Friday, September 22, 2023


Today's card, made with the Vertical Blooms stamp set features a bright and happy Pin Wheel Fun Fold and Partial Embossing.

This happy designer series paper (DSP) is from the Bright and Beautiful Collection.  See the Product List below for more information and additional designs included in this DSP pack.

To learn how to make the fun Pin Wheel Fun Fold and the Partial Embossing Technique used on this card I thought a short video might be helpful to demonstrate how to do both.  Click on the photo to view the video in YouTube.

This pinwheel Fun Fold also has a surprise!  When you open (or unfold) the pinwheel, inside there is a place for a message!

Isn't that fun?  I'm just wondering if the recipient of the card will even look inside!  Would you?

The left portion of the card front (the part behind the pinwheel) is also embossed.  It doesn't show too well in the photo, but this is another simple technique to give your cards just a little bit of WOW.  I also demonstrated how to do partial embossing in the video, so I hope you will watch.

By only partially embossing the Basic White cardstock, a flat surface remains on the right where I could stamp the thank you sentiment from Vertical Blooms.  

I added a bit of retired Lemon Lime Twist Ribbon from my stash to the right of the pinwheel out of "necessity" not by design. Messy-me must have had ink on my fingers.  I got a smudge in that area, so I needed to cover it up!  That happens to us all, right?  What is your favorite way to hide a boo-boo?

If you don't "need" the ribbon, leave it off!  I'm still not sure if it was a "happy" mistake or not.  I think the card would look great without the ribbon.

If you watched the video, you saw that you end up with 4 little square scraps of DSP.  Well, I am not one to let perfectly good scraps go to waste, so I used 3 of mine to decorate the edge on the inside of the card.

If you like written tutorials, so you have all the cutting dimensions, you can use this link to download a copy.  The tutorial includes diagrams showing how to the cut and score the pinwheel.  

I hope you will give this Fun Fold Pin Wheel a try.  I first saw it done by Debbie Henderson and it looked like fun so wanted to try it.

A list of the Products I used is shown below.  Click on any image to learn more about that item.

Product List

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