Hi, all! It's Jen Lessinger. If you knew me in real life, you'd find out quickly that I have a Pinterest addiction. If I need a recipe, I Pinterest. If I'm looking for a fun activity to do with the kids, I Pinterest. If I need to waste 2 hours ... I Pinterest. Ha.
But I also love to make the projects that I pin on my different boards. This is an example of a project I pinned ages ago, not long after I joined pinterest. I love the idea of catching my kids doing something GOOD, rather than just scolding them when they get caught doing things that are not so great. And this project is super simple, yet totally cute enough to hang in the main living area of my house.
To get started, you will need a 12x12 Page Frame. I used one that I had lying around. Literally. It was lying under my table in my scrapbooking area, buried under paper and fabric. I chose to use the Reflections Tone on Tone paper, along with some White Cardstock. The font for "caught you being good" is bauhaus, and the rest is my much beloved century gothic.
First, print the "caught you being good" on white cardstock. I trimmed a sheet of 12x12 to 8 1/2 x12", then ran it through my printer. That way, the white cardstock is the same height as the 12x12 paper background.
Then I printed my kids' names on the gray side of one of the patterned papers. I trimmed it, rounded the corners ('cause that's what I do) and attached it to the white. The whole thing was adhered to a pretty sheet of teal paper. I like that there is enough pattern to give it some depth but not so much that I see pattern rather than anything else.
Stick that whole thing in your frame. Now: let's make pinwheels! I made mine in 3 sizes: 3 1/2", 3", and 2 1/2". The process for each is the same, though.
1. Cut a square of two-sided paper.
2. Cut from the corner in towards the circle, but don't slice through the whole paper.
3. Stick a foam square in the center.
4. Pull down the left (or right ... you get to pick since it is your pinwheel) corner of each triangle you just made. Stick it onto the foam square.
5. Punch a scrap with the Frame Chain Border Maker Cartridge. Then use your scissors to trim a single "chain" and stick that in the center of the pinwheel.
I used the pinwheels to give my frame a little "pizazz." You could do the same with flowers or any other sort of shape that you like.
Hang it up, and get ready with your dry erase marker. Catch those kids being good!