Using the We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Punch Board
By Card Making & Scrapbooking Contributor
Pinwheels are a fun addition to any party décor and every day. It is a perfect way to send someone an anniversary wish. Did you know during the month of August Create for Less is celebrating their anniversary? This card was created in honor of their 14th anniversary this year and you can create one, too, to celebrate the special day of someone you know. It’s easy to do using the We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Punch Board.
Create a 5” x 7” card base from cardstock and add a sheet of 4 ¾” x 7” patterned paper. Lay it aside.
Place it inside the upper corner of the punch board and punch all four corners.
Now, line the cardstock up on the board according to the directions and close the arm.
Cut the slits into the paper rotating it to do all of the sides.
Repeat this step with a 3” x 3” square cut from patterned paper (Beachside by Lawn Fawn used). Lightly fold both pieces to help them come together easier as you assemble them.
If you are not attaching the piece to one of the attachments, you will need to use a brad to hold the center. Make sure you have a larger brad as the mini ones will not work and will fall through the hole created in the center. The center attachment included in the package is too large to use on a card and are more for free standing decorations so you will not use it for this.
Assemble the pinwheel and attach a brad into the center. If you are laying a patterned paper on top of a plain one, fold the patterned paper one first and insert the brad through the center, but do not close it. Assemble the solid colored one and insert the brad through it making sure that the “blades” on both pieces are offset from each other.
Reverse the look of your patterned paper (Beachside by Lawn Fawn used) by punching it face down so that when it is folded the pattern side is out. Lightly fold it up after adding the cuts to help it fold easier. Layer it with a plain cardstock color for a great layered look.
We R Memory Keepers, also, created these fabulous attachments to put your newly created pinwheel on. For this card, simply lay the finished pinwheels on the front of the card where you would like them and measure to the bottom of the card base. Use a pair of scissors to trim it down to the size that fits. They are really easy to cut.
Add glue to the back of the pinwheel and onto the handle. Attach them to the front of the card.
Choose two colors of ink pads (Weathered Wood and Fired Brick shown here) and stamp the darker color onto a piece of white cardstock. Clean the stamp off and stamp the second, lighter color over the first stamped image offsetting it a little bit.
Glue the sentiment banner between the “handles” of the pinwheels and allow to dry.
This pinwheel themed card is great for any occasion and brings a special message to anyone you send it to and those around them. The We R Memory Keepers Punch Board makes them easy to create in just minutes and allows you to use your choice of fun paper to match any party theme. Have fun and create some just to keep on hand. Once you’ve created one you will want to create more!