Spinning Pin Wheel Tutorial

Today I am going to share a card I learned how to make at convention this year.  I call it a spinning pin wheel.  You can pretty much do this with any image you choose; I decided to use a pin wheel.  The neat thing about this is the pin wheel will actually “move!”

Sliding Pinwheel

This is what you will need to create this project:


  • Whisper White  (100730) 1 piece measuring 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and 1 piece measuring 5″ x 3 3/4″.
  • Daffodil Delight (119683) 1 piece measuring 5 1/4″ x 4″.
  • Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper  (129310) 1 piece measuring 2″ x 2″.


  • Black StaZon  (101406)
  • Melon Mambo (126948)


  • Tape It  (130712-w or 1307115-c)
  • Best of Birthdays  (132929-clear only)


  • 1/8″ mini brads  (122941)
  • Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape ( 129314)
  • Stampin’  Dimensionals (104430)
  • Word Window Punch  (119857)
  • Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder   (117335)
  • Paper Piercing Tool   (126189)
  • Sampin’ Pierce Mat  (126199)
  • Big Shot Die Cutting Machine  (113439)
  • 2 pennies


  • Start by folding the 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ whisper white card stock in half to form the card base and set it aside.

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  •  Take the 5″ x 3 3/4 ” piece of whisper white card stock and word window punch.  Slide the  long end of the card stock at its center into the punch until it stops.  Make your punch.

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  • Slide the card stock up and down aligning the punch with the hole you just made and the sides of the punch with the short ends of the card stock to lengthen the opening.

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  • Add washi tape just below the opening or stamp with Tape It stamp set, or do both.  If you choose to stamp and tape, make sure you stamp first about 1″ below the word window opening.
  • Stamp the sentiment “Celebrate” from the Best of Birthdays stamp set in the bottom right corner using black StaZon Ink.
  • Run this piece through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder and set aside.


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  • Starting in the bottom right corner of the 2″ x 2″ designer series paper, snip the paper diagonally towards the center stopping just short of it.   I’ve marked the cut lines so you can see exactly just what I mean.  You don’t want to go all the way to the center because then you will end up with four triangles of paper.

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  • Using the piercing tool and mat, pierce a hole in the center of this piece and 1 hole in each corner.  (See photo above)
  • Insert a mini brad into 1 corner hole.  Working clockwise, insert the brad into the next corner hole and so on until all four corners are on the brad.  Insert the brad into the center hole and secure.

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  • Flip pin wheel over and add dimensional to the center back.
  • Remove adhesive backing and attach a penny to the dimensional.

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  • Add another dimensional to the penny, but do not remove backing.


  • Set down pin wheel with penny/dimensional side facing up.
  • Place the opening of the stamped and punched piece over the pin wheel so the dimensional pokes through the word window.

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  • Remove dimensional backing and attach second penny.
  • Add dimensionals to the back of the stamped piece as shown.

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  • Attach to Daffodil Delight card stock.
  • Shake this piece from sided to side a few times so the pin wheel slides back and forth a few times.  This will round the edges of the dimensional a little allowing it to move more freely in the window.
  • Adhere to card base.


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I hope you were able to follow the directions for this card.  I tried to make them as simple as possible.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me.  As I mentioned earlier, you can use this technique with any stamped and punched image.  I think it is cute technique to use for little kids and old people like me who are still young at heart!  LOL!

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


P. S. A special Thank You goes out to my awesome husband for being the photographer for this project.  I love you!

Sick Kitty and a Birthday Card

So our cat is sick again.  Poor thing!  I never used to be a cat lover until I married my husband 13 years ago.  He had always had a cat, and he finally convinced me about 7 years ago that we should have one…then two.  Our youngest cat, Tigre, who is 5 years old has been sick for quite a while now.  Two weeks ago he didn’t greet me at the bedroom door in the morning like he usually does.  He just laid around and refused to eat.  A trip to the vet  and $650.00 later told us he had a very bad kidney infection.  We had to give him an antibiotic for about 20 days, and he had to go in to the vet every other day for a week for IV fluids to flush his kidneys.  Two days after finishing his medication, he started vomiting.  This went on for three or four days.  Now he hasn’t eaten or had much to drink for the last two days.  He is at the vet’s again and will be spending the night tonight.  I am worried about him.  He is a young cat and shouldn’t be this sick.  I hate to think of what this is going to cost, and I also hate to think that we might have to put him down.  I bawled when we put our dog down in 2007.  She had been a part of the family for 14 years.  I didn’t think loosing a pet would be so traumatic…but it is…and you don’t understand it until it happens to you.

I’ve been getting a little stamping done since I returned from Convention on Sunday.  I have a few things to share with in the next few days.  This is just one of the cards I made  using the Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set.  (130953-w/130956-c)  I love the bright colors on this card.  I have always loved bright colors…they always make be feel cheerful.  And this card is bright and cheerful.  Here it is.

Six-sided Sampler Birthday

Here’s what I used on this card.

Whisper White Card Stock  100730

Honeycomb Embossing Folder  129378

Hexagon Punch  130919

Island Indigo 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon  131151

Whisper White Bake’s Twine  124262

Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons  127555

Banner Greetings (Hostess Set)  129711-w / 129714-c

Six-Sided Sampler Stamp Set  130953-w/130956-c

Island Indigo Classic Ink  126986

Daffodil Delight Classic Ink 126944

Melon Mambo Classic Ink   126948

Thank you for stopping by today.  Hope you enjoyed your visit.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


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Convention Team Swap

I returned from Stampin’ Up! Convention last evening and all I can say about it is…WOW!  There were 6,000 demonstrators in attendance and we were treated like royalty.  Got a lot of free stamp sets and paper and stuff.  I also got a lot of new ideas.  I mostly enjoyed being with all of my friends that are on the same team as I.  Way too much fun!   My husband said, “With 6000 people there stamping, it must have been noisy!”  Booooooo!  You have to understand his sense of humor.

So I am unpacked, my laundry is done and the rest of the day is for going through my swaps, some of which I plan to share here,  and stamping.  Can’t wait to try some of the new things I learned.

This card is the swap I made for our team swap which we held Saturday night at Tucano’s Restaurant in Salt Lake City.

Convention Team Swap

Here’s what I used on this card.

Crumb Cake Card Stock  120953

Very Vanilla Card Stock  101650

Early Espresso Card Stock  119686

Calypso Coral Card Stock  122925

Linen Thread  104199

Very Vintage Designer Buttons  129327

5/8″ Crochet Trim  118481

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch  119275

Labels Collection Framelits  125598

Honeycomb Embossing Folder  129378

One in a Million Stamp Set  132052-wood/ 126382-clear

Oh, Hello Stamp Set  131931-wood/ 130733 clear

Dotted background stamp is from the March Paper Pumpkin Kit

Early Espresso Classic Ink  126974

Soft Suede Classic Ink  126978

Hope you enjoyed your stop here today.  One last word about Stampin’ Up! Convention…if you have never been to one, you really should consider it.  It is awesome fun!  Start saving now.

Until next time…

Happy Stamping!