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Christmas – Pinwheel Tower Gift Card

Hi everyone, today I want to share with you how to make a Pinwheel Tower Card. I’ve seen a few of these cards before so thought I would give it a try. I cannot believe how easy it is to put together. I also love creating unique ways to give a gift card so when putting this card together, I decided to make it into a gift card holder. I can already picture making up a birthday card, with or without the gift card. The posibilities are many and so fast to put together if you are in need of a great card in a hurry.

To Make this card

Take the base card stock and score at 3/4″ 1 1/2″ 2 1/4″ and 3″.

Fold all the score lines and give it a good crease with your bone folder. Now fold it up so it creates a box and adhere it closed. The larger piece will stick out but that is intended

Now, adhere the three pieces of Basic White to each of the remaining three box sides to create your pinwheel as shown. So easy right?

OPTION: I also decided to round all the corners with my DETAILED TRIPLE PUNCH. I like how it looks with the rounded corners

Now to add the Designer Series paper. If you decide to round the corners, now is the time to do that with the DSP as well. Make sure you are only rounding the outside corners, leaving the inside corners square. You can see how each flap is finished in the pictures below

TIP: if using directional paper, make sure the direction is flowing top to bottom on the 4″ length and not the width.

For the first flap, I cut out the tree from the GINGERBREAD AND PEPPERMINT DSP and adhered to the card flap. I stamped the sleigh from the BE JOLLY stamp set and then coloured and cut out the gifts before adhering them to the card flap

For the second flap, I cut out a rectangle (retired) and stamped my greeting from a retired stamp set, then adhered to the card flap. The little bird was stamped, coloured and cut out then adhered to the flap as well.

For the third flap, I created the gift card holder by adhering one of the triangles to a flap, taking care to add adhesive to side and bottom only so you can slip a card inside. I stamped Santa from the BE JOLLY stamp set on scrap white card stock, I then coloured Santa with my BLENDER PENS before cutting him out. I then adhered him to the card flap.

For the last flap, I stamped the TO AND FROM, onto the flap directly than stamped the bird, coloured and adhered it to the flap. I then cut out the ornament from the GINGERBREAD AND PEPPERMINT DSP and adhered it to the card flap.

OPTION: You could also decorate all four flaps if you wanted to, but I chose to leave one blank so I could can write something there..

Flap 1 – Front of card
Flap 4 – blank to write on
Flap 2 – Greeting
Card folds Flat into a standard envelope

Flap 3 – Gift Card holder

To finish off my envelope, I stamped Santa on the front then used some of the DSP to cover the envelope flap. After adhering it, I trimmed around the flap to remove any excess paper. This card folds so easy into an envelope but I just love how it stands on it’s own when you put it on a table top.

Supplies used

Basic White Card stock

  • Base – 5 3/4″ x 4 1/4″
  • 3 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ (cut three)
  • 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (cut into a triangle)
  • Scrap for stamped images

Tidings of Christmas Designer Series Paper

  • 2 1/2″ x 4″ (cut 3)
  • 1 3/4″ x 4″ (cut 4)
  • Scrap for Envelope flap

Designer Series Paper

  • Gingerbread and Peppermint Designer Series Paper – cut out images

Stamp set – Be Jolly

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