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Tutorial: Pinwheel Cards


If you're like me, you have a scrap box too big. My scrap box(es) are full to the brim. Color coordinated, they get pulled out here or there for some embellishments or for a collage, but really, they mostly collect dust. That's recently changed since getting into pinwheel cards. Pinwheel cards are fun, easy cards to make that are perfect for any occasion. So here's your step by step guide on making gorgeous pinwheel cards, 

Step 1: Choose your two patterns, and cut each of them into 4 squares, each measuring 1.25in (for a total of 8 squares), Make sure at least one of these is a clearer image (flowers on flowers or stripes on other stripes can make this messy). For myself, I choose a simple green wallpaper pattern and a golden flower.

Step 2: Cut out two squares each measuring 2 5/8in or each measuring 2 7/8". If you want more border around your pinwheel. Choose the latter. 


Step 3: Glue the two large squares together so they make an eight point star and begin gluing down the smaller squares in alternating patterns.


You will want to do this pretty quickly, as you'll need to lift the last piece to make the perfect pinwheel.


When you're finished it should look like this.

Step 4: Add a center embellishment. Stickers or buttons work perfect for this.

Step 5: Use pop-up stickers to give your pinwheel dimension.

Step 6: Adhere it to a base card, and voila! You're done. All told, a card like this from beginning to end (embellishments and all) will take you less than 30 minutes, which means this is an easy card and requires no additional services. Be sure to post your creations below!



Pinwheel card
Difficult level: Easy
Time: 30 minutes
Materials needed: Cardstock, 3D adhesive dots, paper trimmer, stickers or buttons.

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