©Michele Emerson-Roberts 2015
I remember playing with “whirly gigs” as a child…… do you? They were fun and easy to obtain. It was such fun to run and run and watch the wind make them whirl. Wouldn't it be wonderful to be a kid again!
- Any of the Arnold Grummer paper making kits
- Scraps of pink and white paper (think junk mail)
- Blender, sponges & soft towels
- Microwave, heat gun or sunny window
- Scor-pal™ (LOVE the new 1/8” version)
- Die: CheeryLynn # B413 “Enjoy”
- Spellbinders’ Grand Calibur II™ die cutting machine
- Westcott™ scissors
- Two pieces 2” square of patterned paper
- ColorBox™ light pink Chalk ink pad, Stylus™ handle & tip
- Beacon QuickGrip™ and ZipDry™ adhesive
- Scrap of white handmade paper
- Pencil, 1/8” round hole punch
- Two tiny white brads
- Follow the instructions found in any of the AG paper making kits or books to create one sheet of pink handmade paper (think card stock weight).
- When the paper is dry, fold in half and tear to create two 5 ½ x 8 ½” pieces.
- Score and fold to create two 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards. Set one card aside for a future project.
- Die cut the word “Enjoy” from the scrap of white handmade paper.
- Use the pencil to lightly mark on the diagonal all 4 corners.
- Cut on the lines leaving approx. ½” in the middle of the square.
- Fold each section toward the middle and adhere them with the ZipDry™ adhesive.
- Cut two thin strips of white for the handles.
- Use the 1/8” hole punch to place a hole in the center of the whirly gig and the end of the paper handle
- Assemble them with the tiny brad.
- Attach the two whirly gigs to the upper portion of the card with QuickGrip™.
- Attach the word to the lower portion of the card with ZipDry™.
- Add a message inside the card. Enjoy!