Hello and welcome to the Journey to Silver Elite Blog Hop. This is our first group blog hop and I know you will be inspired by all the projects showcased today. If you are starting with me or just came from Tammy’s blog, I hope you hop along to see all the awesome projects. The theme is Welcoming the New – Cherishing the old. For our projects, we are to use a new product, a carried over product and a new In-Color. I thought a Pinwheel Tower card would be perfect for this.
For my “Welcoming the New” – I used the Plentiful Plants Bundle and Basic Border Dies. My carried over item is the Welcoming Window Bundle and my In-Color is Evening Evergreen.
To form the “Tower” you will need a piece of card stock that measures 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 – scored at 1, 2, 3, and 4 inches. Burnish all score lines. Apply adhesive to the quarter-inch tab (I used Multipurpose Liquid Glue).
Once assembled, your tower should look like this.
For the “Pinwheels”, I cut out 4 pieces of Evening Evergreen card stock that measured 2 3/4 x 4 1/4. Adhere each panel to the tower by butting up to the score line. Apply adhesive on the tower not the panel.
A Pinwheel Tower Card is a great way to show off Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper.
To decorate the panels, I used the Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper (which goes on sale July 1st to August 2nd). I cut 4 at 2 5/8 x 4 1/8 and 4 at 1 5/8 x 4 1/8 inches
For the first panel, I stamped the sentiment in Just Jade to the DSP. I think it turned out lovely.
The second panel I used the window and window sill dies from the Window Flower Box Dies. I die cut them in Early Espresso card stock. For the pitcher, I stamped the image on Cajun Craze card stock using Cajun Craze ink. For the curtains, I cut a small piece of DSP and used the Basic Border Dies to create the trim.
For the third panel – I stamped the sentiment in Garden Green and and used mini dimensionals to pop it up. I cut it out freehand.
For my last panel – I die cut the macrame’ plant holder in Gray Granite. Now what is so great about the Perfect Plants Dies is that they can also be used to cut out images from the DSP. After I cut out the flower pot, I used a blending brush (inked with Cinnamon Cider) just to give it a little more depth.
And yes this Pinwheel Tower Card does fit into a regular A2 envelope. You might need extra postage to mail it due to the bulkiness of the card. To reduce the bulkiness, you can use a DSP for the tower instead of card stock.
I can’t wait to give this card to a friend that has always been there for me.
I hope I inspired you to make your own Pinwheel Tower Card.
To continue along the blog, click on the image below to see what Debra has made.
Nancy Reynolds – Stampin’ With Nutsy
Nedine Dupree – Craft Lounge Creations
Janice Piechowiak – Creating Treasures with Janice
Cathy Rocca – From the Stamp Studio
Julia Mazur – Simply She Stamps
Libby Fens – libbystamps
Polly Crouch – Stamp with Polly
Tricia Butts – Tricia’s Stamping Creations
Tracy Byers – Cards, Craft and Stamps
Terri Hartley – Rustic Barn Cards
Theresa Tucker – Tucker Topnotch Designs
Sue Kremer – North Star Stamper
Kelly Taranto – The Late Night Stamper
Tammy Gill – Stampinkspired
Linda Moore – Moore Fun Stamping (you are here)
Debra Norton – Stamping By The Lake
Jane Proffitt – Gal Friday Stamping
Sharon Jacobs – Stamped Inkspired Designs
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If you live in the United States and don’t have a demonstrator, please contact me and I be happy to help you with your crafting needs.
Remember – a card is a hug with a fold in the middle. Are you sending someone a hug today?
Until next time – have a great day and a better tomorrow.