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Swinging Spinner Card

Swinging Spinner Card

“Stuck in a craft rut? Want to try making something different? Why not have a go at a swinging spinner card? This unusual card fold takes two classics and combines them to create an interesting design which can be adapted for any recipient or occasion. Just remember to twist the baker’s twine several times before placing the card in an envelope so the heart spins when it comes out of the envelope!” - Sarah Jackman Read

You will need:

  • White and coloured card
  • Patterned papers
  • Stitched circle dies
  • Die-cutting machine
  • Scoring board and tool
  • Heart punches or dies
  • baker’s twine
  • sentiment stamp
  • black ink pad
  • silver adhesive gems
  • scissors
  • guillotine
  • glue
  • low tack tape
  • foam pads

Time to Make: 50 mins

Skill Level: Advanced


  1. Origami Bag

    Trim white card 19 x 17cm then score down the long side at 7cm and 10cm. Mountain fold the first score line then valley fold the second. Trim patterned paper 6.5 x 16.5cm then adhere to the first panel.

  2. Origami Bag

    Trim two contrasting patterned papers 2.5 x 16.5cm and 8.5 x 16.5cm then adhere to the other panels. Stamp a sentiment in the bottom-right corner of the third panel.

  3. Origami Bag

    Lay an 8cm circle die 3cm in from the left-hand side and 2cm from the top then secure in place with low tack tape. Die-cut the circle up to the first score line then die-cut up the the second score line leaving the middle panel intact. Remove the die, fold the card and the circle should “swing” to the front.

  4. Origami Bag

    Die-cut a 6cm circle through the 8cm circle to create a frame. Fold the circular frame over on the third panel then place the 6cm circle die underneath to correspond with the die-cut circle on top. Fix the die in place then die-cut.

  5. Origami Bag

    Die-cut two 8cm circles in white card then die-cut 6cm circles through them to create frames. Adhere to the front and back of the circular frame on the card.

  6. Origami Bag

    Die-cut or punch out two identical hearts in patterned paper then glue together with the length of baker’s twine sandwiched vertically between them. Place the hearts in the centre of the circular frame, attach the baker’s twine to the frame then trim away the excess.

  7. Origami Bag

    Die-cut two circular frames in coloured card using 7cm and 6cm dies then attach to the back and front of the circular frame on the card with foam pads. Decorate the hearts then finish with silver adhesive gems.