Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Pinwheel birthday


 

Merle turned three this week-end and I wanted to make a fun and bright card for a summer-girl like Merle.
 
 
It is easy to make a pinwheel by die cutting a square, cutting half way in from each corner, folding the corners towards the midle of the square and glueing them down. I used Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK - Squares, Scallop to give my pinwheel even more details. As the base of the pinwheel I used a paper straw in a fun pattern.

 
 
Since Merle was born I've added butterflies to her scrapbooking layouts, cards etc. and this time aroud was no different: Tree little veneer butterflies had landed on the pinwheel.

 
In order to be able to add name and age to the card I used Sizzix Framelits Die Set 12PK - Tags, Sentiments to die cut two tags. I didn't want them to have the rounded end, så I folded the paper and let the die hang out over the fold.

 
This gave me two nicely cut tags that I attached around the paper straw using a stapler. Then I added Merle's name and age using letter stickers.
 
This is not a card that will easily fit in an envelope but I do think it is fun once in a while to make cards with a lot of dimension.
 
Supply list:
Letter sticker (LilyBee)
Cardstock
Patterned Paper (Echo Park)
Stapler (Tim Holz)
Veneer butterflies
Button
 
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I denne week-end blev Merle tre, og jeg ville lave et rigtig sommerkort til hende. Da det er super nemt at lave vindmøller, faldt valget på netop sådan en som udsmykning.
 
Man skær ganske enkelt en firkant ud, skær ind fra alle fire hjørner og folder så hvert hjørne ind mod midten og limer fast. Og vupti så har man toppen til en vindmølle klar! Jeg brugte et papirsugerør som fod til vindmøllen, og da jeg brugte Sizzix Framelits Die Set 6PK - Squares, Scallop fik vindmøllen også lidt ekstra detaljer.
 
Siden Merle blev født, har jeg haft sommerfugle som hendes gennemgående detaljer, og derfor er der tre små finer-sommerfugle, der er landet på vindmøllen.
 
For at kunne sætte navn og alder på kortet, udstansede jeg to tags. Men da jeg ikke ville have den rundede del med, foldede jeg papiret og lod en del af dien stikker ud over. På den måde fik jeg to fint udstansede skilte til at sætte omkring sugerøret med en hæftemaskine.
 
Ingredienser:
 
Sticker-bogstaver (LilyBee)
Karton
Møsntret papir (Echo Park)
Hæftemaskine (Tim Holz)
Finer sommerfugle
Knap

3 comments:

  1. Super cute card, love the pinwheel.

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  2. Really cute! Love how you added her name and age, and the three butterflies for turning three - really cute idea! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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