The other day I showcased the projects we made at our monthly card club. I had a request for the directions to make the pinwheel quilt card. I love playing with color and patterns. I used the Moroccan Designer Series Paper to make my pinwheel quilt card for today.
My card is a 4 1/4″ square card. Cut a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and score it at 4 1/4. The pinwheel is a lot simpler than it looks. You need 2 squares of cardstock 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 and 8 squares of DSP or cardstock 1 1/4 x 1 1/4. I started with Delightful Dijon for my large squares and used two different patterns of DSP from the Morocccan Designer Series Paper. Start by overlapping the two large squares diagonally and adhere. Apply a glue dot or adhesive of choice to one corner of a DSP square (bottom right) and place as shown below.
Using a contrasting pattern, adhere the next piece of DSP. Continue overlapping and adding squares until only one square remains.
Tuck the final square behind the first square to finish. Add an embellishment to the center. You can use a brad, button, ribbon, or cardstock to make the center. I added a button and used a few strands of the very vanilla bakers twine to tie a knot. I adhered this to the center with a glue dot. I also added another square of cardstock 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 to make the design pop.
I adhered the pinwheel to my Emerald Envy card base and “stitched” around the design. I needed an envelope for my square card so instead of using the envelope punch board to make it, I decided to just cut 1/2″ off each side of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and use washi tape on each side to seal it. I also added some matching DSP to the envelope flap. How quick & easy is that?!
I like that you can use this card for anything…no outside sentiment necessary! I think it makes a great note card to send to someone just to let them know you’re thinking of them. I really like how it turned out and think I might just go make a set of these to give as a gift. I have a friend who loves to quilt and I bet she would love a set of “quilted” cards.
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