Thursday, August 12, 2010

Make Your Own Pinwheels

It turns out it's actually really simple. Which reminds me of that Coke commercial where the kid says, "It's Deluxe, son. It's not that hard." But most of you probably have no idea what I'm talking about, so back to the pinwheels.

This pinwheel card was demonstrated at the Stampin' Up! Convention in Salt Lake City. The demonstrator used the new Play Date designer paper (item #117168) which is sooo cute.


Here's how you make the pinwheel:

Start with a square of paper (any size will work but here I think she used a 4 in square). Draw or score diagonal lines from corner to corner in both directions.


Cut halfway to the center from each corner.


Fold each corner to the center and secure. Here she poked holes in each corner with her paper piercer (item #116631) and secured with a brad, but you could also secure the corners with glue dots (item #103683). Then add a lollipop stick for a handle, gluing it on with some Tombo multipurpose glue (item #110755).

She created a pocket in this card by cutting off the flap of an envelope and gluing the  card front to one side. Then she cut out a semi circle from the side using a small circle punch. This allows you to grasp the insert and pull it out. Creating the pocket with an envelope rather than by gluing two peices of card stock together allows the insert to slide easily in and out and not get caught near the edges of the pocket.


Here it is in another color scheme:


Wouldn't you flip if you received a card or invitation this cute? I know, me too.

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