English Garden Pinwheel

Feeling Special Pinwheel Card

Feeling Special Pinwheel Inside

I have another Pinwheel card today.  These cards are very addicting and it’s hard to stop at one! The one major difference between today’s card and the one from the other day is that I didn’t use a belly band.  Instead I chose to adhere my sentiment to the scallop circle and attach it to one of the flaps.  You do need to be careful when attaching it to the card so that it can still be opened easily.  I prefer this way but it could be difficult for the recipient to fold it back together.

For the inside I used a flower from the stamp set Garden in Bloom.  I chose not to use the outline stamp but I did use it for the butterfly on the front. I finished it up with several rhinestones on the butterfly!

There’s a picture and video tutorial over on Splitcoaststampers.  You can view it here.  Any questions, please let me know!

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Glitter Queens Blog Hop Day 2

Welcome back to Day 2 of the Glitter Queens Blog Hop!  We are so glad you are joining us!

Today I have a card using the Dahlia Fold Technique.  When I love paper, such as the sheets in the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper Pack, I am always itching to make flowers with the Dahlia Fold.


dahlia side view

Here’s a picture tutorial showing you how to assemble the flower.  Once you make each fold, use your bone folder.  It will be much easier to put your flower together if you have nice creases.

Step 1:  Punch eight circles of DSP using your 1-3/4″ Circle punch and one circle of cardstock with the 2-1/2 inch punch for the base (use a color that matches your paper).   You can use smaller circles but for me, if they are any smaller, I have difficulties folding.

Step 2:  Fold each DSP circle into fourths.  I am using cardstock so you can see this step easier but this would be the printed paper you are using.

dahlia fold 1

Step 3:  I drew lines on the paper so you can see exactly how I folded the paper.

dahlia fold 2

Step 4:  Turn your paper OVER and bring the entire piece to your center line.  It may be hard to understand this but once you are actually doing it, it will be clear.

dahlia fold 3

Step 5:  Do the same thing to the opposite side.  This is what it will look like when finished.  You’ve just made your first petal!  Do the same thing 7 more times.  When you assemble your flower, all of the pieces will be glued right next to each other.

dahlia fold 4

dahlia fold 5

Step 6:  Once you have all of your pieces made, mark the center on your 2-1/2 inch circle with a pencil (I folded my paper into fourths so I could easily see where the center was). I used Tombow multipurpose liquid glue on my circle.  I like the option of being able to move my petals around to exactly the right spot which you can do with this glue as opposed to Snail or Sticky Strip.  Put each petal point on the pencil mark you made in the center and butt each petal right up to the next one.

To finish the flower off, I used glue dots to adhere a Pacific Point button in the middle of my flower.  Then, using glue dots again, I attached one of the Something Borrowed Embellishments (found in the Occasions Catalog) to the button.  I used both the button and embellishment because I felt that it needed a pop of color in the middle.  My sentiment comes from the set Cheerful Critters, which is also in the Occasions catalog.  You’ll find a list of all the products I used at the end of the post.

If you haven’t tried this paper folding technique before, I hope you feel inspired to give it a try!  See you tomorrow!  I just might have some Blog candy for the last day of the blog hop!

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1.  Dawn Griffith

2.  Jennifer Kay

3.  Dee Slater

4.  Sue Novick

5.  Tracy Bradley  You are Here!

6. Kris Miller

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