Hello everyone, today I have used the new Jack the Beaver die set and made him into Hugo the Hamster. Todays design is an interactive spinner card, there is a lot of steps for this design so lets get started.
Cover the whole front of an A2 (US) 5.5×4.25″ or Europe 14x11cm card blank using the beautiful patterned paper pad Beautiful Bights. Die cut a stitched rectangle panel that measures slightly smaller than the card front then set these aside for now.
Next is to create the spinning mechanism. First search your stash to find two circular dies one slightly smaller than the other by approximately 2mm – not to tight as the mechanism will not spin and not too loose as the mechanism will wobble.
Use the larger circular die to cut a hole in the prepared rectangular panel in step one, die cut the hole just above the centre point. Die cut the smaller circular die enough times that when all glued together measures 5mm then glue these to a larger circle any size.
Add 3d foam squares to the reverse side of the prepared panel, lay the circular mechanism on top of the card blank then fix the panel over the top.
Next use the dies from the Shaker set 2065 to create a hamster wheel. Trim an extra two thin strips by hand then die cut the pieces as shown in the photo then glue them all together. Fussy cut into the base part using the wheel as a guide.
Glue the wheel to the card front but only glue the centre of the cross bar to the circular mechanism as it needs to be free to spin. Glue the base part to the card front so that it sits just underneath the spinning wheel.
Die cut and build the hamster. I have shown how I have inked this design however you can use which ever colours you prefer. Once built carefully glue him to the wheel at the centre bar and hands and feet.
Add your sentiment. I have chosen to use the Everyday Words die set 2020 to create Oh Happy day. I have used the Happy as normal then trimmed the day from birthday and also trimmed the O from notes and h from birthday to make Oh. Then I finished off with a few stars.
Unfortunately I can not show you him spinning here but if you pop over to the Elizabeth Craft Family group on face book then you can see him spinning. I hope you have enjoyed todays card I really hope to see a few new spinning critters over on the family group! Happy crafting – Jackie xx
Elizabeth Craft Designs product used:
2093 – Jack the Beaver 2093