I'm a Guest Designer!

So excited to share this card and introduce you to the Creative Belli challenge blog. Early last week, my friend, Robin Kirkpatrick, asked if I was interested on being the Guest Designer for this week. Well, of course I said yes. So, I set to work on my card for the following sketch.

I flattened it a bit and stretched it a bit, but all and alI stuck with the original elements.  I made the pinwheels by modgepodging(This is a word, I am sure of it.)two layers of the printed digital papers I used for this card. Then I cut the squares using Nestibilities. I found a pinwheel pattern on-line and used it as a guide for where to make the cuts so the squares became pinwheels. I used a glue dot in the center to hold the corners, poked a hole in the center and used the brads to secure everything together. I think I should have distressed the pinwheel edges more before I assembled them, but oh well. 

The theme this week for the CARDS blog challenge is Fourth of July, so I hope to use all my scraps to pull together another card by Friday.  

I want to thank everyone at Creative Belli for having me this week and for hosting such great challenges. Stop by and try your hand at the sketch. Also, go visit Robin at her blog, Robin's Rubber Room, and see what great things she does with her cards.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest creation. I'd love to hear from you so leave a comment or ask a question. 

Happy Day!


Stamps: Expressions (KI Memories), Series 12 (Studio G), Fresh (American Crafts)
Ink: Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy 9PTI), Antique Linen 9Ranger)
Paper: Kraft (PTI), digi papers
Other: Crimson Lake ( Marvy Marker) Que Sera Fera Brads (K and Co.)


  1. Love it Sally! Great idea with the pinwheels. Thanks so much for joining us at the Creative Belli Challenge as our Guest Designer.

  2. LOVE the idea with the pinwheels! Fab 4th of July card!

  3. WOW! Sally, congrats on your guest designer gig and GOSH! What a start! This card is BREATHTAKING! I'm so NOT ready for the 4th of July but this card truly makes me want to dust off the old flag! Thanks for sharing the patriotic spirit and this FANTASTIC inspiration! {America IS beautiful!} hee hee Happy 4th, crafty girl!

  4. Your card is so great, those little pinwheels are way too cute! Congrats on the shout out at CARDS

  5. Love the pinwheels! Makes an awesome card!

  6. Sally your pinwheels are so awesome!!! I just love your card and I'm so glad you joined us as a guest designer!!

  7. This is fabulous! I love the length of this card, the whimsical clouds and those pinwheels.


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