Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Get It Scrapped: Pinwheels and Random Thoughts

In Chinese culture, a pinwheel symbolizes turning your luck around. You could definitely say our new kitten had turned her luck around when she came to live with us. We found her and her siblings abandoned in a local park. My son became one of her best friends. He loved to introduce her to new things all around the house.

Hello: I will Share my World with You by Christy Strickler |Supplies Cardstock: Colorbok; Letters, Paper Tape, Stamp,Stencil: Jenni Bowlin; Tags: Elle’s Studio; Punch: Fiskars; Embossing Powder: Ranger; Stickers: American Crafts; Modeling Paste: Liquitex; Other: Sequins.cellophane bag, Jewels; created for Get It Scrapped

Creating the pinwheels was pretty easy. I used my JBS Mercantile pinwheel punch with some scrap pieces of cardstock. I covered each side with a different washi tape, trimmed any excess away, then folded the pinwheel. I used a liquid adhesive to secure the folded pinwheel and added a jewel to the center.

The supplies are from my April JBS Mercantile kits. I really adored the kit and was being as frugal as possible with it.It came with some tags from Elle's Studio. I loved the design on the tag packaging( it's the large pink matte). I cut away the Elle's Studio label and placed part of a journal tag in it's place. ( I was surprised to see there are a few April kits left.)

I did use a lot of sequins on this layout. We've been talking about how you can achieve that perfect random sprinkled look over at the Get It Scrapped forum. I think I might be bordering a bit on sequin sneeze on this layout. In my opinion, the key to achieving a random look is to just practice. Try to cluster a few groups of sequins or confetti, let them overlap and adhere them with a fast drying liquid glue. 

Yes, today's post is a bit random. What everything mentioned today has in common is a bit of frugality. My pinwheel punch is an awesome tool. I can customize my own pinwheel embellishments for nay layout. Paying attention to the packaging your supplies come in offers you the opportunity to upcycle it for additional embellishments. Sequins are inexpensive and can be a lot of fun on your scrapbook layouts.

If you have any random thoughts about pinwheels, sequins or anything scrapbook related, pop on over to the Get It Scrapped forum to share.

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  1. Love the fun, happy colors on this layout to go along with the pinwheels, Christy! And I think the scattered sequins look great! I am so glad to see that I'm not the only one, that uses the awesome packaging from the Elle's tags!! :)

  2. Pretty, happy page. And I love the idea that pinwheels symbolize turning your luck around. That might make it easier for me to put one on a page, one of these days.