Wednesday, July 15, 2015

you're so cool

Absolutely no one where I live is complaining about being "cool!"  We are burning up.  I do not remember New England being this hot when I was a kid.  This month's Creative Cafe Kit has perfect timing with its bright colorful patterns.  The custom stamps match perfectly to the Doodlebug Sunkissed collection.  I highly recommend that you sign up for the monthly kit club if you haven't already. You will not want to miss this one.

For my first card, I wanted to incorporate all the colors and papers I could.  
I had to control myself.  Let's take a look.  

For creating the pinwheels, I started by cutting one piece of patterned paper 2 1/2x 2 1/2.  
Then two others 2x2.  

With scissors, I cut from each corner in towards the center.  Leaving about 1/4 inch to make sure it all stays connected.  Oops, I may have cut in a little too far with the bright striped one.

Then, I used tiny glue dots in the center for each corner that I turned.  Be sure to turn only every other corner like so.

One you have turned  four corners on each, your pin wheels are ready!

Because the pinwheel stamp had a stick, I wanted to anchor most of my pinwheels too.  I used a stoing adhesive like you see in the photo below.  I added the beautiful blue string that was included in your kit for the stems.

Then, for the last step for the pinwheels, I added the small Doodlebug flowers to each pinwheel center.  Finished off my card with a layered stamped pinwheel, ribbon and my sentiment.

I hope this will inspire you to create a fun, 3 dimensional card.  This card may need to be hand delivered:o)  Unless you want to push down on the pinwheels.  I say, give it to your best friend or family member with a basket of popsicles!

Check back tomorrow for more creative inspiration from our design team.  You can find us on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram too!  

Stamps:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit: "Too Much Sun"
Paper:  The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit- Doodle Bug "Sun Kissed" paper pack and Bazzill Cardstock
Adhesives: The Rubber Cafe'-Scrap Happy Glue3D Foam squares
Embellishments: The Rubber Cafe'-Creative Cafe' Kit:  Ribbons

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