Magic Circle Spinner Card


I'm back after a while to share a special card I made for my daughter Bhuvi's 5th birthday!

So this year, she asked me (read as 'ordered me') to make a magic spinner card! I guess she saw some card while watching Nick Junior :) Btw, if you wanna know what she asked me last year, check out the Magic Slider card using galaxy and planets here! And this year's order also included rainbow and unicorn, so here is what I came up with! 

Warning: Picture heavy post! :)

Take a look at the video first to see how interactive it is! :)

The rainbow is diecut from white cardstock using Reverse Confetti 'Over The Rainbow' die set and colored using Arteza real brush markers. I've diecut 2 sets, and adhered to form a circle rainbow. To cover the inner space, I've die-cut a small circle and covered with 2-3 coats of gold heat embossing. It gave a metallic embellishment look. The handle to move the spinner is white cardstock, blended with Salty Ocean distress ink and matted with gold cardstock and a patterned paper strip from Lawn Fawn. Since I didn't have a matching brad, I dipped a silver brad into gold embossing powder and heat embossed it - gave 3 or 4 layers for a smooth finish :) The base of the square notecard is matted with a rainbow plaid patterned paper from Lawn Fawn, and the spinning element is attached to the notecard using foam tape.

As you start turning the handle, the magic reveals the scene underneath. The base of the spinner is a scallop circle diecut from Gina Marie Designs 'Stitched Scalloped Circles' die set. 

I've first stamped the unicorn, castle and other images using Altenew Obsidian black ink and colored using Arteza markers. Then I masked the images and blended Salty ocean distress ink along with clouds stencil from Craftyscrappers - Create A Scene stencil set. The stamps are from Mudra's 'Stay Magical' set.

The scalloped circle base needs to be a single layer to have a smooth spinning flow. Initially I had stamped the images, fussy cut and adhered but the spinner was getting stuck whenever it came to a raised surface. So I've also avoided heat embossing here for the images. It is one layer with masking, coloring, stenciling and ink blending :)

The sentiment is from Hero Arts 'Make A Wish' stampset, stamped using Altenew Obsidian black ink and heat embossed using clear embossing powder.

And now for the inside of the card!

I've used a rainbow patterned paper from Altenew's Reflection Collection for the inside. I added a small popup element and adhered a cute bear image with the number 5. It is from Craftyscrapper's 'Birthday Goofers' set. I've stamped the image, heat embossed, colored and fussy cut it. The number 5 is for my daughter's 5th birthday. 

The big happy birthday sentiment is also from the same stamp set, stamped in black ink. I've handwritten her name using a Sharpie marker beneath the stamping. 

In order to add a personal message, I made another tiny square card and attached to the top of the card. It is covered with a scalloped square diecut matted with another patterned paper. 

I completed the card by adding a few enamel dots around the spinner :)

Linking to,
1. Die-cut Divas - Mar
2. Ikesworld #130 - First time making a spinner card, with lots of trials and errors
3. TCP #366

4. CCC Digi Creations #112
5. Color It Create It Show It Off - Mar
6. Craft Stamper Take It Make It - Mar
7. LTSCB #131
8. Colour Crazy Week #10
9. Craftangles - Mar
Monthly Challenges 2020 March

10. Lawn Fawnatics #73
11. Daisy Chain #39
12. Cute Card Thursday #626
13. Dare 2B Artzy - Mar

14. Crafty Hazelnut's PP - Mar
15. Creative Craft Cottage #127
16. Dragonfly Dreams - Make it Feminine
17. HLS Mar Watercolor Challenge

18. HLS Mar Anything Goes With Dies

19. LTCCB #44
20. MIUCB #35
21. Virginia Mar Show & Share

22. Time Out #157

23. Sugar Pea Designs - Mix It Up #65

24. YNS #134 - For my lucky daughter :)
25. Pearly Sparkles #49
26. Pinspirational #258 - Inspired by the rainbow colors

27. Sheepski Designs #36
28. SSS Monday - Stencil Fun
29. TTCRD Week of 17 Mar
30. Cards Galore Encore #73
31. Crafty Creations #407
32. Creative Fingers #181
33. LPOCF #128
34. Morgan's Artworld #3
35. Not Just Cards - Mar
36. Angie's Digi Stamps #40
37. LeAnn's World 101 #24
38. Lemon Shortbread #115
39. QKR Stampede #389
40. A Bit More Time to Craft #112
41. A Perfect Time to Craft #3
42. Ally's Angels #32
43. CardzTV #110
44. Classic Design Challenge #3
45. Crafter's Castle #27
46. Craft-dee Bowz - Mar

Thank you for stopping by, hope you like my card! Do let me know your feedback! Have a nice day :) Stay safe and healthy!


  1. What a fantastic card you made for your daughter. Love the rainbow, interactive features and all the fun details. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  2. What a Creative and unique card, love the rainbow and magical unicorn theme. Love the pattern papers you have used. I am sure Bhuvi loved this card. I enjoyed watching the card in action.

