Tuesday, July 1, 2014


Hello Stampers!  Welcome to another edition of Technique Tuesday!!  
I'm Donna from Organized Chaos here to show you a thing or two about PINWHEELS!!
(can you just stand the excitement!!)

For those of you who got your June MyPaperPumpkin kit..you KNOW what I'm so excited about!!

I remember making these as a kid; oodles and oodles of these to the point where my mom had to make me put down the scissors and straws and GO OUTSIDE!!  (I also have a paper snowflake addiction, but that's an entirely different post!!)

Pinwheels are super easy to create!  All you need is a square piece of paper, some scissors, glue/adhesive, and something to poke a hole.

You can make pinwheels in all shapes and sizes.  The assembly is always the same.
Start with a square piece of paper (for this demonstration it is a 2in by 2in piece of cardstock)

  Cut diagonally towards the center in this manner.   The parts with the dots you are going to want to curl with your bone folder.  This makes the process MUCH easier with the smaller pieces of paper!
**Note, the big dot in the center is your glue spot!  Aim for all of your tiny dots to meet at the large dot.
Then you'll end up with something like this:
if you're dexterity is amazing, you can secure with a brad...mine is NOT so I cheated and glued them down with adhesive first, poked a hole in the center and added the brad.  I'm kind of short-cut like that.

After some fancy dancy embellishing....you end up with this!

I LOVE adding a few pinwheels to cards.  Adds that whimsical feel and they're relatively easy to make if you just have a little patience and a lot of scraps on hand!  (and who knew toothpicks could be so handy?!)

If you're curious about the June MyPaperPumpkin kit and want to see a super quick video, check this out!

Then check out the amazing design team's take on their pinwheel projects!

Cynthia Richards ~ Ink a Doodle Creations

Kim Ryden ~ Stamping with Kim

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