Thursday, September 27, 2012

Pinwheel Card

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Today I have this fun card to share with you. The card base measures 6" x 8". I created the pinwheels first, selecting paper from Echo Park's Dots & Stripes paper pack. The pinwheel papers measure 2" x 2". I then added these adorable sticks (they're actually coffee stir sticks) and hot glued them together. 

Each pinwheel has a simple button at the center although it would be wonderful with a brad in the center so the pinwheel could still spin. The background paper is some Coordinations paper that is pre-embossed with a small polka dot. 
If you are unsure about making these cute little pinwheels, I assure you, they are EASY!! These (along with about 10 others) were made by my two boys!! :)

This cute sentiment is from Hero Art's "Thank you for being my friend" stamp set. I hand cut a little banner for the sentiment and them paired it with a 1/8" border of black to match the body of the card.

This terrific twine is from The Twinery. I just love the red and white. I added a little bow I tied with my Bow Easy and hot glued it to the pinwheel sticks. I wanted a little more twine on the card so I added these little white corners (simply 1 1/2" squares cut in half on the diagonal) and attached a little strip of twine there too.

The inside of the card received a sentiment from the same Hero Art's "Thank you for being my friend" stamp set. I also added similar layers to the card front.

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Lara said...

Love this card- such pretty colors. Thanks for the chance to win! lclass003@gmaildotcom

Claire Spielman said...

Looks terrific...TWINE rules! TFS
Creative Wishes,
Claire S.

Claire Spielman said...

OOPS! forgot my email so you can let "ME" know if I won that FAB twine!! LOL

Kristi said...

Super cute, love the pinwheels all tied with twine!
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CarolynG said...

Love your card!! The pinwheels look amazing!! The colors and the twine are perfect! The whole card is fabulous ! TFS

littlen said...

cute card. i love using pinwheels on cards. tfs.
littlen44 at gmail dot com

Rosie said...

adorable card

Heather said...

cheryl, I LOVE the ideas of the pinwheel!!! I especially like the idea of a brad to make them spin. gave me an awesome idea for homeschool!

<3 Heather

Timeless Twine said...

Lovely card! I am in love with pinwheels =D

snappy scrappy said...

These are really cute pinwheels!! Lee-Ann :)

Maria said...

very cute project
thanks for sharing

Gail said...

Your pinwheels are very cute!And I love the twine! Thank you for having the blog hop - I am enjoying all of the stops! Have a great day!

Janis said...

Very cool. How fun. Love the pattern papers you used too. :) Janis

KimberlyRae said...

Ohhhhh Cheryl!
Love your pinwheel Card!
So Vibrant!

Hugs and Blessings,

Leah said...

oh how cute!!! Thank you for sharing!


marg0006 said...

Love the colorful pinwheels and how you incorporatd the twine.

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marg0006 said...

Love the colorful pinwheels and how you incorporatd the twine.

marg0006 at verizon do tnet

jordanbev5 said...

Fabulous pinwheels card and love all the inspiration on this blog hop!
Also, joined you on FB, as well.

mamawcindy said...

Oh, Your Pin Wheel Card is so Super Cute and so Bright and Fun! Love how you used the Twine! Thanks so much for Sharing and Sooo Excited for the chance to win your Giveaway! I'm a Follower of yours! :0) Happy Fall
cindymarshall63 at hotmail dot com

Cheryl First said...

Such precious polka-dotted pinwheels (say THAT five times fast! lol!) I love it!

Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions

Rose said...

your boys did a fantastic job making the fun pin wheels :) super fun card!!!

craftaholic said...

Hey Cheryl!!! Love your card and the bright colors you used!! Very cheerful!! I am still blogging just not as much as I would like to... :( TFS!!!

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Amanda said...

Luv the card~so colorful! The pinwheels r great;) Thanx 4 sharing & the chance 2 win!

D- said...

Love your card! Love your pinwheels. TFS.
dmcardmaker (at AOL)
(email follower)

Christine said...

I love your card. THe pinwheels look awesome. Thanks for sharing

Sharon said...

What a GREAT card - love all the 3-D effects. So happy to have found your blog - have some great ideas:) Thanks, too, for the chance to win the giveaways - so sweet!