A Moroccan Pinwheel Quilt

The other day I showcased the projects we made at our monthly card club.  I had a request for the directions to make the pinwheel quilt card.  I love playing with color and patterns.  I used the Moroccan Designer Series Paper to make my pinwheel quilt card for today.


My card is a 4 1/4″ square card.  Cut a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 and score it at 4 1/4.  The pinwheel is a lot simpler than it looks. You need 2 squares of cardstock 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 and 8 squares of DSP or cardstock 1 1/4 x 1 1/4. I started with Delightful Dijon for my large squares and used two different patterns of DSP from the Morocccan Designer Series Paper. Start by overlapping the two large squares diagonally and adhere.  Apply a glue dot or adhesive of choice to one corner of a DSP square (bottom right) and place as shown below.

Using a contrasting pattern, adhere the next piece of DSP. Continue overlapping and adding squares until only one square remains.

Tuck the final square behind the first square to finish. Add an embellishment to the center. You can use a brad, button, ribbon, or cardstock to make the center. I added a button and used a few strands of the very vanilla bakers twine to tie a knot. I adhered this to the center with a glue dot.  I also added another square of cardstock 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 to make the design pop.

I adhered the pinwheel to my Emerald Envy card base and “stitched” around the design. I needed an envelope for my square card so instead of using the envelope punch board to make it, I decided to just cut 1/2″ off each side of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope and use washi tape on each side to seal it.  I also added some matching DSP to the envelope flap. How quick & easy is that?!

I like that you can use this card for anything…no outside sentiment necessary! I think it makes a great note card to send to someone just to let them know you’re thinking of them. I really like how it turned out and think I might just go make a set of these to give as a gift. I have a friend who loves to quilt and I bet she would love a set of “quilted” cards.


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Just Stampin’


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Kit + Friends = A Fun Afternoon!

The Designer Tin of Cards Kit adds up to fun!  Read all the way to the bottom because I have a special offer for you today! I love the contents in this kit and the final results are pretty amazing!  When I offer my classes locally I always like to give alternative ideas.  I know the teacher in me should follow the directions, but what can I say, I’m all about choices and inspiring others to see the possibilities. Here are some alternative ideas to go with the Designer Tin of Cards Kit.

Cards from Designer Tin of Cards kit coordinate with Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper

Everyone needs birthday cards.  I sell more birthday cards at the shop than any other. Let’s face it, wouldn’t you rather get a bright and cheery card on your birthday than a facebook post? As you can see, just changing the sentiment, orientation, or placement of the balloons changes it up so you are not making everyone the same card.  The kit comes with 4 of each design.  I tried to show the original and other possibilities.  I love the way our Designer Series Paper packs coordinate with the designs in the kit so I could make my envelopes match.  I just think it ties it all together and is a preview of what’s inside.

Cards from Designer Tin of Cards kit coordinate with Moroccan Designer Series Paper

The top right card is the design that was intended with the kit. You can see how simple it is to change it up.  I usually don’t stamp the inside of my cards until I’m giving them out as I try to choose a card that’s special for each person.  If you notice the bottom right card is the one my daughter gave to my husband for his birthday. You can see that post HERE. All I did was stamp “DAD” under the Just For You to personalize it before she gave it to him.  The kit comes with the washi tape, sequins, mini clips,  twine, and everything else you need to make the cards.

Cards from Designer Tin of Cards kit coordinate with Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper

I love navy and white together.  So clean and crisp! I thought this design would make a great wedding or anniversary card as well as birthday.  The directions intend for the large floral die to peek out from under the sentiment but I thought it was just too pretty to hide behind so I layered it on top.  The kit comes with color photos and step by step directions to make it easy to complete.


Cards from Designer Tin of Cards kit coordinate with Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper

The top right card is the design from the kit.  All I did for the one to the left is change the sentiment and offset the DSP behind the sentiment. The birthday card uses the leftover circle die from the Moroccan set above. (I stamped directly on the DSP.) Pinterest is a great source for alternative ideas. Once you get the kit in your hands and start playing with placement you’ll find even more ways to change it up!

Here’s a Special Offer for you…If you purchase the Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit through my online store, I will send you a set of my stick on labels for the tin dividers, the extra ribbon I used, as well as the directions for the alternative ideas. If you purchase the Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit and Designer Tin of Cards photopolymer stamp set through my online store, I will send you the above PLUS the DSP to decorate your envelopes to match.  This would be a great kit to birthday or Christmas gift for a friend or get a group of friends together and have your own fun afternoon!  The kit makes 16 cards and includes the envelopes and beautiful tin with tab dividers! Check out the photos below from my local get together.




Click HERE to purchase your kit today. (Kit found on page 160 in the annual catalog.)

Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit (#141651  $27.00)



Designer Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set (#141739 $26.00)

Check out this video showcasing the Tin of Cards kit.

Have a wonderful day!
Just Stampin’




M is for Moroccan DSP


Welcome to the ABC’s with DSP!  This month I am featuring projects showcasing Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Today I am using the Moroccan Designer Series Paper.  This paper pack was not on my wish list and I did not even purchase it until the BOGO special this month.  Boy was I missing out!  This paper has gorgeous designs on both sides and now I can’t wait to create with it! Here’s my first card made with this DSP (look for many more to come).

Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Designer Series Paper and Moroccan Nights Stamp Set

I love Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy together.  This card came together quickly with the help of the Layering Circles Framelits and Duet Banner Punch. The sentiment is from the Jar of Love Stamp Set and is perfect with these hanging lanterns from the Moroccan Nights Stamp Set. I cut the DSP at 2″ for both my card and matching envelope.

Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Nights Designer Series Paper and Stamp Set

Stamp Sets: Moroccan Nights, Jar of Love  Inks: Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Delightful Dijon  Papers: Emverald Envy, Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, Moroccan Designer Series Paper  Tools & Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits, Duet Banner Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I am having a class this weekend to put together the Designer Tin of Cards kit.  This is one of the cards in the kit using the Moroccan Nights DSP.

Stampin’ Up! Designer Tin of Cards Kit   

If you need more inspiration, here are some samples from the annual catalog using the Moroccan DSP.




Click HERE to shop my online store, check out the Moroccan Suite, and take advantage of the Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper Sale Oct. 1-31.  Please use the Hostess Code 7DB3CBKS when you check out. I’ve added a visual below to show where to enter the code. I always send a thank you gift each month when you order from me.  I appreciate each and every order!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a Marvelous Day!

Just Stampin’


Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper