Monday, May 27, 2013

Spinning Pinwheel

If you’ve known me for any length of time, you’ll quickly realize that I love cards that are not the typical A2 flat rectangle.  Last month’s card workshop I help 12 friends create this cascading card.  This month my 3D card was much simpler but just as fun!  In fact, it was shocking to a few of my gals how simple it was.  While it is still an A2 card, it spins!

Would you like your very own spinner card? 

  • Place an order on my website & join my “Celebrate with Lalia” gathering and I’ll send you one of these cards and another one from my stash!  Keep reading for more info. 
  • Request the Cricut Craft Room File from me to DIY!

3D spinner card with CTMH Pinwheel SOTM Created by Lalia Harris


What’s so special about this card?  Check out this video below to see it in action.  Click here if you don’t see the video. 

I learned how to make this card from a gal named Michelle at a Western Washington team meeting last summer.  Sorry I can’t think of your last name at the moment; I’ll update this post when I find it.  Earlier this year, I was surfing Pinterest and came across this card by Simone Collins.  It was a pinwheel card which was perfect inspiration for the May Stamp of the Month!  She has a full tutorial on how to create the slot with punches and how to assemble the card.  It’s quite good and I’m not going to duplicate her efforts here.

I am a Cricut lover so I created a Cricut Craft Room (CCR) file.  It uses the Cricut Craftroom Basics cartridge that comes with CCR so anyone can use it.  Contact me to request this CCR file. 

You can cut 6 card fronts with a slot on a 12x12 mat. Your project should look like this when you load it in to CCR. 

Free CCR file to create Spinner Card


This Pinwheel stamp is only available in May from Close to My Heart so hurry, time is running out!  Here’s a link to see it online

It’s just $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95.  Either way, it’s only available until May 31. 


To celebrate this month, anyone who places an order on my website will receive 2 free cards this month.  Would you like one of these cards?  If you order $50 or more, you’ll receive hostess rewards valued at 10% of your product order! 

Shop now. 


  1. Oh my gosh!!! This is adorable!!! Lalia, I am going to send you a FB message...these would be perfect for my OWH Card Workshop this month!!! Wouldn't this put a smile on a hero's face! :)

    1. They would be fun for OWH! And so easy to do in patriotic colors. I used Red & Yellow pinwheel on a yellow base for my hubby's birthday last month.

      BTW, I have another card using the June SOTM with a spinner!