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 make a vertical pocket fold card, using items from the Pansy Petals suite. I learned this fold from demonstrator Jan Clothier.
This gorgeous Pansy Petals paper, which features all of the 2021-2023 In Colors, is on sale this month for 15% off! Stock up and save on this and eight other Designer Series Papers packs – get all the details here.
You’ll need: A full sheet of 8.5 x 11” cardstock, and an additional piece 1.5 x 9.75” White cardstock : 4 x 5” Designer Series Paper: 4 x 2.25” and 5.25” x 5.25″
Designer Series Paper – or DSP as I fondly call it – just might be my guilty pleasure of crafting. But really, how can I resist when Stampin’ Up! keeps creating amazing, unique, show-stopping artwork … and then making that art into paper that I can put on my projects?
I love using Designer Series Paper, and rarely make a project without it. I love that when I start with DSP, the work of colour coordination is already done for me – Stampin’ Up! and their designers have already figured out which colours will coordinate with each paper pack, and I can use that colour list to design my card. The list of coordinating colours is always included in the catalogue, on the website, and on the paper pack itself. It’s pretty much foolproof!
If you also love Designer Series Paper, you’re in luck. This month, nine of the DSP packs from the annual catalogue are on sale for 15% off, meaning you can stock up and save on your faves!
In honour of the DSP sale, I’ve gathered together some of my favourite tutorials for you, so that you’ll have lots of inspiration for using your paper. Check them out below!
The double easel card is one of my favourite fun folds – you get to show off a LOT of Designer Series Papers, and it’s so quick and easy to create!
To create this fun fold, you essentially need to create two different cardbases and then attach them together. The first cardbase is 4.25 x 11″, scored at 5.5″. The second is 4 x 10.25”, scored at 2.5 + 5”. You’ll also need three pieces of Designer Series Paper, one cut to 3.75 x 5”, and two pieces cut to 2.25 x 3.75”.
For these two cards, I’ve used the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper, a host exclusive product from the annual catalogue. This is a MASSIVE pack of paper with 48 sheets of 12 x 12″ paper. Every sheet has fun, bright colours on one side and simple black-and-white images on the other, making it a super versatile product that you can use for pretty much any project! You can get this paper pack FREE when your party reaches $200 or more!
The Double Easel card is very simple to put together, but if you’d like to watch a video with all the steps, you can find one here!
What’s your favourite way to show off Designer Series Paper?
This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video is a two-for-one! First, I’ll show you my FAVOURITE new way to mount cling stamps; then, I’ll show you how to make a quick and simple card showing off our beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP).
You’ll need: Card base: 5.5 x 8.5” White cardstock: 3.75 x 5″ Five strips of DSP, cut to 1″ wide
Have you made a Double Dutch fold card before? It’s a great way to show off lots of our gorgeous Designer Series Papers, because you can use three different paper designs on one card! Check out the instructions below!
You’ll need two pieces of the same colour cardstock (I used Evening Evergreen): 9 x 4-3/16”, scored at 5.5” 8.5 x 2”, scored at 2-1/8” from each end
Burnish your folds.
Apply adhesive between the two scorelines on the long narrow piece, and attach to the other piece as shown. This is your cardbase.
You’ll need two matching pieces of DSP, cut to 1-7/8 x 1.75”, and two pieces of cardstock to mat these pieces on, cut to 2 x 1-7/8”. (I chose to use white cardstock; choose whatever colour cardstock co-ordinates with the DSP you’re using.)
You’ll also need a piece of DSP cut to 3-15/16 x 3.25”, and a piece of cardstock cut to 4-1/16 x 3-3/8”.
You’ll need a white insert of 5.25 x 3-15/16”, and contrasting cardstock cut to 5-3/8 x 4-1/16”.
Finally, you’ll need an extra piece of DSP and an extra piece of cardstock for decorating. You may choose to cut one or both of these pieces with your favourite nesting dies, such as Stitched Rectangles, Stitched so Sweetly dies, Scalloped Contours dies, etc.
Mat your three pieces of DSP and attach to your card as shown.
Attach your white insert and contrasting cardstock to the inside of the card.
Mat your two decorative pieces together and attach them to the top front flap of the card as shown.
Now it’s time to decorate!
And embellish your card as desired.
Here’s another view of the finished card.
If you’ve made a card with this fold, share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!