Sunday, March 4, 2012

Let’s Celebrate!

I have a confession to make. This month, every single one of my Scraptastic Club projects will have die cuts on them. I recently discovered dust on the top of my Cricut Expression and I was mortified. I’m a bad Cricut owner. As a result, I challenged myself to use my Cricut at least four times this month. That's why you see the big, layered octagon used as a background. I decided to break my hexagon obsession for a while as well. After all, octagons need love too!

I've wanted to use pinwheels as an embellishment on one of my pages forever. The pinwheel journaling sticker from the Celebrate Life kit inspired me to give it a try. I googled pinwheel tutorials and they have tons of videos available on YouTube. It's easier than you think!

I do want to add one little tip that I discovered. My pinwheels looked really flat and unrealistic at first. My solution was to push a pencil into the curve of each arm so I could gently shape the curve around the barrel of the pencil. They were much more dimensional and pretty after that! 

Last but not least, I took a detailed photo of the title work. I layered two of the flower stickers on top of one another, then I placed the title over that. The corner of the octagon looked really plain after all of the fancy title work, so I stuck a tiny star sticker under the edge.

I hope everyone has a wonderfully scrappy week! I’ll be back tomorrow with more projects, and later this week I will have a readers’ page post.

Wood Grain Thank you


Mitra Pratt said...

Adorable!!! My cutter gets dusty too and sometimes it goes non-stop!

Just Jaime said...

So cute! With my Silhouette I go through phases, sometimes I wonder how I ever got on with out it and other times I wonder why I bought it. Love the title work!

Cindy deRosier said...

Ocatgons? I bet it'll be the next big Thing, you trendsetter, you!

Nancy Keslin aka Homesclscrapper said...

so cute. love your pinwheels.

Sue said...

so cute! love those awesome pinwheels!!