Sometimes busy means simplifying

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As you can tell from my post, I have not been on for a while.  Vacations and getting your kids ready for the first day of school will do that.  So how can you still have fun with crafting on such a busy schedule.  Buy items that are already partially done and make them look pretty.   

I love interactive cards, but it take time to research how to make them and lots of trial and error.  Close To My Heart came up with the perfect answer.  A great circle spin card where the circle is attached by thread on the card and can move around in circles.  All I have to do is add paper and stamp and I have a fun and cute card to give to someone special.  

 

 

 

The card was made using an 11 X 2 inch strip of paper and some of the strong red tape.  You can also use a glue gun for instant adhesive.  Once you cut the strip simply accordian fold the whole strip back and forth in really small folds.  Play around with a few strips to get the feel.  then simply put the adhesive on one end of the strip and attach the other.  Result will look like a cupcake holder.  Put strong adhesive on the card circle and fold down the cupcake holder to have it lie flat.  Add a pretty gem, brad, flower to the middle and you are done.  Here is the finished look with Sarita.  

Twist the circle before putting in the envelope and it will spin when the card is taken out.  

Twist the circle before putting in the envelope and it will spin when the card is taken out.  

Stamp your sentiment on the back and you have a fun card.  

Stamp your sentiment on the back and you have a fun card.