Pinwheel Tower Card and more for Ariane’s Birthday

Today is my daughter’s birthday! We were able to get together and enjoy an early celebration in Maine last month; however, I still wanted to send her a little something for her actual birthday. Her favorite color is purple so I pulled out the gorgeous Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper and Fresh Freesia cardstock and had some fun creating a special fun fold card and Hershey nugget birthday cake.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea and Hershey nugget cake- Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I saw several different pinwheel tower cards on Pinterest. I really liked the tip from Linda Heller to use DSP for the center tower (so it is not so heavy and bulky in the middle).  I was definitely inspired by her card but changed mine up to make a regular (A2 size) card.  I love how this card stands up and showcases the DSP on all four sides.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch and Pansy Petals fun fold pinwheel tower birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This card looks complicated but, trust me, it is really easy to make! I chose to use 4 different patterns of DSP, 2 floral and 2 gingham, to keep things simple. You could easily choose more patterns to mix and match.  I was going for a more traditional pinwheel look.  Here’s the details:

Card Measurements:

Column/Tower (Pansy Petals DSP): 4 1/4 x 4 1/4 scored @ 1″, 2″, 3″, and 4″
Cardstock panels (Fresh Freesia) : 4 pieces 2 3/4 x 4 1/4
Designer Series Paper (Pansy Petals): 4 pieces 2 1/2 x 4, 4 pieces 1 1/2 x 4
(*Cut one size each of 4 different patterns – 2 floral, 2 gingham), cut pansy and leaves from DSP
Basic White: scrap pieces for sentiments
Fresh Freesia and Evening Evergreen: scraps to punch heart & die cut flower

Directions:

  1. Fold and burnish DSP. Add adhesive to 1/4″ side and adhere to form tower.
  2. Adhere cardstock panels on each side of tower.
  3. Adhere DSP layers to cardstock.
  4. Add sentiments and embellishments to each side.

You can check out Linda Heller’s (Stampin School) video HERE.

I love the coordinated colors and different patterns in the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper! You can use the Dies included with the bundle to cut the pansy flowers and leaves.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I chose 3 patterns to make the tiered “birthday cake” to send with her card.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals Hershey Nugget birthday cake idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I cut 18 1″ x 3″ DSP strips to wrap the nuggets.  You need 5 for the top layer, 6 for the middle, and 7 for the bottom. To make each layer, adhere the nuggets to a 1 x 8 strip of cardstock using a strong adhesive (Tear & Tape or Stampin’ Seal +). For the top 2 layers trim off the access cardstock from the strip making sure to save enough to adhere the end piece to the first to form a circle. I used a bunch of Mini Glue Dots to adhere the nuggets to the die cut circles between each layer. *For the base I cut a circle from the heavy 12 x 12 white cardstock (in the DSP packs) and glued the Fresh Freesia cardstock circle to the top and bottom to cover the white. This makes it nice and sturdy to lift. I used more Mini Glue Dots to adhere the bow on top and ribbons down the side as well as the Loose Flower Flourishes. This “cake” was so much fun to make but almost looks too good to eat!

I thought it would be a nice surprise to send a little cash as I know she will be going out to eat with her friends from school.
Stampin' Up! Label Me Fancy Sweet Ice Cream Tag idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I adhered the plastic silverware together with a few Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhered the money with Mini Glue Dots, and wrapped Fresh Freesia organza ribbon around it all and tied a bow.  The sentiment from the Sweet Ice Cream Stamp Set was perfect for the tag. I was going to put this in the Ombre Gift Bag but really liked the look of it on top so I added a few more Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the bag. Even though the Pinwheel Tower card fits in a regular envelope, I placed it inside the bag. I hope these little homemade gifts bring a smile on her special day!
Stampin' Up! Pansy Patch birthday card and gift ideas - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I included a list of the products I used below.

Today is the last day to sign up to get this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, Gifts Galore. You don’t want to miss out on this kit!!!!
Paper Pumpkin Gifts Galore - visit juststampin.com to subscribe - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
November’s Gifts Galore Paper Pumpkin Kit is offering a fun holiday gift-wrapping solution! While the cellophane bags in this kit are food-safe, the packaging is sized for both treats and gifts. Have fun with the festive designs of each box—a sweet snowman, a tree with all the trimmings, or a playful pile of presents—and surprise your friends and family with treat and gift packaging that even Santa would be jealous of!

Details

  • Kit contains enough supplies to create nine treat packages—three each of three designs—and nine food-safe bags.
  • This all-inclusive kit includes printed die cuts, die-cut boxes, cellophane treat bags, adhesive, and more!
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  • Coordinating colors: Evening Evergreen, Flirty Flamingo, Old Olive, Pool Party, Poppy Parade

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Have a great day!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie

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Autumn Goodness…Fall Birthday Card #5

Stampin' Up! Autumn Goodness Impossible fun fold birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Today’s card is for my brother.  When I saw the Autumn Goodness Bundle I knew immediately I had to have it! It reminded me of the wheelbarrow that my brother gave me years ago.  It’s old and worn but I still decorate it for the different seasons throughout the year. It provided the inspiration for my card and treat holder.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Goodness inspiration for card projects - visit juststampin.com to see my birthday card ideas for fall - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Autumn Goodness fun fold fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This is called an “Impossible” fun fold but it’s really very simple to do with just a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 piece of cardstock for the base . This card was created using the Autumn Goodness Bundle. I love all the dies included in this set (especially the picket fence)!

