Saturday, April 28, 2012


I was looking through the new posts today and I was totally inspired by the Pinwheel card at BugBites. I had to give it a try.

I then decided to make another one BUT THIS ONE SPINS.......

So COOL...(I know it's hard to tell in pictures....if you look at the pink squares, you can see they are in different positions).

Finished Cards: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"

Materials for Both Cards:
Cardstock: White and Scraps of Patterned Paper
StazOn Jet Black Ink
Mounting Tape

Additional Materials for First Card:
CardzTV with Mary Clear Stamps Encouraging Thoughts "Smile!"
Homemade "Bakers Twine" with Aunt Lydia's Crochet Thread and Spectrum Noir Markers

Additional Materials for Second Card:
Martha Stewart Punch All Over the Page Scallop Square
CardzTV with Mary Clear Stamps Happy Days "Happy Birthday!"
Two Small Washers
Small Eyelet

To see a tutorial on how to make a basic pinwheel card and the dimensions, Click Here (OWH Stars and Stripes). For the second card, I had to adjust the size of the larger squares to 3 1/4", since the scallop squares cut larger than the original ones by 1/4" each.

In order to allow it to spin, I put an eyelet in the center of the pinwheel. Next, I placed one washer on a brad, pushed the brad through the eyelet, placed the other washer on, then bent the ends of the brad to secure (make sure it's not too tight, or it won't spin). I single mounted the pinwheel on the card (only where the brad attaches). Finally, I glued the button to the top of the brad to finish it off.

The "stick" on the first card is a scrap of card stock that is single mounted like the pinwheel. The "stick" on the second card is ribbon. I threaded the "Twine" through the button and tied a bow on the first card.

Hopefully, this wasn't too confusing. LOL. It's really a very simple card that is fun and fast to make AND the possibilities are endless with ALL the scraps of papers that we all have. I hope I inspired you to try this as much as BugBites inspired me!

I'm going to enter the second card into the Celebrate the Occasion challenge (Birthday Card with Ribbon).

imagine what you could do.....


  1. I saw Barb's and thought the same...I want to try. You sure are quick!

    Carson's Creations

  2. Very pretty pinwheel card! Thanks for playing at CTO this week! :)Amy

  3. Cute pinwheel! Thanks for playing @ CTO!

  4. These turned out great. I like the scalloped edge idea. Nice job!!

  5. What an adorable card, great DP's and I love that it spins! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO for our "Happy Birthday (must use ribbon) challenge :)

  6. Oh how adorable Dana! I saw that at Bug Bites too and thought it was such a cute idea. How did you cover the inside of the card where the washer is? Apprecite your comments on my bridal shower decorations, Dana. It was a lot of work.--Pat N.

  7. What a cute interpretation of a pinwheel!!!
    Thanks for playing with CTO.

  8. How fun! love that there is inspiration everywhere we look. The pin wheel is so cute and the colors are great (gotta love me some pink) lol Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower, I am now a follower of your blog too. Thanks, can't wait to see what awesome things you create:)
    {love love}
    Scrappin' Madge


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