However when preparing for today, I realized the hard way that this print and cut technique really works best when using circles that fit within the registration marks so for those of you that have a 12x12 printer, that means your circles can be up to 10.5" wide and sadly for me (whose wide format printer recently bit the dust) that meant I was limited to a circle 7.2" wide. I had planned a layout using a 11.5" circle which meant as hard as I was trying to find a way around it, I needed to set that aside for another day and come up with a new project that would be easier to share with all of you.
As an alternative I settled on a fun spinner style birthday card for my nephew which can double as a rainy day activity spinner (or with the addition of numbers can be a great game piece for any game a child can dream up). I think this would also be darling for chores too (although I'm not sure children would agree). ;)
My papers are from Lori's fun new 6x6 "That's My Boy" paper pad which she designed for Echo Park.
Without further ado, here's my video tutorial sharing how I created it:
I layered 3 of the black arrows together to give it extra stiffness and make it easier to flick for spinning. I also enlarged the center holes a bit and made sure to not tighten my brad too tight so that it can spin freely.
To complete my card I cut a second circle for the card back, sliced off a portion of the bottom (to help it sit up straight) and scored along the top to adhere to the back of the spinner. Before adhering them together though I decided to run it through my printer to add a quick sentiment to tie everything together.
For today's project I used the following cutting files available in Lori's shop:
I also used this same print and cut technique for a layout I previously shared HERE. I tell ya, this could become addicting!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look. :)
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