Helllllllllo there! Happy almost 4th of July! I am here today to share a fun Summer project for RRR using the Scor-pal buddy. We are pairing up with them this month to bring you some fun tutorials and lots of inspiration. First off I just have to say I am having so much fun with this little dandy! It makes it so easy to create perfect folds. Now My idea started off with deciding I wanted to try out making some home-made pinwheels. I have seen such sweet ones here and there and finally decided it was time to create some of my own. I off course ended up making a pocket for all my goodies...it just always seems to happen that way.
As you can see my first photo shows a couple of pattern pieces...I cut mine into 3 x 3's. I wanted smaller pinwheels because I decided I wanted them used as tags to top off on presents or a package. I double layered my squares using scor-tape so they were sturdy and had pattern on both sides. I than inked them around all the edges and than sat each square on the scor-buddy at a diagonal and scored corner to corner. This creates 4 "triangles" on each square piece. From there you simply cut in on each corner using scissors approximately 3/4's of the way. The scored line from the scor-buddy makes it easy to cut a straight line. After you are done with that you fold each alternating corner towards the middle of the square. I scored these lines as well to get a nice fold. Once I was done I simply used a bit of hot glue to keep in place. EAsy PAsy! NOW...you are ready to add some personality to them! I used some felt flowers, big red chunky buttons threaded with light blue jute, crochet flowers..whatever suits your fancy. I topped them off with red seam binding and little mini tags with a sweet sentiment from Crafty Secrets. I added some lolli-pop sticks to the back side.
As I said I couldn't stop there....I stitched up a pocket using matching papers and decided to use one of my pinwheels as center stage on the pocket. I wrapped some yummy chevron twill in light blue around the pocket and made a double bow. I wanted to add some more texture to the bottom and so I added some Camille crochet lace and pom pom trim. I also made a matching card and simple little bicycle tag using more red seam bindings as well as some bakers twine. I am calling it a happy pappy pocket with happy pappy pinwheels...why??? I don't know...I just like the name and I just like saying it! Works for me..lol.....anyways..I hope you enjoy! hugs, cherry