Friday, February 17

Five Minute Friday --Delight

EDIT: This card I made came from an idea I found on Pinterest. Here is the original pin of the cute card that inspired me... but she didn't show how to make a pinwheel, so I had to figure it out myself. I did up a little tutorial near the end of this post just for YOU! :)  I am linking this to The CSI Project's Pinterest Inspired Week.

It's Five Minute Friday... time for writing without worrying (impossible for me)! 
Stop by The Gypsy Mama and give it a try!

So, my card making "business" has been heavy on my mind lately... I REALLY want to go somewhere with it. I find delight in hiding in the basement with all of my stamps and inks and paper and punches and ribbon and buttons... I love creating cards that are made from my heart and with my hands.

I delight in finding someone who loves my cards (namely my mom and sister). Thankfully I have a few friends who like them too, and buy from me occasionally. I have also found great delight in donating them to causes in an effort to support friends/ministry and getting my name out there. I also delight in giving cards as gifts. Handmade thankyou notes make a unique shower gifts... wedding or baby!

I was on a card making binge before the holidays because I participated in a craft show... but in the busyness of the holidays I haven't spend much time at my card table since. This week, I had a friend ask for a couple of birthday cards, and I had the urge to create for CSI Project Red theme, so I am delighted to say that I made it back into my craft room this week.

What do you delight in?


Not sure I can do 3 blog posts in one day, and I already posted my Project 52 post, so I am combining my Five Minute Friday with my CSI Red theme note card... hope you like it!

My favorite part of this card is the pinwheel...  Here is how I created it.  This would be a great addition to any paper crafting or scrapbook project!!
Take two coordinating squares (mine are 1 1/2 inches) and offset and glue together. Punch a little hole in the middle. Take printed paper and fold corner to corner twice, unfold and punch a hole in the middle. Then cut about 3/4 of the way in on each corner. Using adhesive, fold the corners in to create a pinwheel, then glue to accent squares and secure with small brad.

I love the red and turquoise together and then just jazzed up the card with some more red paper and red and gold ribbon!

I have 9 more pinwheels made so we will see what other fun cards I can create with them... got an idea for me? Share it!!  Want to order the card you see here? Stop by my shop!


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  1. Okay, you've almost convinced me to try 5 Minute Friday. Maybe next week:-)

    I delight in baking. I love baking bread for my family and food gifts for friends and neighbors. I love the way it makes the kitchen warm in winter and the house feel like a true home. I even delight in the way our crazy little dog waits for me to drop something as I cook or bake (that happens more often than I'd like to admit out loud!).

  2. I'm dropping by as the guest judge on The CSI Project this week. What a cute card. And I love the tutorial on the pinwheels. So many uses for those! Great job!


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