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CTMH May SOTM Blog Hop & Tutorial

By Helen | April 30, 2013

CTMH’s May Stamp of the Month: Pinwheel is fun and playful.  I can see this being so versatile for summer scrapbook layouts, birthday celebrations, 4th of July, Father’s Day and so much more.  It will really take on a different look as you change the colors.  This stamp set is designed to work with the Artiste Cricut Cartridge.

I need a graduation card for my niece.  Since she’s brightly spirited, the Dream Pop papers fit her personality.

Grab a cup of your favorite beverage, sit back and be inspired by all the projects everyone has come up with.  Follow the hop to get LOT of ideas that YOU can take and duplicate with this wonderful stamp set. If you arrived here from Pam’s blog you’re on the right path.

Materials for Yellow & Blue Card:

Tutorial follows…

For those that want to skip the tutorial “hop” on over to see what {Kathleen} has created. 

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Using the Artiste Cricut Cartridge, White Daisy cardstock, and the May SOTM: Pinwheel carrier sheet, cut the large pinwheel and small pinwheel (top two shown).

Using the large starred pinwheel and Pear ink, stamp the image on the Cricut cut-out.

Using the medium striped pinwheel and Honey ink, stamp the image on the Cricut cut-out.

Using the small dotted pinwheel and Hollyhock ink, stamp the image on a scrap of White Daisy cardstock and cut out.  Tip: When cutting curves, turn the paper instead of the scissors for a cleaner edge.

Using the small dotted pinwheel and Sunset ink, stamp the image on a scrap of White Daisy cardstock and cut out, trimming away the dark solid area.  Tip: When cutting in toward the point, leave a section so the pinwheel stays intact – this will be hidden later on.

Using 3D Foam Tape, attach the Honey pinwheel to the Pear pinwheel.

Using 3D Foam Tape, attach the Hollyhock pinwheel to the Honey pinwheel.

Apply adhesive to the center back of the Sunset pinwheel and to the tips of the spokes.  Using 3D Foam Tape under the center of each spoke, attach the Sunset pinwheel to the Hollyhock pinwheel.  Tip: If you find the spoke ends want to lift using regular adhesive…use Liquid Glass and hold briefly until set.

The arrow below shows the section of the paper I wanted – it has a nice stem with branches that would make my pinwheel look more like a flower.  The red lines indicate approximate cut lines.

  • Cut the paper along the yellow line.
  • Using the white half with the branch that we want, cut a strip 4″ x 12″.
  • Cut the 4″ x 12″ strip to get:
  • 4″ x 4.5″ piece with the branches on it – the white side will be showing.
  • 4″ x 5.25″ piece – this we’ll flip over & use the pink side – oooo look….elephants!
  • From the yellow piece, cut a 3/4″ x 4″ strip.

Cut a 4.25″ x 5.5″ piece  and a 3/8″ x 4.25″ piece of the Tangerine glossy cardstock.  Attach the larger piece to the front of a card base.

Attach the 4″ x 5.25″ piece of Pink Elephant patterned paper to the center.

Trim roughly 1/8″ off the edges of the White patterned paper and the Yellow paper such that the Pink Elephant paper will be revealed along the edges.

Add the pinwheel, placing it so it looks like it’s a flower on the branch.

Using the pinwheel stick and Sunset ink, stamp the image on the smooth side of the 3/8″ x 4.25″ piece of Tangerine glossy cardstock.  Attach centered over the Yellow strip.

Using the masking technique, stamp the “Celebrate” in Hollyhock ink in the open area.  Tip: Stamp on scrap paper, then trim around the word Celebrate.  Position the cut-out portion so you can see where the word Celebrate would be, then put the mask around it.  This helps with getting the positioning correct.

Add the glitter gems as desired…and there you have it!

Now “hop” on over to see what {Kathleen} has created.

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Topics: Artiste, blog hop, Cards, Dream Pop, Pinwheel S1305 | 9 Comments »

9 Responses to “CTMH May SOTM Blog Hop & Tutorial”

  1. Adeline Brill Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    I love this stamp set and your card is perfect for it! way to go….

  2. Tamra Pope Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Your card is stunning Helen!

  3. Nancy Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I love your pinwheel colors! Also the effect of fireworks underneath.

  4. Carla Says:
    April 30th, 2013 at 10:11 pm

    Fabulous card!

  5. Sheila Bennett Says:
    May 1st, 2013 at 2:43 am

    Very pretty card. Love the colors, and how you selectively used teh pre-printed paper.

  6. Katy Taylor Says:
    May 1st, 2013 at 11:41 am

    LOVE this card! The B&T background…the 3-D pinwheels…the “celebrate” masked to focus on that one little word and the Pink Glitter Gems! PERFECT!

  7. Dawn Ross Says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 1:20 am

    Stunning as ever!

  8. Jean McNulty Says:
    May 3rd, 2013 at 5:22 pm

    Beautiful card!!!!

  9. Sheila Bennett Says:
    May 5th, 2013 at 10:15 pm

    Fun card! Love the colors and how you used the pattern on the paper as the ‘stick’ for the pinwheels.