Tutorial: Pinwheel Card

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!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Pop-Up Book Fold

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a pop-up book-fold card! I learned this fold from Dawn Griffith.

You’ll need:
Cardbase 5.5 x 8.5, scored in centre
Contrasting cardstock 5 x 8”

For the inside of the card, all same colour:
eight pieces cut to 1-3/8 by 7/8”
two pieces cut to 4-7/8 x 7/8”

Two pieces of Designer Series Paper:
2.25 x 2.75”.
Two pieces of cardstock:
2-3/8 x 2-7/8”.
Two additional pieces, same colour as above:
3/8 x 2-7/8”

Outside of the card:
Cardstock 4 x 5.25”
DSP 3 x 4″
Cardstock 3-1/8 x 4-1/8″
and two pieces cut with Layering Circles dies.

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Once you’ve made your own pop-up book fold card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Drapery Fold

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a Drapery fold card with Beauty of the Earth, one of the nine Designer Series Papers that are on sale this month!

You’ll need:
Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock: 4 x 5.25″
Designer Series Paper: 4 x 11″

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Once you’ve made your own drapery fold card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Vertical Pocket Card

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″

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Once you’ve made your own vertical pocket card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Shadowbox Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make an amazing shadowbox card that still fits in a regular envelope for mailing!

You’ll need two pieces of cardstock, one white and one coloured, cut to the same size: 6 x 5.25”. 

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Once you’ve made your own shadowbox card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Tutorial: Double Dutch Fold

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!

Happy Stampin’!

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Video Tutorial: Easel Card

This week’s Stampin’ Sunday video will show you how to make a cool easel card with items from the Beauty of the Earth suite.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
DSP: 4 x 5.25”
White insert: 4 x 5.25”
Two pieces same colour cardstock:
2.5 x 4”
1.25 x 2-5/8”
Two pieces white:
2.25 x 3.75”
Approximately 2-3/8 x 1” (cut with small stitched rectangle die)

You’ll also need some pieces of cardstock in different colours to create the tree.

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Once you’ve made your own easel card, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Now if you’ve made a wishlist for the new catalogue and it’s $100 or more, you’re definitely going to be excited about this next special! Until May 31st, new demonstrators will receive an additional $41 in product in their Starter Kit for NO EXTRA COST. That’s a total of $206 in product of YOUR choice, for only $135 – a total of $71 in free product! What an amazing deal! Read more here about joining my team!

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Tutorial: Bridge Fold Card

I’ve wanted to make a Bridge Card for a long time, and all the beautiful tree images in the Beauty of the Earth suite seemed like the perfect fit! This fun fold card has a lot of WOW but is awfully simple to make. Read on to learn how!

Cut a cardbase of 4.25 x 8″, and score along each short side at 1.25 and 2.5″.
Cut these additional pieces of cardstock:
Two pieces 2.75 x 4” and one 1.25 x 5.5″, all same colour
White cardstock, 2.5 x 3.75″


Cut the following pieces of Designer Series Paper:
four pieces 1 x 4″
1 strip 1 x 5.25”
2.5 x 3.75”

Burnish all the folds on your cardbase.

Attach cardstock and DSP as shown below.

The additional cardstock mat with white cardstock goes on the back for you to write on.

If you would like to stamp on your centre panel, or your bridge piece, do so before attaching.

Fold the left side of the card so that the outer flap is facing up. Attach the bridge piece to the front panel of that flap ONLY.



Leaving the right side of the card unfolded, attach the right end of the bridge to the last panel on the right. The bridge should be attached at the left and right ends only.

This card still fits in one of our usual envelopes:

Now the fun part: decorate as desired!

Happy Stampin’!

Have you made any projects with the bridge fold? Share them in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

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There are some amazing specials going on this month! First, the Connect Craft Collect special for those who’d like to host a virtual party. The rest of the year, a $300 party would get you 10% rewards ($30), but during this special, your $300 party would get you DOUBLE that amount – your 10% PLUS an extra $30 in free product. Book a party with me before June 14th to take advantage of this fantastic deal!

Now if you’ve made a wishlist for the new catalogue and it’s $100 or more, you’re definitely going to be excited about this next special! Until May 31st, new demonstrators will receive an additional $41 in product in their Starter Kit for NO EXTRA COST. That’s a total of $206 in product of YOUR choice, for only $135 – a total of $71 in free product! What an amazing deal! Read more here about joining my team!

