Little B Birthday Card, Pinwheel and Wrapped Candy

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by Carol Snyder, Little B

Little B Birthday Card, Pinwheel and Wrapped Candy

Jazz up birthday cards and party favors with decorative tape!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Card:
    Cut a piece of Snowcap cardstock to 8-1/2 inch x 5-1/2inch. Score at 4-1/2 inches and fold in half.
    Cut a 5-inch piece of Multi-Color Stripes tape. Place it vertically down the center of the card front.
    Cut a 5-inch piece of Pink Polka Dots tape. Place it vertically 1/2 inch to the right of the Multi-Color Stripes tape.
    Continue alternating the 2 tapes vertically 1/2 inch apart and fill in the right side from the center.
    Alternate the tapes vertically 1/2 inch apart and fill in the left side from the center.
    Cut a 6 inch piece of Multi-Color Stripes tape. Place it horizontally across the center of card front.
    Cut a 6 inch piece of Pink Polka Dots tape. Place it horizontally 1/2 inch below the Multi-Color Stripes tape.
    Continue alternating the 2 tapes horizontally 1/2 inch apart and fill in below the center tape.
    Alternate the 2 tapes horizontally 1/2 inch apart and fill in above from the center tape.
    Cut off excess tape around card front.
    Cut a 3/4 x 5 inch strip of Snowcap cardstock.
    Apply Pink Polka Dots tape across the top and bottom of the cardstock strip.
    Punch French tails on each end of the strip using the diamond square punch.
    Write “Happy Birthday!!” across the cardstock with marker.
    Add foam adhesive to the back of strip and position on the front of the card.
    Create a small pinwheel by starting with a 3x3 inch square piece of wax paper and following the Pinwheel instructions below.
    Use a small brad to attach the pinwheel to the end of a short clear straw and then through the front of the card. (Tip: a pushpin is a great “anywhere hole maker” to create starter holes for adding small brads.)
  • 2
    Pinwheels:
    Cut a 5-inch square from Snowcap cardstock.
    Add Multi-Color Stars tape along one edge of the cardstock.
    Add Multi-Color Stripes tape next to the Multi-Color Stars tape.
    Continue alternating the 2 tapes until the front side of the square is covered.
    Add Pink Polka Dots tape every 1/2 inch to cover the backside of the square.
    Cut off excess tape around the square.
    Measure and put a pushpin through the center point of the square.
    Use scissors to cut from each of the 4 points/corners of the square to within a 1/2 inch of the pinhole.
    Start with the first corner – always working on the cardstock to the right of the cut lines – add a pinhole close to the corner point (about 1/4 inch in).
    Add pushpins to the other 3 corners – again always working on the cardstock to the right of the cut lines.
    Insert a small brad through the first hole – entering from the Multi-Color Stars side.
    Insert the brad through the second, third and fourth pinholes. Once you have all 4 corners mounted on the small brad, insert the brad through the center point of the square and temporarily spread the tips of the brad while you prepare the straw.
    Wrap Pink Polka Dots tape diagonally down a clear drinking straw by spinning the straw while the tape attaches to the straw. Cut tape off when you reach the bottom of the straw.
    Flatten one end of the straw and insert the pushpin through the front to the back of the straw. Rotate the pushpin a few times to make sure you have good holes.
    Attach the tape pinwheel to the straw by gathering the tips of the brad and insert them through the straw holes and then spread the tips of the brad firmly.
  • 3
    Wrapped Candy:
    Cut a 3-inch piece of Multi-Color Stars tape.
    Center the tape over the top of a wrapped candy, carefully wrapping tape ends around to the back.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Little B Decorative Tape Multi-Color Stars 104804450
  • Little B Decorative Tape Multi-Color Stripes 104804434
  • Little B Decorative Tape Dots Pink 104804440
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 8-1/2 inch x 11 inch Snowcap 104061494 (2)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cutting Mat and Knife Set 104064892
  • Card-Shaped Cutting Die
  • Diamond Square Punch
  • Sharpie Permanent Paint Marker Fine Point Black
  • Foam Adhesive
  • Pencil
  • Push Pins
  • Small Brads
  • Clear Straws
  • Wax Paper
  • Wrapped Chocolates