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.

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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!
  • Includes an exclusive stamp set and a Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • 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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Seed Packet Holders for Mother’s Day for the Pals Blog Hop

Hello, welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop! This month our Design Team’s theme is “Great Family Occasions.” We hope you enjoy and will be inspired by them! Don’t forget to leave comments! We love hearing from you. At the end of my post, you will find the full line-up to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals Seed Packet Holders for Mother's Day table favors or gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
I am looking forward to Mother’s Day this year more than ever! I come from a large family (I am one of 6 kids)! We always get together for the holidays and special occasions (except this past year during the pandemic)! I had my second vaccine yesterday and after thirteen months of quarantine, I can’t wait to travel in May to see my family for Mother’s Day!!! I love to make little gifts and table favors and I’ve been making seed packet holders for family and friends!
Stampin'Up! Pansy PEtals seed packet holders for Mother's Day gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
These seed packets coordinate with the new Pansy Petals Suite which will be available May 4th in the 2021 Annual Catalog.  Here’s a peek at the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper and bundle.

The sentiment I used on the inside is from Dragonfly Garden and it’s perfect for these! There are several choices for Mother’s Day sentiments/fonts. I chose two, Timeless Tulips and Dressed to Impress. I used the Stitched Rectangle Dies to cut these out. (*When I’m creating multiples I like to cut more than one at a time.) I cut the flowers from the DSP using the Pansy Dies.

I like to try out different color combinations when I’m creating.  Here’s a look at each.
Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals Seed Packet gift idea for Mother's Day or any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals Seed Packet gift idea for Mother's Day or any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals Seed Packet gift idea for Mother's Day or any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUpStampin' Up! Pansy Petals Seed Packet gift idea for Mother's Day or any occasion - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
You can make these seed packets for any occasion! In my “seed search” I found seed packets for new baby, weddings, birthdays, graduation, sympathy, etc. Just change up the designer series paper and sentiment and you have a thoughtful little party or shower favor!

Check back tomorrow for the Tutorial.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Mark your calendars for our next blog hop on May 12th when our theme is “2021-2023 New In Colors” when our Design Team creates a project with the new family of In Colors for any occasion. Don’t miss the fun! Until then, please stay safe and have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  4. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  7. Lori Pinto at LollyPop Paper and Ink
  8. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  9. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  10. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  11. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  12. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  15. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  16. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  17. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  18. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  19. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  21. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Lori Webb at Clever Copies
  24. Lisa Milligan at Stamping Made Simple
  25. Megan Cooper at Lazy Daze Stampin’
  26. Annette Elliott at AEstamps a Latte

Have a great Day! Stay Safe! Stay well!
Just Stampin’
Jeanie
Stampin' Up! Pansy Petals and Dragonfly Garden seed packet holders for Mother's Day gift idea - Jeanie Stark StampinUp
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