Bowling Ball Spinner Card

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Project Description

Bowling Ball Spinner Card

Sometimes when I browse a collection of stamps, I look for stamps that will work well together to create a scene. When I found these three bowling stamps at Viva Las Vegastamps! I knew there had to be a fun way to combine them. It wasn’t too long before I realized a spinner card might be just the right technique to make the card feel like you’re at the lanes again!

While assembling the card, I remembered Fiesta Lanes – the bowling alley on Lane Avenue in Upper Arlington, OH. When I moved there in 1989, I past Fiesta Lanes, and saw it’s bright neon sign, almost every day. The bowling alley is long gone, replaced by a commercial strip, but the sign remains in the lobby of an office in the strip. I tried to recreate it in paper to always remind me of Fiesta Lanes. You can see a photo of the original sign on Flickr.

The three stamps featured are:

Bowling Man 1 1/4 x 2 (#15430)

Bowling Ball 1 1/2 x 1 1/2 (#8213)

Bowling Pin 1 x 2 1/2 (#12073)

PDF DownloadI created a bowling lane background with some perspective to help enhance the feeling that the bowling ball was rolling towards the pins and the reader. You can download a PDF of the background and use it to make your own bowling ball spinner card.

Check out my YouTube video for tips on making a spinner card.

Keep your eyes out for the Viva Las Vegastamps! Tag Blog Hop in December. Members of the design team (DT) will be creating tags for the 12 days of Christmas. Each day the DT members will treat you to many tag ideas using Christmas Stamp Sheet 1363. There will be a link at the end of each blog post which will link you to another DT’s blog. Leave a comment each day, and you can win sheet 1363 to recreate the tags!

Check out the Viva Las Vegastamps! blog for other great project ideas.

Happy stamping and Happy Thanksgiving!

Joe R.

Viva Las Vegastamps!






  1. Carole Lassak November 21, 2011 at 4:28 am - Reply

    Fab card!! Love the Fiesta Lanes sign–great colors, so 50s/60s.

  2. Amy Stewart November 21, 2011 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    That was an awesome demonstration and a very cool card. (How did you get the perspective of the bowling lane so perfect?) I have never crafted my own card except for once, with Christine Kless's help, but I love the idea of "fussy-cutting" something. There are a lot of things I'd love to fussy-cut.

    • Joe Rotella November 21, 2011 at 4:10 pm - Reply

      LOL! You are too funny Amy!! Getting perspective on that lane was harder than you think! I wish I had reached out to my graphic artist friend for help! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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