Monday, 20 May 2013

Sunshine & Sprinkles Pinwheel Birthday Card

Hey Stampers !!

Happy Victoria Day !! If you are in Canada that is. Otherwise, Happy Monday !! LOL I am so happy to have a nice day off today and be just relaxing at home with my 2 boys (child and man LOL). We had a big dump of SNOW yesterday (yes, snow ... in May ...) so it doesn't look very springlike outside - but my card today is a lovely spring or summer Birthday card !! I am using the awesome Pinwheel Sizzlit Die, which will retire when the Spring Catalogue is over the end of this month. So if you haven't scooped up this ADORABLE little die yet, please do so soon !! I paired this fun die with the super fun Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP (also going with the Spring Catalogue) and love how fun they are together !! I also used the fun stamp set that co-ordinates with the Pinwheel Sizzlet called Wishes Your Way - very cute sentiments !! Take a look at the cute card I created !!


Isn't that so bright and cheerful !?! The color combo of Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Marina Mist is such a great Summer combo - I will really miss Lucky Limeade when it retires on June 3rd ! First thing I did was pick 3 cute patterns from the Sunshine and Sprinkles DSP for my pinwheels. I then die cut them with my Big Shot. This die takes a little bit of fiddling to put together, but its totally worth it in my opinion !! I use a tiny bit of Snail to help me keep it together before I add my Brad to the centre. I used the retiring Subtles Brads in marina Mist for the centres of my pinwheels. The die cut holes are a bit small (they are designed to use with the Silver Mini Brads) but I used my Paper Piercing Tool to make them a bit bigger so I could use coloured brads. I took some 1/8" strips of Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight cardstock for my pinwheel sticks. I adhered them to a 3-3/4" x 5" piece of this beautiful cloudy sky patterned DSP, also rom the Sunshine and Sprinkles pack. I took a 1-1/4" piece of Lucky Limeade and punched it with the (retired) Pinking Hearts Border Punch because I liked how the pointed edge looked like grass. I adhered it to my DSP layer, and then added a 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Daffodil Delight. 

My sweet sentiment is from the Wishes Your Way stamp set. I took a 3/8" wide strip of Whisper White cardstock and stamped it in Melon Mambo ink. I gave it a banner end with my 1" Square Punch and used my Bone Folder to curve the paper into a fluttery banner. I used Snail and a double layer or Dimensionals to attach it to my card layer. I needed something else, so I took the small scallop punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack and punched out 2 Melon Mambo flowers. I used some Daffodil Delight brads from the Bright Brads for the flower centres and used my Paper Piercing Tool to attach it straight down to my layer. Love that fun splash of color !! The my layer was adhered to a Lucky Limeade card base using more Snail. A fun and funky card for some lucky person this summer !!

Well thats my summer inspired card today from a Winter Wonderland. LOL I am using lots of retired products lately, so don't forget to go by my Online Store to check out the Retirement Lists and pick up some of these great products for yourself ! Thanks a lot for coming by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Set: Wishes Your Way (wood #129153, clear #129156)

Ink: Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Pad #126948

Paper: Lucky Limeade #122926, Daffodil Delight #119683, Melon Mambo #115320, Whisper White #100730, Sunshine & Sprinkles DSP #126922

Accessories: Pinwheel Sizzlets S Die #129411, Itty Bitty Punch Pack #118309, Pinking Hearts Border Punch (Retired), 3/16" Subtles Brads #119738, 3/16" Brights Brads #119740, Paper Piercing Tool #126189

6 comments:

  1. Oh what a happy card! Love the little flowers on the sentiment banner and how you have it popped off the card.

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    1. Thanks a lot Kristie !! I never planned on adding those flowers - and now they are my fav part !! Hahaha. Thanks for coming by !!

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  2. Now what a cute and springy card this is! Luv it! I found the pin wheel die a bit awkward to use at first, but then saw a video on You Tube that made it a snap so I like making them now. I also like the strips of coordinating cardstock you used for the Pinwheel sticks. Recently I saw a cute technique where someone wrapped thin strips 1/8" approx. around white straws and then cut the straws to the size needed for the sticks. It looked really cute with a 3-D appeal. I think I'll be casing your card Catherine, with your permission of course. I know my customers will luv it too!

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    1. I am so pleased you like my card Penny ! And yes, I would be honoured if you CASEd my creation. Have a wonderful day !!

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  3. I love your pinwheels with that background! {Hugs!}

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    1. Thanks so much Shawn !! Hugs to you too my friend.

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