Spinning Save-the-Date How-To and Clip Art

Martha Stewart Weddings, Winter 2011

Just like a Cracker Jack box, this stationery comes with its own tiny toy: a spinner that reflects the playfulness of your relationship. When guests twist the strings and pull, it creates an image of a heart that's been pierced by Cupid's arrow.

Tools and supplies:

Basic How-To:

Download our PDF, and add your names, city, and date into the editable text box.

Print the invitation onto card stock. Use a metal ruler and a craft knife to cut between the crop marks (do not cut all the way to the edges of the paper; this will leave the crop marks intact for subsequent cuts).

To make the spinners, print the arrow design on one side of a piece of card stock. Flip the paper over, end to end, and feed it through the printer again to print the heart design on the other side (do a test version to be sure that the red asterisks will align on the opposite sides of the paper; this will ensure the arrow points the right direction).

To cut into individual cards, lay the card stock flat with the arrow side up. Use a metal ruler and a craft knife to cut between the crop marks (do not cut all the way to the edges of the paper; this will leave the crop marks intact for subsequent cuts).

Punch a hole in each side of the spinner card, centering it vertically. Cut twine into two 6-inch lengths, and loop one through each hole.

To position the spinner card on the invitation, lay the cut card in position. Use the tip of the craft knife to pierce the card lightly on each side of the appropriate corner. Remove the card, and then use the metal ruler to guide the craft knife as you cut between the two pierced marks. Slip the card into the slits. Or attach photo corners to the invitation, and slip in the card.

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