Thursday, January 8, 2009
A good friend of mine, Beth, asked me to help decorate for a Christmas party, and I said yes. She wanted to use retro colors, but had no other ideas. A few days later I got a new magazine and in it were Poinsettia pinwheels, similar to these, in somewhat retro colors. I decided this would somehow be our center pieces. I finally downloaded the instructions and converted the drawing into a cut file and cut them with my Big Bug. I recruited another one of our friends, Amber, to help with this project. We had to make 40 pinwheels which meant I had to cut about 120. The papers we liked were only one sided so we had to double cut to back the printed paper with a solid cardstock. Plus it takes 2 sets to make one 8 petal pinwheel. So you do the math, if it was printed paper it took 4 sets. Through a lot of trial and error we finally got in a groove and got them all done. Each arrangement had 5 or 6 pinwheels in a felt bucket surrounded by tissue for filler. They turned out really cute and were a big hit at the party.
I hope to start posting cut files soon and when I do these will be on there. If you would like the cut file now leave me a comment with your email and I will send it to you. :}