Spinning Pinwheel

I sat down to write a post about a card I’ve made in a recent class… but my mind was already wandering to the next project and something that I’d seen on Pinterest this morning proved too irresistible that I had to try it now. It was worth it. This card is So. Much. Fun. 


I’d been to the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo last weekend with two of my friends and we saw loads of great things. One of them were pinwheels that you could buy, four to a pack. But being just paper with a button on top we thought… we could do that ourselves and put the pack down. So this morning I was browsing Pinterest and found this great tutorial on a spinning pinwheel card.

My card is slightly smaller than the one in the tutorial (the standard size that I make is an A6 card – an A5 sheet of cardstock folded in half). I kept the pinwheel dimensions the same though so it wasn’t too small – it’s made from a 2″ square piece of Designer Series Paper (I used a piece from the Epic Day This and That set with a dotty Gumball Green design). I used my paper piercing tool to lightly score lines across the diagonals of the DSP square. I then cut up these lines until about half a centimetre from the middle where the lines intersect. Again using the paper piercing tool, I pierced a hole in the centre and in every second corner (the corners which will fold into the centre). Working clockwise I gathered the corners into the centre a put a brad through to hold it all together. That’s the pinwheel done.

I followed the tutorial for the rest of the card, using the Word Window punch to make the slot for the pinwheel and 5 cent coins instead of pennies. I also double stacked the central dimensionals to help the pinwheel slide more easily. The sentiment is from the See Ya Later stamp set which was available during Sale-a-bration and is now retired. This was inked in the Gumball Green to go with the pinwheel and the mat. The cardbase is Daffodil Delight.

I haven’t stopped playing with it yet. And if I can manage to put a video up I will because it’s sure to bring a smile to your face when you see it in action 🙂

…. Here’s the video link, not very good quality but you get the idea!

Astrid Bealing About Astrid Bealing
I am an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator from Brisbane, Australia. I’ve always loved all things craft and finally taken the leap into demonstrating the wonderful products Stampin’ Up! sell, which I’ve been using since 2010. I will be posting my Stampin’ Up! projects here to inspire you. I also hold monthly card and paper craft workshops from my home in Eight Mile Plains, and sell product Australia wide.

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