90th Birthday Spinner Card

90th Birthday Spinner Card

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I made this card for my father-in-law who turned 90 this past summer and another one for my dad who turned 80.  Happy Birthday, Dad and Dad!

This card has a spinner pop-up element on the inside that was made with a die from the “Spinner Square Pop-Up” die set (#1042) by Karen Burniston.  There is a video tutorial that I found helpful in assembling this card.  (I also found a video for making this type of card without the die set in case you are interested.)

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This set contains the spinner/pop-up die along with some decorative squares, a border, and photo corners.  There is no theme to this set which makes it very versatile but also requires additional supplies and more thinking/planning – lol!!.  (The cake and greeting on the front and the numbers/balloons and stars on the inside did not come with this set.)

Here is the inside of the card:

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I made the number balloons by cutting off the balloons (of a balloon die cut) from their strings and replacing them with the number die cuts.  (I  made “80” balloons for my dad’s card.)  I added these to a die cut star that I attached to the swinging arm element hiding behind the sentiment panel.

The patterned paper I used came from two digital paper packs I purchased on Etsy:  “Celebration Masculine” by JLaurieStudios and “Birthday Party Boy” by POPprintonpaper.  I also used Gina K Designs Sweet Corn, Core’dinations Valentia, and white card stock.

I used several birthday-themed dies to complete my card design:  The Birthday Cake die set (unbranded – looks like this one one but smaller?), Sizzix Happy Birthday 3-D Drop-ins Thinlits Dies (Stephanie Barnard), Stitched Nesting Stars (unbranded), Numbers (unbranded), and Balloons (unbranded).

The sentiment was computer generated.  I was planning to use one of the stamps from the “Tucked In: Birthday” mini stamp set from Papertrey Ink, but both ended up being too big for the panel on which they were to be stamped.  (I should have checked that before creating the card!)  After a brief panic, I decided to type it instead.  In this way, I was able to adapt/combine parts of both of those messages for my sentiment.

Thanks for checking out my card project!

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