I promised a tutorial and some tips for the card that I posted yesterday. That pinwheel die can cause some difficulity for people if they are unfamiliar with how to assemble it. I have put together over two dozen of these and have some tricks to create a full, pretty pinwheel without driving yourself crazy!
Pinwheel Sizzlets Die
Designer Series Paper
1/8" Mini Brad
Use your Pinwheel Sizzlet Die to cut your Designer Series Paper. If needed use your Paper Piercer to poke the leftover paper out of the holes in the corners of your pinwheel.
Use the bone folder to curl the points of the pinwheel that have holes.
TIP: When you are curling your edges, pay attention to the side that you would like facing upward. In the photo above, the pinwheel on the right starts with the multi-colored side facing upward and the blue side folded to the middle. The blue side will be the most visible. The pinwheel on the right is the opposite, each direction will have a unique look.
Continue folding each corner in succession, until all edges are folded inward and the holes are placed over the center thumb tack. Press all the folds flat. This allows you to lift the pinwheel from the thumb tack while all the holes remain aligned.
While holding your pinwheel, place your 1/8" Mini Brad through all of the center holes. Open the legs of the brad to secure your pinwheel.
Once your pinwheel is secure, insert your pencil into each loop and spin it while pressing your finger against the fold. This is will "fluff" your pinwheel and add dimension. Now you can use your finished pinwheel on your project.
TIP: Your pinwheel can also be left flat for easier mailing.
Thanks for letting me share!