There's something about this Pinwheel layout that makes me smile! Perhaps it's the memories it brings back from childhood. It just seems like a happy card! This one uses one of my very favorite holiday papers. It's the Heartwarming Hugs collection from the August -December 2020 mini-catalog from Stampin' Up! All of the patterns are warm and welcoming and many can be used for non-holiday cards as well.
This card is quick and easy to make once you know the trick! Here's what you need to get started:
Card Base in Real Red: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored at 4 1/4"
Card Front in Whisper White: cut 5 1/4" x 4"
DSP/Pretty Paper #1: (4) 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" squares
DSP/Pretty Paper #2: (4) 1 1/4" x 1 1/4" squares
Real Red squares: (2) 2 5/8" x 2 5/8" squares
Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
Sentiment is from Celebration Tidings Stamp Set
Real Red Ink
The first step is to build the pinwheel. Take your two squares and layer them as shown in the photo. When you are sure they are centered properly, trace around them on your grid paper. Then glue them together. I use the Tombow Multipurpose glue because it allows you wiggle room. Now you have a template on your grid paper for lining up subsequent squares when you make more of these pinwheel cards!
The second photo shows how you will glue only the RIGHT half of the first little square in place. That's because when you get to the last little square, you will need to lift the left side of this square up in order to tuck the last square partway underneath. Each little square is glued into the point of real read larger squares, leaving a small border.
Continue to travel clockwise around the base as shown below. When you get to the last little square, lift up the left side of your first little square, and with a small amount of glue applied, slide the last little square underneath. Carefully wiggle it into place. (Second photo.) Then squeeze a drop of glue under the left side of the first little square (that you lifted) and adhere that in place. See photos below.
To finish the card, stamp your Merry Christmas sentiment near the bottom of the card front and then run it through the Stampin' Cut 'n Emboss machine with the Sublte 3D embossing folder to give it a bit of texture. Adhere this to the card front and then adhere your pinwheel to the upper section using dimensionals to "pop" it up.
Here is my finished card.... I switched it up to a Mossy Meadow card base and ink just to show you another color combination.
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Chat'n'Craft with Lorraine Tierney
Lorraine is an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator who loves to cut paper (really, it's true), create cards, and help others to discover how much happiness comes from making cards and sending them!
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