Thursday, October 8, 2015

Art Impressions Design Team Reunion Blog Hop!

It's a big day for Art Impressions - not only are we launching 7 new Spinner stamp sets & dies, but we are having a Design Team Reunion - with 22 current & former DT members, hopping to show you our creations with the wonderful new spinners.  You should be coming from Jessica Griffon's blog!
Now to get down to business - Spinners come with a front and matching back version of the image, as well as a sentiment.  The idea is to sandwich a piece of thread or string between the front and back, and suspend it in a window or opening on a card - the image will spin freely, creating a fun, interactive card.
I am sharing a couple of projects using the cute Pumpkin Spinner (Sku #4676) and matching Pumpkin Die (Sku #4695).  First up is a card:
When you make a spinner you want to have several layers of cardstock, so that you can hide the ends of your string neatly.  I use just ordinary sewing thread, with a strong adhesive - I find it spins really well, and 'fades' into the background nicely.  Here's a shot of him spinning:
 And what it looks like from the inside:
Now for something a little different... I've had this idea of doing a spinner ornament, ever since they debuted last spring, and the Pumpkin Spinner was the perfect one to use.  For a first effort, I'm pretty pleased:
 I die cut 6, 4" circles using two circle dies taped together, scored them so they folded, and glued them all together in an open sphere.
 To assemble, I used some black sewing thread, adding black beads, a sentiment circle and the image suspended in the middle of my sphere.  I tied the thread onto a loop of Baker's Twine so that it can hang easily.  It's actually pretty cute when it's in motion, you can get the pumpkin and the sphere both spinning in opposite directions.  I'll try to add a video of it spinning if I can, later today.
Your next stop on the hop is the oh-so-talented Kerry Kung, but before you head over to her blog, check out the prize giveaway below, and there is a complete hop listing in case you've missed anyone.


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Today's list of Blog Hop participants:
Today also brings the start of a new challenge to the Art Impressions blog - we want to see your creations that SPIN!  Be sure to link up your project over on the Ai blog for a chance to win an awesome prize!


41 comments:

margit salchner said...

great project

Cheri Burry said...

Karen you are brilliant! That ornament is just too cute and turned out perfectly! Your card is adorable too!

Zora said...

Love your card with all the pennants and great coloured stamp.

Donna Rudy said...

Karen I absolutely LOVE the spinner ornament! Such a cool idea and one I am going to put on my "try" list. Love the card too!

Brenda said...

Wow! I love the cards

8upscrapin said...

Cute card Karen , love the banners .Your Spinner ornament is just adorable , great idea !! Thanks for the inspiration !!

8upscrapin said...

Cute card Karen , love the banners .Your Spinner ornament is just adorable , great idea !! Thanks for the inspiration !!

Tammie said...

Fabulous card and wonderful ornament idea! Such fabulous coloring and designs Karen! Great inspiration!

Deloris said...

Absolutely adorable! Love your card!

Charne aka Meisie said...

Making an ornament out of the spinner is such a neat idea!

Katie Bolinger said...

Spinner ornament. Brilliant idea.

Marie-Pierre Capistran said...

Hi Karen! Brilliant card and ornament!! Your coloring is amazing, as always. I was happy to be back with you guys, even if only for one day. :) Maybe we'll have more opportunities like this in the future. :)

Susanne said...

Wow! Very nice card and the ornament is fabulous!

Mary Holshouser said...

The pumpkin is so pretty.
The card is great.
Love the twirling ornament.
Have to make one of those.
thanks for sharing.

NancyT said...

Love your spinner card. Thank you for sharing with us

Kate Swanson said...

Karen, your card and ornament are both FANTASTIC! We just loved showing off that Pumpkin Spinner at CHA (looks like an optical illusion!) and the ornament is so CUTE! Makes me want to hang them all over my house! :) Thanks for your special projects for the blog hop! Hugs!

Kris B said...

Wow! Your ornament is awesome! Cute card too!

Cathy Montoya said...

A Very cute and fun card. Thanks for sharing.

diane zechman said...

Karen, your spinner ornament is such a fabulous idea!!!!!!!!!!

Trena inNaperville said...

Very cute Karen!
Take care and STAY POSITIVE!

l rekroc said...

Love the spinner ornament! Great idea and that cat peeking...adorable!

Maria McGuire said...

Great projects! LOVING that ornament! FUN hopping with you!

ReneƩ Matarese said...

Your ornament is out of this world! I want one! The coloring on your pumpkins made them so dimensional. Love them!

cghundley said...

Cute card and I
love your spinner
ornament! That's
a great idea.
Carla from Utah

Kerry said...

Karen, this is super fun projects! Wicked cool and the ornament is awesome!

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh Karen, I love your card, but that ornament is FANTASTIC!!! What an amazing decoration! You are so creative!!! LOVE!!!!

Susan Lynn said...

Great looking card! I love the frame around your spinner, I'll try that look!

Allison Kostiuk said...

Great spinner card and I just love the ornament!!

Kathy M said...

Love the ornament great for Christmas too

Renee M said...


The card is so cute, and the ornament is a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!

Teresa Godines #6857 said...

Wonderful projects. I really love that ornament. TFS

Mary said...

Love the pumpkin spinner.. Love your work and pictures TFS

Mary said...

Love the pumpkin spinner.. Love your work and pictures TFS

Dana said...

Wow!! Gorgeous card and I LOVE the ornament, what a fabulous idea!!

Stamper Gyrl said...

I love both of your projects. The kitty peeking out of the pumpkin is priceless!
Tracy

Cynthia said...

Great projects, Karen. The spinner ornament is SO creative and perfect for the new Spinner line!

Golda said...

Your pumpkin spinner/twirly is so fun! Like the banners on the front of the card, too.

Amante del Papel said...

I love like an ornament!

Sue from Oregon said...

Took me a minute to see that peeking kitty! Great way to make a fun Halloween ornament!

Eva said...

I love your projects!!! Second is my fav. Great !!! ;)

Bonnie said...

Great projects. I love the hiding kitty

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