wish big

Hi friends! Hope you are having a fabulous week! I just can’t believe how fast they are flying by! Mom always said the older we get, the faster the time flies. And boy, she was so right! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I’ve popped in this morning to share another sample that I created for the Prickley Pear Stamps Spring 2021 Release! I used the absolutely gorgeous Sketched Florals – Hydrangea for my first-ever pinwheel card! My two tutorial folders combined are about 6″ thick and full of ideas and inspiration that I’ve been collecting for years, and I’m not sure why I haven’t tried one of these because it was super easy and turned out great! And I absolutely LOVE a purple and green color combo!

I cut a 5-1/2″ square top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with layering panels from CutCardStock Basis 80# Dark Purple cardstock and green swiss dot patterned paper. I stamped the image from the Sketched Florals – Hydrangea stamp set on Solar White cardstock, colored it with alcohol markers and then cut four stitched squares out of it using My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX Die-namics. Using the same die, I cut four stitched squares from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Amethyst cardstock, and then cut eight slightly larger squares from CutCardStock Basis 80# Dark Purple cardstock using the Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer. I layered the eight stitched square die cuts on the dark purple cardstock squares and arranged them in the pinwheel pattern using pieces of washi tape so I’d have wiggle room if needed. Once the arrangement was good, I adhered them onto the layered background and then adhered the background piece to the card base. I punched 1/2″ and 3/4″ circles from the amethyst and dark purple cardstock and adhered them to the center of the pinwheel. Using the CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, I die cut the sentiment from CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Gumdrop Green cardstock and CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Jellybean Green cardstock, and adhered it to the bottom of the pinwheel. The finishing touch was the addition of die cut corners embellished with violet Dot Sparklers.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest 80# Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of the green swiss dot paper used on the front and a narrow strip of CutCardStock Basis 80# Dark Purple cardstock, added another CUTplorations Skinny Sentiment cut from the dark purple and amethyst cardstock, and layered the panel on the dark purple cardstock.

Prickley Pear Stamps products used:
Sketched Florals – Hydrangea

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Amethyst cardstock, CutCardStock Basis 80# Dark Purple cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Gumdrop Green cardstock, CutCardStock Pop-Tone 65# Jellybean Green cardstock, Doodlebug Design Swiss Dot Rainbow Petite Prints 6×6 paper pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Nuvo alcohol markers- Sunshine Yellow Collection, Organic Greens Collection, Royal Purples Collection, Palma Violets Collection
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX Die-namics, CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, JustRite A2 Card Front Basics die set, Stampin’ Up 1/2″ and 3/4″ Circle Punches
Accessories: Bearly Art precision craft glue, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Stampendous Violet Dot Sparklers

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome stamps and dies at Prickley Pear Stamps! If you’d like to save 10% on anything on the site when you shop at Prickley Pear Stamps, use the coupon code LESLIE10 at checkout! And be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ the Prickley Pear Stamps Facebook page to keep up with news and sales, and join Prickley Pear Pals (the fan group) for lots of fun crafty ideas and to share your creativity! And finally, we’d love to see you visit the Prickley Pear Stamps blog that’s in the process of being revived and become a Follower! Hope to see you there! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

3 thoughts on “wish big”

  1. This is awesome! So jealous you can get purple to photograph lol — me? I can’t!


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