I love a fancy fold that allows lots of real estate to decorate. When I came across the Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold, I knew it was the next card on my list. By using the Pansy Petals DSP, I was able to utilize multiple paper patterns with a great color palette. But, this card fold is so versatile, you will be pulling lots of sets and color combos.
It’s pretty easy to pinpoint that pinwheel tower design. When you first look at this card your first thought might be “it’s too difficult”. Well, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
There’s a total of 8 panels you can decorate to your heart’s content. I just love that. I’ve chosen a birthday themed card, but you can adapt this one to any occasion you like. Let’s take a look at each of the four sections of the card.
My WOW Club is a special group of ladies and I knew I wanted to share this design with them. I needed to cut quite a few kits. After die cutting all my pieces, I had almost 400 die cuts. How long do you think it took to cut the kits? I’ve got a system, and it really only took me an afternoon. Ok, let’s get back to the card so you can see how I decorated all the panels.
By keeping this panel on the simpler side, I was able to have a place on the card for a hand-written message. And did you know that the Pansy Petals DSP has images that can be die cut? This paper is amazing. You can die cut both large and small pansies as well as multiple leaves.
To decorate this panel of my pinwheel tower, I used the Stitched So Sweetly dies for my sentiment. Love all the stitching and the ability to layer. Turn the card again and you have room for one more sentiment.
Ready to learn how to create the pinwheel tower fancy fold? No worries, I’ve got you covered with my FREE video tutorial.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Blackberry Bliss CS – one @ 7″ x 6″, score on the 7″ side @ 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″. Blackberry Bliss CS – three panels @ 3″ x 6″.
- DSP Mats – Pansy Petals DSP – Pattern #1 – four @ 2 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ and Pattern #2 – four @ 1 3/4″ x 5 3/4″.
- Sentiments – Basic White CS – one @ 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″, one @ 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″, one @ 2″ x 4″ and one @ 2″ x 3 1/2″.
- Labels – Pale Papaya CS – one @ 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″.
- Butterflies – Pale Papaya CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
- DSP Accent Bands – Pansy Petals DSP – four @ 3/4″ x 5 3/4″
- Heart – Pansy Petals DSP – punch one with the heart punch
- DSP Leaves & Pansies – Pansy Petals DSP – 1 large and 2 small pansies; two leaves.
- Focal Pansy – Blackberry Bliss CS – 2 3/4″ x 31/4″, Basic White CS – 3″ x 4 1/4″, Soft Succulent CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″. Evening Evergreen CS – 1 1/8″ x 2 3/4″ and Bumblebee CS – 3/4″ x 1 1/2″.
Pinwheel Tower Fancy Fold Product List
I think you will enjoy creating one of these for someone special. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!
Hey good lookin’, what’s cookin’? Every time I hear this phrase it makes me think about my Dad. He LOVES to cook and he says this all the time. Dad loves to explain every little element of the dish. I designed today’s Open Book Fold Easel Card with him in mind the entire time.
This card was created for a swap I’m in. It’s the Stampin’ Up! Trip Achiever’s Swap. I wanted to design something a little of the top and very detailed. There were 15 swappers in my group. So, I had to create 16 of these.
And I did. It was so fun and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I did. Ready to learn how to create the Open Book Easel Fold? First off, a big thanks to fellow demonstrator Tina Zinck from Ontario, Canada. I learned the fold from a video on her channel. So, thanks Tina, I’ll be using this fold again.
Because I used the papers in the In Good Taste designer series paper pack, I was able to add lots of texture very easily. That package is a carryover and certainly an oldie, but goodie, in my book.
The What’s Cookin’ bundle contains a super cute 13-piece red rubber stamp set with a 11-piece die set. I can’t wait to pair these dies with another set I’ve got in mind. More to come on that one.
I’m so excited to share this fold with you. I launched a Premiere on my YouTube Channel. What’s a Premiere? Well, by launching the video in this manner I can Live Chat with the audience at the time of the launch. I love that. Not only that, the replay is up and available for future viewing and reference. It’s the best of both worlds in my opinion. In order to chat with me, during the Premiere, you must be logged into your gmail account on YouTube.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Gray Granite CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″. **Note: You will also fold back the top panel in 1/2.
- Mats – Basic White CS – one @ 2″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″
- DSP Mats – In Good Taste DSP – two @ 5 1/8″ x 1 7/8″
- Accent Band Stopper – Gray Granite CS – 5 1/8″ x 3/4″ and In Good Taste DSP – 5″ x 5/8″
- Sentiments – Basic White CS – one @ 2″ x 2 1/2″ and one @ 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
- Kitchen Utensils – Gray Granite CS – one @ 1 3/4″ x 3 1/4″ and Basic White CS – 1″ x 3″
- Book – Basic White CS – one @ 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ and one @ 4 5/8″ x 3 3/8″. In Good Taste DSP – one @ 4 7/8″ x 3 5/8″ and one @ 4 3/8″ x 3 1/8″
- Baker’s Twine – One each in Vanilla and Gray Granite – 8″ each
- Opal Rounds – 2 medium
What’s Cookin’ Open Book Easel Card Product List
Wasn’t that fun? Let me know if you give it a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!
