Hi everyone! A very Happy Tuesday to you – here’s hoping it’s not too hot where you are! We have little to no humidity out here in Colorado so the hot and cold temps are a little easier to tolerate. But I won’t lie… I’m SO ready for Fall and Winter! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring gorgeous silver cardstock which is on sale this month. I paired the silver with black cardstock and some very cool chalkboard cardstock (which is also on sale). Be sure to grab some silver cardstock while it’s on sale though, as it would make a wonderful addition to your cardstock stash! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I created a fun ‘thanks’ pinwheel card. I finally got around to making my first pinwheel card a couple months ago and I couldn’t believe how easy and fast it worked up – and couldn’t wait to make another one!
I cut a square top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# cardstock along with a layering panel from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Silver cardstock which I adhered to the card base, four squares for the pinwheel and a narrow embellishing strip for the bottom of the front panel. I also punched two 3/4″ circles and four 1/2″ circles which I layered to create the element in the center of the pinwheel. Next, I cut four floral squares for the pinwheel and two strips for the bottom of the front panel from the We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard 6×6 paper pad. And finally I cut eight slightly larger squares from CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock to layer beneath the chalkboard and silver squares. I adhered the squares together to form the pinwheel and affixed the punched circles in the center, then adhered the two chalkboard strips and the narrow silver embellishing strip to the bottom. Using the CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, I die cut the sentiment from CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock and CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Silver cardstock and adhered it at the bottom on the right side of the strips.
I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# cardstock and embellished it with chalkboard strips and a narrow silver cardstock strip, added a stamped and die cut sentiment (using the Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions stamp set with coordinating Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions die set) and layered the panel on silver cardstock.
And one more peek… so loving how this turned out! Pinwheel cards are so much fun, and the right cardstock will definitely do them justice! ;)
CutCardStock products used:
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 110# and 80# cardstock
CutCardStock Stardream Metallic 105# Silver cardstock
CutCardStock Basis Black cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Chalkboard 6×6 paper pad
Other products used:
Stamps: Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions stamp set
Ink: Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink
Dies/Punches: Stampin’ Up 3/4″ and 1/2″ Circle Punches, CUTplorations Skinny Sentiments, Waffle Flower Sentiment Additions die set
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Gemini Junior, MISTI stamp tool, Bearly Arts precision craft glue
I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!