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Pinwheel Love and Hugs

July 8, 2020

Welcome!  Thanks so much for visiting today.

We have been on a mission to incorporate more patterned paper in our cardmaking and the card we are sharing today uses a lot of it!¬† We saw a larger version of this basic pinwheel design on some packaging while at the store and thought it would make a cute element for a card.¬† In order for all our patterns to coordinate, we chose to use papers from the ‚ÄúSomething Whimsy‚ÄĚ 6‚ÄĚx6‚ÄĚ paper pack by Pink & Main.¬† We love the designs, and they all go together beautifully.

Focal Point:

  • To make the pinwheels: Basic stitched squares were cut from the selected patterned paper using a die.
  • The squares were then cut from each corner in toward the center of the square, being careful to stop the cut approximately ¬ľ‚ÄĚ away from the center ‚Äď Don‚Äôt cut all the way through!
  • After all 4 corners were cut, every other corner point was gently bent into the center of the square, again using care not to ‚Äúcrease the folds‚ÄĚ of the pinwheels.¬† The bent corners were secured in the center of each pinwheel using a tiny brad.

Background Panel:

  • A scalloped frame was created by using a scalloped square die and cutting out the center using a stitched square die that was slightly smaller. This frame was cut once from purple cardstock and 3 more times from white cardstock.¬† The frames were stacked and adhered together with liquid glue to form a thick, dimensional frame.
  • One of the ‚Äúnegative space‚ÄĚ white stitched die cuts that was left over from creating the scalloped frame was stenciled using a cloud stencil, and die cut grass was added to create a scene on which to adhere the pinwheels.

Card Assembly:

  • A 4 ¬ĺ‚ÄĚ scalloped square was cut 4 times; once from purple patterned paper, and 3 times from white cardstock. The layers were stacked and adhered to create a dimensional mat on which to mount the pinwheels.
  • The scalloped frame was centered and adhered to the scalloped mat.
  • The background scene was adhered inside the frame.
  • The pinwheels were adhered inside the frame.
  • Very thin strips of black cardstock were cut and adhered behind the pinwheels to make the ‚Äústicks‚ÄĚ.
  • The sentiment was stamped with black ink on a white cardstock scrap, and was trimmed down with scissors, leaving a very thin white border around the stamping.
  • The sentiment was adhered under the pinwheels with foam tape.
  • The entire matted scalloped panel was adhered to the center of a 5 ¬Ĺ‚ÄĚ square card base.

This card was fun to make, and very different from our usual ‚Äústyle‚ÄĚ.¬† We hope you like it!¬† As always, we are grateful that you stopped by to take a peek!¬† Stay well!

Michele & Maureen

“The world is full of kind people….if you can’t find one, be one”


Supply List:

  • Patterned paper: Pink & Main ‚Äď Something Whimsy
  • Square dies: The Stamps of Life ‚Äď Stitched Squares, Pink & Main ‚Äď Scalloped Squares
  • Cloud stencil: My Favorite Things ‚Äď Mini Cloud Edges
  • Grass: Hello Sweetums ‚Äď Grass is Greener die set
  • Sentiment: Altenew ‚Äď Best Stentiments
  • Card Base:¬† Accent Opaque 120 lb. white cardstock
  • Background ink: Tim Holtz/Ranger ‚Äď Distress Oxide Inks
    • Clouds: Peacock Feathers
    • Grass: Mowed Lawn


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