Sunday, March 20, 2011

Pinwheel Card

So today I am sharing a super easy card with no stamping involved; took me less than 10 minutes from start to finish!  You absolutely have to try this!  It is simple and quick for mass production or just a quick card on the go.  I got the idea from my good friend KellyRae.  She got it from here (video included).


Here is what I started with:
A base card of 3.5" x 5" -slightly smaller than the standard A2 card already run through my big shot with the Swirls Embossing Folder.
8- 1 1/4" squares in two different patterns
2- 2 5/8" squares as my base
Embellishment -Prima Say It In Pearls
1/4" Scor Tape




Start with putting your adhesive on the papers; make sure the tape goes in the same corner for the 1 1/4" squares on the back side of the paper.  As you can see in my pic, I didn't follow the steps on the first try :o)

Next add tape to one 2 5/8" square and place the other square across it, twisted.





Now add your first square.  The rest is easy!  Just alternate the color or pattern papers aligning it with the corner of the base card stock.  For the last piece, you simply lift the edge of the first piece you laid down and work the last piece in so it is layered.  Very, very easy to do.

And here is the end result of the layering.  Hmm, I think I need to change my trimmer blades . . . . .


I than added an embellishment in the center and used Scor-Tape again to adhere it to the card base.  I chose the smaller card base of 3 1/2" x 5" as I wanted the Pinwheel to dominate the card front so all of my stamping can be on the inside.  Think it worked?



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Stamps: none!
Ink: none!
Other: Scor-Tape, Paper Trimmer

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Super great idea, so simple so cute, thank you for sharing your idea. jman4@comcast.net

Anonymous said...

Super great idea, so simple so cute, thank you for sharing your idea. jman4@comcast.net

Crafty Bear Works said...

Very Nice Melissa :D Love it

Sue in CT said...

Very pretty. You make it look so easy even I can do it. Thanks for sharing this technique.

Deanne said...

This is really a great idea...your card is quite beautiful. TFS

Deanne said...

Your card is quite lovely and this is a technique I have not seen before. TFS

khallacy said...

Thats very pretty. Always looking for new designs. Looks like a quilt square. Love the colors and embellishment.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

What a pretty pretty card!!!! Love the color combination too!!!!

khallacy said...

Love the colors. Looks just like a quilting square.

khallacy said...

Love the colors. Looks just like a quilting square. Cute embellishment.

Aeryn said...

Love the way your card came out, very nice!! Love the pinwheel :-)

KellyRae said...

GREAT color combo! And I love what you chose as your center bling. So so pretty. Isn't this a fun technique? And such a fabulous way to use up patterned paper scraps.

patchworkhen said...

What a neat card! I will have to try it soon. Thank you for sharing.

blessings, patchowrkhen

nonnascuts said...

Now that is just TOO cool!!
Rhonda
wetzbargerr@gmail.com

Teresa said...

Very nice! Thanks for the demo. Looks like it can be made very quickly. TJ

Sharon said...

That is a cool idea. I love the added accent in the middle. Beautiful.

Sharon

Kim M. said...

Love the colors! You've done an awesome job!