Craft it Monday with Aly Dosdall – Pinwheel Party invites!

Craft it Monday with Aly Dosdall – Pinwheel Party invites!

Hello SCT friends, it’s so good to be back here on the blog with you! The fans and team here at Scrapbook & Cards Today are some of the best around, and it’s a pleasure to share this celebratory project with you!

Spring is coming and this happy hopeful season always brings to mind celebrations of all kinds—birthdays, showers, weddings and parties. So, I wanted to share a fun idea for an invitation with you. These pinwheel party invites can be made for any occasion, and are sure to catch your guests’ interest—they won’t forget about these any time soon!

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Supplies: Pinwheel Punch Board, Pinwheel Attachment Kit, Enamel Dots, 6×6 paper pad, cardstock, eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Washi Wraps (We R Memory Keepers); ribbon (Offray); permanent journaling pen (American Crafts)

The We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Punch Board made quick work of these invites. And what’s even better, is with this tool you’ve got a few different options—you can make basic four-vane pinwheels, or you can make nesting pinwheels (pinwheels using two sheets of paper that interlock to make a full pinwheel with eight vanes!) The nesting pinwheels can be made with two sheets of the same paper, or two different papers to add more color and visual interest

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Along with the punch board, We R Memory Keepers also offers a Pinwheel Attachment Kit that includes ten spinning attachments and ten 15” grey striped paper straw handles. I used the attachments and paper straws to make my invitations so that they are actually functioning spinning pinwheels—more fun for my guests!

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Once I created my pinwheels, I wrote up the details of the shower with permanent ink on our new Washi Wraps and mounted them on strips of plain teal cardstock. Then I used my Crop-A-Dile to add an eyelet and some ribbon for tying. These unique 3D invites can be mailed in a box, or hand-delivered for a more personal touch. They’re a great way to make an impression on your invitees before they even arrive at the party!

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To see the Pinwheel Punch Board in action, check out the video below.


For more inspiration and We R Memory Keepers news, visit the We R Memory Keepers blog HERE. Thanks so much for joining me to be here with you today! Creative cheers!

~  Aly Dosdall

You can see more of Aly's work by visiting her site HERE!

2015-03-16T11:23:20+00:00March 16th, 2015|Craft it Monday|


  1. Dorina D March 16, 2015 at 11:51 am

    What a great invitiation! So unique and different and I love that it spins.

  2. Danielle March 16, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Cute idea for an invite!

  3. Kathleen Spaeth March 16, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    These are very cute, but with the additional cost of mailing them (via a box) I can’t see their practicality as a Mailed Invitation. The U.S. Postal Rates are just too high for this whimsy and the Canadian Postal Rates are worse. I can see them being used as a decoration at a Birthday or Graduation (use the Graduate’s School Colors) Party though. And of course I can see them being used at a July 4th Bash and Fireworks Celebration. The big question is: Can you make the Pinwheels in different sizes or is the Base of the Pinwheel always the same size? Thank you for the Introduction.

  4. Kathleen Spaeth March 16, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    Yes, you can make them in different sizes. I just watched the attached Video and I am sorry that I didn’t do that first before I asked my Question above. I wonder if you could make a Pinwheel Invitation small enough to be mailed in a Card Envelope, perhaps without the Pinwheel Stick, and not have to mail it in a more expensive Box or Larger Envelope? Interesting! I do like the Fullsize Pin Wheel Attachment Kit though. Thanks for humoring me!

  5. barbara macaskill March 16, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    LOVELOVELOVE this!! I definitely need this punch board! Who can resist a pinwheel? they always make me smile! TFS!

  6. Janet Storey March 17, 2015 at 9:01 am

    What a great idea! I can think of many ways to use them. So simple that children could use it too! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Joan March 18, 2015 at 6:14 am

    This is such a FUN idea! Great for those invitations you can deliver in person 🙂

  8. Helen Gullett @ Living My Given Life March 19, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    This is full of Fun!!!! Cute and adorable at the same time, too 😀

  9. Kimberly March 23, 2015 at 3:40 am

    Adorable idea!!

  10. Charity Chamberlain March 29, 2015 at 8:16 am

    The pinwheels are so pretty! What a nifty tool that is!

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