I have been waiting, up until now, to show you this card design. The new Stampin’Up catalogue will be released in just a month. Who does not love new catalogues? So let’s charge guilt free into the new by using up all of our old Designer Series Papers! This design will have you digging out your old papers and having a great play as you mix and match patterns for different effects.

This card design is not new, I first came across it a couple of years ago in a video by the lovely Karen Titus of Back Porch Stampers. As always I encourage you to have a watch as Karen and her husband Tim do their own stash busting. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fwhd7-iXv2o&ab_channel=KarenTitus

Basic Supplies

Greeting stamp of your choice
1 piece of colored card stock for your base
1 piece of coordinating cards stock or Designer Series Paper for layering
Coordinating ink color
Two strips of Designer Series Paper
Small coordinating embellishment for the center
Optional white card stock for card liner
Optional additional embellishments
Paper Trimmer

Cutting Directions

You will need a card base from chosen card stock color.
Standard sizes are:

Side opening card
Metric: 21cm x 14.8cm score halfway 10.5cm
Imperial: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ score halfway 4-1/4″

Vertical bottom opening card
Metric: 10.5cm x 29.7 score halfway 14.85cm
Imperial: 4-1/4″ x 11″ score halfway 5-1/2″

Front layering piece of coordinating card stock or Designer Series Paper
Metric: 10cm x 14.4cm
Imperial: 4″ x 5-1/4″

If desired, cut a piece of white or vanilla card stock as a card liner
Metric: 10cm x 14.4cm
Imperial: 4″ x 5-1/4″

Cut two squares of card stock, same color as card base
Metric: 6.8cm x 6.8cm
Imperial: 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″

Cut eight squares of Designer Series Paper, 4 each of two different colors/patterns
Metric: 3.4cm x 3.4cm
Imperial: 1-1/4″ x 1-1/4″

Assembling the Pinwheel

Place your first card stock square down on your surface in the upright, square orientation. Layer the second piece over the top in the diamond orientation. See photograph.

Place adhesive on one side only of each of your small squares. Alternating colors/patterns place them in the matching points of your card stock shape, leaving a tiny border of the card stock showing. Continue placing the small squares around your card stock shape aligning the shapes. It is important to go in one direction overlapping the previous square. The last square will need to be tucked under the first square. See photos

When you have finished your pinwheel you are ready to finish your card. The sky is the limit as to how you use these clever little pieces. Below are some suggestions, I have also listed the supplies I used for each card .

Real Read Card Stock
Most Adored Designer Series Paper
Scraps of Basic White & Real Red Card Stock
Softly Sophisticated Photopolymer Stamp Set
Real Red Stampin Pad
Scrap of Real Red Ribbon
Tinsel Gems Four Pack

Shaded Spruce Card Stock
Pool Party Card Stock
Sunny Days Designer Series Paper
Large Check Ribbon 3/8″
Shaded Spruce – Dark, Stampin Blend Marker
Tinsel Gems Four Pack

Balmy Blue Card Stock
Basic White Card Stock
3-D Basics Embossing Folder
Flight & Airy Designer Series Paper
Beach Day (greeting)
Blueberry Bushel Stampin Pad
Iridescent Pearls Basic Jewels

Calypso Coral Card Stock
Softly Stippled Designer Series Paper
Thoughtful Moments Hybrid Embossing Folder
Calypso Coral Stampin Pad
Champagne Iridescent Dots

Thank you reading today! I hope you will go out and do some stash busting of your own. If you do give this method a go please post a picture below or tag me on social media @loriothen. Happy crafting!

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