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Happy Birthday Pinwheel Card

June 3, 2016

Pinwheel 1

Hi everyone, It’s Joset here today sharing a colorful Happy Birthday Pinwheel card. Once I finished this card I remembered Frances showing me the beautiful card she created for her post yesterday using the Pinwheel die, so today’s pinwheel card with a different twist shows just how versatile the die can be. Pinwheels bring back fun memories from my childhood when I played with these colorful, shiny toys. I found one at the dollar store the other day and bought it for my daughter. We put it on the front of our bike so she could look at it when we go for a ride. She loves it! I hope you like pinwheels too. Here is how I created this card:

  1. Cut Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock 5.5″ x 11″; score at 5.5″ and fold in half to make the card base.
  2. Cut one square from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the largest die from the Fitted Squares set.
  3. Cut two clouds in the square toward the top as shown in the photo below. Adhere the square to the card front using foam tape for dimension. Unknown
  4. Color Clouds with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink using a Mini Ink Blending Tool.
  5. Adhere clouds to card front using foam tape for dimension. Unknown-26. Cut 4 pinwheels from patterned paper. Cut 2 flower shaped pinwheel centers from Perfect Pink Soft Finish Cardstock and 2 sticks from White Soft Finish Cardstock backed with Clear Double Sided Adhesive. Color the sticks brown (I used Tea Dye Distress Ink).
    7. Fold pinwheels and assemble. Use small brads at the center. Adhere pinwheels to card front as shown.
    Pinwheel 28. Cut one rectangle from White Soft Finish Cardstock using the smallest die from the Fitted Rectangles set.
    9. Stamp Happy Birthday sentiment on the die cut rectangle. Adhere to card as shown using foam tape for dimension. (Option: Make extra pinwheels to use on invitations and/or as party decorations – place cards, atop napkin rings, as part of a poster or banner.)

I hope that you enjoy creating your own Pinwheel Cards!



Elizabeth Craft Designs – 

Joset Designs – Pinwheel

Joset Designs – Rainbow Sky (Clouds)

Els van de Burgt Studio –  Fitted Squares

Els van de Burgt Studio –  Fitted Rectangles

Clear Stamps – General Sentiments

Soft Sky Soft Finish Cardstock

White Soft Finish Cardstock

Clear Double Sided Adhesive

Others – 

Patterned paper

Foam Tape

2 Brads (also sometimes called Split Pins)

Distress Inks: Tumbled Glass, Tea Dye – TimHoltz/Ranger

Mini Ink Blending Tool – Ranger

Black Ink and ink block




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  • josetvdburgt June 5, 2016 at 8:32 am

    Thank you ladies for all your kind comments 🙂

  • Kathleen Adams June 3, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Joset, I love those pinwheels. The whole card is adorable. I just got my “Lollypop” die set today…Yay! Pinwheels next. Thanks so much!

  • Carlene Towne June 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm

    Great die, great card, great tutorial! Of course, I am kicking myself for not buying the pinwheel…next order.

  • Marjorie June 3, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    That’s adorable. Such happy colors. Thanks for sharing.

  • Raquel June 3, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Pinwheels are super fun!

  • Sandy Diller June 3, 2016 at 9:22 am

    Such a fun card Joset. Thanks for sharing it with us.

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