Saturday, 5 November 2011

Pinwheel Happy Birthday Card - Simply Stampin' Challenge #32

This week's Simply Stampin' challenge is a colour combo - Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla. 
 I've got to admit I was a bit daunted when I saw this combo 'cos I'm not drawn to yellow and orange - plus Soft Suede is not a fave of mine either!  However, I pulled out all the different coloured CS, went looking for some pretty DSP and it all came together after that!  Actually, I think it's really good for me to go out of my comfort zone every now and again!

I started off with a side opening A6 size card made with Peach Parfait CS and I trimmed 3.5 cms off the side.  I seem to enjoy chopping bits off cards nowadays!  I used the Petite Pennants Builder punch and punched 4 plain pennants to make a pinwheel.  I curled the pennants round to make the required shape and glued each one to a small punched circle at the back.  I added a circle to the front with a Daffodil Delight brad in the centre.  I then attached the pinwheel to a cocktail stick.

Going back to the card front, I added a strip of patterned paper and a Soft Suede strip and I rounded the top right corner.  I got busy punching Daffodil Delight and Soft Suede Eyelet Border strips and I glued them to the inside of the card and I added Very Vanilla Ribbon tied in a a knot. I then stamped the Curly Cute 'Happy Birthday' onto a strip of Very Vanilla CS and made a banner by notching one end.  I used the 1 1/4" square punch to make the notch - it's a very easy way to get a banner look!  I attached a Soft Suede Eyelet Border to the banner, adhered the pinwheel to the card front and then popped the strip up at the bottom with Dimensionals.   To finish off the card front, I used the circle Itty Bitty punch and added 3 Daffodil Delight circles to the sentiment banner.

For the inside of the card I put a strip of the patterned paper at the bottom, stamped the 'Just for You',  punched and matted the ovals and then layered them on a Soft Suede punched Decorative Label.  I put a strip of the patterned paper on the front of the envelope and added lines with a Soft Suede marker.  I stamped and punched a label and that's where I'll write the recipient's name.

Please do join in this week with the Simply Stampin' challenge, I look forward to coming to see what you come up with!

Stamps: SU! Curly Cute & Ovals All sets
CS: SU! Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede & Very Vanilla
Patterned paper: SU! Beyond the Garden DSP
Ink: SU! Peach Parfait & Soft Suede
Tools: SU! Petite Pennants Builder, Eyelet Border, plain & scalloped oval, 1 1/4" square, Decorative Label, Itty Bitty circle & Corner rounder punches
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, Daffodil Delight brad, Dimensionals



kelly said...

Loving your card Ruth, I've never made a pinwheel before, they look very cute! I don't like yellow and orange either!
Kelly xx

Amanda Burditt said...

Really pretty card - Love those pinwheels!! :)

Margaret said...

Beautiful card! Love that pinwheel!!