Pinwheel Fold Tutorial

Hello stamping friends!  Here we are, another Monday.  We’re having a mini heat wave here in B.C.; records are being broken all over the province – and it’s not even officially summer yet!  I’ve been trying  to  stay cool while stamping, but you know, fans and paper don’t go well together – not if you want the paper to stay in a certain spot! 🙂

Today I thought I’d show you a quick little fun fold that we did last month in Technique Club; it’s called the Pinwheel fold, for obvious reasons, as you’ll see:

pinwheel fun fold

Isn’t that cute?!  We did use some retired Designer Series Paper to make this, but you can use any design you like.  The great thing about our DSP is that the 2 sided patterns are perfect for this type of fold.  This picture (above)  shows the card closed, with the belly-band on it.  I was sorry to see that the Big Day stamp set wasn’t carried over into the new catalogue; it’s such a fun set.  The sentiment was stamped first in Calypso Coral onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then punch out using the 2 1/2″ Circle Punch.  On a scrap piece of Whisper White, we stamped the word ‘celebrate’ a second time, this time in Pool Party, then hand-cut it and layered it on top of the stamped word, using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

This next picture shows you how the pinwheel fold looks, without the belly-band on:

pinwheel fold

It’s a very cute & easy fold, that starts with an 8″ square piece of DSP, and uses the Diagonal Scoring Plate for the Simply Scored.

Here is how we decorated the inside:

pinwheel fun fold inside

I’m going to miss this stamp set – but there’s lots of great new ones to choose from in the new catalogue!  🙂

If you’re in the area (Lower Mainland of B.C.) and would like to join the Technique Club & learn to do fancy folds like this, plus much more, we’d love to have you join!  We meet on the last Friday of each month from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, and we always have lots of fun!  Just give me a call at 604.298.0472 or email me at for more details, or to reserve your spot.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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