    1. Thank you so much dear, yes she loved playing with the spinner more πŸ˜€

  3. Awesome cards and card style, adorable and pretty, hugs, Lori m

  4. what a fun card for your daughter and she will love it. Adore the rainbow theme and the gold section in the centre. Thanks for joining Time Out.

  5. What a darling design Karthikha! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s “Show & Share”! FABULOUS! Glad to see your lovely work. I appreciate your support!

  6. Wow how did you do that !! Great job.
    This is just so beautiful. Nice work here.
    Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld. We hope to see you again.
    ~ Annette DT

    1. Thanks a lot 😊 I watched a couple of tutorials on Youtube and customized my own measurements!

  7. A truly magical card for a lucky recipient! Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS!

  8. Such a fun card! Thank you for sharing in our challenge at Classic Design Challenge we really appreciate you joining in.

    Joy DT

    Joyfully Stamps

  9. Just remarkable! So glad you could join Die Cut Divas for our "Anything Goes" challenge for March.

  10. A truly magical card that your daughter will treasure forever! Amazing!

    Thank you for sharing your work in our Happy Little Stampers watercolor challenge & we hope you will join us again in the next HLS Challenge!.
    Anna – Design Team member at Happy Little Stampers

    Visit my blog - Crafty Anna Studio.
    You can also find me on Instagram - CraftyAnna Studio
    Thank you!

  11. Brilliant card! Especially the spinner card , great fun, colourful and so cool. Thanks for joining our challenge this month at Daisy Chains and good luck! Michelle DT x

  12. Happy birthday to your daughter. Great way to enjoy this tough time in the world of staying home and away. She did great coloring and so glad you shared this awesome card over at Colour crazy challenge.

    1. Thank you, however this coloring was all mine 😊

  13. Wow.. What a fun and beautifully created card. Love the inter-activeness and elements you chose. Thanks for playing along with us this month @ Colour Crazy Challenge & at Angie's Digital Stamps.. AJ DT CCC // Angie's Digital Stamps.

  14. What a super combination! And such a special shape of card! Thank you for joining us at TIME OUT!

  15. Wow! The interactive element is just stunning! Love the rainbow color combo too! Thanks so much for entering into SugarPea Designs Mix It Up Challenge!

  16. Fabulous interactive card inside and out love the rainbow and cute Unicorn..Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft Cottage
    Carol DT x
    Loved the planet/space card too
    Carol x

  17. What a great card! love it , thank you for playing with us at

  18. This is a great card. Might have to try this one. Thanks for joining the challenge at Love to Craft Challenge Blog.

  19. What a wonderfully clever and creative birthday card! I'm sue it was a real winner with the recipient! I love the pop up inside! Thanks so much for joining us at HLS Watercolour Challenge this month!

  20. An amazing card, so much work to achieve such a great result.
    Thanks for playing with us at the Ike's World Challenges

    TwΓ³rcze pasje Danki {My Blog}

  21. What a cheerful and fun card! Love it! Thank you so much for entering our Challenge at Crafter's Castle this week. Good luck!
    Blessings, Jeanie Ellis DT
    Crafter's Castle
    Scrapbookingmamaw MyBlog

  22. Karthikha this is wonderfully crafted and perfect for our March challenge. Thanks for sharing your creative talent with us. Good luck and please stay safe and healthy.
    {Color It Create It Show It Off Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}
    PS: Such a fun and cute card too. I am also now one of your latest followers x

  23. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Pearly Sparkles Challenge this time and good luc

  24. Wow! What an amazing card! Your daughter has great taste! I love Unicorns and Rainbows too!
    Happy Birthday to your little girl and Thank you so much for entering our March Challenge at SheepSki Designs. Good Luck!
    Cara, SheepSki Design Team
    My Creative Chaos {My Personal Blog}

  25. Clever cards!
    Thank you for sharing with Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge!
    DT for Patterned Paper Challenge
    Calling All Crafters! – My personal Blog!

    1. Thank you, it is just one card though 😊

  26. Wow Beautiful card thank you for joining us at the Le Ann's World 101 Challenge
    DT Maria

  27. Fantastic creation, I'm sure your daughter loved it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at 'Not Just Cards' this month
    Stay Safe, Hugs Shell xx

  28. thank you for participating in our challenge with your beautiful work, we are waiting for you at the next hello elizabeth

  29. Beautifully made - love all the different elements.


  30. Wow! What an amazing card! I love Unicorns and Rainbows too!
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

  31. aw!! this is soooo cool!! LOVE that die!! love the rainbow!! this is the best birthday card!!! so special! thank you SO much for playing along with the birthday challenge at Lawn Fawnatics! :)

  32. What an amazing card! Love all the interactive features on this card. BTW was the spinner portion a die or something you created yourself?

    1. Thanks a lot😊 The spinner is manually cut. Only the outer scallop circle is die cut 😊

    2. If possible could you provide me instructions on how to make this interactive element? jeandonny2000 at hotmail dot com


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