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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Lil' Inker Designs: Mini Pinwheel Die

Welcome to another day of the Lil' Inker New Release Blog Hop!!  Hasn't this been fun!?  If you are following along in the blog hop you should have arrived from one of my best friend's blogs, Amy!

Today I get to share the new MINI Pinwheel die!  Lil' Inker Designs already has a fabulous pinwheel die but this new mini die is about 75% of the original size (which means it is 25% smaller than the original die) and is just perfect for cards and projects and is a wonderful compliment to the original!


I wanted to do something with a Halloween theme for today's project but I really don't own anything Halloween (except for a dollar stamp that I bought after this project was completed).  So, I set off to my local Goodwill store to see what I could find to repurpose!  I wasn't sure what I was looking for but knew I would know when I found it and I did!! I found an ugly gold vase container.  It's hard to imagine that it ever looked good new, lol!! I bought it for $1 and took it home and spray painted it black.  Here's the final result:


Not to bad for a repurposing job huh? 

Now look at those adorable pinwheels!! Oh, I loved working with these!  The pinwheel on the card is the original, full-sized pinwheel and the four pinwheels hanging around the vase are all adorable mini-pinwheels.


Aren't these SO stinkin' cute!!  I chose papers for the pinwheels that were Fall/Halloween colors and mixed and matched them.  I think that even without Halloween stamps, I was able to pull off my theme. 


Here is a picture of the bud vase outside of its container.  I filled the vase with Gobstoppers...they are the PERFECT colors for Halloween!


Here's one more look at the candy container.  This is on one of the sides.  I hung the pinwheels with Charcoal twine at alternating lengths around the container and then tied the twine at the top with a button.


The card continues to carry on the theme of the candy container.  I used the same papers, pulling in the black for the card base.  Like I said earlier the pinwheel on this card is the original sized Pinwheel which is also available in the Lil' Inker Designs Shop!  I used the Sentiment Flags Die and stamped a sentiment from the Rainbows & Clouds Stamp Set.


I also used my Champagne VersaMark pad to add glitter to the card front.  Hopefully you can pick that up a little from this photo.  I love how it glimmers in real life!

All of the pinwheel products which includes both sizes of pinwheel dies and the coordinating stamp set will be available for purchase seperately in the Lil' Inker Designs Store!! 

Your next stop on this blog hop is to Teresa's amazing blog!

I will be back tomorrow with ANOTHER fun release!! I can't wait to share with you what I put together!!

There are still three $10 Shopping Sprees up for grabs, so make your way over to the rest of the Design Team blogs to leave comments each day this week. You have through Sunday, September 25th to complete the hop. Winners will be announced on the Lil' Inker Shop Blog on Monday, September 26th.

Here are the rest of the designers that are featuring products with the Mini Pinwheel die today:
Jen (You are Here!)

Supplies
Lil' Inker Designs:  Mini Pinwheel Die, Original Pinwheel Die, Sentiment Flags Die, Rainbow & Clouds Stamp Set
Other:  Charcoal Twine from The Twinery, Cosmo Cricket Snorkel Paper, Lost & Found Paper, PTI Black & Simply Chartreuse Cardstock, PTI Cane Impression Plate, Fiskars Border Die, Brads, PTI True Black Ink, VersaMark Champagne Ink, Buttons

32 comments:

  1. Very cute projects! The rainbow against the black is really beautiful, and yes . . .I can just see the Versamark champagne glitter.

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  2. So very cute! I love the colors. There might be a whole bunch of pinwheels hanging around my house after this!

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  3. You are always so clever and innovative, those pinwheels look great hanging!

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  4. These are super fun projects Jen! LOVE them!

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  5. So many ways to use this tiny pinwheel...so cute!!

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  6. Well, look at that. What a cool find and cute project. Can't picture that thing gold, it looks good in black. :P

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  7. wow.. I just love the bright colors.. :) that basket rocks too :) hugs

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  8. I couldn't wait to get up this morning to check out your blog post. You did not disappoint. What a fabby project. Now, I think I need the bigger die, too! So cute.

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  9. I love, love, love this project! What a fantastic transformation from an ugly old vase to a beautiful decoration!

    TFS!

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  10. Cute, fun, and cheery! Thanks for the great ideas. :)

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  11. Lovin' those colors and that cage/basket is pretty darn cool!

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  12. Super cute project, Jen!! LOVE the dangling brightly colored pinwheels and how they perfectly complement the gobstoppers!! And way to go repurposing that vase container!!

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  13. This one looks good enough to eat and I'm not just saying that because you showed it next to candy!

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  14. A bud vase with Gobstoppers and mini pinwheels hung with twine? It's genius!! I love this project, Jen!

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  15. Oh yeah, Candy for the Eyes! home run on this color combo, make you feel like are getting pummeled by sunshine and rainbows all at once. I need a lemon drop now.... :)

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  16. This is anamazing project! That pinwheel card is fab! The paper you chose is shown off so well in that pinwheel. :)

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  17. This one is so cute. Love pinwheels.

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  18. Very clever idea and I like the papers you used.

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  19. This TOO is an amazing gift set. I'm so impressed that you busted out the spray paint!!! Really really lovely and SO colorful! Great job, Jen!

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  20. This is so fun, Jen, and I'm lovin' all the colours! I love how you repurposed a $1 Goodwill find, too!

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  21. These are adorable! I love that candle holder! Great re-purpose there! And that card is so cute! I love the colors you used with the pp!!

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  22. Love your paper choices Jen! Your bud base with the candy inside is a fun home accent/decor item! I need to look for unusual items and repurpose them! Very festive!

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