Feb 24 2009

Punch Pinwheels

EDIT:  To make pinwheels, punch a square (or cut one to the size you want).  From each corner, cut approximately 1/2 way to center point.  Fold down every other point to meet in the center.  Place a mini brad to hold the points in place.  Adhere to card with dimensionals.


At my Punch Class this month, I showed them how to make Pinwheels!  I think they are so much fun and SO easy!  You can make them any size!  I’ve made them before to top flower stems, but this time I wanted to use them on a flourish. 

I pulled out my dusty set, Doodle This (I can remember when I first bought that set I used it ALL the time!) and stamped the corner scroll in Certainly Celery on Whisper White.  I colored in the small flowers with So Saffron.  The base of the card is Certainly Celery and I added a layer of the wonderful Sale-A-Bration designer paper, Delicate Dots, over top.  (YOU can get this lovely paper FREE with a $50 order.  Click HERE to SHOP ONLINE NOW!)  I chose two other patterns in the Delicate Dots package and punched the squares for the pinwheels, adding a colored mini brad in the center of each.  They are secured to the flourish with dimensionals.  I layered the stamped image on Sahara Sand and added the Eyelet Border in Certainly Celery to the top and the bottom.  Finally, I added the words, "I just heard" in the upper right corner, using the Word Window to punch it from So Saffron.  I think it turned out really cute and my class LOVED it!

Sets:  Doodle This, Absolutely Fabulous
Inks:  Certainly Celery, Basic Gray, So Saffron marker
C/S:  Certainly Celery, Sahara Sand, Whisper White, Delicate Dots DSP
Other:  Mini brads, Eyelet Border Punch, Word Window Punch, 1-1/4 square punch


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Feb 24, 2009 - 06:02:26
Susan Brown said:

The card is adorable — but how do you make the pinwheels? Do you cut one square in fourths and adhere the pieces to the top of another square?
Thanks for sharing

Feb 26, 2009 - 09:02:51
Nadine said:

Hi Connie,

I too would like the instructions or a tutortial on how to make the cute pinwheels that you have displayed on your card–please share…

Thanks so much,