Jul 05 2012

CCMC209 – Pinwheels on Parade

Well, hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July holiday…at least here in the states!  It was HOT, HOT, HOT here…but I love to watch the fireworks…they are SO pretty!


Create with Connie and Mary has a sketch challenge this week for everyone to play along!  It's a FUN one!  As I've mentioned, this week we are featuring the Simply Scrappin' Kits from the main catalog in our projects over on Create with Connie and Mary.  The project I did posted today, and I used less than 1/2 of a Scrappin' Kit!  I used some of the left over pieces for this card.



And here is my interpretation…


I started with a base of Real Red cardstock.  I layered on Baja Breeze cardstock with a stripe of Summer Starfruit cardstock and a strip of the Pinwheels on Parade Scrappin' Kit "ribbons" on top.  Then I created a center panel of Whisper White layered onto Midnight Muse cardstock.  I added another Kit "ribbon" on top of that as the sketch required! 


For the focal element, I made a pinwheel by starting with one of the Kit adhesive diecuts, then cut a square and cut slits to form my Real Red 3D pinwheel.  Finally added a stamped pinwheel from Sweets for the Sweet stamp set in Summer Starfruit.  All the layers are secured with a Navy mini brad.  I stamped the stick of the pinwheel in Midnight Muse on scrap Whisper White and carefully cut it out.  Finally, I stamped Just for Fun in Summer Starfruit up in the left corner.


What a fun and cheerful card!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Challenge Team did with the sketch this week over on Create with Connie and Mary! 


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8 People have left comments on this post

Jul 5, 2012 - 09:07:01
Lisa Martz said:

Darling card!  I have this stamp set and forget to get it out…you have inspired me!  Thanks for sharing, Connie!

Jul 5, 2012 - 12:07:45
Deb said:

Cute card!! I just love pinwheels for a summer themed card! Great colors, too!!

Jul 5, 2012 - 09:07:18
Carol Carriveau said:

Wonderful….looks as though your pinwheel is going to take off of the card!
Great colors too!

Jul 6, 2012 - 10:07:33
Jen Mitchell said:

Pinwheels remind me so much of being of kid!  They always seemed to be part of my summer so it's fun to see one on the front of your pretty card!   And I love the bright and fun colors you've chosen!

Jul 8, 2012 - 09:07:29

Pinwheels ARE just for fun! What a fun card for a kid of any age!

Jul 8, 2012 - 08:07:32

Super pinwheel, love the addition of the 2nd layer. Nice cheery colors!

Jul 9, 2012 - 12:07:00
Terry Blais said:

I love the layers with the pinwheel. What a cute card!

Jul 10, 2012 - 01:07:34
Monika Davis said:

What a fun pinwheel card Connie!  I need to try the Simply Scrappin' Kits again – I haven't bought any in a long time.  Thanks for letting me join the design team.