There’s an easy way and maybe not so easy way to do things, right? LOL… so when I first die-cut the tiny pinwheel using the new sizzlit s pinwheel die featured on page 33 of the new spring catalog, guess what? Yep… the not so easy way!!!
The new pinwheel die cut is too cute… and it makes the cutest darn pinwheels that would be too cute on a scrapbook page, 3D package or card….
The die works well with double sided scrapbook paper cut into a 2x2 square.
Don’t toss the leftover scrap from the die cut… it’s useable too! The first thing you need to do after making the die cut is cleanse the holes in the center and each corner… looking for the indention, each triangle will have one hole.
Next, load one corner of each triangle onto your paper piercing tool… and finally through the center hole of the pinwheel.
And finally, pinch the pinwheel with your fingers while inserting a tiny silver brad (or a regular brad) through the layered holes.
Remember I said there was an easy way and a hard way (or not so easy way)? LOL… when I loaded the paper piercing tool with the pinwheel, I began with the corners of each triangle but…
NOW… THE EASY WAY to do it is to load it from underneath the pinwheel through the center hole first and then roll each corner onto the paper piercing tool… that way when you go to insert the brad, you can back out the piercing tool at the same time (Exactly the opposite of what I did in the first few photos!!)
See you tomorrow with another new product sneak peek from the new spring catalog, hope you’ll stop back by!
On another note… I’ve removed DISQUS from my blog as it seems to have caused problems for people commenting. Since I’m getting an inordinate amount of spam lately, I’ve also had to enable both comment moderation and the word verification or CAPTCHA phrase… sorry if that’s an inconvenience for you… but the spammers apparently sleep less than I do!!
I look forward to reading your comments!
Shop my online stampin’ up store for the pinwheel sizzlit s die available January 3, 2013.