Wednesday, June 15, 2011

HoneyBee Showcase- Pinwheels

Happy Wednesday, and welcome to the HoneyBee Showcase!  On Monday our HoneyBee Court gave us a great tutorial on how to make a pinwheel, and they are hot, hot, hot this summer!  The HoneyBees have come up with some delightful creations to share and inspire you!

  Pinwheels are so cool! I followed the tutorial that HoneyBee Courtney posted on Monday.  I cut a 3" square, then attached it with a mini brad.  My papers are Echo Park "a walk in the PARK" and my sentiment is a Punnylicious sentiment by My Pink Stamper.
  Pinwheels are hot right now...right up there with chevron patterns, seam binding, and baker's twine.  I hope you will give this a try.  They make a fun summer card! 


I love pinwheels and so do my for mine I used a sketch from Techno Stamper. She has a Monday Lunchtime Sketch every week.  I haven't played for awhile, but this sketch seemed perfect for a PinWheel.......all papers are CTMH, MS punch, and bling from Wal-Mart.

Well that's it for me and I am on time for a change! My life is getting back to normal.......Hope you will join us this week.  We would love to see your pinwheels and leave you some love.

When I found out our theme was going to be 'pinwheel', I knew exactly what I wanted to do!..I am so far behind on my layouts and thought a pinwheel design would give the layout an interesting block look to it. Of course, once I did Nina, I thought why not do Ian too! Using 12x12 doublesided cardstock worked out perfectly!

For pinwheels I went back to my quilting roots and dug into my old patterns. I used a bee stamp from Nature Walk set from Stampin UP. and randomly stamped two different background colors. Then I took my 1 1/4" square punch and punched out 8 squares of each color. These squares I cut point to point and reassembled on a background square for my paper pinwheel quilt. I added some freehand "bee fly trails" and some stick pins made with shrinky dink material and a Betty Bee Bow Maker BEEutiful Bow and tada "Just BEE Cuz" card is done!!!


I have made quite a few pinwheels for summer decorations, and what is more fun than having festive decorations for the Fourth of July?!  How about a Headband?!
Theses are 2 and 2 1/2 inch pinwheels.  The red and blue ones are Core'dinations paper that have been embossed with a Sizzix stars folder, then sanded to allow the inner core color to shine through.  The center one is edged in Gold Lame' Smooch ink. The medallion is from K and Co.'s Americana collection.  Add star brads, and you have an easy wearable decoration so you can show your colors the holiday

Show us your creations with a pinwheel.  It can be a card, layout, home decor piece, altered item, party piece.... what can you come up with?

 Photobucketane the HoneyBees


Court said...

SOOOO proud of the gorgeous HoneyBee projects!!!!

June Houck said...

These were fun, Court. Great tut. I plan to make a couple more today!

Nice work, Beth & Betty!

Anonymous said...

Great work...looooooove your pinwheels and cards, June and Beth!!! Wowy!!! I wouldn't have ever thought of doing a pinwheel layout, Rosemary, how cool!

Rosemary said...

Goody!!..blogger is letting me post today!!..(ugh), once again you showed your creativeness and awesome projects!!

Beth said...

ladies all of your pinwheels are just adorable love how you used the idea in your layout Roe.

Court great tut.

Scrappin Rabbit Designs said...

Thanks for the inspiration Great job DT. Love your challenges.