Comfort Café Bead Pinwheel Postage Thanks and Sneak Peek

Good morning and Happy Memorial Day! I hope that you all have some fun outdoor activities planned today with family and friends. It looks like it may be a nice day here today, hopefully it will stay that way! I went over to Stamp with Sandy the other night and we made paper beads and pinwheels. Today’s card features both of those items and another sneak peek. The base of the card is Soft Suede with a piece of Baja Breeze added as a plain background. The piece of Designer Series Paper in the middle is Comfort Café** from the new catalog. I cut it out with the new Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies** and my Big Shot. The pinwheel is made using a piece of First Edition Designer Series Paper. It is cut to 3 1/2″ square and scored diagonally from corner to corner using the Simply Scored with the Diagonal Plate. You then cut up each of the score lines leaving about 1/2″ in the center. Then you punch holes in the right hand side of each of the flaps with the 1/16″ Circle Punch and one in the middle. You take a brad and go around in a circle attaching all of the flaps and then put it through the middle and you have your pinwheel. I cut a thin strip of Soft Suede Card Stock for the stick and used some Mini Glue Dots to adhere it to the front of the card. The butterfly is made using the Beautiful Wings Embosslit Die and Midnight Muse* Card Stock. The body of the butterfly is a paper bead made with some more First Edition Designer Series Paper. To make the bead you cut out an 8″ long by 1″ wide triangle and wrap the large end around a toothpick and roll it a little and then use Tombo Multipurpose Glue to adhere the rest of the length which gives you the bead shape. After it has dried for a while you use a paintbrush to coat it with a layer of Crystal Effects to give it the shine and make it a little more durable. It is adhered to the butterfly with a Mini Glue Dot and to the Card With a Stampin’ Dimensional. The greeting is from the Pretty Postage Stamp Set. I used the 1″ Square Punch to punch it out and then the 3/16″ Corner Rounder to round the corners. I then punched out a piece of Midnight Muse* with the Curly Label Punch for the backing, it is also adhered to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I hope that you enjoyed today’s card and that it inspired you to try a pinwheel or to make a paper bead. Thank you so much for stopping by and have a great day! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Soft Suede, Baja Breeze and Midnight Muse* Smooth Card Stock

Ink: Midnight Muse* Classic Stampin Ink

Stamp Set: Pretty Postage Clear Mount

Designer Series Paper: First Edition Specialty and Comfort Café**

Embellishments: 3/16″ Metallic Brads

Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies**, Beautiful Wings Embosslit, 1/16″ Circle Punch, Curly Label Punch, 1″ Square Punch, 3/16″ Corner Rounder, Paper Snips, Tombo Multipurpose Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2012-2014 In-Color

**2012-2013 Idea Book & Catalog

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6 Replies to “Comfort Café Bead Pinwheel Postage Thanks and Sneak Peek”

  1. I love making beads! I made over a hundred of them at work while I was on the phone (on hold)! This is a great card! I need to try making a pinwheel!!!

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