Colorful Pinwheel Card

I saw a card made from a flat pinwheel die the other day and remembered how I used to make real paper pinwheels with my kids. I decided to try making some “real”, 3 dimensional mini ones for a card front. I ❤️ love how it turned out!

Join me on the creative journey, and make this simple, fun and colorful card for someone in your life.

Supplies needed for this project:

  • 2.5” strip of colorful patterned paper
  • White cardstock — I recommend #110 or higher for card bases
  • Small strip of light brown cardstock
  • Distress Spray Inks (Squeezed Lemonade, Picked Raspberry, Salvaged Patina Oxide, Mermaid Lagoon Oxide) —not needed if patterned paper is double sided
  • Polka Dot background stencil (Letter It: Polka Dotting)
  • Distress Oxide Ink (Salvaged Patina)
  • Ink blending brush (or make-up brush)
  • Colorful gems
  • Thin mini glue dots, Medium glue dots, glue, and ATG or other double-sided tape. Or adhesives of your choice.
  • Sentiment stamp for inside of card

Grab your supplies, and let’s create! Video tutorial below.


  • Cut white cardstock into mat: 3.25”x8.25”, and base: 8.5”x7”
    • Score and fold base in half, at 3.5”
    • Stencil polka dots onto the mat, with Distress Oxide Ink and Blending brush
    • Adhere mat to base with ATG/double-sided tape
  • Spray the backside of patterned paper strip with the Distress Sprays.
  • Cut 3 2.5” squares from patterned paper
    • Fold each square in half diagonally, both ways
    • Cut on each of those score lines, up to 1/4” from center point
    • Apply mini glue dot to the same corner of each of the 4 triangles on each pinwheel piece, and fold them in on top of each other in the center
    • Apply gem into the center of each pinwheel
  • Cut brown cardstock into narrow strips for pinwheel sticks
  • Adhere pinwheels to card front with medium glue dots
  • Adhere “pinwheel sticks” under pinwheels
  • Stamp sentiment inside

Watch the video process!

Did you make this Pinwheel Card? I want see it!

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