makin' it {easy} - lollies and pinwheels

makin' it {easy} - lollies and pinwheels.

If you follow us at all you may have noticed how much we like lollies and pinwheels.
Truth is we don't just like them...
I thought I would share a little how to for these little pieces of whimsey that is so simple you will wonder why you didn't think of it all by yourself...I know I did.
{easy} lollie
This is so simple but there are a couple of tricks. If you have a Cricut Expression you can make them up to 11 1/2 inches in diameter.
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These little lollies are part of a new set of layouts I have been working on.
To make one you will need either a cricut and the mini monograms cartridge or the large ek success scalloped circle punch. These work best because they have an even number of scallops. To do these you have to have a scalloped circle with an even number of scallops.
Punch or cut 2 scalloped circles (these are 3")
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Next you will score the scalloped circles. I used an older small fiskars trimmer. It works perfectly and is so easy to use.
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Score across the scalloped punch from indentation straight across to indentation all the way around.
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(gee...I hope you can see the score lines)
Next you will cut to the center along one score line.
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Now fold along the score lines on two scalloped circles. You will want one to begin by going up and the other by going down.
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Next you will glue the two halves together to make a whole. Finish with a button or brad or layer lollies and flat scallops together to create a fun embellishment.
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The other easy to make embellishment is a pinwheel. I love these especially on summer layouts.
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These begin with a simple square of any size. I did not shadow the ones shown here but they are easily shadowed.
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With a pencil and ruler make diagonal lines from corner to corner. Then mark approximately 1/2 inch from center. You will cut along these lines to the mark.
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Fold the right corner on each section to the center and glue in place. As always I use zip dry for my paper crafting but glue dots also work.
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Finish off with a large brad, button or even a little lollie or punch in the center. Like I said these can always be shadowed and popped up. You can also add them to pencils, those cute little SRM tubes or any number of things. One of my favorite things is to make a little bouquet of these little lovlies combined with layered lollies and flags. How can you resist?
Enjoy a little paper crafting fun....think of ways to use these. I am already making them to use as Christmas tags. There is always something just waiting to be created!

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