In my last article I described how I made my first Halloween Pinwheel Tower Card. I’m not getting into so much detail this time. But I do want to show you another version of this fun fold technique.
An Invitation (A2) Envelope Works Two Ways
Both the first Halloween Pinwheel Tower Card that I showed you and today’s card fit just perfectly into a standard invitation – or A2 – sized envelope. What fits in those envelopes is something that is 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″. Or 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″. I try to be consistent in how I describe which side of a card has which measurement, high or wide. But the best I’ve managed to do in my scatterbrained life is to make sure they’re consistent within a particular article or tutorial. That’s why I frequently will write, “5-1/2″ high by 4-1/4″ wide.” That’s just to remind both of us what I’m talking about.
Enough of that? This card, when folded flat, is 5-1/2″ high by 4-1/4″ wide. The first card was 4-1/4″ high by 5-1/2″ wide.
The Card’s Measurements
When you lay the card flat, the middle section will be 2-1/8″ wide. One side will be 3/4″ wide and the other will show a section 1-3/8″ wide.
It’s That Cute Halloween Paper Again!
For this card I just used two prints from the Cute Halloween Designer Series Paper set. The Jack-o-Lantern/Black Cat print has more Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black color in it than the other prints in the set. As I like my Halloween cards to be colorful (for the most part), I chose Pumpkin Pie as my main color to show off the prints.
Fun With the Front and the Back
Did you happen to notice some of the cute (there’s that word again!) products I used on the “front” of the card (even though you can fold it many ways, I still think of one side as the front and the one opposite as the back).
The “Trick or Treat” saying is from the Cutest Halloween Stamp Set. As I was about to cut it into a rectangle, I thought of the Stitched With Whimsy Die Set that’s in the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. These dies don’t actually cut out a shape. They just create a fun border that’s perfect for fun cards such as this one.
Once I used the die and cut the rectangle, I thought I needed something else to fill in the empty space. The Cute Stars Adhesive-Backed Sequins were perfect, especially those that look like the Pumpkin Pie color.
The “Back” of the card is yet another Basic White Cardstock rectangle. This time I didn’t use the Whimsy Dies because I wanted more room to write a note. But I did stamp another saying. This one is from the Banner Year Stamp Set, another product from the Annual Catalog. And here again, I used the star sequins to brighten things up a bit.
Watch for One More Pinwheel Tower Card!
I can’t believe that I stumbled on yet another design of this type of card! Later this week (or maybe early next week depending on my vacation schedule) I’ll be sharing a birthday card that I made for my favorite niece (I have only one niece, so I can call her a favorite, can’t I?). I can’t wait until I have time to make another one like the one you’ll see next!
Meanwhile, happy stamping! And why not try one of these Pinwheel Tower cards out?