Magic Reveal Spinner Card

by Tanya de Roy

Spin a panel on this card to reveal a hidden image or sentiment.


  • Cardstock (Stampin’ Up!® Sweet Sugarplum, Very Vanilla, and Sahara Sand cardstock used here)
  • Copy paper
  • Ink (SU Basic Black Archival ink used here)
  • Stamps (SU Love Sparkles and Moon Baby sets used here)
  • Coloring medium of your choice (watercolor pencils used here)
  • Circle dies (Layering Circles Framelits Dies used here)
  • Piercing tool
  • Scissors
  • Metal brads
  • Ribbon (1/4” Natural Trim Silver used here)
  • Adhesive (Scotch tape, foam adhesive, glue dots, and Tombow Mono Multipurpose Glue used here)
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: Designer Series Paper Stack 2016-2018 In Colour, heat tool, Aqua Painter)


  1. Step 1

    Cut a 3 3/4” square and a 3” circle from white or cream cardstock.

    Punch a 1” circle from the same cardstock.

    Cut a 3” circle out of copy paper.

  2. Step 2

    Stamp and color coordinating images on the square and the circle of white or cream cardstock. The hidden image will be on the cardstock circle.

  3. Step 3

    Fold the paper circle in quarters to find the exact center. Place this over the top of the stamped cardstock circle as a template, and pierce a hole in the center of the circle with a piercing tool.

    Also, pierce a hole in the center of the 1” circle (this doesn’t need to be exact).

  4. Step 4

    Cut a line with scissors directly from the bottom of the cardstock circle to the pierced hole.

  5. Step 5

    Pierce a hole in the center of the square stamped piece, using the template as a guide.

  6. Cut a line from the pierced hole directly down to the bottom of the square.

  7. Step 6

    On the stamped circle piece, pierce a hole approximately 1/2” from the bottom of the circle and 1/2” to the left of the slit.

    Attach a small section of folded ribbon (approximately 1 1/2”) with a small metal brad.

    Open and position the prongs of the brad so that they don’t show from the front, and cover them with tape to keep them in place.

  8. Step 7

    Place a metal brad through the large stamped circle, then the square stamped piece, then the 1” circle. Open out the prongs of the brad to secure it.

    Place the right side of the slit on the large circle under the left slit of the square. Place a small glue dot just to the left of the square slit as shown.

  9. Step 8

    To construct the card, attach patterned paper (5” X 3 3/4”) to a cardstock mat piece (5 1/4” X 4”).

  10. Cut a circle measuring 2 1/2” from the card base. Center it on the right of the card front, making sure it is even on three sides.

  11. Step 9

    Place some glue on all four corners of your mechanism piece. Attach this to your card front directly under your circle opening.

  12. Step 10

    Cut a card base measuring 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”. Score on the long side at 4 1/4” and fold.

  13. Place foam adhesive around the back of your card front. Attach it to the card base.

  14. Step 11

    Finish off the card by adding a frame around the circle. In the sample, Layering Circle Framelits were used to create a perfectly fitting frame.

  15. Step 12

    Embellish the card front as desired.

  16. Step 13

    Complete the project.

  17. The finished card will fit in a standard A2 envelope.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Magic Reveal Spinner Card. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

What a lovely idea ! It's so cute !
Filmagique  |  Wed May 31, 2017 at 5:38 AM
How Adorable!! Thanks
Kathy Friedman  |  Wed May 31, 2017 at 7:49 AM
Oh, Tanya, what a fun tutorial, and I love the sweet little baby card! This card design is unlike any other I've clever you are! Thanks for sharing the great step-outs and video tutorial! Nice to have you here on SCS with us! Hugs!
Cheryl Scrivens  |  Wed May 31, 2017 at 8:27 AM
So adorable, what a fun interactive card!!
Julie Heyer  |  Wed May 31, 2017 at 9:00 AM
This is the cutest. Thank you so much for sharing. The kids I make cards for will love this too.
Georgie D'Alessandro  |  Wed May 31, 2017 at 9:21 AM
OMG! It is OH so fun and spectacular. Your video tutorial is excellent. Thanks.
kab  |  Wed May 31, 2017 at 9:29 AM
What a darling card and really TERRIFIC video, Thank you so much
Prissequito  |  Wed May 31, 2017 at 10:42 AM
Thank you Tanya! Making this card has been super exciting!!!
Paru Mahtani  |  Wed May 31, 2017 at 11:04 AM
Wow! This is so cool.
Vicki-Joy  |  Wed May 31, 2017 at 11:08 AM
Such a nice card. Thank you for a nice tutorial.
Suzanne Bisson  |  Wed May 31, 2017 at 8:48 PM
Wow! How fun! Fab tutorial and video. Can't wait to try one.
Donna Mundinger  |  Fri Jun 2, 2017 at 8:12 AM
This was great tutorial, and you explained all the elements so well. I honestly believe I could make one of these awesome cards. Thank you so much for sharing.
Deborah Chesney  |  Fri Jun 2, 2017 at 11:44 AM
Love this card. I have a question though. I don't understand where you placed the glue dot in order to keep the two circles from getting misaligned and losing the magic. Did you place it on the top of the top circle or top of the bottom circle?
Janice Roseberry  |  Fri Jun 2, 2017 at 9:15 PM
Hi Janice, the glue dot is placed on the bottom square just between the circle and the square slit....if that makes sense. You need to hide it under your card front and this will keep the layers from becoming misaligned. I hope you try this card. It takes a little time when you first make one but then it's super easy. Good luck. Tan
Tanya de Roy  |  Sat Jun 3, 2017 at 7:08 AM
Thanks for the additional info. I'm definitely going to make one and that's why I asked for the additional info just to make sure I understood. I really like this card. 😊
Janice Roseberry  |  Sat Jun 3, 2017 at 6:50 PM
Fabulous card, I will try my hand at this for my next one! TFS
Eileen Roberts  |  Wed Jun 7, 2017 at 12:10 PM
Thank you for the wonderful tutorial! LOVE it!
I was very easy to follow and fun to make.
Carlene Dyche  |  Sat Jun 10, 2017 at 4:16 PM
Wonderful video. You have inspired us all! Thanks for sharing
Joan Spevak  |  Mon Jun 12, 2017 at 6:42 PM

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