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Pinwheel cards

Hi everyone! Today I have been sat out in the sunshine for a picnic and what better way to celebrate the nice weather than with a card with little paper windmills on it!

I got the idea from the March issue of Papercraft Inspirations, which made it sound very easy to do.

paper windmills - Papercraft inspirations pinwheels

Little windmills work best with double sided paper, so I used paper from the ‘Love me’ collection by My Mind’s Eye.

Love me paper - My Mind's Eye

On the left is the front of the paper pad showing all the pretty designs inside, and on the right is my favourite paper – little vintage designs, ads and hot air balloons (though I didn’t use this one on my card).

It was very simple to make the pinwheels – you just cut a square of paper, then make four cuts from each corner into the middle, keeping the centre intact. Then you fold four corners into the centre and secure with a brad.

paper windmills - paper windmill card

Ta da! The best thing about this is that the windmills really spin! I did want to stick on a stick for the pinwheels but they got caught on it so I drew in the lines instead. It doesn’t look as good, but windmills that spin are more important I think. Then I just cut out a little section of bunting from the paper for the top corner.

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