Thursday, July 22, 2010

making PINWHEELS!!

hello and HAPPY HAPPY hip hop!!
i am so excited that you are HERE today...
i have a SUPER FUN & SUPER EASY tutorial for you!

check it out...

PINWHEELS!!
i was inspired to create this pinwheel by angela...
she made a TON of these for our unity booth next week for CHA in chicago!! 
...and when she showed me how to make them...i just couldn't believe how ADORABLE yet EASY they were to create!!


to create the pinwheel in my card i used a
2 x 2 inch square

fold over each corner to the opposite corner and make a crease.

it'll look like above. these are your guidelines as to where you should CUT slits...

cut slits into the paper right on the crease you made above...
just don't cut all the way to the center...leave a little bit of room.

put a DOT in each of the corners as the image above shows.

punch holes...including the center


...then fold them all into the middle so that they holes all line up...

and WAH-LAH!!


see...how EASY was that!
YOU have to try them!!
leave a COMMENT below for your chance to WIN
SWEET THOUGHTS OF SPRING!!
{this kit has the MOST adorable scallops that you will use ALL YEAR ROUND!!}

also...if you didn't start out at the unity blog...click below to start the hop out at the beginning!

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Eryn Hagen

56 comments:

  1. I heard about these pinwheels, Eryn and can't wait to see them in person...thanks for the tutorial...now to keep hopping :)

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  2. Well, it is wonderful.. I never thought to prehole the sides.. you are a brilliant!! I am going to give these a try.. thanks so much Eryn.

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  3. Those pinwheels are simply adorable. It makes me want to make a bunch of them! Thanks for sharing with us how to make them!!!

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  4. Those are cute and there are also dies out there too. I have both a 2x2 and 4x4 version from Quickutz.

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  5. Amazing card!!!!!!
    Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  6. ack! I'm bouncing up and down here cuz, THESE ARE FREAKIN ADORABLE!!!!

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  7. Love the pinwheels...and they are easy to make. Thanks for sharing the "how to".

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  8. What an amazing idea!! I just love these pinwheels. Can't wait to try them out :) (BTW, where are the winners of the That's How Thursday comment prizes usually posted? I love these tutorials and almost always comment, but then I never see anything afterward about who won these fabby prizes. Surely the winner deserves some high fives!!)

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  9. Thanks for a great and easy to follower tutorial. I just love pinwheels. Thanks for a chance at this sweet set too!

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  10. Love the pinwheels! And how you layered it with the Now & Always flower is just perfect! Thanks for the inspiration and tutorial--I'm going to have to create a pinwheel tonight after work. :-)

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  11. How cute - this pinwheel is adorable!

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  12. I love how you layered the pinwheel over the flower, gives it an extra special touch! So cute and thank you for the tutorial :)

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  13. What an easy embellishment! Thanks for the visual! Going to have to try this out soon! Still think it is fabulous you layered the pinwheel on the flower!

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  14. I am hosting a Baby Shower next week and have made some 12x12 and 6x6 pinwheels for decorations, but I will be making some 2x2's now. And I would have never thought about the premade holes if it weren't for this tutorial. Thanks so much.

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  15. I think even I could make those - you make them look so easy! And they would be so darling on a kids card or even a baby card with the right papers! This will be my new weekend project to try out. And the HOP was so much fun - now on to splitcoast for even MORE fun and chatting about my favorite passion in the Unity forum!

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  16. I love pinwheels! How adorable!

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  17. Great easy tutorial! Will definately give this a try.

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  18. thanks for this tutorial, eryn! your card is precious!

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  19. WOW--great easy tutorial! Did you know that CARDS has a challenge this week for pinwheel creations??? You should submit it to Paige!! CUTE:)

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  20. If I would've know how easy those were to make I'd have done them ages ago! now to go make some! thanks :) and I enjoyed the hop today - lots and lots of goodness!!!

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  21. Eryn,
    Love the pinwheel! It is printed and I can't wait to play!

