Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Happy Summer! (With a Pinwheel Tutorial!)

Hello!  Today's post is a repeat of the post that is on The Crafty Scrapper's blog today.  They don't like the blog posts to be real long, so I opted to share a tutorial with you here on my blog complete with pictures!  So, make sure you scroll to the end to see my pinwheel tutorial.  They are easy peasy to make!  One more thing, if you have The Crafty Scrapper's blog bookmarked, you will need to change it, as they have combined their website with their blog.  Now, we only have to remember one address, the easy one ...www.thecraftyscrapper.com!  Enjoy!
Hello!  Tina here, with another fun card creation, using some fun papers and supplies from The Crafty Scrapper!

In my June class, we made pinwheels for one of the class cards.  They were mini's but I decided to do a bigger one for this fun summer card.  I used a red, white, and blue line of papers from Echo Park and combined it with some great sparkly Thickers, a Happy die cut from Impression Obsession, a little washi tape, and a wood butterfly from Maya Road for the perfect summer card!
You can find all the supplies and see this card in person at The Crafty Scrapper!

Now, here is my pinwheel tutorial -
You can make any size as long as you start with a square.  For the pinwheel on my card, I started with a 2 3/4" square. (I kept trying different size squares until I found the size that I wanted).

1.  Fold your paper in half to make the shape of a triangle.

 2. Unfold the paper and turn it around.  Fold the paper into a triangle the other way.  PokeIn a hole in the middle of the paper.  See in photo below ...

 3.  In each crease, cut half way to the hole in the center.  See below ...

 4. Punch a hole in every other corner ...

 Photo below shows holes ...

 5.  Place a brad in one of the holes and go around one way slipping all of the holes onto the bottom of the brad.  See photos ...

 6.  When you get them all on, poke the pointed end of the brad through the back of the pinwheel.  Now, push the prongs of the brad down to keep it in place.  This next photo is the back view ...
The Pinwheel is done ... Easy Peasy!   One last note, you can see my pinwheel in the tutorial is opposite of the card pinwheel, as far as how the paper is folded.  Either way works, whatever you prefer.  It all depends on which ends are attached to the brad. 

Card Recipe:
 Paper - Pebbles Americana Line: "Liberty", "National Anthem", Cardstock White, Blue, tiny strips of black cardstock for butterfly attenaes.
Stamps - none (shhh! don't tell anyone!)
Ink - Wink of Stella Clear Gloss glitter pen, Blue Copic, Pilot Med. Point Silver marker to color butterfly chippie
Tools - Brad from Echo Park Summer Bliss line, Cuttlebug Polka Dots embossing folder, Impression Obsession Happy Die (from Happy Birthday set)
Other - Washi Tape, Popsicle stick, American Craftys Thickers, Maya Road Butterfly Chipboard, Rhinestones

Happy Stamping!



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