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Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
A penny-roller card (also called a slider card) adds fun to your handmade greetings and can be adapted to many occasions. I chose a Christmas theme this time. Find out how to make one right here on this page.
NOTE: You can also adapt this card to suit many other happy occasions. Scroll down to see instructions and suggestions for changes, but maybe go find two small coins first, such as two five cent pieces or two thin dimes.Very thin, light slugs could also work.
The coins or slugs will be essentials for your spinning mechanism.
Aren't the gingerbread men cute? They were made with a matching stamp set and set of Framelets dies from Stampin' Up! (now sadly retired).
I stamped three of them in Versamark on More Mustard cardstock (also retired) then embossed them with Iridescent Ice embossing powder (again, retired!)
It made them look like sugared cookies to me.
Then I set them aside to make the rest of the card.
Now you know how to make a penny-roller mechanism, you can make one with stars for a birthday, flowers for a congratulations day, a mortar board hat for graduation day, or make more Christmas cards with little spinning snowmen, trees or mugs of hot chocolate images.....
You may also like to make another form of spinning element card, a Suspension Spinner Card.
You can also purchase Big Shot dies from Stampin' Up! that will allow you to cut out slider card bases with ease. See what is available in the current catalogue featured in the left hand column on this page.
I just love elements that move on a card. They add a lot of fun for the receiver, don't you think?
The possibilities are endless! Have fun!