Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Stampin' Around Wheel Builder

I've been playing around with one of Stampin' Up's newest toys. I love the new, smaller wheels. You can use them alone or with up to 3 of them in the Jumbo Wheel Handle. You can switch them out to use different ink colors on each of them. I used my Stampin' Around Wheel Guide to help me keep the lines straight and make sure I got the second "roll" in the right place when I used the wheel more than once on a project. I suppose you could do it without the guide but why tempt fate!
There is a new wheel spindle and spacer tool you can get to make all these variations possible. I made a couple of cards today with my new Builder Wheels, Posy Party. Thoughtful Friend and Bees and Blossoms. I need more of these fun little wheels!

I took lots of pictures so you could see some of the variations you could use. I made 2 cards today but I'm definitely planning to use these wheels more! I hope you enjoy the cards. I only have a Brocade Blue and Bashful Blue cartridge for the Jumbo Handle so they are both blue cards. I need more cartridges!
The first card I used 2 wheels side by side and rolled it across my cardstock several times to make a background pattern. I used the Vintage Vogue set for the flowers in the corner and some of Stampin' Up's colored buttons for the centers of the flowers.
The other card uses the wheel with 2 Wheel Builders spaced in the middle. Then I put in the Thoughtful Friend wheel and rolled it in a different color. I also used the Vintage Vogue set for sentiment punched out with the Wide Oval punch.

Have a great day! I'm heading back out to my garden. I've planted 10 rows and have 4 more left to plant. So far I've planted lots of corn, peas, beans, squash, spinach, beets, zuccinni and snow peas! I'm also going to plant lettuce, tomatoes, watermelon, cantalope and pumpkins. I reckon I'll need help weeding soon!


Angela said...

Cool Tool! :)

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Wow Elaine, thanks for sharing all that great info about the wheels.. Was wondering how they worked, etc. Your cards are fun. TFS

elaine said...

Thanks for the compliments. Yes, the new wheels are very cool. I wanted them when I saw them in the new Summer Mini catalog but was waiting. Then I won them at a Stampin' Up retreat! I was so excited! I could barely wait to get home and play with them. I need more than the blue cartridges for the Jumbo handle!