Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, Animals, Cat, Christmas, Designer Series Paper, dog, Fun/Fancy fold card, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Sweet Little Stockings Pet Christmas Tree card

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)

  1. Score at 4 1/2 inches from 2 inches to the top.
  2. Next score at 5 1/2 inches from 2 inches down to the bottom.
  3. 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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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, Animals, beginner stamper, Bunny, Christmas, Fun/Fancy fold card, Nature, Outdoors, Rabbit, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Easy Winter Fun Fold with Warm and Toasty

Hello and welcome to my Fun Fold Friday! Today I created a wintery scene with the Warm and Toasty stamp set and Feels Like Frost Designer Series Paper (DSP). This is an easy Fun Fold to do.

These little critters are having a grand time! Perfect for spreading some cheer this winter!

Measurements: Pacific Point Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 11 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches, 4 x 10 1/4 inches with a score line at 2 1/2 and 5 inches, and 1 x 3 1/4 inches; Whisper White CS: 3 3/4 x 5 inches, 4 x
5 1/4 inches and 3/4 x 3 inches; Feels Like Frost DSP: 3 7/8 x 5 1/8 inches and two 2 3/8 x 3 5/8 inches.

Using Memento Black ink, stamp the Polar Bear, Bunnies and Reindeer onto the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Whisper White CS.

Use the Memento Black ink to stamp the Baby Polar Bear onto the bottom right corner of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. Using the Pacific Point ink stamp the sentiment “Here’s to a cool yule” next to the Baby Polar Bear.

Finish with the snowflakes stamped in Pacific Point ink. This is the inside of the card. Set aside.

Use the Stampin’ Write Markers in Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Petal Pink, Highland Heather, Balmy Blue and Pacific Point to color the images. Don’t forget to add a little Petal Pink marker to the Baby Polar Bear’s ears and feet!

Adhere the Feels Like Frost DSP to the corresponding places on the 4 x 10 1/4 inch Pacific Point CS piece that has the score lines at 2 1/2 and 5 inches.

Adhere the Baby Polar Bear card piece to the inside of the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Pacific Point cards base after you have used the Bone Folder on the 5 1/2 inch score line to make a crisp fold.

Adhere the Feels Like Frost DSP/Pacific Point CS piece to the front of the card base.

Fussy cut all of the images.

Adhere the sentiment “Warm & toasty wishes to you” to the 1 x 3 1/4 inch Pacific Point CS. Lay all of the pieces on the card front to see where you would like everything to be.

Adhere all of the images to the card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now for some Bling! The Rhinestone Basic Jewels are perfect for adding a little more sparkle!

Viola! This easy fun fold is ready to be sent off to wish someone some winter cheer!

Thanks so much for visiting today. I am excited to get into the Holiday Spirit and make some fun festive cards! Please leave a comment and like my blog. I love hearing from you!

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Have a creative Friday, and a relaxing and fun weekend!