Tower Pinwheel Technique

Looking for a unique card design? Try the Tower Pinwheel Technique. It’s easy to create and fits nicely into a regular envelope for mailing.

The fun spinning Tower Pinwheel card starts with a simple tower. The tower is created by making a simple paper box of Designer Series Paper. This fun card uses the Sweet Little Stockings DSP.

Paper Dimensions:

Designer Paper Tower: 4 1/4″ square, Score at 1″, 2″, 3″ and 4″

Cardstock Flaps: 4 pieces 2 3/4″ x 4 1/4″

Designer Paper Decorative Layer: 4 pieces 1 1/2″ x 4″

Designer Paper Decorative Layer: 2 pieces 2 1/2″ x 4″

Cardstock Colored Layer: 2 pieces 2 1/2″ x 4″

Cardstock White Layer: 2 pieces 2 1/4″ x 3 3/4″

Start by creating the tower. Fold on all of the score lines to create the box. Use Tear & Tape on the narrow tab to hold it together. Keep in mind that the inside of the box is what is going to show.

Adhere the cardstock flaps to the tower. I found it easiest to flatten the tower and add adhesive to the left side of the center score line. Then line up the flap with the edge of the tower. Continue until all four sides have been adhered. To see the process, watch my Tower Pinwheel Card Tutorial it’s much easies to show than to explain.

Cut out a few of the cute critters from the designer paper. Use the ones that are only partial images from the edges of the paper and place them on the edge of the card stock. Before adding the cut outs to the white cardstock use a Blending Brush to add a hint of color, sort of a glow behind them. The two decorated white panels should be placed on opposite flaps.

Stamp the greetings to leave a bit of space for a signature. The additional designer series paper pieces should be adhered to the other panels to compete the card.

I just love the attitude on this kitty!

So how the card folds flat for mailing. Awesome, right?

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