How to make a creative card spinner

Use the repelling power of magnets and a secret slider mechanism to make this cool creative spinner card where the hamster flips and turns

Make a creative handmade spinner card

Use the power of hidden magnets to make this hamster flip and spin!

Read on to  download the templates you need for the slider mechanism and the printable card sheets with all the artwork you need. Here is a video showing the card in action

How to make an invisible creative spinner card

Our motivational hamster printables are perfect to support friends with their health and fitness regimes

You will need:


Step 1


How to make a creative card spinner


Cut a rectangular frame from the veggie paper, then layer onto a panel of orange card using double sided tape. Fussy cut a trampoline and add to the bottom using foam tape.

Step 2

How to make a spinner card

Fussy cut the jumping hamster, five leaves and a sentiment to act as a stopper for your easel card. Matt and layer the sentiment onto orange card, to coordinate with your background.

Step 3

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Using the template, cut the pull tab from sturdy card. It needs to be sturdy, so you may need to cut several times and layer. Add a ceramic magnet using glue dots.

Step 4

How to make a handmade card spinner

Turn over the orange panel and stick foam tape to create a channel. Lay in the pull tab from step 3, with the magnet facing the orange side. Seal the back with a panel of kraft card. 

Step 5

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Attach a ceramic magnet to the back of the hamster using glue dots. Place over the internal magnet on the card front. Add a leaf to the tab with foam pads, then trim away the excess. 

Step 6

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Create an easel base from kraft card, then layer the base and front with veggie paper leaving a small border. Place your orange panel on top, and attach using double-sided tape.  

Step 7

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Add the sentiment to the base of the card using foam tape, then finish by adding the four remaining leaves to the card base, two either side of the sentiment.  


Pull the tab to watch hammy jump and flip!

If you know someone who has got a resolution in mind for the coming year, sending a card featuring one of these merry motivational hamsters is a light-hearted way to show that you’re rooting for them, or use as fun cards for hamster loving friends throughout the year.

More pets printables to download

For more hamster artwork from Naomi Skinner, you can download and print her festive pets, with dogs, cats, rabbits and even goldfish making an appearence in her printable card elements!

Free festive pets printables