Thursday, 25 June 2015

Party Time!! with Papermilldirect

Hello welcome to this week's +papermilldirect  blog post.  The theme is Party Invitations and the Design Team have been busy creating some fun kids themed invites, (links as always are at the end of the post).

Today I'm sharing with you my Party Time!! Windmill Invitation card.  I combined bright colours of Red & White with spots to create a bright fun windmill style Party Invite. A simple design which could be personalised to suit different colour schemes and party themes. Using the white Pearlised paper gave a sheen to the windmill and allowed the right flexibility and strength to form the shape.

papermilldirect Plain White card was scored and folded to create a card base measuring just under 6” x 6” square.For the main panel, papermilldirect Postbox Red card was cut to approx. 5 ½ “x 5 ½ “, a strip of decorative red & white washi tape was applied across both the top and bottom and the panel adhered to the card front using double sided tape.

Using papermilldirect White Pearlised paper I cut a windmill / pinwheel shape out using my Cricut Explore but these are also easy enough to cut by hand from a basic square shape. The windmill was assembled and secured using a small metal brad which I pierced through a small circle of red card and then each arm section of the windmill, closing the brad on the back.

Small self adhesive Dazzles circles were used to decorate the windmill. The Dazzles I chose were a holographic red with a gold outline as I felt they were a good match for the washi tape.  I glued a strip of white Ric Rack ribbon to the card front using clear drying Cosmic Shimmer glue and added the completed windmill to the top using 3D foam pads.

The sentiment of ‘Party Time!!’ was printed onto PMD Plain White cardstock using my Cricut Explore and the black ‘midnight’ pen. You could also handwrite, stamp or use peel offs if preferred.  To finish a medium sized Dazzle adhesive was added to each side of the sentiment and 3 larger ones were added along the washi tape border at bottom right hand side.

Materials Used:
White Pearlised Paper – Papermill Direct 
Post Box Red Card - Papermill Direct
White Ric Rac Ribbon,
Small metal Brad
Self Adhesive (peel offs) Jewel Dazzles
Washi Tape
(optional) Cricut Explore to cut shape and write sentiment
Adhesives used: Double Sided Tape, Cosmic Shimmer Glue, 3D Foam Pads

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