Thursday, September 8, 2016

Spinning in Circles..... with Frogs, Cricuts and Flies....Oh my!

The theme over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday is Spinning in Circles.  Now, I realize the theme is to include circles, but I couldn't help making my circle into a spinner so my fly could literally spin in circles!  

Ok, I started by importing that cute frog from DigiStamps4Joy into Cricut Design Space.  The front is in 2 different layers as seen below.  

I made my spinner out of circles cut from Craft Foam.  I simply cut the circles, placed a piece of twine between them and glued them together with a glue gun.  I adhered a little circle cut from the backing of glue dots to make the spinner really slick!  Then I pierced into the middle with a piercing tool.  I stuck a brad through the hole I had pierced into my spinner.  

I then went to the top panel of the card and punched a hole where the spinner would go.  I stuck the brad through that hole and opened the tines.  Then I adhered the paper circle/fly to my spinner!  Simply wrap the twine around the spinner and pull!  

I got this idea from a video by Sandy Allnock who saw a video by Connie Stewart.  Sandy had altered Connie's directions and then I altered Sandy's to fit what I had in my craft room!  

So, here's my video of the little spinning fly!

My little frog is hopping over to:
613 Avenue Create:  AG optional twist Colors of Fall
Digi Stamps 4 Joy:  AG optional color twist: Lime, Dark gold, Blue

Thanks for visiting today!  Be sure to hop over to Twisted Thursday Challenge over at The Outlawz to share your project for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor this month ~ DigiStamps4Joy!  You will also want to see all the fun inspiration from the DT over there!  Remember, Twisted Thursday is always Anything Goes with an optional twist; so there's no reason not to come and share whatever is in your workspace this week!


  1. Cute, cute, cute, Katrina! I loved that you added directions and a video too!

  2. Wow, Katrina, this is so clever! I love that spinning fly! This sentiment is just the cutest, I must remember that! Your circles really were "spinning"!

  3. Katrina, this is genius! Pure genius! It was so fun to hear your voice on your video, too! Isn't it funny how we're friends with people we've never actually talked to in person?! Anyway, I love this card! Thanks for sharing this idea!

  4. Your card is so crisp and clean! Love your design and that fly is a fantastic finish!

  5. Wonderful! The spinning fly is very funny!
    Thanks for joining our ATG challenge at Through the craft room door.
    Hope to see you back next week!

    Aly DT member TTCRD

  6. What a great idea! beautiful card! I enjoyed the video too!
    xoxo Olga

  7. This is a delightful design and very well executed! Thanks for Rocking with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  8. What a fun, cheery card. Great design, well crafted.
    Glad you dropped it onto the front porch at 613 Avenue Create.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  9. Katrina this is sweet and beautiful
    Thanks for join us at
    {Digistamps4Joy DT Member}
    Hope to see you again and goodluck


  10. Such a cute and adorable card. Thank you for joining the Digistamps4Joy challenge.

    Peggy T.
    DS4J DT Member