Saturday, June 2, 2012

LMCB # 91 - "How do you fold?" 12 x 12 4th of July Layout

Happy happy weekend to you all!!  And with the glorious weekend, we have a NEW FUN challenge for you over at Lasting Memories Layout Challenges!! LMCB 91
HUH??  Is that what you are saying?  Well... just keep reading.  This is easy and fun!!
We want to see you FOLD PAPER on your layouts!!  Everything from folded corners, to fan-fold flowers to circles folded in half for a banner... to MY idea... PINWHEELS!!  There are so many variations of folded paper and what you can do... and we want to see your secret paper folds!!  
If you don't have your own idea... STEAL one of the fabulous ideas from our DESIGN TEAM!!  Lots of wonderful inspiration there!!

But back to my FOLDED PAPER IDEA... I chose to do a PINWHEEL for this challenge.

Here is my Folded Paper Pinwheel!!  I'll get to the "How to" in a second.

And here is close-up of all my STAR and CIRCLE punches that I am using... for I am entering this over with the Ladies at FROSTED DESIGNS . Their current FAB FRIDAY challenge is to use PUNCHES.
You have until Thursday to enter their challenge. 

And last but not least... I followed a VERY inspiring sketch over at ARTFUL DELIGHT.  It's their sketch for JUNE.  I'm way ahead of the game on this one!  I followed the sketch almost exactly, except that I added 2 more photos in the corner because I just had to have my kids with sparklers on this layout.  
You have LOTS of time to join in the JUNE Sketch challenge!!

Soooo.... I hope you find some time to join us all at LASTING MEMORIES for our "How do you Fold??" challenge!!!  You have until Saturday, June 9th at 9pm EST to join!!!
We do have a PRIZE This week!  
A SURPRISE Goody Bag from our Scrappy Leader KAREN !!
  You also have the chance to be a part of our TOP 3 or FEATURED throughout the week.  That is a whole bunch of reasons to play!!  

Ohhhh... and so you might be wondering how I made my Pinwheel??  Pretty darn easy.  I will give you the real quick version of a tutorial... but... I may be able to point you to our Lasting Memories challenge blog for a more detailed tutorial version later on this week!!  

1.  Cut out any size square of paper.  I used 3" x 3" for mine.
2.  Cut a straight line from each corner of the square to the center... not quite cutting all the way through.
3.  Fold each pointed corner piece inward towards the center of the square, overlapping the points.
4.  Punch a small hole in the center of the square where all the points join and fasten with a brad, eyelet, anything you can think of.   I used a brad for mine.  
5.  That is it.  You have a 4 pointed pinwheel.  
6.  I made 2 of these and then layered them on top of each other for more POP and Dimension.
7.  The final touch is a lollipop stick added for the handle.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Happy Scrappin'!!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is soooooooooo fun! LOVING the colors, the circles and those stars! Loveeeeee it!!

June Houck said...

Super fun LO and great take on the sketch! Yummy inspiration here, Michele :)

artfuldelight said...

Love love love it!!! Your pinwheel is the perfect touch. And the photos of your kids, adorable. :-) Thank you for playing along with Artful Delight this month. So glad you got to get in on another challenge. :-)

Teresa Jaye said...

What a fun layout! Your pinwheel is so cute and the pictures are adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs!

TeenaBugg38 said...

Whewwwwwwwwwwwwwwww I don't have to do the pinwheel tute!!! Neener neener neener!!!!! Michele I LOVE this!!! So fun!! And the pinwheels are addictive!! I have them layout all over my house at the moment....LOL. Love everything about your layout!!! 2 thumbs up!!!

Elizabeth said...

Oh how I love this!!!! The colors and pinwheel are perfect for these photos! AWESOME!!!

Renee said...

What a fun page Michele! Love the pinwheel idea & all those circles.

Kimberly said...

great LO - love the fans!!!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Michele, love what you did with your LO and love your pin wheels too!

Carol Theng said...

A very fun and striking layout. love the pin wheel. thanks for sharing with us at Frosted Designs.

Haven_mom4 said...

Super easy pinwheel, but so striking and a great fit to your layout. Going to have to do one now.

Suzanne said...

Loving the adorable pics and the pinwheel. Great patriotic colors.

craftin-dawn said...

What a fun layout!! love it!

Kristie said...

Super fun page! Love the pinwheel and your sparkly stars :)

Julie said...

such a great patriotic page and love the pinwheel!! One of my favs so far.

Annie Anya said...

Stunning l/o....colours are just so vibrant and the photos gorgeously cheery....x

Karen Wilson said...

LOVE this, Michele!! I have never done one of these, will have to try sometime. Your LO is awesome to. Love the way the colors just pop and the kid's look like they're having a blast!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

This is such an awesome layout!! I LOVE that pinwheel. So glad you could join us at Artful Delight for our latest challenge. Please check out my blogaversary giveaway here

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the pin wheel!!! Thanks for joining us at Artful Delight, now if only I could get around to making a layout.

Karen B. said...

What a perfect take on the sketch, I really like how fun your layout is! Thanks for playing at Artful Delight!