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!