Pinwheel Gift Bag

Today I thought I’d share with you a little gift item that I gave my down line when I got back from Leadership in Orlando. I love the way this little pinwheel gift bag turned out – don’t you?

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You can create these little Pinwheels with our NEW Pinwheel Sizzlits Die (item 129411). I made about 100 of them when creating one of my swaps for Leadership. You can click HERE to see the card I made for my Leadership swaps.

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Can you see the clouds on the bag? I really like using the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder with the pinwheels since it’s fun and whimsical.

Did you know pinwheels symbolize a lot of different things to different people? Recently I found that the Chinese use pinwheels a lot during their New Year’s Celebrations due to their symbolism. While looking around – turning obstacles into opportunities quickly became my favorite and the creative jump start for creating this little pinwheel gift bag. So… I came up with the sentiment, Transform your Dreams for the bag’s banner.

Were you wondering how I created this banner? Well I used My Digital Studio and the FREE Sale-a-Bration Digital Disc. The One Big Sale-a-Bration 2013 Digital Disk is a great item to choose since it contains all of the Sale-a-bration items that you can earn FREE.

Oops – I bet your wondering what goodie I put inside my pinwheel gift bag.

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It contains a souvenir shot glass from Orlando. These little shot glasses are a great way to store your Multipurpose Liquid Glue since it always keeps the glue at the tip and ready to use. It’s rather funny to see a group of us demonstrators pulling our shot glasses during an event!

Love these little Pinwheels as much as I do? Why not come back tomorrow to see my NEW video – Tips for Quick & Easy Pinwheels.


Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (item 127540),  Whisper White card stock

Accessories: Elements Cute Clips (item 129939), 1/8″ Mini Brads (item 122941), Big Shot (item 113439), Cloudy Day Embossing Folder (item 127022), Pinwheel Sizzlits Die (item129411), My Digital Studio, and One Big Sale-a-Bration 2013 Digital Disk (item 130676)

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Happy Day!

I’m so tickled to tell you that a card of mine from last year was chosen recently to be part of a two page spread celebrating cards from Blogs around the World. It’s the first time I’ve been published and you can see it in the January 2013 issue of the Paper Craft Inspiration Magazine – I’m so excited!

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Here’s my card shown on the two page feature

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Would you like to see my original blog post Patio Party Pinwheel from August 13th that this card was featured in? Why not click HERE.

If you would like to get a copy of the this FREE tutorial that I mentioned in my August Patio Party Pinwheel post for yourself – It’s easy just leave me a comment on this post, or sign up for my Newsletter and I’ll be happy to email you a copy so you can make your own Pinwheels!

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Wishes Your Way

Check out our fun NEW Pinwheel Sizzlits die (item # 129411 just $4.95) from the Spring Catalog. What fun it is to make these little pinwheels and there are all the rage right now – just in time for your spring cards.

Here is the card I designed for the recent shoebox with my SINKS friends. I like the whimsical saying and the feel of this card – what do you think?

Wishes Your Way

It’s also one of my Leadership swaps that I’ll be taking with me as I head out the door – I’m sooo excited to be going and look forward to sharing all the exciting news from Leadership soon! Stay tuned and check out my posts on face book, twitter and here on my blog – I’ll be posting from sunny Orlando soon!


Stamp Set: Wishes Your Way

Inks: Island Indigo

Paper: In Color DSP Stack, Island Indigo and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Pinwheel Sizzlits, Honeycomb Embossing Folder

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Patio Party Pinwheel

Wow, the last couple of weeks have been crazy around here with band camp. I’m the secretary of the boosters club so there is a lot of startup stuff that happens. But I’m back now and school doesn’t start for a few days.

Pinwheel Today I wanted to share with you this little Pinwheel card I made recently. Isn’t it cute? Pinwheels are all the rage right now it seems. I made this card for my last TEAM meeting. Everyone loved the NEW In Color Dahlias that we used for the centers of our pinwheels. The girls had so much fun making them that I thought I would offer the FREE Pinwheel tutorial to you – just for signing up for my email list! (That’s a $9.95 value for FREE) Interested? Click on my link below to sign up today.

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Wonder how I made the sentiment with the Decorative Label Punch? Here is quick shot of the punched piece after I cut it. 

And then adhere it to the back of the already stamped and punched sentiment piece. I like to use our Multipurpose Adhesive to do this since I can move it around after I turn it over and get the pieces right where I want them. 

How quick and easy is that! Do you like to learn new tips and techniques? Why not join my Virtual Club. You can click HERE for more information.

Come back tomorrow, I’ll be posting some of the cards that I received during swaps at convention.


Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases

Inks: Raspberry Ripple

Paper: Patio Party Designer Series Paper, Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse and Whisper White

Accessories: In Color Dahlias, Decorative Label Punch

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