Use the paper
creaser to fold 5 ½” x 8 ½” printed cardstock in half to create the
card base. Open the card and use the 3” circle punch or the Ultra
ShapeXpress and circle templates to make a cutout on the front of
the card. To do this, center the punch along the top edge of the
front of the card and punch out the circle. If using the Ultra
ShapeXpress, place the card on the mat, center the 3” circle from
the template on the front of the card and cut out with the cutter.
Take the 4 ¼” x 5
½” printed cardstock and place along the inside front of the card.
Use pencil to lightly mark the circle cut-out in a few areas. Match
up the punch or shape cutter with the pencil marks and cut out a 3”
circle on this piece. Place cards together to make sure circles and
edges match up. Set aside this is your card lining.
For the spinner,
use a cardstock piece or cutout that contrasts with the inside print
of the card. Use a 2” circle or heart punch and punch out two
pieces. You can make it solid and decorate the pieces or you can use
a printed quote and center the design when you are punching it out
as in the samples shown. You can also use other shapes as long as it
will fit inside the 3” circle cutout.
Place one of the
spinner cutouts in front of you with the wrong side up. Lay the
dental floss vertically down the middle. Use the clear tape to
adhere the floss to the piece, keeping the floss straight. Place
double stick on the piece, making sure you go as close to the edges
as possible. Take the second cutout and place on, carefully matching
the edges. The floss should be sandwiched between the two pieces.
Open the card up.
Place the cutout spinner in the center of the cutout circle. Start
with the floss coming out from the top of the spinner cutout. Tape
the floss to the card along the top edge to hold in place. Because
the area is thin, use some of the 5mm tape to do this. Bring the
floss downwards and tape to the card with the clear tape. Tape the
rest of the floss down to the card in a zig-zag design to create
tension. This will keep the floss from pulling straight out of the
Next, pull the
floss coming out from the bottom of the spinner taut. Keeping the
cutout straight in the middle, tape the floss to the card with the
clear tape. Again, tape the floss down in a zig-zag fashion to
prevent the floss from pulling out.
Place double stick
tape around the four edges of the inside front of the card, but do
not remove the protective backing yet. Place short pieces of double
stick tape completely around the edge of the circle cutout.
Now, remove the
protective backing only from the pieces around the cutout and the
top edge of the card. Take the 4 ¼” x 5 ½” card lining piece and
carefully align the edges and circle with the inside front of the
card. Adhere. Now, remove the protective backing from the remaining
three sides of the inside front of the card and adhere the whole
the card inside and out as you desire. When you are ready to place
the card inside of an envelope, wind the spinner piece up and slip
card in. when the card is open, the cutout will spin!