Monday, September 3, 2012

Pinwheel Center Piece Gift

Happy Labor day everyone. I hope everybody is having a wonderful day. I can't wait for the summer to be over, It's so hot and I really want the weather to cool down a little bit. Today's project is a Pinwheel Center Piece gift I made for a friend's Birthday. I have seen these lollipop center piece before and I thought it was perfect for a Gift Card holder. But in this case I added some pinwheels to give it a more festive look.

First I printed the paper in my Cricut Imagine machine. Using the Cricut Imagine Hopscotch Cartridge I printed and cut a 8x8 square then a flipped the square over in the same spot and printed only the other side with a coordinated color. Now it's ready to cut. I decided to cut the pinwheel in my cricut expression but you can also cut it in the Cricut Imagine if you want.

If you don't have a cricut imagine, you can print any pattern paper in your regular printer. I used a wonderful software called My Memories Suite. This is a great program when you can design you own scrapbooking pages and it's easy to use. In this case I wanted a pattern paper to coordinate with my design and I didn't have any so this program has hundreds of different papers that you can use not only for digital scrapbooking but also for many projects like this one. Isn't that fabulous!!!! As you can see in the picture I printed an 8x8 square with a stripe pattern from the software. If you are interested just click HERE and don't forget to use my code: STMMMS29935  and you will get $10 off the software (reduced price of only $29.95), plus you get a coupon for $10 for the MyMemories online store. You can also make scrapbooks you can print at home or turn them into professionally printed books! It is really fun! Go check it out.

For the cut I used Teresa Collin Baby Boutique Cricut Imagine Cartridge. I love Teresa Collins designs, she is one of my favorite designers. I cut the pinwheel seven inches and put it together. Then I attached a wooden stick with hot glue and then cut a circle with a punch using the remaining paper and glued it down to hide the brad. In this case the pinwheels are for decoration and they won't spin.

Finally attached the gift card with hot glue. This is a Target Gift card which I thought it was perfect for my project because it's very colorful. I hope you have enjoyed this project and if you have any question, let me know.