The beautiful Art in Bloom Bundle was used to create today’s Pop-Up Vase Fancy Fold. Once you’ve learned how to create the mechanism, the rest is a breeze. The possibilities are endless. Hope you learn a technique or two along the way.
What could be better than to send a bouquet of flowers to a friend or family member? Not only that, this one will last forever. The Pop-Up Vase fancy fold will lie flat and fits in a standard size envelope for mailing. You will need a little extra postage, but it’s well worth it. Let’s start things off with the card front.
This one is pretty as is. And if you don’t want to add the pop-up vase, you don’t have too. I’m really loving the new Encircled In Beauty dies. That’s what I’ve used for my focal image.
Because I embossed the sweet little flowers from the Strawberry Builder punch with the Ornate Floral embossing folder, I was able to add lots of texture and interest to the petals. Ready to take a peek inside?
How unique and interesting, right? Who wouldn’t want to receive this card? I know I would be thrilled. I’ve used the Art in Bloom bundle to stamp, emboss and cut all those beautiful flowers.
By adding a few die cuts from the Forever Flourishing set, I was able to complete my floral arrangement and fill my vase with lots of color. Can you believe that the sweet little vase actually lies flat? I promise it really does.
Would you like to learn how to create the pop-up vase fancy fold? Sit back, relax and grab a beverage. You won’t want to miss all the details that went into today’s card.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Thick Basic White CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
- Mats – Magenta Madness CS – one @ 4″ x 5 1/4″ and one @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
- DSP Mat – Expressions in Ink DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
- Focal Image – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 3 1/2″, cut with the die from the Encircled in Beauty die set. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray.
- Small Flowers – Magenta Madness CS – 6 images with the Strawberry Builder Punch. Embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.
- Small Leaves – Just Jade CS – 2 images with the Strawberry Builder Punch.
- Gold Foliage – Gold Specialty Paper – 6″ x 6″, cut 2 branches with the die from the Forever Flourishing die set. Cut four sets of leaves with the dies from the Bloom die set.
- Green Foliage – Just Jade CS – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″,cut one branch and four sprigs with the dies from the Forever Flourishing die set.
- Stamped Flowers – Basic White CS – two @ 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″, stamp detail in Basic Gray and fill-in with So Saffron. Cut and emboss with the Bloom Hybrid embossing folder.
- Flower Stems – Just Jade CS – three @ 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, score each in half @ 1/4″.
- Pink Foliage – Magenta Madness CS – 2 3/4″ x 3 1/4″, cut with the die from the Forever Flourishing die set.
- Inside Stamped Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamped in Basic Gray.
- Pop-up Vase – Expressions in Ink DSP – 2 1/4″ x 5″, on the 5″ side score @ 1″ and 4″. Turn to the 2 1/4″ side and score @ 3/4″ and 1 1/2″, only to the 1″ score line. Do this on both ends.
- Vase Stopper – Basic White CS – 1/2″ x 2″
- Vase Mechanism – Basic White CS – 3/4″ x 3 7/8″, score one end @ 3/8″
- Metallic Pearls – Gold – 14
- Ribbon – Polished Pink – 6″
Pop-Up Vase Fancy Fold Product List
Who are you going to send a bouquet of flowers to today? Hope you give this one a try. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!
Welcome! Ready for a fancy fold? Today’s bay window fancy fold features the Welcoming Window bundle. It’s a quick and easy fancy fold, perfect for lots of sets and occasions. You can create the fold with or without the window cut-out. But, who can resist those dies? They are fantastic.
Because I used the In Good Taste DSP pack, I was able to get a “brick” look on my card front. That stack is a carry over and is fabulous. There are lots of natural, neutral patterns, full of texture and interest.
Did you notice that the dies not only cut the shutters, but emboss them as well? That’s true on a number of the dies in this set.
To get my sentiment, I cut an image with the die from the Encircled in Beauty die set. That element will create the stopper for the card and insures the bay window fancy fold stays in place.
One of the best parts about this card is that it’s very dimensional. But, it will fold flat and fit in a standard size envelope. Woohoo!!
