Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Sunday, May 18, 2008

Seed Pocket and Cutie Pie Pinwheel

Friday night was my Hostess Stamp Club night...and as always we had a fun evening of visiting and stamping. I can't believe we only have one more meeting left!

Everyone made this pocket card that holds a pack of Morning Glory seeds. They are attached to a piece of card stock with a single brad for easy removal. The card is stamped with the sentiment under the seed packet.

This pocket card was made using the Wild Wasabi textured card stock from last months promo. I just cut it down to 4-1/4 x 11. It is scored at 5- 1/2 and again at 1- 1/2" for the folded down flap. I used the closest SU! colors to match the seed packet - Brocade Blue, Barely Banana & Almost Amethyst Prints. The flower was water colored, but I used my pastels to create the soft blended background.

Here's what the card looks like when the seed card is inserted inside the pocket:

The other card we did was a spinner card done at our May Hostess, Miriam's request. She just loved a sample I had done last spring using Polka Dots & Paisley with the matching Petals & Paisleys paper. Spinner cards are fun to make...and even more fun to play with! The cute little pinwheel is a great way to showcase both sides of the designer papers too.

The image on the card spins after attaching it to two pennies with pop dots sandwiched between them. These are then put inside a track created by the window word punch. For a great tutorial showing exactly how to create a spinner card click here. Keep in mind this tutorial was created before the Window Word now it's even easier to make one of these cute cards!

To create the pinwheel I started with a 2" square of Cutie Pie designer paper. I cut it at a diagonal on each corner stopping before I hit the center mark. Then fold every other corner into the center holding it in place with a bit of mono multi adhesive. A punched flower and a brad finish it off and also helps to hold it altogether securely.

Stamps: Boho Backgrounds & Big Bold Birthday

Card stock: Bashful blue, So Saffron & Cutie Pie DP

Ink: So Saffron & Purely Pomegranate

Accessories: Rich Regal brads, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Spring Flower Punch (retired) & window Word Punch, pop dots.

Thanks for stopping by....have a wonderful day!


JAR said...

Both of these are so cute -- your little pinwheel is adorable and I love the colors of the seed packet card!

Anonymous said...

Thanks again for the wonderful ideas you shared with us! I can't wait to give these away and make more... :)


Vicki Parson said...

These cards are great!! :) Love that pinwheel one!! TFS!

Cassie said...

you are so clever! i want that morning glory stamp now!

Mary Dawn said...

beautiful coloring on your morning glory? and i love those spinner cards

Denise~ said...

What great projects Lynn! I think I might be CASEing these! Love that idea for the seed packets and the pinwheel card is too cute and fun! :)

specialcraftmom4 said...

I love the seed pocket card CUTE! You really have a great Blog (:

Teresa said...

Love them !