Creative Colour Challenges 68 – Give It A Whirl birthday card

Hello, I hope you are well.

These are the colours for the latest challenge over at

Please CLICK HERE to find out more about this challenge and to join in the fun!

I had a quick check of my new designer series paper packs to see if there was a design I could use with at least 1 of these colours and hit the jackpot with a Sale-A-Bration free pack called Dandy Designs. It has this fabulous Calypso Coral paper….

The stars in this design reminded me that I’ve got star dies in the Give It A Whirl die set and then I thought why not create an interactive card with this die set? So I did.

I made my normal card base of Basic White Thick card (21 x 14.5cm, scored & folded on the long side at 10.5cm) and used the dies from the Give It A Whirl set to cut

  • The main cover using Dandy Designs designer series paper – I also cut out a circle from this at the same time
  • the inside wheel with Basic White card
  • the outside circle frame with Basic White card
  • the Happy Birthday sentiment rectangle
  • various stars with Smoky Slate and Starry Sky card

If you’d like to see these dies in action I’ve got a tutorial video from October 2021 that you can check out by CLICKING HERE

I stamped the sentiments from Very Best Occasions with Starry Sky ink. I glued rather a lot of stars to the inside wheel that show when you turn the wheel and a few beside the happy birthday.

To allow the wheel to turn I used a small white brad and covered it up (almost) with the white circular frame on the front. The whole front panel was added to the card with foam adhesive strips, being careful not to foul the inner wheel…

Finally, I added some Starry Sky matte dots and added a bit of sparkle to some of the many stars with Wink Of Stella.

Why don’t you see what you can make with these colours and join in the fun?

You don’t need a blog, you can simply upload a photograph of your creation to take part – click here to find out more

Shop the products

I’ve listed the products I used for today’s card below. The Dandy Designs designer series paper will only be available between 5 January and 28 February 2023 with a qualifying spend, but it will be free! Find out more about this promotion nearer the time.

When you shop with me you’ll receive a handmade card and gift as a token of my appreciation. If your order is under £150 please use the current Host Code so that I can add in a free product to your customer thank you pack for the month. Find out more on the Host Code page in the main menu.

Happy crafting,

Heather x

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About stampwithnellie

Hi, my name is Heather Forgan, but my nickname is Nellie! I'm an independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator in the United Kingdom and I love being able to share my creations using their fabulous products.

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