Ready to learn how to create this fold? Grab your Simply Scored tool and a sheet of card stock and I’ll teach you how.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Crumb Cake CS – two @ 4 1/8″ x 5 1/2″. Score one @ 1/2″ 1 1/2″, 4″ ad 5″
- DSP Mats – In Good Taste CS – two @ 3/8″ x 4″, two @ 7/8″ x 4″, one @ 2 3/8″ x 4″ and one @ 1 5/8″ x 4″
- Cut the following elements with the dies from the Window Flower Box die set
- Window – Crumb Cake CS – 2″ x 2 3/4″
- Shutters – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/4″ x 3″
- Hinges and window sill – Early Espresso CS – 1 1/2″ x 2 3/4″
- Pot – Calypso Coral CS – 1 1/4″ x 1 1/4″
- Flowers – Very Vanilla CS – 2″ x 2″, stamp the greenery in Shaded Spruce and the flowers in Crushed Curry.
- Inside Mat – Very Vanilla CS – 3 1/8″ x 4″, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso
- Sentiment – Very Vanilla CS – 2 1/4″ x 2 1/4″, stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso, cut with the die from the Encircled in Beauty
- Champagne Rhinestones – 3 small
Bay Window Fancy Fold Product List
Thank you so much for stopping by, until next time, Create Something Beautiful!
Welcome! Ready for our fabulous Butterfly Brilliance swap? There are so many fancy folds and techniques, I’ll bet it will be hard for you to choose a favorite. But maybe you won’t have to. Why? Well, you’ll have to read to the end of the post to find out. In the meantime, sit back, relax, grab your favorite beverage and enjoy.
Because the gorgeous papers in the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper stack are so beautiful, you’ll be seeing a few cards including those. I’m going to show each of the cards and at the end we have a featured card from this swap. How do I chose the card to CASE and feature? All participants names are placed on my prize wheel. The winner gets to have their card featured here and on my YouTube Channel. I love bragging on my WOW Team, they are the BEST! Ready, I’m so excited, I can’t stand it. Here we go. First up, Denise Walker with a cute Flip Flap Fancy Fold.
Denise used the papers we were able to earn during Sale-a-Bration along with the Butterfly Bijou DSP. Her card base in Just Jade. That’s a current in-color that will carry-over to our new catalog. Next up, June Hay.
June used a stamping technique to achieve a continuous pattern on her card front. She used the stamp from the Wrapped Bouquet set. June’s card base is the lovely Seaside Spray. That one is going to retire, unfortunately. Darlene Torres is next.
Darlene embossed the beautiful DSP with the Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder. I loved the way she used the Metallic Mesh Ribbon to accent that gorgeous butterfly. Our next WOW designer is Nancy Sanders.
Nancy’s layering on this card is fabulous. She used the Happy Thoughts set for her sentiment. That one is my new go-to. Stand by until the video and you’ll see the fancy fold. Ready for yet another fancy fold? This time by Klarissa Nightingale.
What a cute peek-a-boo fold. Klarissa used the Small Bloom and Sprig punches to create the sweet flowers to highlight her focal image. Next in our Butterfly Brilliance swap we have Kathy Docen.
Kathy’s too is a fancy fold. You’re going to see a little theme when you view the video. The Happy Birthday die cut she used is from the Birthday Chick Dies. And isn’t that So Saffron and Bermuda Bay color combo yummy? Wait until you see what Paula-Kay Bourland has created.
Did you know that the Brilliant Wings die set has three background dies. Yep, and Paula-Kay used them all. I love it. Her fancy fold is definitely a WOW. Because she stamped the Butterfly Brilliance stamp on Basic White CS, she was able to custom color all her butterflies. Lots of work, but certainly worth it. Let’s see what Tonia Cooley has in store.
It’s a mini slimline card with lots of techniques. Tonia used the Very Versailles set. I’m crossing my fingers tight, that it will carryover. And look at the top of that tag, wowzer. There’s even a little pocket on the inside to hold the tag. I’m going to use mine as a bookmark. Here’s the one I designed for the swap.
If you missed it, I’ve got a post on this one here. And here’s the featured card for our Butterfly Brilliance WOW Team Swap. Lisa Lepine designed a technique packed work of art.
Her card base is Purple Posy with the butterflies in Pretty Peacock. Those are two colors that will be retiring. I know, I’m sad too. But remember we have five new colors coming soon.
Tada, a fabulous pop up fancy fold. Lisa was smart. She purchased two Butterfly Brilliance sets. She is now able to use one as a background stamp and the other she cut apart. That way she can stamp the lovely butterflies individually as well. I think she has convinced me to do the same thing.
I spy with my little eye yet another technique. Do you see that fabulous vellum under the detailed butterfly? I’m going to show you how to do that in today’s video. It’s a blends technique on vellum.
Isn’t that beautiful? Ready to dive into that video and learn what I’ve got up my sleeve for you?
Here’s how the magic happens on Lisa’s card.
