Making a Pinwheel Card
Pinwheels evoke thoughts of childhood and fun times playing outside. This motif is a natural for making an all occasion greeting card. This is a page about making a pinwheel card.
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A card suitable for most occasions.
Approximate Time: 10 minutes
- card stock
- coordinating decorative papers
- rubber stamps
- paper piercing tool is helpful (or a pin)
- tiny brads
- Cut your cardstock to the desired size (standard card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches).
- Cut the decorative paper slightly smaller (I cut it 1/4-1/2 inch smaller) and adhere to card front.
- To create the pinwheel, practice with a Post It note if these directions confuse you.
- Cut a 3x3 inch piece of double sided paper.
- Cut each corner of the 3x3 piece diagonally toward the middle, but do not cut all the way through.
- Pierce a hole in the center of the paper and at every other corner.
- Affix the brad, tines pointing upward in the center hole.
- Place one corner on the brad and working clockwise until you have secured all 4 corners on the brad. (You should now have a pinwheel!). Open brad to secure.
- Decorate to cover the brad tines. (The top of the brad will be on the back of the pinwheel.)
- Fix pinwheel to front of card, add a toothpick for the stick and use a rubber stamp for your greeting. Viola!
By Diana from Prospect, KY
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