Artisan Award Entry #5: Pop-up Pinwheel card

Welcome to Day 5!  Today’s card was probably the most complicated of the five cards I made for the Artisan Award Contest.  It’s a pop-up card or a 2-steps card.  I just made my own template (basically trial and error).  I wanted that the pinwheels stand-up when you open the card and that was a real challenge!  Some were falling down, so I ended up putting little paper brackets at the back so they couldn’t fall.  I wished I had taken some pictures from the side so you could see better how it’s made, but I guess I didn’t think about it… Since I don’t have the card anymore, it’s now too late. The challenge was that nothing sitck out the card when it’s closed.  (Seem kind of obvious, but when you fold the card, everything shift up, so it’s trickier than you think!)

I used the Sizzlit Pinwheel die (from last year mini-catalogue) and make 6 of them.  I used different buttons and brads to attach them in the center.   The super colorful Designer Paper ” Sunshine & Sprinkles” (now retired) inspired me this card.


Here’s the inside: A real surprise when you open the card!!!

pinwheel inside

close-up details:

pinwheel close-up


Make a Cake, Word Play, You’re Amazing, Pretty Petites  stamp sets;

Whisper White, Pacific Point, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray, Old Olive Card Stock; Sunshine & Sprinkles, Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper; Bright Collection Designer Series Paper Stack;

Basic Gray, Pacific Blue, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin’ Pads; Pacific Blue, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers;

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet, Dazzling Diamonds Stampin Glitter;

Big Shot, Oval Collection Framelits Dies, Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die, Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies, Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies; 1-3/4” Circle Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Petite Curly Label Punch;

Vintage Faceted Designer Button, Brights Designer button;  3/8” Designer Printed Brads; 3/16” Neutral and Brights brads, 1/8” Mini brads, Rhinestone Basic Jewels; Paper- Piercing Tool and Piercing Mat, Paper Snips, Stampin’ Trimmer, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Glue dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Snail adhesive.

Pinwheel cards and Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack

This is an easy card to make and it’s good for anybody! Just pick a more “masculine” or “feminine” designer paper from the Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack and you are all set! This 4-1/2″ x 6-1/2″ pad has 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. It’s a must! Only available until May 31, email me if you want to order yours!

“Wishes Your Way” stamp set has the best greetings to go with the pinwheel with “Wishing you a twirly-whirly birthday!” or “Blowing wishes your way! ”

Here’s the masculine version:

pinwheel poetry

and the feminine version:

pinwheel pink Poetry


Stamp set: Wishes Your Way

CS and paper: Natural Ivory, Print Poetry Designer Series Paper Stack, Bright Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple, Daffodil Delight

Tools: Big Shot, Pinwheel Sizzlits S Die

Accessories: Summer Starfruit and Primrose Petal stitched satin ribbon, Bright Brad

Love the new pinwheel Sizzlits S die!

Pinwheels always make great cards!  I used to make them by hands but now, it’s even easier with the new Pinwheel die!!! At only $5.95, it’s really affordable so you shouldn’t deprive yourself! It goes really well with the new stamp set “Wishes Your Way” that I used in the following card:

Pinwheel birthday

I used Designer Series paper from the Patio Party collection for the pinwheel and the stripe.  The colors I used for this card are mostly from the new 2012-2014 In Color: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals and Summer Starfruit. I also used Baja Breeze for the background.  The little butterflies are from the “Make a cake” stamp set.

Here’s the list of material:

Stamp sets:  Make a cake, Itty Bitty Banner, Wishes your Way *NEW*

CS and Paper: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP

Ink: Midnight Muse

Tools: Big Shot and Pinwheel Sizzlits S die *NEW*, Beautiful Wings Embosslits.

Accessories: Brad Bright Collection

This is the new “Wishes Your Way” stamp set.  It’s only $16.95 for the clear and $21.95 for the wood-mounted.  It’s a very versatile set and I’m sure I will use it very often! Get yours now!

Wishes your way stamp set

Now, look at the second card I made and try to spot the diffences!!!

pinwheel and kisses

Can you see what I did to transform the greeting? I changed “wishes” to “kisses”!!! Are you wondering how I did that? I simply used the marker to color the stamp and I omitted to color the “w” and “h”. I stamped it and then I added the “k” and “s” by and using the marker fine point!  Voilà!  Do you like it???  The small hearts are from a stamp in a new set “Hearts a flutter”. There’s a heart made of small hearts, but I just colored a few little hearts on it with the marker to achieve the look I wanted.

Here’s the list of material:

Stamp sets:  Itty Bitty Banner, Wishes your Way, Hearts a fluter *NEW*

CS and Paper: Midnight Muse, Primrose Petals, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Patio Party DSP

Ink: Midnight Muse, Raspberry Ripple and Midnight Muse Stampin’ Markers

Tools: Big Shot and Pinwheel Sizzlits S die *NEW*, Owl Builder punch (for small hearts)

Accessories: Stitched Satin Ribbon (Primerose Petals)