Monday, May 7, 2012

What a Wonderful World- Getting Cricky Guest Designer

Hello Crafty Friends!!

I'm so excited to be a Guest Designer over at Getting Cricky with K. Andrew today!!! I just LOVE all of her stamp sets, and I almost have all of the sets she has released so far! :)

When Kristal asked me to be a guest designer, I was more than thrilled! I already knew right away what I was going to make to share with everyone! A few weeks ago I shared a project that I made that included some adorable pinwheels, and I wanted to take a chance to share how to make them with you, so that you can add them to your projects as well!

 Here are all of the items you need to get started. The patterened paper is double sided and is from My Minds Eye: Fine & Dandy Girl 6x6 Pad, DCWV Rickrack Cards Blue & Brown, Mrs. LuvvyOwl- Digital Delights by Louby Loo, Timeless Twine, lollipop sticks, brads

 From the 6x6 paper cut two 2 1/2 inch x 2 1/2 inch squares.

 Next cut slits that are about 1 1/2 inches long from each corner to the center of the square.

 You will then fold one side of each flap to the center of the square. Each of the corners should overalap slightly. Put a hole in teh center where the flaps overlap and insert a brad.

Once you have inserted the brad, you can attach your pinwheel to the lollipop stick using a glue dot and use the twine to tie a little bow! I colored the lollipop stick with Tim Holtz Distress Ink- Vintage Photo.

Voila! You have now created your very own pinwheel! Aren't they super cute! the best part is that they are super easy to make!
Once I had my pinwheel made, I was ready to put my project together! I just LOVE how this project came together! Here is the stamp set that I am featuring in my projects today:

Of Mice & Lil Men

 Here is the project put all together! I just LOVE it!!

Here is a close up of the top half of my project! The cute little owl is perched on the other lollipop stick, since I only needed one pinwheel for this project! This awesome sentiment is from the Of Mice and Lil Men stamp set from K. Andrew Design! This set is AWESOME and also goes perfect with so many different projects!

And here is a close up of the bottom half! This sentiment is from one of my favorite K. Andrew Design stamp sets- Positive Thoughts! This set has some very inspirational sentiments!!!

I was so excited about my guest designer opportunity that I created a few other projects to share as well! Sorry if I went overboard! LOL!!

 Sentiments are from the following sets, Of Mice and Lil Men, All in the Family, & Crafty Friends.
This tag is for a sweet treat that I will be giving to one of my co-workers who has had a lot going on lately and just needs a little pick me up!

 Sentiments are from the following sets: Splashtastic Summer, Of Mice & Lil Men. Image is Daisy Flower from Digital Delights by Louby Loo

Last but not least is the Graduation announcment card that I am making for my little sister to send out to family letting them know about her graduation this month! Sentiment is from Of Mice & Lil Men and grad cap is from Happy Graduation cartridge!!!

WOW!!! So many fun projects each showcasing how awesome and versatile the K. Andrew Design stamps are, especially the set Of Mice and Lil Men!!! Be sure to head over to Kristal's store to grab your very own set so that you can get creating!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking time to see my creations! I hope that you have been inspired!

Until Next Time...

Big Crafty Butterfly Hugs!!!