Bohemian Pinwheel Folded Note Cards

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Bohemian Pinwheel Note Cards

Bohemian pinwheel cards - two cool

Bohemian pinwheel cards - bermuda thanks6I found this super-cute, fancy fold card at Dawn Olchefske's DO Stamping blog and I knew I had to try one (or two)!  I couldn't believe how easy it was to create!  I love how it opens up to reveal a note card on the inside.

Pinwheel Papers—I selected the bold, bright patterns of the Bohemian Designer Series Papers for both of my cards.  I love that every sheet in this package of paper has one side with small print in one color, and one side with a bold, multicolor pattern.  Perfect for this card style!

Let's start by seeing how it's made!  It only takes a few scores & cuts!


Making A Pinwheel Folded Card

B pinwheel - how to 1

  • Start with an 8" square piece of DSP.
  • You'll need your Simply Scored tool, along with the Diagonal Plate.
  • Select the side of paper you want for the inside, which will also be pinwheel edges.
  • Position your paper "inside" down onto the Diagonal Plate.
  • Score on all sides at the 3" mark.

B pinwheel - how to 2 

  • Trim out the triangles on each side where the score lines intersect.
  • Position your paper "inside" up on the regular Simply Scored tool.
  • Score on the 1" mark on each side to the point of the notch you just cut.

B pinwheel - how to 3 

  • Fold back the pinwheel edges and crease with a Bone Folder.
  • Flip over and fold each side flap and crease with a Bone Folder.
  • To close, fold the bottom flap in first, then continue around clockwise.  The last flap will tuck under the first flap, just like if you were closing up the top of a box.
  • TIP: If you can't see all of the edges correctly, try folding the flaps in a counter-clockwise rotation.

See Dawn Olchefske's Pinwheel Card Video for details.


Bohemian pinwheel cards - bermuda thanks 

Pinwheel Card Basics—I started with an 8" x 8" piece of Bohemian DSP.  This card ends up folding down to a 4-1/4" square card that will fit in a traditional A2 Medium envelope. 

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Belly Band—I decorated the pinwheel card with a 1" wide belly band in Blackberry Bliss.  I scored the 10-1/4" long strip at the 2-3/4" and 7-1/8" marks and adhered the ends with Tear & Tape Adhesive. 

Sweet Sentiment—I stamped the Tin of Cards sentiment in Bermuda Bay ink onto Very Vanilla, then punched with the 1-3/4" Circle Punch.  It's layered on a 2" Circle punch from Delightful Dijon card stock, then popped up onto the belly band with Dimensionals.

Band Décor—I tied a simple bow with the Very Vanilla Thick Baker's Twine, then attached it with a Glue Dot.  The Bermuda Bay Sequins are also adhered with Glue Dots…no glue mess!

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The Pinwheel—I added a belly band for decoration, but it is truly optional.  The flaps tuck into each other, just like a box, and stay securely closed. 

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Fully Opened Pinwheel—The inside of the pinwheel has plenty of space to write a note.  I stamped a Blackberry Bliss Bohemian Borders image along the side of the 4" square Very Vanilla piece.  Then I matted it on a 4-1/8" square of Delightful Dijon before adhering to the center square.

Bohemian pinwheel cards - blackberry hello   

Two Cool—I tried a bolder pattern for my second version…gosh I love these colors! 

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This time, I thought a Bermuda Bay belly band looked better.  I also tried a different Tin of Cards sentiment.

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I stamped some different Bohemian Borders images in Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss and Delightful Dijon on the inside. 

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What do you think of this fancy fold pinwheel card?  Have you ever made one, or will you be making one?  Leave me a comment at the bottom of the page!



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