Sunday, June 12, 2011

Betty Bee's Buzz - Monday Motivational - Pinwheels!

Thank you so much for all the Birthday Wishes! :) They really touched my little heart! :) 

Today at Betty Bee's Buzz, I volunteered to do the Monday Motivational (tutorial) on Pinwheels! The subject that June and I picked for the challenge this week! 

Never having done one, I had to look it up myself - which I did HERE

This is my version. :) 

All You Need is Love

1. I cut three 2" squares from the shadow function on the Cake Basics Cartridge (most of you probably have Plantin Schoolbook for this, but it didn't come with my Expression). You can also just hand cut 2x2 squares.

2. Score down the diagonals of the squares in both directions - making triangular quadrants (is that an oxymoron? I'm such a geek, I know.) 

It should look like this:

3. Cut on the score lines only half way down. This is very important for the pinwheel to hold its shape. If you cut all the way down, you won't have room for the brad to hold it... Ask me how I know... ;) 

It should look like this now:

4. Curl edge inward. I chose the ride edge of each section. Either will work I suppose! :) 

It should now look like this:

5. Using Glue Arts Extreme Adhesive Squares, place one in the center of the pinwheel and curl the edges PAST the middle and adhere to the square. This will get you a much neater looking pinwheel than meeting in the center (believe it or not!). 
Close up of the Extreme Adhesive Square middle:

6. Punch a small hole in the middle of the pinwheel using your Crop-a-dile or other apparatus. 
It should now look like this:

7. Put a brad in the center and enjoy! :) 

Finished Product:

This was based on a sketch at the My Mind's Eye blog and I will be using it for their challenge. 

Almost ALL of this can be found at Pumpkin Spice - my Sponsor! Check them out!!!

Have a wonderful Monday and make sure to play along with us this week at Betty Bee's Buzz! Create a project using a pinwheel! Come back on Wednesday to link it up and see what the other honeybees created! 



girlia said...

cute card. I have made bunches of these, but have yet to put one on a card. thanks for the inspiration.

bonnie said...

Super cute sweetie...hope you had a wonderful birthday! :) Hugs x

Lezlye said...

Great Job on the tutorial Court! Love those little pinwheels!

Heather said...

I love the pinwheels! Thanks for the instructions!

Kati said...

So cute! I hope you had a great birthday.

Denine said...

Super Cute Card! I love the Pinwheel idea.

And Congratulations.. I just saw you on the MME Newsletter!!! You go Girl!!

artfuldelight said...

Absolutely fabulous card!! Love the pinwheels. :-)

Tina said...

Love love love your pinwheels! What a great use of the crop a dile too!! Thanks for sharing!

Sherrie K. said...

So cute~thanks so much for sharing! I definatly will try and make one:)
Sherrie K

Crafting Katie said...

Wow! What a fabulous card! I love what you did with your pinwheels!

DIANA L. said...

Your card is beautiful as always.

Dayna Sabrina said...

This is a fabulous idea! I made pinwheels for Easter and never thought of shrinking them to put on a card. Thanks for sharing!!

June Houck said...

I am gonna CASE your idea of using the glazed brads. You are amazing, Court!

Nadia's World said...

Very pretty card! Love the papers you chose. Awesome and clear tutorial.


Nicole T.