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 August-December Mini Catalog, Christmas, Guys cards, Masculine, Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Tree Angle for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #259- Traditional Christmas

Hello and Happy Monday! I hope you all had a crafty weekend!

Today’s card satisfies two challenges: my own 15-Day Christmas Card Challenge and the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #259-Traditional Christmas.

I designed this card with a traditional color combination and slightly modern Christmas trees from the Stampin’ Up!® Tree Angle stamp set.

The Tree Angle stamp set is from the 2020 August-December Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. Tuesday December 8 is the start of the Giant End of Year Close Out Sale! I listed the retiring products and discounts which you can download here:

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS) card base: 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches; Whisper White CS: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder, 3 x 5 inches to die cut a stitched rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Dies and also to cut 2 stitched triangles from the Stitched Triangles Dies; and Red Foil Sheet: two strips at 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches to die cut the stitched circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies.

Using the Shaded Spruce ink stamp the sentiment “Joy & Cheer” onto the Stitched Rectangle Die Cut. For the Stitched Triangle Die-Cut Christmas Tree I tried both stamping first then die-cutting and die-cutting then stamping. Lining up the stamp on the cut Stitched Triangle is easier.

Stamp the inside of the Whisper White CS card base with the sentiment “Happy wishes to you and yours” in Shaded Spruce ink. Stamp the small group of ornaments in the upper right-hand corner first in Shaded Spruce ink, then in Real Red ink. Stamp the smaller triangle in Real Red ink on to the smaller Stitched Triangle Die-Cut.

Adhere the Red Foil 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch strips to the back of the Whisper White CS embossed with the Winter Snow Embossing Folder. I use the Silicon Sheet to be sure the excess glue won’t stick to my table. Adhere this card piece to the front of the Whisper White CS card base.

Use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the Red Foil stitched circle and stitched rectangle with the sentiment stamped on it.

To adhere the green Christmas Tree I applied two Stampin’ Dimensionals to the bottom and used the Multipurpose Glue on the top.

Adhere the red Christmas tree to the card front with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

You guessed it-time for Bling!

I used the pick side of the Take Your Pick tool to transfer the Star Designer Elements and the putty side to transfer the small silver circle sequins in the Snowflake Sequins. I wanted to add a little snow to the snowflake background with the silver sequins.

And Viola! you have a Traditional Christmas card to send to your favorite guy!

Thanks for coming by today. Check out more Traditional Christmas cards at the Cardz4Guyz blog here.

More on the Stampin’ Up!® Year End Closeout Sale. Download the PDF of the retiring products (above) and choose your products noting the item numbers. Then go to my Online Store HERE and start shopping and saving!

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I hope you are having a good Holiday Season even though things are so different this year. I just try to stay positive and crafting really helps. I really feel joyful when I am designing and creating cards to send to my friends and family. I hope you do too! Have a great day!