Posts Tagged ‘Spring’


Pinwheels & spring time just go together, don’t they?  In the Spring we used to get new jump ropes, outdoor chalk, kites & pinwheels.  I guess my parents wanted me out of the house LOL.

This week over at Paper Craft Planet the 3D Project this week, 3d57,  is from Wendy, inspiring us to make Pinwheels.  I love that she used them as an embellishment on a card, so cute!  I couldn’t wait to try this, so I pulled out some K & Company Berry Sweet Patterned Paper.

I used an incredible outline template from Style me Pretty, well, to be honest, I drew it again so I could save it as an SVG file to have my Sure Cuts a lot Software cut a bunch in my Cricut Cutter machine.

EDITED:  Here is a link to the SVG I drew from Style Me Pretty’s beautiful template.  What can I say, svgs faster than scissors.

Did I mention how lazy I am with scissors?  It took me about 20 minutes to draw it, save it & cut it.  Probably faster if I had used scissors, but here’s what I had …

I made one with a brad, using my Crop-a-dile to punch the holes in the paper & in the popscicle stick.

The crop-a-dile does a really tidy punch, but with the brad, the pinwheel doesn’t spin.

So I made another, with a straight Pin, bent.

Make sure it has room to spin …

I used super sticky tape to hold the pin in place & make sure no fingers are hurt …

I covered the tape with patterned paper.

And then had two super cute pinwheels.  Wouldn’t they look great as a stir stick in a Cosmopolitan Drink for GNO?   Or party favors for a little girls party?

Colourful Kindness

Isn’t that a fun inspiration from Moxie Fab World? This weeks Trigger Tuesday is from Kim Wilson.  She found this Inspiration Board by Kelly Oshiro via Santa Barbara Chic.  What happy Spring Colours, I loved it!

Here’s my go with those colours & themes.  The colours are off, because I forgot to WB & I am no good at correcting colour in PS.  I used Quick & Cute Stampin’ Up! Stamp Set, Pumpkin Pie Ink, Sandy Lion Bunnies PP, Martha Stewart Ribbon, Dimensionals, & White CS.

Guess How Much I Love …

Seriously, how much fun are these 3 D Challenges at Paper Craft Planet!  This week’s 3d7 challenge was to decorate Easter Eggs.  That was on my list of fun “to dos” this week.  The kids & I will work on some more this week together.

I used yellow food dye, with just a few drops of red, in water & vinegar.  I only took out one of the eggs, because I was hoping that the colour would deepen over night.  We’ll see. 

I was sorta hopin’ for a ‘Guess How Much I Love You’ bunny type egg.  Wendy was SO RIGHT about choose a small stamp.  It’s figity to stamp if the stamp has to roll onto the egg.   Never the less I used SU (retired)’s ‘Miracle of Spring’ ’cause he’s a cute bunny.

Did I mention that it’s difficult to roll a larger stamp around on an egg?  Here’s the other side of the egg, where I messed up on the Sentiment:

Like I said, I have a few more Eggs that I’m hoping will darken the longer I leave it in the solution, but for now, I managed to get the one egg stamped for the fun challenge.  

Used:  Food Dye & Vinegar, Miracle of Spring (SU! Retired), Timber Brown Stazon Ink, Olive Stazon Ink, Mellow Moss & Pretty in Pink SU Markers, E39 & E44 Copic Markers, AquaPainter, Egg.

Hopping around

Check out the BARGOOOOOON from the Dollar Store … this “Felt Border for Scrapbooking”, oodles of it for $2.  No Name, baby!  The one pita factor is that there is no adhesive, so I just used some glue dot runner on the back of it & it really wasn’t all that figity.

The punches …. thank you, Martha Stewart.  If I had the cash, I’d cover the basement in her craft punches.  Just as well don’t wanna be know as the crazy punch girl.

SPECIAL NOTE:  Thanks, Katherine, for all the hopping around you do at Paper Craft Planet & will be doing with baby 4 on the way.

Used:  Baja Breeze CS, Real Rust textured CS, So Saffron CS, Martha Stewart Bunny Punches, 1 1/4″ Circle SU Circle Punches, No Name Felt Border from the Dollar Store, dimensionals, Glue Dot Runner, Corner Rounder, Glossy White CS.