Wow did Summer land here in Central Texas – yesterday we hit 103 and it’s only early June!!!
This put me in a summer mood and so I decided to make a fun pinwheel themed card and went looking for some fun summery papers – I found just what I was looking for in my pack of Sunny Garden DSP
You can find this pack of beautiful papers on pg 174 of the Catalog and it co-ordinates perfectly with the Cottage Garden stamp set that is featured on pg 107 – but if you want some of this paper you need to hurry – it is on the Last Chance List and is only available whilst stocks last – click HERE to order yours before it’s too late!
My card base color is Pear Pizzazz onto which I added a layer of Poppy Parade that I textured using my Big Shot and Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder…
I then layered on a stripey piece of patterned paper from Sunny Garden DSP and a put a little piece of Peach Parfait on top, the edge of which I shaped using my Scallop Edge Border Punch – and then wrapped around a piece of Pear Pizzazz 1/2″ Stitched Poly-Ribbon…
I then added a central panel of yellow patterned paper, again from Sunny Garden DSP – this creates a beautiful background for the main feature of this card…that GORGEOUS pinwheel…
And that pinwheel is made – yes, you guessed it – entirely from papers found in Sunny Garden DSP – isn’t it beautiful? I had NO idea how much I like this paper until I used it for this card – I just ordered me some more so I can make a bunch more of them!
At the center of the pinwheel I layered two buttons from Brights Designer Buttons and added a bow using White Bakers Twine that you can find on pg 10 of the Summer Mini Catalog.
The stick? I picked up a pack of 4″ Lollipop Sticks by Wilton that I found in Walmart – they were around $1 for 50 and you can also find them in large craft stores – I attached my pinwheel using a large glue dot and then secured it to my card base.
My sentiment? Is from the RETIRING Hostess set Apple Blossoms that you can find on pg 12 – it is a very cool and versatile set but you only have until June 30th to earn it after which it’s gone for good!
And lastly I cut out a couple of flowers from DSP and added a little Pearl into the center of each and added them to my card using dimensionals for a cute finishing touch.
This was a VERY fun card to make – my girls are fascinated with these pinwheels and want to make their own – and I am now addicted to making them – they are so fun and cute!
So that pinwheel? If you are intrigued to know how to make it, drop me an email by clicking HERE and I will be happy to give you the details!
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8 thoughts on “Summer Pinwheel Fun…”
Sarah!!!!!! This is A-MAZ-ING!!!! I love it love it love it! Your pinwheel is gorgeous and I couldn’t think of more beautiful paper to showcase it with! LOVELY!
so very cheery and clever!
Beautiful card! Can’t tell if that’s a butterfly die or flower for the pinwheel, but I love the edge on it. Great job!
Fun & summery card! Perfect DSP for the pinwheel.
What did you make the pin wheels with? What punch?
Really fun and interesting summer project! Love the paper and colors. Thanks for the share.
love everything about this card Sarah – the colours, layout & of course the adorable pinwheel. I am so intrigued to know how you made it. Gorgeous.
Inky wishes, Di
Sarah, this card is just so cute. I would love to know the details….I love the designer paper, so bright and cheerful. Good choice of paper.