Wednesday, May 4, 2011

I'm Back! Finally!

Well, it's been quite a while since I posted, and I'm sorry about that! Unfortunately, I've been ill and couldn't do much crafting. But, I am able to craft now! Oh how I've missed it!

So, this was my April project for one of my absolute favorite online places Crop Chocolate. (Sorry I'm late posting it here.) I made an Easter card using Echo Park's Springtime Collection (one of my new favorite brands). It was my very first attempt at pinwheels and I love how it turned out. I made it for my mom (since I already gave it to her, I can tell you that), and she loved it! I hope you enjoy it, too!


Form a 5 ½ x 4 ¼-inch top-folded card from bright pink cardstock. Cut a 5 ¼ x 4-inch piece of Growing Vines paper and adhere to card front. Using scalloped scissors, cut one 2-inch square each from Delightful Stripe, Floral Fun, and Colored Dots papers. Ink edges brown.

To create a pinwheel, cut a 1-inch slit from each corner of a scalloped square toward center and fold corners to center; secure with adhesive. Thread buttons with floss, tie knots on back, and trim ends. Attach a button to the center of each pinwheel with a glue dot. Adhere pinwheels to card front as shown.

Cut out journaling card from paper, add a sentiment or sticker, and adhere to upper left corner of card front. (I cut a small rectangle from white cardstock, stamped a sentiment, and punched the corners to mimic the design in the journaling card.)


Bright Pink cardstock; Springtime Collection Pack by Echo Park (Growing Vines, Delightful Stripe, Floral Fun, Colored Dots, & Journaling Cards double-sided patterned papers); Buttons (1 green, 1 yellow, & 1 aqua); Creamy Brown chalk ink pad by Clearsnap; Scalloped Scissors; White embroidery floss; Glue Dots


  1. Well, welcome back and sorry to hear you've not been well - hope you've fully recovered now. Your Easter project is lovely and I do like the pinwheels so thanks for the instructions. Take care and don't go overdoing things now. Elizabeth xx

  2. Thank you so much Elizabeth! Not fully recovered yet, but on the right track to it. I really appreciate your comment! :D

  3. Hi Erin, sorry to hear you've been unwell but pleased that you are finally on the road to recovery. We've missed you at Humbug Hall but look forward to seeing you again soon.
    This is a super card - such pretty colours and I love how you've used the buttons as centres for the pinwheels. No wonder your mum loved it! Look after yourself and take things easy.

    Max's Craft Creations
    Bah! Humbug! Challenges DT

  4. Hi Erin...oh I like these pin wheel so will definately give them a go they make a lovely card


  5. This is a lovely cheerful card and the pin-wheels are great fun.
    I like the idea of a mother and daughter team - perhaps because I have five sons but no daughters!
    It is Ruth who has visited my blog sometimes, but I have chosen you both to receive a little 'something' that is waiting for you here
    Kate x


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