Today I want to show you my Pinwheel Quilt Card I’m going to use for a birthday. Lately my paper crafting efforts have been geared toward Christmas projects. But I have a significant number of family members with birthdays in November and December. So here is a change of pace today.
Recently one of my customers showed me a similar card. I was imagining how to cut the angles and interlace all the pieces and she assured me it didn’t require all that and was, in fact, easy to put together. Well I took up the challenge and this card is the result of my experimentation. Thank you Charli.
Because I wanted the pinwheel element to fit on the front of my card, I started with the measurement for the underlying squares. The card front measures 4 ¼” across so the measurement of the square has to be less than 4 ¼” across the diagonal. I ended up with 2 ¾” squares.
Next I had to decide on colors. I pulled out a piece of my favorite Designer Series Paper (Gingham Garden 129310). It is so easy to work with Stampin’ Up! products because everything is color coordinated. For those of us who are color challenged, it is easy to pick up the Designer Series Paper (DSP) and see the list of the colors used in the paper. Now just pick out the two, three or four colors you want to highlight. You now have the card stock colors you need for the base squares.
In this case, I chose Island Indigo (122923) and Daffodil Delight (119683). Cut one of each color into 2 ¾” squares. Now cut 8 squares out of the Gingham Garden DSP (1 ¼” square).
Glue the first square into the corner of the top piece of card stock. Leave about 1/8” border. Apply the glue only to the corner tip of the DSP. Now glue the next little square in the next corner. Always be sure to only apply the glue on the tip of the corner of the DSP and leave 1/8” corner.
Continue around the squares adding each little square in the each corner.
When you get to the last square, slip one edge of the last square under the first little square.
To finish the card, I cut a 4 1/8” square out of Whisper White (100730) card stock and then trimmed each corner off to form a octagon. I ran this through the Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (113439) with the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (129378).
I glued the finished pinwheel in the center of the octagon and then glued all of it to the center of the card front. I added a small Vintage Faceted Designer Button (127555) and a small Basic Pearl Jewel Accent (119247) in the center of the pinwheel to finish it off.
The yellow side of the Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper was used to make the envelope with the Envelope Punch Board (133774).
Click below to see the full PDF with pictures.
Pinwheel Quilt Card Tutorial PDF
I hope you enjoy making this card as much as I did and thank you for visiting my blog.
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