Welcome to the Pals Fun Folds Blog Hop! We hope you enjoy the inspiration we have for you. You will find the lineup to the other great fun fold stampers at the bottom of my post.
I love making fun fold cards, mostly because I love the challenge. That said, I don’t like them to be too complicated since I often am tired when I craft. I also prefer that they fit in an A2 envelope or business envelope so I don’t have to try to find an envelope or make one. (Yes, I can be a lazy crafter sometimes.) I was scrolling through Pinterest (don’t we all?) and saw this Six-Panel Pinwheel Tower Card by Stamp Your Art Out with Rachel. When I realized it was small enough to fit in an A2 card, I had to try it. It was super easy to make and is a great way to show off DSP.
I chose the Sunshine & Rainbows 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up along with the Rainbow of Happiness stamp set. I am so used to using card stock as a base that I was surprised that this card used the DSP as the base. The advantage for using the DSP is that it doesn’t add as much bulk to the card and it looks pretty on the inside. The pinwheel pieces were adhered to the DSP and, of course, there was different DSP and Basic White adhered to the cardstock pinwheel pieces. I think if I were to do this again (which I fully plan to do), I will put DSP on some of the narrow pieces and put at least one Basic White piece on the wider piece.
- DSP: 4 1/4″ x 5″ scored parallel to the short side at 3/4″, 1 1/2″, 2 1/4″, 3 3/4″, and 4 1/2″.
- Color cardstock: 6 pieces of 2 3/8″ x 4 1/4″
- Basic White cardstock: 6 pieces of 1 3/8″ x 4″
- DSP: 6 pieces of 2 1/8″ x 4″ (you can decide how many different designs you want. I used both sides of three sheets so I had six different designs.)
- Rainbow of Happiness stamp set #157721
- Sunshine & Rainbows 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper #158126 (free during Sale-a-bration)
- Basic White cardstock #159276
- Mango Melody cardstock #146989
- Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Ink Pad #147107
I hope you enjoyed my version of the Six Panel Pinwheel Tower Card. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Remember, the fun doesn’t stop here. Click on the button below to check out the projects in this Pals Fun Fold Blog Hop.
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6 thoughts on “February Fun Fold Hop”
What a great fun fold card, Amanda! I hadn’t seen a hexagon pinwheel before! You’re absolutely right – what a great way to showcase our beautiful papers! Have a wonderful rest of your week.
Oh! I haven’t seen this pinwheel! I love the extra sides and your showcase of the DSP! I love it all and will give it a try.
Amanda, your pinwheel fun fold is great! What a perfect way to show off our pretty designer paper! And, I agree, it’s nice that it fits in our regular envelope.
Wow! I love this card! I’ve made the four panel pinwheel card but I’ve never seen a 6 panel. Thanks so much for sharing
What a great card Amanda! Thanks for giving us the directions 🙂
Great pinwheel Amanda! I’ve never seen a six-sided one, but will now have to try it.