Friday, February 12, 2010

Practical Scrappers Sketch

Here is my very first sketch for Practical Scrappers! I'll be creating a card sketch for them once a month! Make sure you check out what the DT does with the sketch, and use Mr. Linky on the site to link up your cards so I can see them! I will always post the sketches here, along with details about my sample. Sometimes I'll have some practical tips or tutorials for you. Today, it's pinwheel directions!

I used 6x6 Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend paper for my card. I think the pinwheel is Kaiserkraft.

I stamped the sentiment on white paper, then cut several ovals with the Spellbinder Nestie dies. I added these yummy buttons in place of the flowers on the sketch.

To make a pinwheel:

1. Cut a double-sided scrap of paper to 3x3 inches. (Any size square will work, but a 3x3 size is perfect for this 5x5 inch card.)

2. Using a scoring tool, score the square from corner to corner so that you form an "x."

3. Cut along your score lines from each point to the center of the square, but do not cut through the center.

4. Place a glue dot or a dab of fast-drying glue on the center of the square, then bend every other point to the center and secure it. This forms the pinwheel.

5. To hide the glue and the points, attach a button with another glue dot to the center of the pinwheel, as shown below.

ETA: 365 Cards challenge for Day 353 is about directions...well, a pinwheel blows in the wind and wind comes from all think this fits. Right?


  1. LOL well it is a bit of a stretch but if you say it works for the 365 challenge then i back you 100% *wink* hey us rebels have to stick together right? :D
    fantastic sketch and card my friend!! and thanks for another place to play along with your fab sketches :) ok off to make my card!!

  2. I LOVE the pinwheel, Gloria! That is so cute - you might have inspired me to make some fun cards this weekend :-D

  3. Great card! Thank you for the pinwheel idea. I have this paper set and was trying to add a folded paper airplane but it did not work. This is a great idea!

  4. Such a beautiful card! Please check out my blog candy and NEW color combo challenge at:

    -Megs :)