Wednesday, March 7

Enchanting Pinwheel

I don't throw anything away..... right Kendra?  hee hee hee (inside joke)... but seriously... look at this darling idea from Gretchen Barron and you'll never even have paper left over to throw away!!!

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 It's called a Pinwheel card and it's a great way to use up little pieces of scrap paper that you have collected. It looks complicated and time-consuming, but it's really very simple! Just follow her step-by-step tutorial below.

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Step One:  Begin by punching 8 squares of Designer Series Paper with the 1 1/4" Square Punch. Punch two coordinating patterns (4 of each). Using the 1 3/8" Square Punch, punch 8 square of coordinating Cardstock. Attach each DSP square to a Cardstock Square. (Note: to make this card even quicker, you can eliminate the step of attaching the DSP to the Cardstock squares and just create your Pinwheel using squares of DSP).

Ssc_244_gretchen_ (2)Step Two:Cut two pieces of Cardstock 3" square

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Step Three:Use the lines and squares on your Stampin' Up! Grid Paper to align the two squares, as shown. Attach with SNAIL adhesive. It should resemble an 8-point star.

Ssc_244_gretchen_ (4)Step Four: Begin attaching the assembled squares to your larger squares (star). Attach the corner only of each small square.

Ssc_244_gretchen_ (5)Step Five: When you attach the last (8th) square, insert it under the first square, as shown (this is why you only attach the corners of each square). Finish off the center with a small punched shape and a Brad, button or other embellishment.

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Simply attach to a 4 x 5.25" piece of Designer Series Paper and mount that on a layer of Cardstock and then the Card Base. Add a bow created with the 1/8" Organza ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration promotion and add tiny square Rhinestone Brads as desired. The sentiment is from the Stamp Set "Thank You Kindly".

Why do you suppose it's called "Enchanting" Pinwheel?
If ya don't know the answer to that one...
then you must not want to earn FREE merchandise!!!

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