Posted in 2020 August-December Mini Catalog, Christmas, Fun/Fancy fold card, Mini Catalog 2020, Winter Holiday

Friday Fun Fold for Christmas-Sweetest Time Stampin’ Up!®

Welcome to Friday! Boy this week seemed to go fast! I have a Christmas Fun Fold for you today.

This Fun Fold Box card is flat for mailing, but when opened stands up as a box dressed up as a Christmas present. The sentiment and holly are from the Sweetest Time stamp set and Sweetest Borders Dies.

Measurements: Shaded Spruce Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 9 inches scored with the 9 1/2 inch side up top at 2 1/8 inches, 4 1/4 inches, 6 3/8 inches and 8 1/2 inches, two 1/2 inch circles (1 1/2 Circle Punch) scored in the center and a stitched oval die cut (Stitched Shapes Dies largest oval); Real Red CS: four at 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 inches and a scalloped oval die cut (Layering Oval Dies 3rd largest); Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (DSP): four at 1 5/8 x 5 inches; and Whisper White CS: two at 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches and a stitched oval (Stitched Shapes Dies 2nd largest stitched oval).

Stamp the sentiment “for you with Christmas cheer” on the Whisper White CS stitched oval die cut in Real Red ink. On the 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 inch Whisper White CS stamp the berries in Real Red and the holly leaves in Shaded Spruce ink. Remember to use your Stampin’ Pierce Mat so you get the best image with the Photopolymer stamps.

Adhere the Plaid Tidings DSP to the 1 7/8 x 5 1/4 inch Real Red CS.

On two of the Real Red CS/Plaid Tidings panels, adhere the two 1 1/2 x 4 1/2 inch Whisper White CS card pieces as shown. This will be the “back” of the card where you would write your message. It will make more sense once you put everything together.

On another Real Red/Plaid Tidings panel, wrap the Real Red Braided Linen Trim around 3 times as shown. Tie a bow with 2 strands and adhere to the top with Mini Glue Dots. Tip: Sometimes the Glue Dots do not hold the bow so I add a little drop of the Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue under the bow.

On the back of the Shaded Spruce CS stitched oval die cut, adhere the scored 1 1/2 inch circles by folding the circle in half, adhering 1/2 of each circle and having them meet in the middle.

Adhere the sentiment “for you with Christmas cheer” to the Real Red scalloped oval die cut. Then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere it to the Shaded Spruce CS stitched scalloped oval die cut.

Fussy cut the holly leaves and berries with Paper Snips. Adhere to the sentiment label. Tie another 2 strand bow with the Real Red Braided Linen Trim and adhere to the sentiment label.

Use your Bone Folder to fold all of the score lines on the Shaded Spruce CS card piece.

With the 1/2 inch panel on the right, adhere all of the Real Red/Plaid Tidings panels as shown.

Here is where we will attach the sentiment panel to the middle of the card front with the two folded 1 1/2 inch circles. Glue the circles on the back of the sentiment panel, still folded, side-by-side along the center line.

Turn the whole card over with the 1/2 inch panel on the left. Apply adhesive to the 1/2 inch panel and fold over to adhere to the opposite side.

You should be able to pop the box open as shown.

Viola! You have a super fun Fun Fold Christmas card that mails flat but looks like a present when opened!

I am so glad you stopped by today. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and are able to spend time crafting.

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Best wishes for you and your Holiday projects!


Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Christmas, Fun/Fancy fold card, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Perfectly Plaid Fun Fold Christmas Card

Today is December 5th, the 5th day of my 15-Day Christmas Card Challenge and my daughters birthday! Happy Birthday Kathryn!

Today’s card is a Fun Fold using the Perfectly Plaid stamp set and Pine Tree Punch which are found in the 2020-21 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog.

This festive Fun Fold has textured pine trees made with one of the Greenery Embossing Folders and the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. If this is not available to you, I did make another version with plain pine trees which was also very festive.

Measurements: Thick Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches; Whisper White CS: 4 1/2 x 5 inches with a score line at 2 1/2 inches, 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches and a 3 1/4 x 6 inch piece that has been embossed with the Greenery Embossing Folder; Cherry Cobbler CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; and Classic Christmas 6 x 6 inch Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches.

Stamp the sentiment “Merry Christmas” in Cherry Cobbler ink onto the 1 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch Whisper White CS. Cut out with the Layering Ovals Dies. Note: Be sure to use some padding under the Photopolymer (see-through) stamps like the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or a Stampin’ Up! catalog to get the best stamped image.

Fold the 4 1/2 x 5 inch Whisper White CS at the 2 1/2 inch score line, and stamp the Christmas tree and sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink on the inside.

Line up the Pine Tree Punch with the grain on the Greenery Embossed Whisper White CS and punch out the pine trees. You will need three.

Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Cherry Cobbler CS to the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Thick Whisper White CS. Adhere the 2 1/4 x 4 1/4 inch Classic Christmas DSP to the front of the stamped 4 1/2 x 5 inch Whisper White CS.

I have found it very useful to cut the Foam Adhesive Sheets into 1/4 inch strips. To make the sentiment sturdy, I used 2 strips on the back, leaving space on the top so that the Fun Fold card can slide under the top of the oval.

Adhere the Fun Fold card so that a very small bit of the edge slides under the oval sentiment. You want it to be securely closed, but easy to open.

Adhere the embossed pine trees with Stampin’ Dimensionals or strips of the Foam Adhesive Sheet. Place one on each end, then add the middle pine tree.

This makes a very nice simple card. However, there is always Bling! that can be added to step it up a bit!

First I added a little sparkle to the trees with the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. Unfortunately I could not get the sparkle to show up on the photos. In real life it looks very pretty and glistening.

Second, I added the Holiday Rhinestone Basic Jewels to add a little color and decorate the pine trees. I used the yellow rhinestone as a star on each tree, then used the red and green rhinestones for ornaments. Note: Use a toothpick or the Take Your Pick tool to easily move the rhinestones from the acetate to your card.

Viola! You have a unique festive Fun Fold Christmas card to send off!

Thank you for visiting Theresa’s Treasures Blog today. I am having so much fun with the 15-Day Christmas Card Challenge. I challenge you to do your own 15-Day Challenge and make your own cards!

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I hope you have a wonderful day! Happy crafting and best wishes on your Holiday projects!