Monday, May 28, 2012

Pinwheel Tutorial

EDIT  ***Please NOTE!!*** All Scrapbooking Content will now be found at scrapbookwonderland.com


Today I'll show you how simple it is to make pinwheels!  They are a great addition to your scrapbook pages or cards... and they are SUPER SIMPLE!!

Supplies/Tools Required:
-paper! I used the Dotty for You! National Scrapbooking Month promotional paper from CTMH
-circle punch... any size... I used the 1-1/4" punch from CTMH
-scissors
-one mini glue dot
-a pinwheel center... I used a CTMH Opaque Pearl
Punch out a circle and fold it into quarters.
Cut along the fold-line PART-WAY to the center.  
(I marked my cuts with pencil so you can see where to STOP!!)
Put a glue dot in the centre of the circle.
Start folding in one corner of each of the 'petals'.
Don't make sharp folds, you want to create a curl in the paper. 
All four petals will meet in the middle.
I sponged the edges of the pinwheel for dimension.
Pop on the center of the pinwheel.  I used an Opaque Pearl.
You can also try Sparkles, Brads, Buttons, etc!

Now, wasn't that SUPER SIMPLE??!!  Now here's an idea of what you can do with these adorable little pinwheels!
Want to know more about products from this card... see Yesterday's Post!

Let your creativity shine!
Alice.

Don't forget!  There are no mistakes in scrapbooking, only opportunities for new creativity!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

CTMH Cricut Blog Hop

EDIT  ***Please NOTE!!*** All Scrapbooking Content will now be found at scrapbookwonderland.com


Welcome to the CTMH Cricut Blog Hop!  If you arrived here from Haley's blog The Inky Scrapper  you are in the right place!

Today I will share a card I made using some of the extras that are included with the Art Philosophy Cartridge.


Note: The card is made using paper from the Dotty for You! National Scrapbooking Month promotional paper package.  If you LOVE this paper hurry over to my shopping page as it will not be available after May 31st!!

The "Happy Birthday" greeting uses a stamp from one of the 3 bonus stamp sets that are included with your purchase of the Art Philosophy cartridge.  I cut the yellow dot background with the cricut, and I mounted it on one of the 3 Dimensional Elements sheets from the kit.

Here you can see the bonus stamp set and Dimensional Elements sheet that I used.

If you want more information about the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge from Close to my Heart check out my website.

TUTORIAL PREVIEW!!  Have you ever made pinwheels before?  They are super fun, and very easy!  Come back tomorrow for a quick tutorial so you can add them to your toolbox of fun techniques!

Your next stop on this hop is Carol's Blog happy hopping!

Let your creativity shine!
Alice.

Don't forget there are no mistakes in scrapbooking, only opportunities for new creativity!