Hello, Hi, Hey, How are you!? Have you seen the news—Exclusive Sets + new Coordinating products are now available at Taylored Expressions!! Exclusives are products that you could earn free with qualifying purchases and now some of these exclusive products are available to purchase! In addition to the Exclusives Release, there’s a sale on select summer favorites!
How about a little Retro Rotary Dial Phone Inspiration!? I had SO much fun with the new Off the Hook Die Set…I’m loving the retro vibe of the rotary phone image and knew I HAD to turn the rotary dial into a spinner card; especially a spinning rainbow rotary dial. All the paper pieces you need to create a spinner are included in the die set—you just need to bring one or two circle foam adhesives and a standard hole punch to the party.
For my Black and White Hello Rainbow Dial Spinner card, I prepped a piece of Oreo Cardstock with anti-static powder and using my MISTI I stamped the Hi, Hey, Hello Background using VersaMark Ink. Then I heat embossed the images with white embossing powder. I used the Off the Hook die set to cut all the rotary phone pieces from white card stock. For a fun pop of color, I used a selection of rainbow Copics to color each of the rotary insets and adhered each piece with liquid adhesive using the Embellie Gellie tool. Then I turned the dial into a spinner.
To create a rotary dial spinner, add a hole to the center of the phone base using a standard hole punch. The rotary dial’s center circle die cut will be your spinner disc. Attach a foam sticky circle (or two for extra pop) to the center of the spinner disc and then pop it through the standard hole punch. Then attach the dial die cut to the circle foam adhesive. You now have yourself a spinning rotary phone 🙂 Just make sure you add foam tape to the phone base before adhering to your card panel so it has plenty of space to move and doesn’t rub up against the card panel. Check out my Instagram Feed for a Video of the Rainbow Dial Spinner in action.
I added an Oreo Cardstock band to the bottom of the card panel and attached the rotary phone with foam adhesive. To finish the card, I added the white heat embossed HELLO sentiment from Building Blocks-Happy Additions.
To create the Hi, Hey, Hello Rainbow Background card, I first used my blending brushes to ink blend a card panel using my favorite rainbow ink combination: Strawberry Milkshake, Lollipop, Fruit Punch, Pineapple & Cookie Monster.
Then prepped the background for heat embossing by liberally applying anti-static powder to the panel. Then I stamped the panel with VersaMark Ink, added white embossing powder and heat set using my heat tool. I stamped the Oh My Word Hello in Oreo ink and cut it using the coordinating die. I cut all of the Off the Hook pieces in Oreo cardstock and used liquid adhesive to assemble all of the pieces into the Rotary phone.
I did extend the phone cord just a little bit by cutting the cord die twice and adhering the pieces together with liquid adhesive. For extra dimension and pop, I added Clear Drip Drops to the center of the rotary dial and the dial insets.
So there we are friends, two rainbow everything cards and one with a little spin using the Hi, Hey, Hello Background Stamp with the new coordinating Off the Hook Die Set. Be sure to stop by the Taylored Expressions Blog for more Creative Team Inspiration and to see more of the Exclusive Products releasing this week.
AND—-if you’re in a shopping mood there’s also an End of Summer SALE going on!!
Now, through Sunday, August 29th, save 30% on our select summer favorites! If you have had your eye on some of these stamp sets, die and stencils, now is the time to add them to your collection and save at the same time!
Big Paper Hugs!