Sunday, 27 May 2018

Pinwheel Envelope Card

When I was planning my display for Onstage Sydney last April, I was looking for something a little bit different. Already my friend Carmela had shown me this card, made by The Paper Pixie. It is so easy but terrific for showing off both sides of designer series paper, so when this GORGEOUS 'Share What You Love' DSP was in my box of goodies to create Onstage samples, It was a definite on my to-do list.

I can't believe that I have almost used a whole packet of this paper, as it is 24 double-sided sheets. When Claire Daly asked me to present at a team training event, I thought it was a good opportunity to share this cute and easy fold. I will endeavour to share the measurements and instructions as clearly as I can, but contact me if you'd like to know more. You need to own an Envelope Punch Board or a Diagonal score board plate. The Envelope Punch Board is a really useful item, and would give the most diversity of use, if you need to purchase for this project.

  1. Cut a piece of DSP to measure 8 inches by 8 inches.
  2. Take your Envelope Punch Board and place paper at 3 inch mark. Score, diagonally.
  3. Rotate 90­­° and repeat for all 4 sides (please note, measuring at 3" each time)
  4. This leaves triangles, which need to be removed with paper snips.
  5. Next, score one edge of the flap at 1 inch. When the flap is pointing toward you, it is the right-hand side that is scored and folded. I like it to be flush with the right hand corner, which may be a little more than 1 inch.
  6. Beginning at the bottom, fold and tuck the pinwheels in, much like closing the top of a box.

These are some Pinwheel cards I made on Saturday using the new Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper. You can order this 12 inch by 12 inch double-sided paper from June 1st, either in my Online store, or email ( or ring me (0417 500 6810 to place an order, or request a new annual catalogue. I am holding a catalogue launch event on Saturday 30th June, so if you are able to get to South Morang on that Saturday afternoon, let me know.

Working smarter, not harder, I will use these envelope cards for my Catalogue Launch. What better way, to hide a mystery prize? I printed the prizes out onto Whisper White and cut with the largest of the Stitched Shape Squares. Next, using a larger square framelit, I cut one of the colours from the DSP and all had a 9cm by 9 cm square of Night of Navy. I enjoyed using the Balmy Blue ink for the vase, and memento black for the flowers. They belong to the new stamp set, Various Vases, designed by Mary Fish to mark her million dollars of sales.

Carmela was the only member of my team who was able to accompany me to the team training day, her first big Stampin' Up! event.

It's a very serious business, demonstrating to other demonstrators, but you should have heard them gasp when they thought I was about to cut, not score!!!!
Remember to get in touch if you have questions.

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