Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pinwheel Tutorial

It never ceases to amaze me what catches your attention on my blog ...and 137 e-mail later, I guess this one did! So here you go - this is how I made it. See original photos on yesterdays posting.
You can do this with any size envelope, I'm using Stampin' Up! Medium envelopes for our regular size cards which are 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".

You need one envelope and a piece of cardstock (stamp on your cardstock first) for the top, cut to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".
Lick the envelope closed and cut off edge about 1/16". Just a sliver, enough to open it. See the little piece I cut off in the photo. Turn the envelope over so the old flap is on the back then adhesive the cardstock to the front of the envelope.

You will need a 3" x 3" piece of Designer Series Paper for the pin wheel, a strip of cardstock for the handle and whatever words you want on the front of the card. I am using Artistic Etchings and Word Play.

Find the center of the square and cut from each outside point almost to the center...don't cut anything off. Yes, I know my cutting blade is dull. Ü

Using the 1/8" hole punch on your Crop-a-dile, punch a hole in the corners and the center as shown above. Each side only gets one hole.

Fold each punched edge to the middle and line up all the holes.

Insert a brad through all the holes.

Here's the backside.


Attach to the outside of the envelope. I put the handle on first, attached the pinwheel with Mini Glue Dots and then added the words.

The other project was a pocket card of 3 single sided note cards.

Basic Black cardstock is 4-1/4" x 11". Fold in half then fold down 1-1/2" from the front. If scoring, score at 1-1/2" and 5-1/2". Add Designer Series Paper, tie together with a ribbon (that is the only thing holding it, I did not use any adhesive) and insert note cards.
I'm working hard on my 3rd Annual 12 Days of Christmas, are you ready? I'm getting there! The first day will be posted on Friday, October 1st. That's tomorrow!!! Be sure to come back and see 12 consecutive days of Christmas projects.
I've had several questions about the older 12 Days of Christmas tutorials and the answer is YES, they will remain available after the new one is released on the 12th of October.


  1. Thank you so much. Can't wait to try this.

  2. Becky,
    I probably would have been the 139th email to ask for directions...thanks for posting the cards...