July MFTeasers, Day 4

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″.

33 responses to “July MFTeasers, Day 4

  1. Gorgeous! Love those little stitches!

  2. gorgeous Michele, love the little pinwheels on the inside

  3. LOVIN the bright colors for your card!!

  4. Preeetttttyyyyyyy……Thanks for sharing!

  5. What a gorgeous pinwheel, loving those colours. I adore the way you’ve put the pinwheel stamps inside, so very cute 🙂

  6. Love your card, what a fantastic design

  7. Fantastic card in orange and black! How nicely it shows off the new pinwheel die! 🙂

  8. So cheery! This is such a fun set to play with!

  9. Michele your card is so adorable, I love how you incorporated the pinwheels across the bottom on the inside….What a perfect touch!


  10. Joanna McDonald

    Beautiful pinwheel on the front and love the little ones inside!
    Love the colors you used – stunning.

  11. The orange is the best! Love the use of color – really showcases the pinwheel.

  12. Love the orange Michele!!! So stunning!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  13. There are SO many BRILLIANT ideas on this card! The ‘Round sentiment–darling! The little pinwheels from the PI–perfect little details. Your brain is super creative!!

  14. Ohhhhhhh I just love this card it is so pretty!! Those colors are just stunning!

  15. I absolutely adore this card Michele! That pinwheel is gorgeous and I love the papers you used!!

  16. This is so adorable, love the dp and the great design

  17. To flippin’ cute, Michele! Love the row of stamped pinwheels on the inside, too!

  18. Gorgeous card – love the color scheme and the inside is beautiful too.

  19. Wow- great card! Thanks for sharing your step by step instructions. The inside is fabulous!


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  21. cute card! I love the hint about stacking the pinwheel pieces on a paper piercer until ready to insert the brad. TFS!

  22. So cute! I just broke my paper piercer trying to unclog my crystal lacquer…whaaa!! Love the stitching on the pinwheel handle and on the inside label…what a genius idea~!

  23. I love your use of color. The pinwheels are divine!

  24. Hi Michele! The pinwheel looks awesome, and I love the colours of your card. So pretty!!

  25. Michele, I love your colors and the way you used the pinwheels from the new PI set to pull it all together on the inside. Too cute!

  26. Love it. Reminds me of orange push up sticks! Used to love them too…..

  27. Too cute. Love it.

  28. Love your card!!

  29. That little border is just too cute! Great tip!

  30. Love the orange color, so fun!

  31. This is adorable, Michele. The colors and stitching are great.

  32. GORGEOUS! LOVE how you stitched on the sentiment flag!

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