Hi everyone! When I knew I was going to be doing the Pocket Chick Pick segment for the blog, I was excited to be able to choose a project from the Fancy Pants Designs Facebook page, that was made by you guys, and take some inspiration from that and create my own project! There were so many awesome ideas out there, it was hard to choose!
I Miss Having You 'Round Card by Vanessa Middleton
I finally decided on an adorable pinwheel card, made by Vanessa Middleton for my inspiration! I love how she curled the edges back so it looked like a picture frame! But I REALLY loved the pinwheels!!! They are so fun and just plain cute! Perfect for the Childish Things line! I'd been kicking around the idea of making a mobile, and then I remembered I had this twig 'branch' at home (that I've been holding onto for years)... so I dashed home and got it! This is what I came up with...
Mobile by Valerie Sanchez
Fancy Pants Designs Supplies:
Childish Things: Imagination patterned paper
Childish Things: Toy Box patterned paper
Childish Things: Big Boy Guy patterned paper
Childish Things: Playtime patterned paper
Childish Things: Snack time patterned paper
Childish Things: Strips patterned paper
Childish Things: Buddy patterned paper
Childish Things: Book Shelf patterned paper
Childish Things: Trims (wide red and white, and the blue flowered ribbon)
Childish Things: Buttons
Childish Things: Chipboard Embellishments
Childish Things: Frog Stamp
Artist Edition: Metal Charms
Beach Bum: Paper Flowers
twine and linen thread
Using the awesome and amazingly versatile Childish Things line, I created my mobile (one that hangs against the wall). I fussy-cut the cute little ovals off of the PLAYTIME paper, of the frog, prince, princess, butterfly, castle and pony. I pop-dotted those on top of three accordion folded rosettes, so there was a front and a back. That way if it flopped around, there would be two sides to look at instead of just one.
I picked three small metal charms, and cut scraps of paper to put in the frames, and then added small chipboard embellishments to them. I threaded some linen thread to them and hung them on the branch.
I made the pinwheel out of the Imagination paper and fastened it with a brad. I put a chipboard embellishment on top of the brad, and then set that aside while I worked on the other side. I stamped the frog on a scrap of the Strips paper, and punched it into a circle. Then I pop-dotted it onto a larger scalloped circle of the gold side of Snack Time, and popped that onto the back a larger, red checked side of Snack Time. When that was done, I flipped it over and used some good and sticky glue dots to stick the pinwheel down.
Using the blue flowered ribbon, I made some ribbon bows for the four rosettes, added a button and used twine to hang them from the branch as well. I made some little paper flowers using the Beach Bum paper flowers and the smallest buttons from the Childish Things collection (it's so awesome that the colors coordinated so perfectly!! way to go Fancy Pants Designs!). I added the flowers along the branch, hiding where I'd tied the rosettes and charms to it!
For the Homemade sweets chipboard embellishment, I made another rosette out of the gorgeous Buddy plaid! (love plaids, too!) I popped that onto a scalloped circle of the Snack Time again.
I made a folded ribbon bow with the wide red and white striped ribbon and added that to the left side of the branch, and voila'!
I hope you have enjoyed my little project inspired by Vanessa Middleton's creative little card! Now give it a try and make one for your special little girl, or even a little boy (if you change a few things~!!) Thanks for checking in and have a super-creative, fantastic scrapping day!