12 Days of Ornaments: #9 Suspension Card


Moving right along!  Here is idea #9 for the Stampin’ Up ornaments bundle.  I call this a Suspension card or it could be called a Suspension Spinner b/c if you wind it up and let it go, it spins:

  I should really be doing full videos for some of these, like this one which is a little more complicated.  However with doing 2 videos a week for Stamping School and life, you may be waiting too long SO let’s do this old school with pictures!


First thing I did is mount 2″ x 4-1/4″ pieces of Rich Razzleberry and Island Indigo on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ white card stock layer.  I just love those 2 color together!


Cut a circle that is slightly bigger than what you will be suspending.  This is Circle framelit #7 from the Stampin’ Up Circles collection.


If you are going to emboss, now is the time!  I also added a 1/4″ strip of silver foil on the seam.  I hate raw seams:)


I used Thick Whisper White card stock for the card base. (4-1/4″ x 11″, folded in half). Lay your panel on top of card where it will eventually be glued down.  Use a pencil to mark your circle opening.


 Open your card and place the framelit (same size, #7,  as the panel) over your pencil marks and cut the circle.


Stamp and cut 2 of the same ornaments and the caps.


I used the silver thread from the holiday catalog. It’s super fine but strong.  Adhere the thread between the 2 ornaments.  Leave at least 10 inches of the thread hanging out from the top and bottom.


On your white card base, add a little bit of snail (tape) adhesive.  Place your thread top and bottom and center your ornament in the window.  Pull the thread so it’s taut and add a piece of tear tape or really strong double sided tape over the thread.  Give it a tug again before adhering top panel.


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Thanks for stopping by!  If you make one, drop me a line and let me see!


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8 Responses to 12 Days of Ornaments: #9 Suspension Card

  1. cottage5038 says:

    I’m likin’ these cards every night. Love the colors too and not as hard as I thought it might be.


  2. Debbie Mitchell says:

    Not able to open your post. It says the format is wrong.

    Sent from my iPhone

  3. Liz Cushion says:

    Just got my ornament bundle today and I can’t wait to case some of your cards! Thanks for all the great ideas.

  4. Linda Heller says:

    Great! Glad they are useful!

  5. Linda Heller says:

    Not sure why- Getting comments from others that see it. Maybe try just going to my blog directly at http://www.lindastamps.com

  6. Linda Heller says:

    They are fun to do!

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