©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


  1. 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). 
  2. When the paper is dry, fold in half and tear to create two 5 ½ x 8 ½” pieces.
  3. Score and fold to create two 4 ¼ x 5 ½” cards. Set one card aside for a future project.
  4. Die cut the word “Enjoy” from the scrap of white handmade paper.
  5. Use the pencil to lightly mark on the diagonal all 4 corners.
  6. Cut on the lines leaving approx. ½” in the middle of the square.
  7. Fold each section toward the middle and adhere them with the ZipDry™ adhesive.
  8. Cut two thin strips of white for the handles.
  9. Use the 1/8” hole punch to place a hole in the center of the whirly gig and the end of the paper handle
  10. Assemble them with the tiny brad.
  11. Attach the two whirly gigs to the upper portion of the card with QuickGrip™.
  12. Attach the word to the lower portion of the card with ZipDry™.
  13. Add a message inside the card. Enjoy!


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Sandee....they are so easy and can be made any size!
      Love and light,

  2. What a cool idea. I can see them spinning in the cool breeze of summer now.

    1. Greetings Donna,
      Sure brought back great memories for me.
      Love and light,

  3. Replies
    1. Aren't they fun! Think of all the ways they could be used.
      Love and light,

  4. Ahhh brings back memories. Very cute.

    1. I have a neighbor kid who is having a birthday mid Sept. and wants one for all the attendees........so I hasd better get busy!
      Love and light,

  5. Replies
    1. Thanks sweetie...........they are indeed awesome.
      Love and light,


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