Beauty of Tomorrow is the featured product for September’s Creativity to Go! For just $37, you’ll receive this stamp set PLUS prepared supplies and tutorials to create five cards with your new stamp set. You can also choose to join the optional Zoom crafting class, where we’ll meet and assemble the cards together! Sign up here by October 10th!
Pinwheel cards are a new trend that crafters everywhere are trying out! They are very impressive, and actually quite simple to make. I even found a version that fits in the usual medium envelope from Stampin’ Up!
You will need the following cuts of cardstock, all the same colour: 5.75 x 4.25” Scored at .75, 1.5, 2.25, 3” along short side 3 pieces 2.75 x 4.25”
Burnish all the score lines on your large piece of cardstock. Apply a strip of Tear & Tape to the very last panel, as shown below.
Fold the cardstock so that the four small panels create a box as shown below. Remove the backing on the Tear & Tape to attach. This is the centre of your pinwheel – and already has one ‘arm’ attached!
Apply another strip of Tear & Tape as shown below.
Peel off the backing of the Tear & Tape and attach another piece of cardstock going in the opposite direction of the first ‘arm’. Now your pinwheel has two arms!
Repeat the previous steps to add the third and fourth ‘arms’ to the pinwheel.
Now it’s time to add your Designer Series Paper! You’ll need four pieces 1.75 x 4” four pieces 2.5 x 4”
Start laying out your DSP pieces to decide where they will all go. Each of the arms will have a piece of DSP on each side.
Choose one segment of the card to be the ‘front’ (i.e., what the recipient will see first when the open the envelope). Attach the DSP to this part of the card first; then, wrap some ribbon around from the back, at the left.
The picture below shows the back of the panel with the ribbon on it. Attach your DSP overtop of the ribbon.
Finish attaching all the rest of the DSP. You might want to add a piece of white cardstock to write your message.
Then, finish decorating the front of the card.
If you make a pinwheel card yourself, be sure to share a photo with me! I love to see your creations!
This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to use the Peaceful Prints Designer Series Paper – which you can get for FREE during Sale-a-Bration – to make a non-Christmas, masculine birthday card!
You’ll need: Cardbase: 4 x 5.25″ Black cardstock: 4 x 5.25″ DSP: 3-7/8 x 5-1/8″ Plus some additional pieces of cardstock for die-cutting and stamping.
This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to to make a quick and cute card using the adorable Penguin Playmates paper. You can get this paper FREE with your $60 purchase until September 30th!
You’ll need: Card base: 5.5 x 8.5” White cardstock: 4 x 5.25″ DSP: 3.75 x 5″ Plus additional pieces of DSP and co-ordinating cardstock.
Beauty of Friendship is the featured product for September’s Creativity to Go! For just $37, you’ll receive this stamp set PLUS prepared supplies and tutorials to create five cards with your new stamp set. You can also choose to join the optional Zoom crafting class, where we’ll meet and assemble the cards together! Sign up here by September 10th!
I learned how to make this simple shadow box card a few years ago and decided to revisit it and show you all how to do it, using products from the new Autumn Mini and Sale-a-Bration catalogues. To make this fancy fold card, you’ll just need two pieces of white cardstock, cut to 5.5 x 8″, and 5.5 x 4.75″.
Score your larger piece along the short side at 3.75 and 0.75″. Score the smaller piece along the long side at 0.5″ from each side.
Die-cut a circle (or other shape if desired) in the smaller piece of cardstock, as shown.
Line up the scorelines of the two pieces as shown below, and slide into place so that the top and bottom of the cardstock pieces are lined up.
Use a pencil to mark the outer boundaries of the circle on your larger piece. This will act as a guide to show you where to stamp.
Stamp your image on your larger piece of cardstock, using the pencil marks as a guide.
Put your larger piece aside, and stamp a sentiment on your smaller piece, under the die-cut window.
Burnish all your folds, and erase your pencil marks.
Apply Tear & Tape adhesive as shown below.
Remove the backing from your Tear & Tape, and line up your small cardstock against the centre scoreline of the larger piece as shown below. Close the left flap of the card to attach the two pieces.
Open up the flap with the die-cut window, and hold the piece with the Tear & Tape as below. Close the right side of the card in order to attach the pieces.
Now your card looks like this!
And yes, it still fits in an envelope!
You might also want to add a piece of DSP on the inside to decorate.
Decorate the front of your card as desired.
Have you made any projects with this fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!