How to Use the Pinwheel Die

How to Use the Pinwheel Die


Hi, I’m Gail, and today you are Stamping with Gail to learn how to make these cute pin wheels using the new pin wheel Sizzlit die. They are a lot of fun and they are easy. I will show you both ways: with the designer paper as well as with cardstock. So the first thing we need to do is get out our Big Shot and set up the sandwich, which will be tab one, because that’s where the Sizzlits are, with a cutting pad, die, and a 2″ square of designer paper or cardstock. Run that through, and we end up with a pinwheel, nicely cut. You know, you can make these with just a square of paper and cut them, but this makes it so much easier, and they’re always perfect. Now the next step is to find the little
holes. There are five holes that are already pre cut in here. We’re just gonna
poke through with the paper piercing tool. There is one in the
center and one at the end of each of these arms. So once you find the first one, you can
find the right rest. Sometimes, depending on the pattern in the paper they kind of hide, but they’re always going to be at the end, at the same end. And now you want to get your brad
ready. You can use the mini silver brads work really
well because i have a nice long arms, but you can also use the Designer brads. They work as well. I like them because they had some color. So your next step is take the paper
piercing tool and insert it from the back of your pinwheel, and then just take one arm at a time and walk around, giving a little squeeze, and insert each arm over the point. You give a little squeeze of each one not to give it a crease, but just to hold
it in place, and when you’ve put them all on there, just hold on very very tightly, close to the hole, remove the paper piercing tool, and insert your brad through the hole. These brads are also
a little wider, the colored ones, but they will go through; just push it
through, flip it over, open the prongs, and there’s your first pinwheel. If you want to use cardstock, you die cut it the same way, find the holes, but before you start putting it together
use the bone folder, and soften up these arms a bit. I do it along the side that has the hole. Because that is where we’re doing to be folding it. You can see as I do this, that I am actually curving it towards the hole anyway. So it makes it easier to put together since the the
card stock is heavy and a little stiff. Again, insert the paper piercing tool from the
back, just walk it around, giving it just a
little squeeze with each arm. Again, just hold it close to the hole, remove the paper-piercing tool, insert the bard, and open the prongs. Just like that. Again, You know, you also need probably if
you’re gonna make cards with this, some cute sayings like “blowing wishes your
way”, “wishing you a twirly-whirly birthday”, “you are headed in the right
direction”. How cute are these? These are just perfect to use with your new pin wheels. The
Wishes Your Way stamp set which is available in the Spring Catalog. These are my pin wheels I hope that you make some, too.=, and be sure to check out my blog www.stampingwithgail.com. If you haven’t done so already, sign up for my
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