Stampin' Up! Autumn Goodness Bundle - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Autumn Goodness Bundle includes the Autumn Goodness Stamp Set and the Autumn Wheelbarrow Dies. I love how the wheelbarrow and fence dies cut and emboss at the same time.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Goodness Fun fold fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

You can click HERE,  HERE, or HERE to view different versions of this fun fold as well as the photo tutorial how to make it.

To create the coordinating treat holder, I cut two wheelbarrows and made a simple box to hold some pumpkin candy.

Stampin' Up! Autumn Wheelbarrow Dies candy treat holder - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
The box is created with a 2 1/4 x 2 3/4 piece of crumb cake cardstock scored at 1/2″ on all 4 sides. I’ve created many of these simple boxes in the past in different sizes. You just fold and burnish along the score lines, snip along the score line on each end and adhere the sides. Quick & easy! Then just assemble the pieces to the wheelbarrow and glue one to each side of the box.  I think my brother will really like his card and pumpkin treat!

This is the last of the fall birthday cards I created this month. Next month I will need to make cards for my husband, daughter, sister, and friends! Check back for more inspiration and some fun gift ideas! If you missed my previous fall birthday cards this month you can click on the links below.

Happiest of Birthdays Card
So Sentimental Birthday Card
Beautiful Autumn Birthday Card
Gathered Leaves Birthday Card

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Gathered Leaves…Fall Birthday Card #4

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Birthdays, Gathered Leaves, and Plaid Tidings fall birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Today’s card showcases the Gathered Leaves Dies and Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper with a sentiment from Itty Bitty Birthdays on the front. This is a fun fold card which is hard to tell from the front. Here’s a look at it opened.

Stampin' Up! Gathered Leaves and Itty Bitty Birthdays Plaid Tidings birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can stamp any sentiment on the front or inside. I sometimes like to add a handwritten note inside. This card uses one sheet of the Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper to make the card and decorate the envelope. I love to design cards where there is no waste!

Stampin' Up! Gathered Leaves and Itty Bitty Birthdays Plaid Tidings birthday card idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
This is one of the cards included in my Just Stampin’ Card Kit and 3D Project Buffet to go last month. Today is the last day to sign up for my card buffet this month for more fun fold card ideas like this! My tutorials include additional ideas and tips for cardmaking (like how to cut your paper for this card so there is no waste). Everything comes precut and ready for you to stamp and adhere! Click HERE for more details and ordering information.

Just Stampin' Card Kit to go - visit juststampin.com for details - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

The Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper is on sale this month! You can use this DSP for masculine cards and many different occasions! I love the different patterns and color combinations!

Stampin' Up! Plaid Tidings 6 x 6 Patterned Paper - for inspiration and ordering information visit juststampin.com - Jeanie Stark StampinUp

This is the last week to take advantage of the DSP Sale!  Select packs are 15% off during October. *See below for more details!

Have a great day! Stay safe! Stay well!

Just Stampin’

Jeanie

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Need DSP? Stock Up & Save this month!  Select packs are 15% off during October.

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Just Stampin’ Rewards

I appreciate each and every order! Here are the things you can expect when you place an online order with me in October:

  • Handmade thank you card in the mail with any order.
  • 3 FREE Exclusive Tutorials featuring the stamp/bundle of the month when you order $40 or more (before tax & shipping).  New tutorials every month! October tutorials feature the Celebration Tidings Bundle. *Remember to add the current host code when you check out. Current Host Code: BWGSSKXZ
  • Celebration Tidings card kit –  Purchase the Celebration Tidings Bundle and get a free card kit to make one of the cards featured in the tutorial. Click HERE to see one of the cards. *Click on the image below to purchase.

Exclusive Tutorials FREE with Purchase (or as member of my team)

  • Arrange A Wreath– Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Arrange A Wreath Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Celebrate Sunflowers – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Jar of Flowers – Get 3 exclusive card tutorials with the purchase of the Jar of Flowers Bundle. (Click HERE to view one of the cards included in the tutorials.)
  • Ornate Garden – Purchase the Ornate Styles Bundle or Ornate Thanks Bundle and receive 3 exclusive card tutorials. If you purchase both the Ornate Styles Bundle and Ornate Thanks Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!
  • Timeless Tulips – Get 3 Exclusive Card Tutorials PLUS my 3D Tulip Treats Tutorial (Click HERE to view tulip treats) with the purchase of the Timeless Tulips Bundle!
  • So Sentimental – Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the So Sentimental Bundle.
  • Peaceful Poppies –  Get 3 exclusive tutorials with the purchase of the Painted Poppies Bundle or the Peaceful Moments Bundle. If you purchase both the Painted Poppies Bundle and the Peaceful Moments Bundle I will send you all three kits to create each of the cards featured in the tutorials!