Mar 17 2010

Sending Love Pinwheel Card

Stampin' up!


I love the look of Pinwheel cards and I have received a lot of beautiful samples in swaps. So I decided it was time to make my own. Once I took a good look at how a Pinwheel card is made, I realized it was simpler than I thought.

You need 2 squares of cardstock or paper 2-5/8" x 2-5/8" and 8 squares of cardstock or paper 1-1/4" x 1-1/4". These squares can be cut out or punched with the 1-1/4" sqaure punch. Here I used two different paper patterns for the smaller squares.

Follow the instructions below to make the pinwheel and then add a center embellishment to the pinwheel to make it look finished. You can use a brad, button, eyelet or even cardstock to make the center.

Try it and see how quickly you will be making your own Pinwheel cards. 


Pinwheel Card



 Cut two squares of cardstock 2-5/8” x 2-5/8” and overlap the squares diagonally.





Pinwheel Card



 Apply adhesive to one corner of the punched square and place as shown. The corner with glue should be on the outside. 






Pinwheel Card




Using a contrasting pattern, adhere the next piece of paper. 




Pinwheel Card




Continue until only one square remains. 






Pinwheel Card




  Tuck the final square behind the first square to finish. 






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Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes 

Ink:  Chocolate Chip

Paper:  Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sending Love Specialty Designer Series Paper

Punches:  1-1/4" Square  

Other: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon, 5/8" Neutrals Jumbo Brad 


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12 comments so far

12 Responses to “Sending Love Pinwheel Card”

  1. Gailon 19 Mar 2010 at 10:01 am

    Love your pinwheel card! I can’t wait to try to make one!

  2. LeAnneon 19 May 2010 at 7:04 am

    Wow, this is cool….I love that you can use up little bits & pieces of DP for this! Gonna try one out!

  3. Liz Caireson 09 Feb 2011 at 11:44 am

    Thanks for all the great ideas. The new Tulip Embossing ideas are wonderful and will be very helpful for me in a upcoming workshop that I will be giving to benefit Breast Cancer. Also I loved the pinwheel card idea.


  4. Darlene McCallumon 09 Feb 2011 at 5:01 pm

    Liz – Thanks for the kind comment. You will love creating with the Framed Tulips Folder, trust me!

  5. Shailaon 16 Mar 2011 at 9:37 am

    Thanks for the beautiful ideas! Really appreciate them.
    I am looking for your waterfall card step by step tutorial.
    Just watched teh video, me & my daughters are in love with that card. Making them for spring.

  6. Dianeon 18 Jul 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Just checking out shimmer paint uses so saw your beautiful medallion card. This pinwheel is really lovely. TFS

  7. Debon 23 Aug 2012 at 12:21 am

    Love this pinwheel card!! Easy to do….made 9 different ones today! Thanks for sharing the idea!!

  8. Glennaon 19 Nov 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

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  10. Linon 16 Feb 2014 at 10:34 am

    Thank you so much, Darlene, for this tutorial! It’s really fun to make! If you’d like to see my version, please come visit me:

  11. Judion 09 Mar 2014 at 2:23 pm

    You are right this wasn’t hard! Love it!

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