Well its time to HOP TO IT!
That's right, its a new hop at Pumpkin Spice and if you came to me from lovely Lezlye you're right on track! If you get lost, head on back to Pumpkin Spice.
From here you're going to hop to sweet June's blog but before you go running off you have to look at my card, its part of business. lol
As you can see I made a spinner easel card for the hop and if you've never done one before I made a step by step tutorial which you can find below. I apologize in advance for the picture heavy post!
Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Lyra Rembrant and Prismacolor pencils
Paper: MME Happier
Buttons: from stash
OK! Tutorial time!
Below you have the basic things you'll need:
scortape or other strong adhesive
1 12x12 cardstock (which you'll cut into the following sizes)
(1) 4x8 cardstock, scored at 2" and 4" when laid landscape down
(2) 4"x5" cardstock
(2) scalloped circles to frame your image and one larger scallop ring (explained later) to frame your window.
Spellbinder's Plain circle dies in 2" and 3"
Spellbinder's Scalloped Circle dies in 21/4" 31/4"
To start with, crease your scored lines on your long panel.
Now we're going to put all the pieces to one side and work on our spinning panel.
So grab your (2) 4"x5" cardstock pieces and stack them together.
Run your 3"inch plain circle die through your die cutting machine with the circle placed in the upper half of the rectangle. (run it through 5 or 6 times to make sure it has cut through both layers of cardstock.)
Now both panels will line up perfectly. This is important.
Next cut your image out using your 2" plain circle die and then find some scrap cardstock and also cut out two frames for your image using your 2 1/4 inch scalloped die.
Stick your image onto one frame (below)
Now lay your second frame down and place a strip of dental floss across it. (top to bottom)
Fasten securely with scortape.
Peel paper off tape. Lay image onto base. (make sure you line up your scallops)
Place image into "window" with floss laying out across base.
This is the bottom layer.
Now you can lay the top layer over the base to see how it will look.
Don't secure the top layer yet, we still have more to do.
OK, now get a sheet of decorative paper. I like to have margin for error so get one that's a good size and cut out a circle in the same size as your window. (3")
See how my decorative paper is larger than my base?
Now line up your windows on the cardstock and your decorative paper and turn over.
Trace the cardstock onto the decorative paper and trim to size.
Two matching panels.
Lay your decorative panel over your top panel and affix.
See how it will look?
Now cut a scalloped ring as a frame for your window using your 3" plain circle and 31/4" scalloped circle.
Cut the scalloped circle first and then lay the plain circle die inside and run through your die cutting machine.
And also gather any paper pieces you might like to use to decorate your panel.
Glue your scalloped frame down and if you're going to do any sewing on your panel, now is the time to do it before you sandwich the two layers together. (so your seams wont be exposed)
Get out the trusty scortape and securely tape the two panels together.
OK, now onto the base.
Fold the base as seen, adhere scortape to the folded area seen below. (this is where you are going to stick down your decorative spinning panel.
Decorate the base however you like.
Now stick down your spinning panel and lay some chunky buttons (or something similar)
to anchor the easel.
There is a balance issue with the spinning easels, they're top heavy because they're taller than a traditional easel (allowing for the window) so you'll need to play around with the placement of the buttons to find a location that will hold the card in place.
Remember, the next stop in the hop is June's blog.
Have fun crafting!