OK. So I realize I am dating myself big time. I was lucky enough to live my childhood through the 50s and 60s. Like I said, halcyon times. If only life were still so simple and good.
Pinwheels, always a symbol of happiness and whimsy, are often associated with summer occasions, such as the Fourth of July. So I decided to feature one as the star of my red, white and blue card.
Since pinwheels spin in the breeze, I decided to make the pinwheel on my card spin also. These are often referred to as spinner cards. Interactive and fun to play with, they are surprisingly easy to put together. Basically all you need are Stampin' Dimensionals, a "track" and your two cents worth.
I used the Bright Blossoms set (page 89) and retired Designer Series Paper of the same name for my pinwheel card. Not so much patriotic as summery and happy, I felt it was a good choice.
To support my spinning pinwheel, I used a label I made with my Big Shot and one of the Apothecary Accents Framelits. I echoed the dots on the DSP by piercing around the edges of the label using the Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack as my guide. To make the track in the label, I made a continuous punch using the Word Window Punch. To anchor the track piece to the card, I looped taffeta ribbon through the sides of the punched area and attached the ribbon ends on the back.
The track is raised up with two Stampin' Dimensionals stacked together along the edges. The pinwheel is mounted to a sandwich of pennies: two pennies with a Stampin' Dimensional between them. This allows the pinwheel to spin along the track once the card is all put together.
I had decided to add two thin strips of Island Indigo paper above and below the red piece to add a bit more variety.
I used a craft knife to carefully slit the two ends of a Modern Label and slipped the bottom strip through the slits I created to mimic the track piece a bit. Adding two of the silver 1/8" Mini Brads on either side of the label gives a good finishing touch.
After stamping the flowers and dots on the Whisper White base, I ran it through the Big Shot inside the Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder to bring dots back into the mix once again.
Boy, you brought back the memories. Is this a card we might get to learn??ReplyDelete
That's GOOD, Christina! No, it was a pain to create. I think you girls would kill me. :>)Delete
Love this card. The colors are awesome:)ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cathy! Happy Fourth! :>)Delete
I agree... Pinwheels are so happy and whimsical! Super cute! hanks for linking up to Monday Funday!ReplyDelete
Thanks for having me, Jamie! :>)Delete
These are way fun! Would love you to share them here http://www.theprincessandhercowboys.com/2013/06/on-display-monday-7.htmlReplyDelete
Have a good one!
Thanks for the invite, Britney! :>)Delete
Wow! As a child growing up in the 70's my child-hood sounded just like yours! Much simpler...playing out side long after the sun went down and the fireflies lit my way home!ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing this at our Summer Bucket List Link Party! Keep sharing, we'll be partying through June!
Thanks for sharing YOUR memories! Wow -- growing up in the 70s: makes me feel really old. But, serious, weren't time better back then? Or -- maybe it's being a grown-up that makes life so complicated, eh? :>)Delete
Linda - those were simpler times and you have brought back great memories! Thanks for sharing on our BeBetsy Brag About It party!ReplyDelete
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I'm so happy I was able to evoke great memories! :>)Delete
Lovely work, Linda! Pinwheels remind me of summer, too!ReplyDelete
Thanks, June! Aren't they just the most fun?? :>)Delete
This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:ReplyDelete
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Why, thank you! Thanks also for the invite! :>)Delete
Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!!ReplyDelete
Oh my! Thanks so much for the feature!! :>)Delete
Mandy also featured my Patriotic Bunting! We were featured together! Yeah! Lol. Love this card:)ReplyDelete
See Cathy? We are so good together! Congrats! :>)Delete
So adorable and festive! Thanks so much for sharing at Katherine's Corner Blog Hop where I'm co-host today.ReplyDelete
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Thanks, Christine! :>)Delete
Love the pinwheels and was reminiscing with you. I loved kickball when I was a kid. It was so nice to spend so much of summer outdoors. Do you remember water wiggles?ReplyDelete
I am so glad we could reminisce together! No, I don't remember "water wiggles". Now you have me really curious. :>)Delete
Hi linda.. me too as for the 50s and 60s. Mid 60s things started to get a little wild... I was just thinking about doing something with pinwheels. I was at joanns this morning and saw the pretty papers... yours came out super cute!!! Have a great weekend. LindaReplyDelete
Thanks, Linda. Hmmm. Mid-60s things started to get a little wild?? Lin-da! I had very calm, non-wild growing-up years. :>)Delete
This is adorable!! :) Thanks so much for sharen this with us at One Sharendipity PL.ReplyDelete
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Thanks so much, Sue! :>)Delete
Super cute! It's so cool that it spins and that it's on a card. Wow!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Natashalh! :>)Delete
This is such a great idea! We'd love if you shared it at our Super Summer Saturdays link up! www.thechirpingmoms.comReplyDelete
Thank you for the invite. I totally missed the party! I am so sad. :>)Delete
What a gorgeous card!ReplyDelete
Thanks bunches, KC! :>)Delete
Beautiful post! Love it!ReplyDelete
Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
Have a terrific week!
Thank you, Cathy! You are so kind! :>)Delete
Gosh, I love pinwheels!!ReplyDelete
Aren't they just so much fun??!! :>)Delete
I love pinwheels & your card! Thanks for sharing & linking up at DearCreatives.com TheresaReplyDelete
Thanks so much, Theresa! :>)Delete
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