Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Monkey Spinner Card + Tutorial

Today is a Crafty Designer's Design Team day over at Craft Junkie Too!! This time Tracy's theme is bright and fun! Well, this card isn't super bright but it sure is fun! :)

Here are all the pieces you'll need for this project:
The Gypsy file uses Create a Critter, Wild Card and Plantin Schoolbook
Card base - 5" circle shaped card
shadow layer - 5" in black
spinner part - 4" in the face color
card front - 4 3/4" - patterned paper - with a notch for the spinner and a hole for the face
monkey body from Create a Critter - 3 3/4" - cut in tan
monkey layer 3 from Create a Critter - 3 3/4" - cut in brown
a few bananas from Create a Critter - I used 1 1/2", 1 1/4" and 1"
A brad, glue, pop dots, ink, glitter glue, gel pen etc for embellishing

Place a brad in the center of the card front and the spinner circle (behind).  Add the face stamps at this step too.  I used Peachy Keen Everyday face assortment, 1" size.  Stamp a face and turn the spinner 1/4 turn, and repeat.  If you'd like four faces, they'll all fit, I chose to add a sentiment on the fourth section.

Piece together the monkey. See how the monkey's body covers the brad?? Perfect right?! I added the monkey with pop dots, but you can glue him straight to the card front.

Add the card front to the shadow layer using foam tape or pop dots.  This gives the spinner enough space to move without getting stuck anywhere.

I added some doodling to the card front and decided I needed some bananas to work with my sentiment from My Pink Stamper's Punny-licious "bananas 4 you!".

I used a finger dauber and brown ink to give the bananas just a little shading.  I stamped the sentiment directly onto the largest banana.

After adding some glitter glue (Stardust Stickles) and a little more doodling I am finished. 
Here is my monkey's smiley face....

Here's his "ooops I dropped my bananas" face...

Here's his "just kidding... they're for you!" face.

Instead of a fourth face, my 6 year old really wanted this sentiment (also from My Pink Stampers Punny-licious).  So cute! :)

I used my white gel pen to add details to the eyes and doodle around the monkey's body.

A little inking goes a long way on the bananas... glitter glue around the peels doesn't hurt either! :)

I added all the bananas with 1/8" pop dots. The card front (blue patterned paper layer) is traced in Stickles too.

This is a top opening card. So cute how you can stand it up!

Here is the Gyspy file in case you missed it:

That's it, please head over to Tracy's blog and see what
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Georgiana said...

His facial expressions are just way too cute. I love how you can pick his mood. ; ) Definitely fun!

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Unknown said...

What a great idea!!! I am going to have to steal this idea!! Thanks for the super tutorial!!

Unknown said...

Very cute! I love seeing all the different faces. I could spend hours playing with something like that :)

Unknown said...

This is super cute! What a great tut! Fabulous job!
Fellow DT member ;)

Emily said...

So cute and fun! Fantastic job!

jessica said...

This is adorable! I love the faces and the sentiments!
I am going to have to give this a try...I dont have the wild cards cart so I cant pick up your file but I will try this!
TFS and playing along with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays :)

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Super cute spinner card! I need to try one of these!

Jamie said...

This is so cute! Next card on my list of to dos for sure! TFS!

Unknown said...

What a great idea for a card, Cheryl! I love it!

Glora said...

What a fabulous spinner card! This is one of my favorite kinds of cards to make and you did a great job of it. Love that little monkey! Thanks for joining us for the Whimsical Wednesday Challenge. Hugs- Glora

Jackie Thomas said...

Wow Cheryl. What an amazing creation. You've done a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing your tutorial and joining us at ABC Challenges this week.
Hugs xo

Tanya Isis Ayala said...

Great job love it

Sherrie K. said...

Great spinner card! The monkey is so cute:) TFS!
Sherrie K

Chloe and Her Clip On Koalas said...

That is just fantastic! Love that you chose a cute monkey. Fantastic job of the Fun with Folds challenge - Thanks for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday. x

GiGi said...

What a SUPER CUTE card! I love the spinning faces and bananas! Great job and thanks for playing at Whimsical Wednesdays!

Cathryn said...

Wow, adorable card. You did an awesome job on this challenge! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

Unknown said...

This is such a cute card. I love monkeys. I love that it is a circle shape plus you made it spin. Great little tutorial too. Thank you for joining us over at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Celeste B. said...

Cheryl - you are just amazing!!!! This is so creative!!!!! Beautifully done! :)

shelly said...

cheryl this is flippin adorable i love everything about it! thanks for sharing your fun card with us at whimsical wednesdays :)

Anonymous said...

Such a cute card, love all the faces of the monkey
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week
Hugs Julie P

Cindy Beland said...

WOW this is such a AWESOME card!Great job with all the cool details and I LOVE the sweet little monkey, TO CUTE!Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!:)

joni said...

Amazing spinner card!!! I just love this...darling with all the cute details!!! I really want to try my hand at this! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday Challenges!!!!

*Star said...

What a Super Cute card! This is one of my favorite kinds of cards but I have yet to try and make one. Love the monkey and bananas. Just adorable! Thanks for the file and also for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)
July 27, 2011 6:44 PM

Angélique said...

Oh WOW!! I soooooooooooooo love your card, it's fab! Thanks for the tutorial as well, really should make this one as well ;)
Thanks for joining us at ABC-Challenges. Hope to see you this week as well :)


Kathy D. said...

What a fun and cute card. I love that the monkey's face changes. I can see why you were picked in the top 5 at The ABC Challenge.

Hope to see you playing this weeks challenge "A is for Auburn" at The ABC Challenge.

J said...

This card is amazing. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I had no clue that a spinner card was hiding in wild card. I'm going to have to try one out for myself.


Barbara said...

This is really a fun card. I'm going to have to give this a try

Barbara said...

This is really a fun card. I'm going to have to give this a try