Nov 8, 2018

Tim Holtz Christmas Side Order Spinner Card

I had so much fun designing this card for the second wave of Tim Holtz Christmas dies by Sizzix!  Please check out the video showcasing all of the incredible designs HERE.  Even though the dies are sized for making Christmas tags, I wanted to show how you can use them for a card, a spinner card to be exact!  It's really fun to see those darling images peek through as you spin.  I thought I'd share a tutorial in case you'd like to make one of your own.  So let's get started with assembly...

For the center panel, cut a piece of Tim's Christmas Paper Stash to 4 3/4 x 5 1/4".  Score three sides at 1/2" as shown above.  On the reverse of the 4 1/4" center panel, mark with a pencil diagonally to form an X, then pierce a hole at the center.

Now make a hole for your Christmas Side Order dies to show through.  I started by cutting the smallest Stitched Circle for the peek-a-boo hole and it was too small.  You will need to use the second smallest circle.  Temporarily adhere it to your panel with washi tape and adhere the second largest circle to the side (this is to access your spinning wheel).  Run through your machine.  

Next, cut the largest Stitched Circle die from red and white cardstock.  Carefully snip away the stitched edge from the white circle and adhere, lining up the design.  Now, mark with a pencil 3 evenly spaced marks as shown above.  This will help you place your images later.  Pierce a hole in the center of the circle.

On the back of the panel, put a piece of tape over the hole so it won't rip.  Mount a small square of foam tape above the center hole and pierce your chosen brad through the hole.  Don't remove the backing on the top of the foam tape, so it won't adhere to your circle and keep it from moving.  This just proves a little gap between the opening so your die cuts don't snag as the wheel turns.  (Alternately you could glue on a piece of fun foam.)

Attach your circle to the front panel with your brad.  Spin the circle until each pencil mark is centered within the hole and adhere your Christmas Side Order images over the mark.

Finally, you will attach strong tape to the side flaps and adhere the panel to your mat.  I used a red mat of 4 1/2" and a green mat of 4 5/8".  The finished card measures 5 7/8". 

I really hope you're inspired to try this project!  If you do, make sure to tag me or comment with a link on this post.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!  Hugs, Autumn

If you love making interactive cards, make sure to check out THIS card I posted last year.
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Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

You've done it again Autumn, showing us an alternative way to use those sweet little dies. Love the idea of the spinner, children will adore this design. They definitely are not just for Tags.
The snowflake spinner is fab, i'd personally have hours of fun with that.
Thank you for your super design ideas Autumn, all executed with perfection.
Take care & Big Hugs Tracey xx

Monika Gulyas said...

Oh, it's so cute, Autumn!!! And I love that it can spin!!! xx

Paper Profusion said...

Fan-Tas-Tic Autumn!! Children (of all ages) would play with this! Wonderful design. Thanks for sharing all the how-to. You made me smile with the pencil / ruler tricks - I love when we go back to basics! Nicola x

Redanne said...

You really made me smile with this fabulous interactive card Autumn, it is such fun, I can imagine playing with this for hours on end. A clever design, beautifully executed - great instructions too! Hugs, Anne xx

Stefania Salmi said...

These cards are so joyful and fun!!! I will certainly have to try. Thank you very much for your tutorials!

Barbetka K said...

Super. I have no sizixx but I will make similar card. It's amazing. :)

butterfly said...

Cuter than cute - such a clever card!
Alison x

Lisa said...

This is the funnest card, Autumn!! I love the spinner!! It's so creative and amazing!! The papers are gorgeous, too!! Love, love this, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Maxine D said...

What a fabulous card Autumn - love the way you have constructed it - thanks for the tutorial

Helen Wallace said...

Just to bright and fun - perfect for kids of all ages. I'm going to have a go at making these for the many little kidlets in our family. Thanks for the inspiration.

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