Creative Creases Challenge #12

Anything Goes with a Fun Fold runs through AUGUST 19th AT 6:00 PM EDT


Welcome to the next Creative Creases Challenge! Firstly, thanks to all those who participated in my last challenge! I am so happy that you all took the time to play along. The Top Pick for the last challenge is at the bottom of this post as well as the link to enter the current challenge with a short list of rules to enter.

Initially, I heard of the Pinwheel Tower fun fold from my Pal Sue Jackson, who made THIS amazing card. So, I decided to try it out myself. After seeing her card, I did a little internet search and it led me to one of my favorite Stampin’ Up! demonstrators, Linda Heller, who made a great tutorial. Then, I got the idea to use the panels with the Beauty of Friendship bundle. Although it didn’t turn out exactly what I had in mind, I am happy how it turned out, so I may attempt it again when I have a little more time to play with the panels.

My secrets to making this project

  • Firstly, this Pinwheel Tower card measured at 5″x7″ when laid out flat so it fits into that size envelope without a problem.
  • To make the card base, I used designer paper (Linda’s suggestion), cut at 5″x4 1/2″ and scored at 1,” 2,” 3″ and 4.” Remember that the paper you want to show will be on the inside of the tower, so add the adhesive on the side you don’t want showing (Oops, that was my mistake!) and complete the tower. Then, to make sure that the back side of the DSP didn’t show up, I sponged the edges with black ink.
  • To make the panels, I cut four pieces of Black cardstock (3 1/2″ x 5″) and four pieces of designer paper at 3″ x 4 3/4″ and 4 pieces of designer paper at 4 3/4″ x 2 1/4.”

Now, the FUN Part!

  • Firstly, I cut three trees from the die in Beautiful Trees with Early Espresso cardstock. Then, with more designer paper, used the dies to add some foliage to them, popping them up with dimensionals.
  • After that, I used the Playful Alphabet dies to spell out “Spring,” “Summer,” and “Fall” in black cardstock. Then, to add a little life to the trees, I cut out little birds and added one to each tree so that it looked like the same bird lived there all year round.
  • Finally, I made a very simple message panel with a sentiment from Flowers of Friendship and cut with the die from Tasteful Labels as well as a piece of white cardstock cut with a stitched rectangle die.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

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To play along this month, simply use the linky tool at the bottom of this post.
A few rules:

  • There MUST be stamping involved in your projects.
  • No Backlinking allowed. Your entry must be posted after the start of mine.
  • Use any brand of stamps/digis (no company restriction) but no “digi only” creations.
  • There MUST be a link back here to my blog in your blog post and would really appreciate displaying my challenge graphic.
  • Any projects that do not comply with the above can be deleted from the gallery.
  • Please note that if you are chosen as a winner of a challenge and do not wish to have this challenge add a link to your blog, please email me at [email protected] and ask to remove the link.

To play along this month, simply use the linky tool below through August 5th.


Beauty of Friendship Pinwheel Tower Card for Creative Creases #12