Monday, March 5, 2012

Let's Celebrate!

Happy Monday everyone! It's Heather, and I'm back to share my latest project. 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. That's why you see the big, layered octagon used as a background. I decided to break my hexagon obsession for a while.

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!


  1. nice job, love the sketch, layout and all the emb. i saved it to sb page folder.!! i liked that kit just couldn't decide between the two.

  2. I want to go make some pinwheels! They are fabulous!