I am on Day 5 of the “12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge” with my stamping buddy Christy. Today’s card is a Stampin’® Up! Sweet Little Stockings Pet Christmas Tree card. Each day my blog will focus on a new holiday card. The challenge is until December 10, 2021. I plan to showcase a different stamp set with each card. This will allow you plenty of time to see the great products that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog and to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready!
I wanted to showcase the totally cute Sweet Stockings Designer Series Paper (DSP). My thought was to make a Christmas tree out of all the adorable pets. Here is what I came up with using a Fun Fold for Fun Fold Friday!
Stampin’® Up! Sweet Little Stockings Pet Christmas Tree card
- Evening Evergreen Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches.
- Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and a scrap that is at least 1 inch wide.
- Old Olive CS: 2 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches, 1 7/8 x 4 3/8 inches and two at 7/8 x 1 7/8 inches.
Cutting out the Pet Images
Here are all the awesome Sweet Stockings DSP designs. (Buy some HERE).
These are the adorable pets for the Stampin’ Up! Sweet Stockings Pet Christmas Tree card that I fussy cut from the Sweet Stockings DSP. The puppies, the kitten and the mouse in the stocking come from the design with all the little stockings.
Making the Fun Fold Card Base
I actually struggled with this one. I believe I finally came up with easy-to-follow instructions. If not, please leave me a comment with any suggestions you may have. Here is the template.
Scoring the Evening Evergreen CS card base. (Score=Dashed lines/ Cut=Solid line)
- Score at 4 1/2 inches from 2 inches to the top.
- Next score at 5 1/2 inches from 2 inches down to the bottom.
- Finish scoring at 9 inches and then 10 inches from 2 inches to the top.
Turn the card base and cut from 1 inch to 6 1/2 inches at 2 inches from the left side.
Fold as shown in the left-hand photo. Use your Bone Folder to make the folds nice and crisp.
Before you stamp onto the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS, remove a 1 x 2 inch piece from the upper right-hand corner. Use this piece to stamp the larger present in Memento ink. On the remainder of the 4 x 5 1/4 Basic White CS use Memento ink to stamp a cascade of the small presents. Stamp the sentiment “Santa Paws is Coming to Town” in the center. On the scrap of Basic White CS stamp the sentiment “Peace Joy & Kisses”. I had to stamp it twice to get a dark stamp.
Color the presents with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. Adhere the piece with the “Santa Paws” sentiment to the inside of the Evening Evergreen CS card base.
Creating the Card Front
Adhere the Old Olive CS card pieces as shown.
Building the Pet Christmas Tree
Start on the right by placing the dog with the wreath about 1/4 inch from the bottom. Adhere the little dog in the sweater so he looks as though he is standing on the black dog’s back. Add a second dog in the sweater to the panel behind.
Adhere the rest of the cute pets stacking the next one on the lower pet’s back. When the card is open it will look like the photo on the left. The right-hand photo shows the card folded up.
Build the left side starting with the Golden Retriever wrapped in Christmas lights. Add the cats and mice. Top it off with the cute little puppy. Add the Christmas ornaments. Now adhere the large colored present with a Stampin’ Dimensional to the bottom left-hand corner. Finish by adhering the sentiment to the large present.
Add some Wonderful Gems and Voila! you have an adorable Sweet Little Stockings Pet Christmas Tree card for your favorite pet-lover!
I am so glad you stopped by for the 5th day of my 12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge! I hope you will come by for tomorrow’s card! Leave me a comment as to what you think about my first 5 days of Christmas cards. Which is your favorite card?
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