Pinwheels are one of the hottest things right now in the paper crafting world. Since I am in love with the new Stampin’ Up’s In Colors, I wanted use them all to create the pinwheels.
Here are the supplies that you need to recreate the card:
- Postage Stamp Punch
- Cupcake Builder Punch
- 1 3/8″ Circle Punch
- Designer Series Paper Patterns Stack In Color 2011-2013
- Whisper White Cardstock
- Lucky Limeade Cardstock & Ink pad
- Bashful Blue Ink pad
- Daffodil Delight Ink Pad
- More Mustard Ink Pad
- Pumpkin Pie Ink Pad
- Stazon Jet Black Ink Pad
- Happiest Birthday Wishes (Hostess Set)
- Snail Adhesive
- Scoring Tool
- Glue dots
- Transparency Sheet
To create the pinwheel, simply punch the in color designer series paper with the postage stamp. Then, you will fold each one on the diagonal, open up and fold on the diagonal on the other side…this will create an “X” in the middle of the postage stamp.
Take your paper snips and cut along the “X” about 3/4 of the way into the center. Then fold up every other corner to create the pin wheel. In order to help hold the corners in place, I used a small amount of snail adhesive right in the center to hold each corner. Then pierce through all the corners in the center with a paper piercer and insert brad.
Adhere pinwheels to toothpick with glue dots. Trim toothpicks down to size. Clouds were punched with whisper white with Cupcake builder punch..it’s the icing part . Then each piece was sponged with bashful blue ink…more heavily on the edges and lighter towards the center. The Sun was punched with whisper white as well, and sponged with lighter shades of yellow ink and more orange color towards the outer edges, then trim down to size along the edge of the card. The grass is a 3/4″ strip of lucky limeade cardstock, made small cuts along to entire strip, then kind of freehand zigzag cut it (so there would be different lengths of grass). Then I crinkled it and sponged it with lucky limeade ink. All the elements were attached to a background piece of whisper white cardstock scored at every 1/4″. I sponged the top with some more bashful blue ink before I adhered the pieces. I put dimensionals behind the clouds and pinwheels. Stamp your sentiment on a piece of transparency with stazon (let it dry completely before handling). I trimmed it down and stuck some adhesive behind a small area behind the cloud and pinwheel so it wouldn’t be seen.