I Pinned It, Let’s Do It! & Happy Birthday, Wyatt!

I’ve got a really special project for you today!  I’m combining my nephew’s birthday card with an “I Pinned It: Let’s Do It!” project.  Wyatt is my older brother’s youngest son and Garrison’s brother.  Wyatt’s birthday was yesterday, but I waited to share this project with you today.  I hope he loves this card!

If you are new to my blog, then welcome. “I Pinned It: Let’s Do It!” is my attempt to live out my Pinterest likes or repins. I share a project I first found on Pinterest. I show you the link that inspired my design and give you my own quick tutorial on the project. Let’s get started!  Here’s Wyatt’s birthday card:

The Outside
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The Inside

Here’s what’s cool about this odd-shaped card:

  • Once folded (hold your horses, I’m gonna’ show you how to do it!), you’ll have a pocket on the front and on the inside of the card.  I chose to glue down my front pocket and use the inside one.  The combinations are endless.  Well, they actually do end, but it’s too much work to list them all here.
  • It actually fits into a standard-sized envelope.

Before I walk you through the step-by-steps of how to make this card, here’s the Pinterest link that inspired my creation:


Step-by-Step Tutorial for the Twisted Greeting Card

I’ve taken Kelly’s video tutorial and transcribed it to words and pictures.  You’re welcome.

  • Start with a half sheet of card stock, cut down the middle, lengthwise (4-1/4″x11″).
  • Score the piece of paper from one corner to the other:

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  • Fold the card stock along the score lines.  See below.
  • Score the folded sheet again at 5-7/8″ – that’s the halfway mark of the bottom of the card stock.  My Stampin’ Up! bone folder is pointing to the 5-7/8″ mark where I scored.stampwithbrian.com - twisted card tutorial.jpg
  • Here’s what your card looks like when folded in half.  I know you are paying attention, so I don’t have to point out that the folds have created a pocket on the front and on the inside of the card.stampwithbrian.com - twisted tutorial.jpg
  • I glued the front pocket shut.  I left the inside flap opened so I could tuck some money inside before mailing it off. 
  • I covered the card front with DSP and trimmed it to fit, covering the front of the card.  Similarly, I cut a piece of card stock to fit the inside of the card.
  • It’s difficult to tell from this picture, but I’m showing how the card fits into a standard envelope.  The flap of the envelope is at the top of the picture, followed by the card on the envelope and my handsome fingers.

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I hope you like today’s project, and I look forward to calling Wyatt to hear what he thinks of his crazy card.

Stamp sets:  Bring on the Cake  Papers:  Midnight Muse, Patio Party Designer Series Paper, Whisper White  Inks:  Midnight Muse  Accessories:  Large Oval punch, 3/16″ Corner punch, Circle punch, Scallop Circle punch

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  I’ve enjoyed hanging out with you.


Coming Soon!  The One-for-One Card Swap was a great success!  I hope you’ve received your card by now.  I’ll be sharing all the cards with you Monday so you can see all the great work from the folks who participated in the swap (wanted to give you a chance to receive your card first).  Also, be on the lookout for an embellishment and paper share.  You won’t want to miss this!

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  1. Happy Birthday Wyatt ! This is a cute card to put a gift card or a little moola into…. How old is Wyatt? Since Maria got everybody`s age (she forgot to ask how old your parent`s are) I thought we may as well get the little folk covered . Next it will be everybody`s weight !!!!! Later …BTW…I`m going to try Element Of Style on my Trip card adventure today. Maybe second generation stamping… whatcha think?

  2. WOW!! super fabulous and easy to do, Brian. I so admire the people like you who have such amazing ideas dancing in your head 24//7 and the generosity to share them with the world. Thank you for today’s tutorial and for the link to that video. I think you would be amazing on a video tutorial. I bet you have a very nice voice and, with that sense of humor of yours…..the sky is the limit, you would have all of us LOL!!

  3. Love the way you write tutorials, Brian. They are intelligent and to the point. Very easy to follow. This card is sure to be a winner with all my tween nephews.

  4. Love these folding cards. thanks.

  5. Kathy P. Williams

    Loved this! Thanks for putting link to Kelly’s card. Your instructions are very good.

  6. Oh my, what a great idea for a new shaped card, Brian. And it looks easy, too!
    I’m definitely trying it this weekend.
    Wyatt is going to love this card!
    Thanks so much, again, Brian!

  7. This will be lots of fun to try. I was beginning to get a little bored with the A2 cards and these would be perfect for all those Christmas gift cads I send out. Thanks Brian.

  8. This looks like a blast! And thank you for your perfect touch tutorial. Wyatt will lenjoy it and it is definitely full of interest! Love the whole pocket idea and the sleek look of this takes the cake.

  9. Brian–you are so funny and so gosh darn good at what you do. The directions are fun to read and easy to follow. I give lots of gift cards for Christmas so I think I just might have to make this card for all of my nieces and nephews. I’m going to try it as soon as I finish my coffee. Thank you and happy birthday to Wyatt.
    in Wenatchee, WA

  10. Great card! Thanks for sharing the instructions. I recently found your blog and love reading it.

  11. Thanks for sharing, Brian. I was wondering how the DSP was cut but the video explains everything.

  12. You DO have handsome fingers…..but your card is great too! Love this…thanks! 🙂

  13. KellyJean Gettelfinger

    How great of you, Brian, for posting a link to my video! Thank you so much! I hope Wyatt had a super birthday!

  14. Very cool card, will be using this soon…thanks for sharing.

  15. Thanks heaps for the tutorial for this fun card.

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