or pieces of the Foam Adhesive Strips.  Then you slip the penny between the two edges and it's ready to go.  Oh, when adding the tape to the back, make sure there's room for the penny to slide by or it will stop there.  

The words are from the "Guy Greetings" set.  And that was it.  This is a very fun set to play with.  I LOVE interactive cards.  I had to watch it spin after I put it together, and I don't mean just a test spin, I was playing with it for a little while!!! LOL

Thank you SO much for visiting today,

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