Tuesday, May 13, 2014

My Love of Pinwheels

When I was a child, I was enthralled with pinwheels.  Not that I ever possessed very many but I whenever I did get one, I just loved blowing on them and watching them spin.  I have to admit, I still love them.
Doodle Pantry has a set of pinwheels - just print them on whatever paper then cut them out.
I didn't have any double sided paper that was sunny or happy so I made my own.  I printed the pinwheels onto the patterned paper.  Then after I cut them out, I sponged on the yellow and apricot so that those colors would show when I did the folding.
Why did I make this card?  When I saw the sketch at Sketch Saturday, I knew immediately that I wanted to use pinwheels instead of flowers. And for the fun of it, I put them into a flower pot that I just cut out by hand.  Here is the sketch:
The cloud paper is also by Doodle Pantry.  Grass is a die cut (Your Next Die) done with my Cuttlebug. 
Don't the pinwheels just make you feel happy?   I guess there is still a lot of little girl in me.

Challenges 4 Everybody - anything
Stamp and Create - spring colors
Divas that Cut Paper - embellishments
Penny's Paper Crafts - 2 or more more patterned paper
Sister Act - anything
Word Art Wednesday - anything
My Craft Spot - ink technique
Sweet Stamps - polka dots


  1. This card is gorgeous! I totally love it!
    Beth's Beauties

  2. What a perfect sketch for pinwheels. How wonderful.

    So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. This is DARLING, Marsha. What a great take on that sketch - it really brings it to life with SO much fun. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us, and may God bless your week,
    Word Art Wednesday

  4. Oh so so cute Marsha! Love that you put them in a flower pot! Good luck with all the challenges - this one is a winner!
    Hugs, Sarah T

  5. Fun, fun, fun!! Love all the cuts. Really cute.

  6. Realy beautiful thanks for joining us at sister act and good luck in the draw
    Tonnie DT

  7. I love your pretty interpretation of our sketch this week, Marsha. Your potted pinwheels are lovely. Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday. Hugs, Lesley.

  8. This is a true whimsical delight, Marsha! It makes my heart smile. The pinwheels are adorable and I love your sunshiny yellow and pretty apricot sponging. (I do this with rolled roses, too! Love that this enables us to use pretty papers that aren't double sided.) The flowery centers are lovely! :o) Thank you for sharing your sweet creation with us at My Craft Spot!

    Hugs and blessings,

  9. Fantastic pinwheels Marsha, the paper is perfect!

  10. How fun is this...I have a pinwheel doe that is unopened....will have to add this to my CASE list! Loving the DP you used- Thanks for sharing with us at SweetStamps.com

  11. Cute as card Marsha Thanks for joining us at Die Cut Divas this month.