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You Spin My Love Right Round

This is the card I created for my son James to give to his girlfriend for Valentine’s Day. I wanted to add a little whimsy to the card so I added a spinning element. It was fairly quick and simple to do using the Spinner Die collection from Papertrey Ink. If you follow the link to the left you can find a great tutorial on how to create your own spinner card.


The trick is to use a small round foam adhesive instead of the two smallest circles created by the die. When I used the paper circles the heart did not spin smoothly.

I used a medium sized sentiment stamp called Cherish by KaiserCraft for the top paper and for the one line sentiment inside the row where the heart spins. In order to ink just one line I used my stamp marker instead of an ink pad. After I had created the background on the top paper I stamped the large You & Me dabbing my stamp first on a Versamark pad and then a red ink pad. And finally I embossed it with clear embossing powder.

I hope you have been inspired to try your hand at creating a Spinner Card yourself.

Happy Stamping,


You Are in my Heart

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I wasn’t going to post until this evening because, usually Saturdays are very busy at the flooring store that I own and operate with my husband, Jeff. This Saturday however, has been more like a scene out of the hilarious Micheal Keaton and Henry Winkler movie Night Shift. (Well…before they decided to run a prostitution ring out of the morgue they worked in that is.)

I played along with the CAS-ual Friday Challenge: Hunger Games this week.  And no, we didn’t need to feature two young people fighting to the death on our project. Which is a good thing because, I don’t think I have any stamps for that. The challenge was to create a clean and simple card that features an arrow in some way. Much less gory and more likely that I would have a stamp or two that I could use.

However, I didn’t have any arrow stamps. But as luck would have it I found a adorable set of clothespins at TJ Maxx for $1.99 on last night. One of the clothespins featured a bright red arrow. So now I had an arrow and all I needed was an idea.

Bear with me as I take you on my creative journey. When I think of arrows I don’t think of deer killing, super weapons. No, I think of “You are Here” signs in malls that direct me to the closest Aunt Annie’s Pretzels. And lately all I have been thinking about is our son leaving home for the Army. When he goes my heart will be heavy. That’s when the idea hit me to create a card that illustrated the fact that he would always be in my heart.

Creativity is a weird and wonderful thing!

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I heat embossed the you sentiment with clear embossing powder before, sponging the heart with Worn Lipstick and Barn Door distress inks by Tim Holtz. The top sentiment is created from Stampin Up ABC-123 OUTLINE ALPHABET & NUMBERS and the Here sentiment is from Mama Elephant’s Flashy Letters.

I am entering this card into the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge: Hunger Games. You have until July 2nd to play along too.

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Happy Stamping,


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