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How To’sday | Pinwheels by Brittany Perry

How To’sday | Pinwheels by Brittany Perry

One of our favorite ScrapbookSteals girls has done it again! If you’ve been paying attention to our Facebook fan page you’ve undoubtedly seen the darling pinwheels adorning so many of the scrapbook pages. Brittany Perry shows us step by step how to create one of these fantastic summer embellishments for your own paper crafting projects.

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Pinwheels are everywhere! You can’t look through a paper crafting magazine or website without seeing them. I think they are a great alternative to flowers—and totally something that can be used on boy and girl layouts and cards! I am so glad to have something else I can use on my boys pages other than stars & buttons. And they’re SUPER easy and fast to make!

Step 1: Cut out a square of double sided paper. This one is 2.5″x2.5″.

Step 2: Lightly draw diagonal lines from corner to corner on the square.

Step 3: From each corner, cut about 1/2 – 2/3 of the way toward the center of the square. You don’t want to cut all the way, or it will make separate triangles, and you want them to all still be connected. If you want to ink the edges, the best time to do it is now, before you begin folding and gluing.

Step 4: Take one corner from each of the four new sections and fold it in so that it touches the center, and use adhesive to hold down the corner. I also used a foam square under each piece of folded paper, so that there would be some dimension and to help it hold better. Repeat with the same side/corner on each of the four sections.

Step 5: Finish off the center with a brad, button, or whatever else you like.

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Thank you Brittany for another fantastic tutorial. Be sure to check in tomorrow for Mid Week Mojo and the announcement of the winners of the challenges from our online crop.

Have a great day!

Make Your Own Princess Party!

Make Your Own Princess Party!

The long awaited return of the Imaginisce Enchanted collection has finally come! If you missed out last time, don’t delay as today’s steal is sure to fly. Not only is it fabulous for those scrapbook pages for your little princess, but it’s perfect the makings of a princess party.

As soon as I knew I’d be working with the Enchanted collection, I knew I wanted to piece together a little how to for easy birthday party ideas. First off we need an invite.

To make this invitation:

  • Make a card base from white cardstock  measuring 5.5  x 11″ and fold in half. Scallop the bottom of the card if desired and ink the edges.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring 5.25 x 4.5.” Ink edges and adhere to front of card toward the top, leaving a white border at the bottom.
  • Print out “It’s a Princess Party” onto white cardstock. Ink edges and adhere to front of card toward bottom of patterned paper.
  • Cut out a scalloped circle measuring 3″ in diameter. For Silhouette users, I used the Scallop Grid design. Ink edges and adhere to front of card.
  • Use a crown embellishment from Enchanted collection or other crown die cut. Ink edges and adhere with 3-D foam mounting squares on top of scalloped circle. For Silhouette users I used the crown from the Princess set. Add gem embellishments if desired.

Next we need to add a little decoration to the top of our cupcakes.

To make cupcakes toppers:

  • Cut out a scalloped circle out of white cardstock measuring 3″ in diameter. For Silhouette users I used the “circle scallop med” design. Ink edges.
  • Cut out a thin circle measuring 2″ in diameter.  Adhere to top of scalloped circle.
  • Use embellishments from Enchanted collection or other die cut crown.  Ink edges and adhere to front of circles using 3D mounting squares.
  • Embellish with sticker glass from Enchanted collection.
  • Affix to a toothpick and insert into top of cupcake.

Of course a party isn’t complete without a thank you goodie bag.

To make gift bags:

  • Find small paper bags in party section of the store.
  • Cut a piece of white cardstock  measuring just smaller than the front of the gift bag. Ink edges and adhere to front.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper measuring just smaller than the piece of white cardstock, so that a thin white border will show.  Ink edges and adhere to front of white cardstock.
  • Cut a piece of different patterned paper in a strip measuring 1.5″ tall and the width of the patterned paper for the front of the bag. Scallop edges if desired, ink and adhere to front of bag toward bottom of bag.
  • Fold a silk flower in half and adhere to the front of bag on top of scalloped patterned paper strip.
  • Use the carriage stamp from the Enchanted collection and stamp onto white cardstock. Scallop edges if desired. Ink and adhere on top of patterned paper.
  • Trim patterned paper leaving a 1/8″ around the edge of stamped image block. Ink edges and adhere to top of silk flower using 3D foam squares.
  • Add additional accents if desired.
  • Print out name tags, ink and attach to handle of bag with ribbon from Enchanted collection.

One more addition to make the princess party complete—a photo frame to preserve the memory of the day.

To make frame:

  • Paint back and sides of wooden photo frame with acrylic paint that coordinates with patterned papers.
  • Cut a piece of patterned paper to cover the front surface of the frame. I find this easiest to do by laying the frame face down on the back side of patterned paper and tracing the edges with a pencil. Ink edges and adhere to front of frame.
  • Cut another piece of patterned paper measuring about 1/4″ smaller from the outside edge than the base layer of paper. Round and ink edges. Adhere to front of frame on top of the other patterned paper.
  • Cut out a scalloped circle from white cardstock measuring 3″ in diameter. Ink edges and adhere to lower right hand corner of frame.
  • Cut out a scalloped circle from patterned paper measuring 3″ in diameter. Ink edges and adhere to top of white circle using 3D foam squares.
  • Add castle from sticker glass to center of circle.
  • Tie bow out of ribbon and adhere to top of frame.

Now most importantly, may your princess birthday party live happily ever after!