Sunday, October 8, 2017

Spinning Spider Card

I chose to keep this fun kinetic card rather simple. I didn't add a ton of bling because I really wanted the spinning of the spider to take center stage.  

This card is from the Fantasy Foals collection from Bird's SVGs and originally contained a sparkly spinning unicorn. I went with some rather bright and bold Halloween colors, black glitter cardstock and a spider in place of the unicorn. 

The spider I used is from the Spider Venom collection which is also from Bird's SVGs, but you could substitute any spider or crawly critter you desire! 

This is my first time uploading a video clip to my blog, so if it works, fantastic! If not, I'm sorry and I'll try to figure out what I did wrong. Fingers crossed that you can see the fantastic spinning action!  

On the back of the card, I added this EEK sentiment which came from Cricut Design Space. The font really seemed to perfectly match the style of the card.  

I added another spider cutout to the envelope flap as you can see pictured here:

And here's a tip for the envelope. It is not my original idea, but definitely one worth sharing. When I'm making a cardstock envelope that I know won't be used for mailing purposes, I add a Velcro dot as the closure.  This way, the envelope doesn't become too tattered, and the card can be stored in the envelope and taken out time and again to play with. You just know that a fun kinetic card is going to be handled a lot!

There are so many fun, fluttery things you could use in place of a spider. For Halloween I think a bat or ghost would look fantastic too. The possibilities are really endless. What ideas do you have for a fun spinner - I'd love to hear!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. The video clip worked perfectly and that is a fantastic card!

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    1. Thank you Sue! I agree as I can't stop playing with it!!

  3. The colours you've used on your card are so bright and fun, it really pops.
    I love that you've combined these two projects, it really shows how we can use the Unicorn card to acheive a completely different look. Your envelope finishes it off perfectly :)
    Thank you so much!
    - Bird

    1. Thanks Bird! I'm really having so much fun playing with it myself. :)