Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month, the theme is “Wonderful Cards/Projects from the Garden” where our design team showcase projects from things found in a garden, such as flowers, vegetables, fruits, or even a garden scene. We really hope that you enjoy and will be inspired by them! As you hop from blog to blog, don’t forget to leave comments because we love hearing from you. Once you finish here, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

An Explosion of Pinwheel Tower Cards

I’m fairly certain you have seen either pictures or videos of pinwheel tower cards because they have exploded onto the cardmaking scene. The first time I saw one, I thought that it’s cool, I love a good fun fold, so I was onboard. When I saw the video tutorial for it, I couldn’t believe this card falls into an easy-peasy category.

Here’s my card:

Front of the card

Creating the Pinwheel Tower Card

I used a video tutorial posted on YouTube by Kristina Rees with Creating with Kristina for this card. Since watching her video, I’ve seen a number of different videos for the same card. Don’t worry, this card will fit in a standard medium Stampin’ Up! envelope when you are finished.


  • The papers I used were the Hand Penned DSP, Garden Green cardstock, white cardstock, and some Cinnamon Cider 6 x 6 inch DSP. The sentiments came from different stamp sets because of the panel restrictions. I also used the Hand Penned bundle for stamping and die cutting the florals.
  • The Garden Green base measures 5-3/4 inches by 4-1/4 inches. Score the base along the long side at 3/4, 1-1/2, 2-1/4, and 3 inches.
  • You need 3 panels for the arms, for a lack of a better word, of the card. Each panel measures 2-3/4 inches by 4-1/4 inches. You can choose a complimentary color if you’d like. I used Garden Green for these panels.
  • in her video, Kristina used different DSP (Designer Series Paper) patterns for her panel arms. I chose to use the same DSP patterns for each arm. You will need to trim down 3 sets of DSP to each of the following measurements:
    • 2-3/4 inches by 4-1/4 inches AND
    • 2 inches by 4-1/4 inches.

Pre-planning is Essential

  • HINT: The first time I made one of these cards I didn’t pay attention to the planning step for my sentiments. The resulting card didn’t work, but I saved it as an example of what NOT to do.
    • Here’s a picture of the DON’T DO THIS card:
See how the second sentiment peeks out when the card is open to the first page. This didn’t make me happy.
  • I did a much better job of planning sentiments and the placement of the coordinating die cut elements for the Garden Green card.
  • After wrapping the ribbon around one of the panels, you will need a piece of coordinating cardstock to cover it on the backside. The backside of the front panel is actually the panel for you to use for writing your note, as pictured below:
  • I haven’t finished using up the In Color 2020 – 2022 6 x 6 inch DSP yet, so I used that for the white panels of the card. My pieces measure 1 inch by 4-1/4 inches for the ribbon side. The opposite piece measures 1/2 inch by 4-1/4 inches.
  • HINT: Whenever I am working on a card that has a number of pieces, I use removable tape so I can move things back and forth and around. This tape allowed me to dry fit all my panels and die cut pieces to make sure I didn’t have all kinds of things peeking out unnecessarily.
  • I cut the white cardstock pieces for the final sentiment panel before I knew what I was doing with it. When I decided to stamp the floral spray, I needed to line my two white cardstock pieces up and stamp across both pieces. The Stamparatus made this process much easier! I’m pretty stinking pleased with the result!

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop Information:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team, because the Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop on August 11th. Our theme will be “My Happiest Season” when our Design Team creates a project showcase projects inspired by their favorite season of the year. Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  3. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  4. Leah O’Brien at Honeybee Stamping & More
  5. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  8. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  11. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  12. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  13. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  14. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  15. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  16. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  20. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  21. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  22. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  23. Michelle Quinno at Shell Stamps
  24. Amanda Howard at Papercrafting With Amanda

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

I’d love to hear what you think, and greatly appreciate every comment.

Have a Peachy Day!

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What’s New? Since you asked, it’s the DSP SALE!

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155696131BLOOM WHERE YOU’RE PLANTED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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155499131HAND-PENNED 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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155817132IN THE WILD 12″ X 12″ (30.5 X 30.5 CM) DESIGNER SERIES PAPER$11.50 USD | 15.75 $ CAD
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What’s Your Favorite DSP?

The KITS COLLECTION is still available as well!

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Take a look at this video explaining what you get with your kit! Remember, the kits are all inclusive! Just add some of your own crafting basic tools, and you are good to go!

Again, thank you for stopping by my blog today!  I appreciate your comments and your time.