Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Pinwheel Card

I received my copy of "Cards" magazine in the mail a couple of weeks ago. I usually just flip through it and lay it aside because I like to come up with my own ideas (not always successful at that). However this issue has a neat section on cards with pinwheels in it. I knew I had to try this. The card I made is below, but before I show you the card, I would like to show you how to make the pinwheel. Now I know you talented people probably already know how to make a pinwheel, but I have to admit I didn't. So this is new to me. Now be kind, don't laugh too hard at me for that.

Begin with a square of double-sided patterned paper. The measurement from corner to corner will be the finished size of your pinwheel.

With a pencil, draw a line from corner to corner.

Cut along each of the lines, a little more than halfway to the center. Erase the lines if needed. Pierce a hole through the center of the square and through every other point around the outside.

Bend the pierced corners to the center without creasing the paper.
Line up the holes and fasten a brad through to hold the paper in place.

You can add a dimensional sticker or another fun embellishment to the center of your finished pinwheel but my brad was big enough that I liked the finished product as it is.

This is my card. One more September birthday done. You can use George and Basic Shapes to cut all the cuts for this card. They're basically all rectangles cut to various sizes, punched with Scroll Lace Martha Stewart punch, and layered on a base. The inside message area is inked with Hot Pink ink.

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  1. Love it Love it Love it!!!! What a beautiful card! I think each one just gets better and better. Thanks so much for sharing your talents!

    Most Sincerely,
    Bobby & Jill

  2. Oooh, that's so pretty. You did a great job on the pinwheel, and I love the inside frame.

  3. Thank you for these instructions. I was looking at some crafts yesterday with pinwheels and was trying to figure out a good way to make them. Beautiful Card!

  4. This is so pretty.All your elements came together so well.A beautiful card.


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