Spinning Santa

Spinning Santa

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This adorable Santa stamp called “Santa Falling Off Roof” is by Uptown Rubber Stamps.  It just seemed to me like he needed to be “tumbling” so I created a penny slider/spinner card to allow him to “tumble” freely!

A penny slider or spinner card (I’ve seen them called both) has an element on the card that spins as it travels across the card.  It’s called a penny slider or spinner card because the spinning element is mounted on a “sandwich” of two pennies with a pop dot in the center which rolls across the card in a slot or channel that you create on the front of your card.

Spinning Santa

Click HERE to see a tutorial on how to create a penny slider or spinner card.

After I stamped and colored my image, I used two dies (the 7th and 8th from the outside) from the We R Memory Keepers Nesting Dies “Circles” set to cut out the image and the mat.  I used the smaller of the two long, skinny dies from the Spellbinders “A2 Matting Basics B”  set to cut the channel or slot across the middle of my card.  (It made a beautiful, clean looking cut, but it was slightly wider than I would have liked so I ended up using quarters instead of pennies to insure that the spinning element didn’t fall out.  I discovered later that using larger pop dots would also have fixed the problem.)  What I really like about this design is that with such a large spinning element, it is possible to display the card with the channel completely hidden from view when you are not “playing” with it.  (I created another penny slider card HERE where the channel is always visible.)

I colored the image with Copic Markers (R59, G29, E21, E04, W1, and Y17) .  The striped designer paper is called “Christmas Stripe” from the “A Christmas Story” line by Reminisce.  I mounted this panel on a piece of heavy weight card stock (before cutting the channel) to make it sturdier.  The strip of patterned paper that says “Merry Christmas” is actually the back of the bar code/label strip of a piece of paper called “Christmas Holly” from the same Reminisce line.  The mats are Gina K Christmas Pine.   Recollections heavy weight white was used for the card base.  I adhered the striped piece (that was removed to create the channel) to the card base directly behind the channel to make the channel less noticeable.   A piece of red raffia ribbon was added to finish it off.

This card is one of the cards being featured over at Die Cut Divas this month where I was invited to be a guest designer.  They have monthly challenges where all cards/projects must be made using at least one die cut or embossing folder, and this month’s challenge is Your Favourite Holiday.  (Click HERE to see all the challenge rules.)  Pop on over to Die Cut Divas and share your holiday projects.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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4 thoughts on “Spinning Santa

  1. Pingback: Penny Slider/Spinner Tutorial | I Played With Paper Today!

  2. That is such an adorable Christmas card and would be even if he were not spinning. But the fact he does is absolutely wonderful! I love it.


  3. Pingback: Holiday Boutique at Rolling Green Golf Club | I Played With Paper Today!

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