You may have noticed that pinwheels seem to be all the rage right now. Stampin' Up has a new stamp set in the current and NEW catalogue that have a variety of pinwheels ~ Sweet for the Sweets set. I have also seen a number of cards out there with actual pinwheels on them. I thought that was such a cute idea and when I saw THIS CARD I decided I need to try making them for myself. I had never made a pinwheel before, or at least not since I was a child, so I had to go on you tube to find instructions.
There are a couple of details you might like to know about this card....
The square size of the pinwheels is 2" x 2". As you can see that makes them quite large. The card that I CASED had smaller pinwheels.
To make the pinwheel "sticks" or holders, I used the birdcage stand from the Aviary stamp set. Just make sure the "legs" of the stand don't show up on your card.
To make the pinwheel I found that I couldn't hold down the inner points with my fingers very easily. So what I did was place my paper on the foam of the Mat Pack, fold in a corner and hold it down with my paper piercer. And keep doing that with all four corners. When they are all in place, just press firmly to make a hole through all corners and poke piercer all the way through. Now add your brad through the hole. Viola! And there's your pinwheel.
Stamps: Friendly Phrases, Aviary
Paper: Whisper White, Just Add Cake DSP
Ink: Early Espresso
Accessories: Silver Brads, Paper Piercer, Mat Pack, Scalloped Border Punch, Dimensional
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