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Tutorial: Angled Slide-Lock Card

The Angled Slide-Lock Card is harder to say than it is to create! I learned this fold from fellow demonstrator Erica Edney, and I hope you have fun making it. Keep in mind that in order to create the locking mechanism, you will need the Classic Label punch, which is retiring and only available while supplies last.

Start with a cardbase measuring 5.5 x 10.5”. Score this piece at just a hair less than 4.25” and at 8.5”. Burnish the folds with your bone folder.

Now, with the smaller flap folded down, mark along the top at at 1” from the right edge.

Line up this mark in your trimmer and cut from the mark diagonally to the bottom corner of the flap.

Now your cardbase looks like this.

Note: The reason to put your first scoreline at just a hair less than 4.25″ is so that the larger flap can easily fold under the smaller one as shown above, without the two flaps bumping into each other and buckling. If you put your scoreline right on 4.25″, the flaps won’t have enough room to fold together.

Cut two pieces of Designer Series Paper:
4 x 5.25”
1.75 x 5.25”

Mark the smaller piece of DSP at 0.75” from the top right …

…and trim diagonally as you did with the cardbase.

Now it’s time for some punching! Use the Classic Label Punch on the large flap of the cardbase. Leaving about ½” on right side, slide the cardstock into punch as far as it will go.


Now close the large flap over the small one, and mark the right edge of the punched label shape with a pencil as shown.

Punch the smaller flap where marked. The smaller flap will only have part of the label shape punched out.
You can now add adhesive to the outside of the small flap, avoiding the punched hole. Multipurpose glue is great for this purpose as you’ll be able to reposition your DSP to get it lined up beautifully.

Once your DSP is attached, it’s very easy to see where you need to punch the label shape.

Do the same thing on the large flap.

And line up your Classic Label punch where needed.

Now your card looks like this!

Time to create the locking mechanism. For this, you will need a 2-1/4” circle punch or other die-cut shape that is wider than the hole. Using this punch (or die), cut a shape from the same colour cardstock as your cardbase. This circle will go inside your card.

Cut another circle – I happened to use the same colour, but you could use any colour you like – and decorate it as desired. This one will go on the outside of your card.

Position your inner circle and hold it in place with a Post-it note. Remember, you want the circle to cover the punched label slot.

Now, from the outside of the card, apply two Dimensionals. Notice that they are lined up with straight edges parallel to the edges of the punched-out label slot.

Remove the backing and mount the outer circle on the Dimensionals.

On the inside of the card, remove the Post-it note so that your inner circle can slide. (The inner and outer circle are now attached by the Dimensionals.)

The circles create a locking mechanism that slides across the label slot so that you can lock and unlock your card!

Decorate front and inside of card as desired.

Now remember – if you don’t already have the Classic Label punch (or any of the circle punches), get them right away as they are on the retirement list! Don’t miss out on these craftroom staples!

Happy Stampin’!

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Tutorial: Book Fold Card

This is another terrific card fold I learned from my teammate Dianna! I love how simple yet striking it is. To create this card, I used some items from the upcoming annual catalogue, which should be landing in your mailbox soon! I hope you enjoy this sneak peek at the Beauty of Friendship bundle and the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper – you’ll be able to order these items starting May 4th!

Here are the measurements:
Cardbase: 4.25 x 11, scored at 4.25 & 5.5″
Cardstock mats: 4 x 4 and 4 x 1″
DSP: 3.75 x 3.75 and 3.75 x 0.75:
White insert: 4 x 4″

You’ll also need a length of ribbon.

Burnish the folds on your cardbase, and attach your DSP pieces to the cardstock mats.

Attach your panels to your cardbase.

Wrap your ribbon vertically around the smaller panel, and attach to the inside of the card as shown below.

Add Tear and Tape adhesive to the back of the small panel as shown below.

Peel off the backing of the Tear and Tape, and press the small panel so that it attaches to the back of the cardbase. This makes your card look like a book!

Add a knot or bow to your ribbon if desired.

Now decorate the white panel, and put on the inside of your card.

And decorate the outside as desired.

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