Again, I'm here with a nearly last minute entry to TAWS BE Inspired Challenge #48
Aren't these pinwheel-sporting treat boxes adorable!!
As you'll see, my cards are *really* basic, focusing on the colours, combined with inspiration drawn from the eye-catching, yet simple designs found on the current Just Us Girls Challenge #229:
Marissa's card, in particular,
really caught my attention, so my second card is a 'sort of' reflection of her interpretation. To the wonderful JUGS ladies: hope it's okay my tree is grey and bird pink. If not, let me know and I'll take 'er away.
Here's my take...hoping that those pink blossoms of spring will be making an appearance soon!
Sigh... photographing is pa-thet-ic...they really are much more vibrant for reals...
Once again, I was hesitant about adding my cards - they're simple (yet took me ages to make, as is par for the course), and I really wanted to create something more 'pinwheel' like. Alas, no such stamps of that ilk are in my collection. HOWEVER, I do have 'pinwheel creation' as part of my crafting repertoire, so if you have a moment, I'll tell you a wee tale...
My dad and sister-in-law share the same April birthday, so two years ago - which upon reflection, was my 'first step' into the world of crafting - I tried to figure out something that my niece and I could 'sort of'create together as a combined birthday gift; something a 'little girl' would like to share. A bunch of thinking and searching later, I found instructions for some pinwheels; instructions that, as I quickly learned, were well beyond my capabilities (hint: eyelets required - and I didn't have an eyelet clamper-on-er thing, so the hammer had to come out. Dowels to be sawed to size...oh, the production). I also decided, given the labour intensity (for me, anyway), that two pinwheels might as well become more, so the grand total was six or seven.
I prepared all the pieces, then took them to my brother and sister-in-laws to assemble with "high hopes" that Ms. Niece would help out. She did (she was 2 at the time) kind of - mainly playing with glue, and not necessarily applying it to pinwheel construction. My #1 helper turned out to be my brother; he tackled the assembly like nobody's business, and in fairly short order, we had pinwheels ready for my niece to hand out at the birthday supper. Even now, two years later, my sister-in-law has her vase of 'wheels on the kitchen island, and the kids play with them often.
Here's a couple of photos....still can't believe *I* made them...with handy-man brother's help...(I should make more - with paper that's patterned on both sides. Clueless at the time - and little did I know this would be the 'gateway' to my pp 'addiction'...)
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