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  22. I had soooo Much fun on this hop :)
    Now I can make a pinwheel tonight, what more can a girl ask for (Do you refill coffee too...LOL)
    Love the cards!!!!!

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  23. Thanks for sharing the tutorial!

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  24. That is sooo cool looking!! Can't wait to give it a try.....if I ever get back to my crafting space (teenagers have invaded my basement!)

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  25. love your card and thanks for the tutorial!

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  26. I have been wanting to try to make those. They are so cute.

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  27. I need to make some pinwheels with my kids! Thanks for the easy instructions!

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  28. great easy instructions

    Thanks,
    Teri

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  29. Thanks for the tutorial, loved it going to make soe. Love the paper you used. Great colors.

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  30. This is my FAV type of tutorial - I don't have to go buy anything or invest an hour, yet i have something so stinkin' cute it absolutely MAKES the card. i know what i am doing tonight...
    Kelly

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  31. I like pinwheels - love the way you layered yours over the flower - super cute!

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  32. I just made one following your tutorial. So fun!
    Thanks. Dreama

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  33. thanks for sharing how you made these - so cute & I'll sure be making some myself

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  34. Awesome! I was wondering how to create a pinwheel and then there you are helping me out!~

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  35. Thanks for the tip! This is so stinkin' cute!!

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  36. Beautiful, I will definitely be making this.

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  37. So easy and sooooo cute! Thanks for the tutorial!

    Carol B
    www.scraphappystudio.blogspot.com

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  38. Thanks for the tutorial, looks super easy to make these!

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  39. As soon as I saw this I went and tried it! So easy and super cute! Thanks so much for the tutorial!!

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  40. Cute cute cute. I tried this immediately when I saw it!

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  41. Thanks for the tutorial on the pinwheels. Can't wait to give them a try.

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  42. I need to make some of these! Soo cute!

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  43. Eryn..you rock! I've been wanting to make these for awhile and now that I have seen..I need to try!! Your card is gorgeous too! Thanks for a great tutorial!!

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  44. awww this turned out soo super cute, I can't wait to try this technique...we'll probably end up with pinwheels around our whole house! lol

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  45. I need to try these pinwheels again - haven't made one in a long time. Thanks for reminding me how to!!

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  46. This looks so easy and fun, and they'll look totally different with each pattern you choose. Nice change from flowers. Thanks.

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  47. This looks like so much fun, I can NOT wait to try it out!

    Thank you so much for sharing!!!

    ~Ola
    okj83 at live dot com

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  48. OH my gosh, I can just imagine 'huge' pinwheels at the Unity booth! Yours looks great on that flower...LOVE THIS Eryn!!!

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  49. I am SOO trying these pinwheels!! LOVE them!!

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  50. Thank you so much for having this blog hop I started at the beginning at 3 am it now 5 and I going back to bed...LOL
    It was worth not being able to sleep tonight
    Love all the site and best part is I get to learn the cute pin wheel tech...

    The Scrapbooking Queen

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  51. LOVE the pinwheel and it was easy. I was doubtful but your instructions are great. Can't wait to give it a try.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Donna
    DonnaCMC at optonline dot net

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  52. SCS posted your pinwheel postcard and it RAELLY caught my eye! I LOVE doing things with paper that are more than just punching out a shape. Thanks so much for posting the tutorial on this pinwheel. I have a feeling my next few b-day cards are going to have pinwheels! :)

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  53. Okay, I just made a trial one using a 4x4 inch post-it note! I stuck 2 back to back so it'd be sturdier. INTERESTING! Yes it was easy! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  54. Thanks for sharing - - just made one, and they are really cute!

    I wasn't sure it would be as easy as you made it sound - - but it really is. I always write instructions down, and make a sample - great instructions!

    Thanks again!

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  55. Just the most perfectly easy but just gorgeous thing I needed for some inspiration to make some mroe cards.... THANKS!!

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