- Base – Purple Posy CS – 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored @ 4 1/4″
- Mat – Pretty Peacock CS – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
- Stamped Mat – Basic White CS – 3 3/4″ x 5″, stamped in versa mark, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Create the resist technique with blending brushes and So Saffron, Highland Heather and Coastal Cabana inks.
- Inside Mat – Basic White CS – 8″ x 5 1/4″, scored at 4″. See the video for details in measuring and scoring this piece.
- Detail Butterflies – Pretty Peacock CS – 5″ x 7″, cut one of each with the Brilliant Wings dies.
- Full Butterflies – Vellum CS – 5 1/2″ x 6 1/2″
- Sentiment – Pretty Peacock CS – 3″ x 1 1/2″, stamped in versa mark, sprinkle with white embossing powder and heat set with the heat tool. Fussy cut the image.
- Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle – about 15″
Butterfly Brilliance – Lisa’s Card Supply List
Here’s the surprise! Would you like to win a set of these cards? Well, I’ve got an entire package ready to giveaway. That’s right, all members of the WOW Card Swap donated a card to giveaway. One winner will be selected. How do you enter? Leave a comment here or on my YouTube Channel under this video. All names will be placed on my prize wheel. Deadline to comment is Wednesday, March 24th. The winner will be announced on Thursday, March 25th. Good luck everyone. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!
Hi Guys! So happy you’re here. Today I’m sharing a Hey Chick four panel fancy fold and soooo much more. My WOW Team had a challenge in February. I challenged them to create a card using the new Hey Chick bundles. Well, to say the least they knocked it out the park. Those that participated, had their names placed on the prize wheel. The winner is featured here today along with a video tutorial. But don’t worry, all the other cards from the challenge are here as well. And the winner is Eva Hibbing.
Eva’s four panel fancy fold really shows off lots of the characters from both stamp sets and dies. I love the bright colors she chose and the whimsical look. At the end of the post, I’ll show you my rendition along with a video tutorial. But, for now lets, take a look at the other cards entered in the challenge. First up, June Hay’s fabulous Tower Fold.
Fantastic, right? Who wouldn’t want to receive this stinkin’ cute card? I’ve got to learn how to create this fold. I can see so many possibilities. What do you think, didn’t she do a great job? Next up, we have Paula-Kay Bourland’s Z-Fold.
So much interest and texture. I love the way she used the chicken wire die all along the z-fold. And what about those cute little eggs? Nice touch! Let’s see whose next. It’s Lisa Lepine with a very fancy gatefold.
Not only is it a gatefold, it’s also got floating panels on the inside. Each little scene, makes me smile, How about you? Can you image how much stamping and coloring she put into this one? Told ya, my WOW Team is the BEST!! Ok, let’s dive into the details of Eva’s card. This is my interpretation. I didn’t have the same papers, but the four panel fancy fold is the same.
Four Panel Fancy Fold
Eva used the Ombre paper from Sale-a-Bration. I substituted with the 2020-2022 In-Color 6″ x 6″ designer series paper.
Coloring was easy and very relaxing. Our blends are fantastic. No matter which color combo you use, I think you would be happy with the outcome.
I’ve created lots of four panel fancy fold cards, but I have to say this one was the most FUN! Here’s your free video tutorial so you can create one of your own. Be sure to thank Eva for the fabulous design.
Here’s how the magic happens.
- Card Base – Basic White CS – 11 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 1/4″, 3 3/4″ and 7 1/4″. On the 5 1/2″ side, line the cutting blade at 5/8″ and cut down to 7 1/4″ scoreline. Remove this long tab.
- Front Base Panel – Basic White CS – 4 1/4″ x 2 3/4″
- DSP Mats – 2020-2022 In Color DSP Stack – two @ 2 5/8″ x 4 1/8″, two @ 3 3/8″ x 4 3/4″, and one @ 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″.
- Chickens – Basic White CS – one @ 2 1/2″ x 12″ and one @ 2 1/2″ x 8 1/2″. All stamped in Memento Black.
- Fence – Early Espresso CS – 2 1/4″ x 8 1/2″, cut eight images.
- Sign – Sahara Sand CS – 1 3/4″ x 2″
- Cornstalks – Cinnamon Cider CS – 3″ x 4 1/2″, cut three
- Corn Husks – Cinnamon Cider CS – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut six
- Corn – Mango Melody CS – 3/4″ x 4 1/4″, cut six
- Sentiments – Mango Melody CS – 2″ x 2″ cut with the scallop circle, one @ 1 1/2″ x 2″ cut with the Happy Birthday die from the Birthday Chick Dies. Early Espresso CS – 1 1/2″ x 2″, cut with the Happy Birthday die from the Birthday Chick Dies.
Four Panel Fancy Fold Hey Chick Supply List
Hope you decide to create this card for someone special in your life. Until next time, Create Something Beautiful!