It’s the 3rd Saturday of the month and a new “sketch” over at Crazy 4 Challenges.
I bought Joset’s really adorable Pinwheel die set but have not had the opportunity to use it until now. I couldn’t find an assembly video but I will find out if there is one. I know it looks obvious how to assemble the pinwheel but it’s not. I assumed the “holes” that the square pc. is where you pin that corner over. Which I did using a straight pin to a cork board. I glued just those pointy corners down as I went and 2 corners tore. But that was just my practice one that I colored with a Copic R29 (in below photo).
That Pinwheel, by the way, really works. So you could make adorable cupcake toppers with it. As you can see in the photo, it cuts little reinforcement pieces to put a brad through. I used 2 die sets from Elizabeth Craft Design’s pictured below:
Step 1: I had fun with some scraps of cardstock from a previous project:
I love fun accidents. I was going to just have the one layer of this stripe paper as the background but I noticed by turning the left over pc, and adding it created a totally different look that I liked: 1st vertical layer is 6.5 x 5.5″ then topped with the horizontal layer 5.5 x 5″ of the same cardstock. (which I think glued together, sort of, looks like one layer).
I probably should have stopped here but no! That 3rd layer (white w/black stripes) looked like the cheap blinds that hang in my craft room window, so I went with it. It makes me smile! It measures 3.5 x 6.25″
Take another look, See the “cheap blinds” now? (especially because I left those stems white) And, it gives an optical illusion of a cornice and window sill too! Or, maybe it was the wine.
Step 2: I used ECD Soft finish Cardstock in “Ladybug Red” to cut the pinwheel piece 3 times. The cardstock is red on only one side which makes it perfect for this set. I used this same red cardstock to cut the “ladybug” wings pcs. twice and the “xoxo”. The black body pcs. were cut with black scraps and the green leaves, the yellow flower and pot scalloped pieces were also cut with scrap cardstock. The “pots” and the “pinwheel” stem were cut with white ECD Soft Finish cardstock 100lb. Note: this 100lb. cardstock really makes the “embossing” feature on these dies really pop.
Step 3: As I said, I already had the base of this card made which is a 6 x 7″ (when folded) piece of the white 100lb. cardstock by ECD. with the black striped mat adhered to the front of the “tent fold” white card. The two striped cardstocks are from the pack pictured below:
Step 4: Assemble the pinwheels/flower pots and ladybugs and adhere to the card as shown. Add the “xoxo” die in the lower right hand corner from the below 1269 – Love Sentiments from ECD.
That’s it! This one goes together very quick and think of all the cute things you could make with your version of this sketch! We’d love to see it. There are no winners or losers here. Inspire Us!
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Other Products Used:
Eyelet Outlet: Black matte enamel dots (center of flowers)
Lineco PH Neutral PVA glue
Elizabeth Craft Designs Double sided Adhesive 6mm
Sizzix Big Shot Plus