Saturday, May 23, 2020

I'm Proud Of You Pinwheel Card (Free Kit with Purchase)

Who do you know that deserves a "I'm proud of you card"?  I bet you have at least one person in mind. 

so proud of you card



So many people have stepped up to the challenges during this current pandemic. Here's a few that come to mind: teachers, medical professionals, parents, truckers and grocery store workers. Of course there are also the students who have continued their education as their school year changed completely and graduations without the normal pomp and circumstance. 

If you'd like to make this card and send to someone you are proud of, you just need to order May Stamp of the Month, Time to Celebrate, from my Close To My Heart website. This stamp set is only available in May and is discounted to just $5 when you add it to your cart of $50 or more. Everyone who purchases this stamp from me will receive a kit to make the card above (or one of the variations below) in the mail! 



This stamp set is filled with script and print sentiments for all occasions. You can easily change up the kit to make tell someone "happy birthday" , "thank you", "congratulations" or any other of the sentiments on this fully loaded stamp set. In fact, I used same materials included in the kit to make this Father's Day card.

Father's Day Card

Besides switching out the sentiment, I made a few other changes for this card. Because our patterned paper is double-sided, I turned over the paper at the bottom of the page to show the check pattern instead of the plaid. 

Another change was to flatten out the pinwheel. Although the 3-D pinwheel is a lot of fun for cards that you are hand delivering, it doesn't fit in an envelope well. I was afraid that even if I was able to fit it in an envelope, it would get crushed into an odd shape in transit. So I used a Bone Folder and working from the inside of the pinwheel out, creased each of the spokes of the pinwheel. 



Finally, on the Father's Day card, I painted the button with the Sapphire shimmer brush. Keeping with the change in color, I sponged the edges of the card base and papers with Sapphire ink rather than the Toffee I used in the first card.


Get Your Free Card Kit

When you purchase the Time to Celebrate stamp set on my Close To My Heart website (at full or discounted price), I'll send you a kit to make this shaker card! If you have not tried our our new Pinwheel Thin Cut, you will love learning how to do this. I did a tutorial in my Creative Friends facebook group earlier this week. You are invited to join the group and check it out!


Kit includes
- Card base
- Pre-cut Aurora papers and cardstock, including piece cut with the Pinwheel Die-Cut
- Silver Brad
- Wooden Button
 


Additional supplies needed to finish your card as shown:
- Sapphire Ink
- Clear Acrylic Blocks
- Sponge
- Adhesives
- Toffee Ink (optional for sponging)
- Sapphire Shimmer Brush (optional)

Here's a couple more variations using the kit.

thinking of you card


congrats card


If you'd like one of these kits, simply place an order on my Close To My Heart website that includes the Time to Celebrate stamp set.  




Always create,
Rebecca

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