Saturday, November 8, 2008

CU Origami Pinwheel Action and Template

Today's freebie was inspired by another scrapbook magazine photo.  In the December issue of Creating Keepsakes (page 68), they made some cute pinwheel garland for a Christmas tree out of patterned scrapbook paper.  I thought a little pinwheel element may be useful in your kits, whether they are Christmas kits, summer kits, kids kits..
You can choose the color or pattern for the pinwheel or you can use your background papers for the pinwheel.  I personally am loving those patterns from Camxso and that is what I used for the red and green pinwheel in the preview.  I added some of my CU buttons (still available here on my blog) to embellish the pinwheels for the preview but you can decorate however you like!  This little action set was created in CS3 and tested in PSE5,6,7.  I also included a layered template in .psd and .png form for the non-PS users who might like to make a pinwheel with their program.  It's all in the .zip, download below..SC_PinwheelPreview

14 comments:

Michele said...

Very cute!

ladybug said...

I can see many possible ways to use this . thanks much.

Digi Free said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today (look for timestamp: 08 Nov [LA 08:00pm, NY 11:00pm] - 09 Nov [UK 04:00am, OZ 03:00pm] ).

scangel said...

thank you so much. love the pinwheel.

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks so much.

Denise said...

Thank you so much...

Anonymous said...

Those are really cool! Thanks for being so generous with all of your designs.

Doreen

Sugar'nSpice said...

Thank you Deb for all your wonderful PSE5 actions. It is really appreciated and I love your work.
You've also taught me lots of stuff about PSE5 like layer styles, etc, so for that too, a huge thanx. X
I've used some of your styles in my blog header and love visiting you blog.

Deanna said...

Oooh these are awesome! thanks so much!

Sue said...

Thanks for this pinwheel action! Your pinwheel is cute! :)

Nathy said...

Thanks alot! :)

Charmed by Gorjuss said...

Thank you so much for sharing!

Deanna said...

How fun - pinwheels were always one of my favorite toys!

Rachel said...

Cute and useful - thanks!