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Archive for March 1st, 2013

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Welcome to the Our Daily Bread designs March Release Blog Hop! 

 You may want to head over the the ODBD Blog and start from the beginning.

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That’s a lot of sets for one card,  and I’m a little surprised there’s as much open area on my card as there is, lol! For the gingham background and pinwheel, I stamped the gingham using a lt pink pigment ink and let it dry. Meanwhile, I stamped the cupcake plate and two little cupcake plates, colored w/ Copics and fussy cut them. The recipe card die was used on piece of white linen paper and I sponged a little angel pink around the inside edge while the die was still in place. I did the same for the greeting tag then stamped both w/ black ink.

For the band across the bottom, I used a embossing border folder and inked it w/ the angel pink before I embossed it. Then I made two pinwheels…one is a 1.5 inch and the other is a 1.25 inch …out of some paper stamped w/ the gingham.  I put the smaller pinwheel on top of the larger one and put a brad thru the center. The brad was white, but I colored it w/ a pink Copic marker to match. I think pinwheels are a fun little alternative to bows. They are easy to make and for clarity, I made a little Pinwheel Tutorial if you’d like to see how I made them. The finished card is 4.25 x 5.50.

Thanks so much for stopping by! 

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Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs – Gingham Background, Recipe Icons, Recipe Categories, Cupcake Plate, Be Joyful
Paper: Neenah white, white linen, white paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black & angel pink, Colorbox rosebud pigment ink
Accessories: Copic markers,  ODBD exclusive Recipe Card dies (by Spellbinders), Cuttlebug embossing folder (Juli’s Garden set), white brad, twine

After seeing pinwheels of all shapes and sizes, then searching for dies to make pinwheels, it finally occurred to me that it might be pretty simple to make my own. Turns out it was VERY easy. And I made a quick little tutorial to show you how I did it.

(Click on any image to enlarge)

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Supplies for this project are basic and just as simple as the pinwheel itself. I recommend paper about 24 lb weight or so. You can try card stock but it will be much stiffer and in smaller sizes, may be hard to work with. For my tutorial, I used 20lb copy paper, but when stamped, it made it a little see through. The 24 lb paper I used on my finished project did not show through. You can also try printed paper… either one sided or double sided for a different look. I used a cutting tool because I have trouble cutting straight, but you can use scissors or a craft knife if you choose.

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Any size will do. I made these 4″ to make it easier to see here. I opted to stamp my squares using a Gingham Background from Our Daily Bread designs.

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Important: Do not cut all the way to the center!  Cut in from the top toward the center, but stop about 1/4 ” before. Lift blade and cut in from the bottom, again stopping about 1/4″ from center.

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This is what it should look like after the first cuts. Now turn your square so that the uncut corners are on the cutting line. Repeat the cuts, again stopping each cut about 1/4 ” from the center.

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This is how your square should look after all 4 cuts. Place a small piece of double sided tape (you could also use tacky glue, but you’ll have to hold it a second or two) in the center.
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Take one left corner and tack it to the center. You could also use the right corner, just make sure you use the SAME corner of each section (ie: all left corners or all right corners).
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Continue until all same four corners are attached to the center.  Your pinwheel is finished! Just add a brad or other embellishment in the center. Or stack a smaller pinwheel on top of a larger one like I did in my finished project.
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You get a different look depending on which side you fold, face down or face up. These two started exactly the same but the left was folded w/ the printed side face up and the right was folded printed side face down. Try it w/ double sided paper, too!
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A few other options to try: use a decorative edge die cut square, use decorative punches on the edges or decorative scissors before you fold. The one on the left was die cut w/ a Spellbinders Lacey Square and the one on the right was die cut w/ a Spellbinders scallop square die.

And here is a finished project I made using a 1.25″ pinwheel stacked on top of a 1.50″ pinwheel w/ a brad in the center. (Just click on this LINK  and it will take you to the post w/ all the details about this card).
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Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a great day and show me your pinwheels! I’d love to see what you do!