Happy 4th of July!
The My Favorite Things team is back today sharing more previews of our July release! Today we have Inpsired by Summer and another Die-namic Duo, Perfect Pinwheel.
When I’m Down, You Turn Me Around…’Round, ‘Round
Today I’ve used Perfect Pinwheel. I like how this turned out but I think I’d like it more if I’d made my card taller… and more narrow. That way I could have used a longer stick. But this is fine. 🙂
I die-cut two pinwheel pieces, flipping the paper for the second cut. To make assembly a bit easier, I stood my paper-piercer on end, then placed one piece at a time, centering the holes over the piercer. When I was finished, I held the “stack” not-too-tightly together but just enough to hold the pieces and inserted a brad through all holes at once. I also found it easier to use a brad with longer-than-the-norm prongs. My mini-brads from Michaels were just the right length.
I stamped my sentiment, trimmed the end to a flag shape and slipped it beneath a shortened bamboo stick. The stick was glued down using Tombow Mono Multi. Once everything was in place, I added the stitches to help secure the sentiment (which I also rippled a bit before adhering).
On the inside, I stamped another word from the Perfect Pinwheel sentiment set onto a couple of stacked Layered Labels. The oval was die-cut from cardboard (tablet backing) and then patterned paper to add a bit of bulk. (The flower center of the pinwheel on the front of my card was also stacked onto two layers of cardboard. Save that tablet backing! Instant chipboard!)
I also added a strip of tiny pinwheels across the bottom, borrowed from the new PI & the Pinwheel set.
Here are the details about the upcoming release:
- The release will take place at 10 p.m. EST on July 5th. You can attend the release party from 8 – 10 p.m. EST here in the forum for fun, games and prizes.
- The Guest Designer Contest is ON but time is running out! Entries are due by 10 p.m. EST tonight! Check out the forum for details.
- If you’d like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to Kim’s blog now. Be sure to leave comments as you go for a chance to win one of two $10 vouchers being given away daily, just for leaving a comment. Check Kim’s blog in the morning for the winners!
I’ll be back tomorrow with one final preview, and then tomorrow night at 10:00 EST for our Release Hop & Shop! Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Set and Die-namic Duo: My Favorite Things “Perfect Pinwheel” Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Paper: Stampin Up Confetti White (base), My Mind’s Eye Good Day Sunshine “Cityscape,” “Sunny Stripe,” “Out & About,” “Upstown” and “Head in the Clouds” Accessories: Copic markers (R22, R24, YG91, YG93, W1, W3), Layered Labels Die-namics, Michael’s mini brads, bamboo stick, white string. Finished size 5″ x 5″.