• Vy Tran

No Pop-portunity Wasted


Pinwheel Tower cards are really popular right now, and for good reason! They’re fun to make and to receive. From my perspective, all those extra card folds create possibilities for additional elements, which I love! My stepped-up version includes a window and a couple of pop-ups, and I’ll show you how to add those to your card as well!



The version I show in the video uses a piece of Designer Series Paper (DSP) to create the central “tower,” and you can find those measurements below. Some people prefer to maximize use of their DSP and don‘t like to cut it wider than 4”, and if that’s you—I have a different set of measurements for a 2nd version of this card that uses cardstock for the tower instead. However, the first version lies flatter and moves more smoothly, and that’s the one I like better.



Version 1 Measurements (uses DSP for central tower)

-Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP

  • Pattern 1 for central tower: 4-1/2” (W) x 4-1/4” (H), scored at 1”, 2”, 3”, and 4“

  • Various Patterns: up to FOUR pieces of 2-1/2” (W) x 4” (H)

  • Various Patterns: up to FOUR pieces of 1-1/2” (W) x 4” (H)

  • Various Patterns for pop-up mechanism: up to TWO pieces of 3” (W) x 1/2” (H), scored at 1/2”, 1-1/4”, and 2-1/2” along the long side

-Cinnamon Cider cardstock

  • FOUR of 2-3/4” (W) x 4-1/4” (H)


Version 2 Measurements (uses cardstock for central tower)

-Bloom Where You’re Planted DSP

  • Various Patterns: up to FOUR pieces of 2-1/2” (W) x 4” (H)

  • Various Patterns: up to FOUR pieces of 1-1/2” (W) x 4” (H)

  • Various Patterns for pop-up mechanism: up to TWO pieces of 3” (W) x 1/2” (H), scored at 1/2”, 1-1/4”, and 2-1/2” along the long side

-Cinnamon Cider cardstock

  • 6-3/4” (W) x 4-1/4” (H), scored at 1”, 2”, 3”, and 4“ along the long side

  • THREE of 2-3/4” (W) x 4-1/4” (H)



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Bloom Where You’re Planted | Stepped-Up Pinwheel Tower Card


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