I first saw the Hexagon Pinwheel Tower card on Pinterest. It was a card posted by US demonstrator Rick Atkins. I checked his blog to see if he’d made a video but I didn’t see a reference to one but he did give basic instructions and measurements for a 5½” x 6”. Once you’ve made one of these cards, you’ll see how easy it is to change the size. I’ve made mine 6″ x 6″.
I went onto YouTube to see if I could find a video showing how to make one of these cards because I’m very much a visual learner! Rick’s video popped up – I must have missed it on his blog – and I also found another one. I watched Rick’s video first and then went to the second video which I watched until there were adverts mid-video and I switched off! While I understand why YouTubers allow them, they drive me to distraction!
I chose to use the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP) for my images. There are two sheets of large and small pansies which can all be die-cut and also two sheets of leaves in three shades of green and two shapes which also have a matching die. The Pansy Patch Stamp Set and the Pansy dies are available as a bundle on page 29 in the Annual catalogue.
In list of measurements, I refer to Pansy Patch DSP Design 1 and Design 2. I had already chosen one design I wanted to use, but I was undecided about the second design. The reason this was a problem was because I was debating whether to stick with one colour of pansy, or use two or three colours. Eventually, I stepped outside my comfort zone and went for five different colours!
The second design I chose was from the 2021 – 2023 InColour 6″ x 6″ DSP Pack and the Subtles 6″ x 6″ DSP Pack. I chose the colours I decided the pansies were and the leaves: Soft Succulent, Polished Pink, Fresh Freesia, Pale Papaya (should have used Calypso Coral!)- and So Saffron.
While this is a very easy card to make, there are a lot of pieces of cardstock and DSP needed which equals a lot of gluing! Therefore I adhered lots of my layers together before I started videoing. If you watch my videos you’ll know I don’t edit out my mistakes and I don’t fast-forward. Yes, I made a mistake in this video which I showed how to get out of it!
Although I think my first card – Pale Papaya with the All Squared Away Bundle – looks rather pale, I’m still pleased with it. I can see that this would make a fabulous Christmas card, especially for children with Father Christmas, snowmen, etc. I hope you like this card enough to give it a go! You’ll be pleased you did.
I hope you have a very blessed Sunday and a great new week. Take care and stay safe. Happy crafting.
Inches measurements; suitable for A4 and Letter-size cardstock
Centimetre measurements: please check layers with scrap paper before cutting your cardstock
Cardstock – 6” x 8½” (15.2cm x 21.5cm)
Cardstock – 5 pieces 2½” x 6” (6.5cm x 15.2cm)
Basic White Cardstock – wide panels 6 pieces 2¼” x 5¾” (5.9cm x 14.6cm)
Basic White Cardstock – narrow panels 6 pieces 1¼” x 5¾” (3.4cm x 14.6cm)
Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper – wide panels 5 pieces, design 1, 2 1/8” x 5 5/8” (5.6cm x 14.3cm)
Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper – narrow panels 6 pieces, design 2, 1 1/8” x 5 5/8” (3.1cm x 14.3cm)
Basic White Cardstock – scraps for images, sentiments
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