This is not a birthday for Spring. It is a birthday card made WITH a spring, as in "boing" type spring.
I know you can buy these springs but this is how I made mine:
Use a very fine wire, 26 or 28.
Wrap it around something that is 1/2 inch in diameter one and a half times.
Cut. Remove from dowel. Using a piece of tape, tape down one end of wire to a circle of cardstock (this one is 1 1/4 inches in diameter)
Now put another piece of tape on the other end with the glue side facing up.
Carefully put the second circle of the top so they are glued together like a sandwich.
For the final step, I use Scoretape on both outer sides of circles but you could use any double sided tape or maybe even glue.
Glue it to the image that you want to spring off the page. Very fun for frogs, dragonflies, balloons, or anything that you want some movement to.
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. I would LOVE to see what you create with this technique! You can email me a pic at my email account mkdrain at gmail dot com.
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