Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Christmas, Designer Series Paper, Fun/Fancy fold card, Gift Card Holder, Gratitude/ Thanks, Snowflakes, Winter Holiday

Stampin’ Up!® Snowflake Wishes Thank You Fun Fold Friday Gift Card Holder

Still looking for a gift for the Holidays? Consider giving a gift card in a thank you note! This Snowflake Wishes Thank You Fun Fold Friday Gift Card Holder is a great gift for anyone who helps you out on a regular basis. For example, the young man who mows your lawn, the housekeeper, the bank teller, the mail/package delivery person, the grocery clerk- you get the idea. Everyone loves to be appreciated, especially during the holidays!


Snowflake Wishes Fun Fold Friday Thank You Card

  • Gorgeous Grape Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 11 inches scored at 2 1/2 and 5 1/2 inches and 2 3/4 x 4 inches.
  • Highland Heather CS: 4 x 6 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches.
  • One Wonderful Snowflake

Links to the supplies are listed at the end of this blog.

Stamping Your Own Designer Series Paper (DSP)

Start out by stamping the largest snowflake in Highland Heather Ink onto the 4 x 6 inch Highland Heather CS. Then Stamp Off once when stamping the next to the largest snowflake.

Next use the Gorgeous Grape Ink and the medium sized snowflakes to stamp in the empty spaces.

To finish this card piece, stamp in Misty Moonlight Ink using the group of tiny snowflakes. This may not look great at this point, but when it is cut up and adhered to the card it will look fantastic!

More Stamping

The next step is to stamp the front of the card. Start by using the Misty Moonlight Ink to stamp the sentiment “Thank You Snow Much” onto the 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 inch Basic White CS. Then Stamp Off once using the largest snowflake with Highland Heather Ink. Using the next to the largest snowflake, stamp at full strength using Highland Heather Ink.

Use the Gorgeous Grape Ink to stamp a medium sized snowflake around the edges.

Finish this card piece by stamping the group of medium snowflakes in Misty Moonlight Ink.

Use the Misty Moonlight Ink with the group of medium snowflakes to stamp around the upper left-hand corner of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. This will be the inside of the card.

Assembling the Snowflake Wishes Thank You Gift Card Holder

The first step is to cut up the DSP that you made. Cut at 2 1/4 inches and 3 1/4 inches.

Fold the Gorgeous Grape CS card base at the 5 1/2 inch score line. Then fold at the 2 1/2 inch score line. Adhere the 2 3/4 x 4 inch DSP to the left and the 2 1/4 x 4 inch DSP to the right.

Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS to the inside. Then adhere the 1 x 4 inch DSP to the right-hand side of the Basic White CS.

Punch the end with the Label Me Lovely Punch to create a notch.

Turn the card front over and apply Tear & Tape Adhesive to the upper and lower edges. Tip: Use the Take Your Pick tool to peel the protective cover off.

Fold the card front to adhere the edges and make the pocket for the gift card.

Adhere the Basic White CS card front to the corresponding Gorgeous Grape CS. Lay on the front of the card base to get positioning.

Tip: Flip the card front over to see where to adhere the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Finishing Touches

Add a finishing touch by applying the Wonderful Snowflake.

And of course-add Bling! The Rhinestone Basic Jewels will add some extra sparkle!

Voila! Such a wonderful way to thank those around you!

You can see some more Holiday Thank You card ideas HERE and HERE.

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I am very appreciative of you. My blog would not be successful without you!

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Have a very Happy Holiday Season!


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

Stampin’ Up!®Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas card

I can’t believe it! Today is the 12th day of my 12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge with my stamping buddy Christy. That went by so fast for me! The card today is a Stampin’ Up!® Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas Card since it is also Fun Fold Friday!

If you would like to see the whole Gallery of the 12 Days of Christmas Card Making Challenge you can see it on my Welcome page HERE. Check out all the fabulous products I used that are available in the 2021 Stampin’ Up! July to December Mini Catalog.

Be sure to order in time to make your own Christmas cards! You can order HERE when you have your list ready! Order soon because many of the retiring products in the Mini Catalog are selling out! See the retiring list HERE.

This Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas Card is just so cute! These penguins are adorable! And I just love the bunch of snowflakes!

And here is how the Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas Card opens. How cool is that?! A bonus is that this card is really pretty simple to make.


Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas card

  • Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 11 inches with score lines at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 3 pieces that are 3 x 3 1/2 inches and one 1 x 3 3/4 inch.
  • Real Red CS: 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (DSP) black with white dots design: 3 x 3 inches.
  • One Wonderful Snowflake
  • Real Red 3/8 inch Double Stitched Satin Ribbon bow.


The Stamparatus is a great way to make multiple images in a very short time. Which is what I did. You can stamp them in the standard manner as well. These penguins are stamped in Memento Black, Garden Green, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie Ink. Stamp one upside right, on the right side of the paper. Then rotate the Basic White CS 180 degrees and stamp another upside right. Then you will be able to punch the penguins out with the Penguin Builder Punch.

You will need four penguins with Garden Green scarves, and two with Real Red scarves to make the card exactly as I did.

This greeting “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set. Stamp the greeting in Real Red Ink onto the 1 x 3 3/4 inch Basic White CS. Then stamp the bunch of snowflakes found in the Penguin Place stamp set.

The card folds so that the front panel is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches. The inside flap is 2 1/2 inches so it does not go all the way to the inside score line. On the inside center panel, use the Real Red Ink to stamp the greeting “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”. This greeting is also from the Holly Jolly Wishes stamp set.

Use Memento Black Ink and the bunch of snowflakes to stamp some all over the front panel.

To complete the stamping. Use Soft Suede Ink to stamp one set of antlers on a scrap of Basic White CS. You will need to fussy cut the antlers.

Creating the Fun Fold

The Layering Circle Dies have both scalloped and smooth-edged circles so they are very versatile. Use the 2 3/4 inch diameter scalloped circle on the front panel. Run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine. This will create a scalloped circle opening.

Use the same scalloped circle die to cut a scalloped circle from the 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inch Real Red CS. The black with white dot 3 x 3 inch square is die cut with the 2 3/8 inch diameter Layering Circle Die with a smooth edge.

Fold the card base and use the Bone Folder to make the folds crisp. Apply adhesive to the half panel that peeks through the opening. Adhere the Real Red CS scalloped circle. Take care to line the edge up so that it will be able to be pulled through the opening.

Putting It All Together

Adhere the black with white dot circle. Then adhere the Wonderful Snowflake. Follow by using Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere one of the Garden Green scarf penguins (who has the antlers on his head) and the “Merry Christmas” greeting. Finish with a Mini Glue Dot to adhere the bow.

Open the card. Adhere a Real Red scarf penguin right under the first penguin. Be sure to stay below the edge of the Real Red scalloped circle. Adhere one of the Garden Green penguins to the right of the Real Red one so they look like they are holding hands.

The next Garden Green scarf penguin is adhered to the center panel so that it looks like it is in line with the two penguins on the 2 1/2 inch flap. Open the card fully and adhere the rest of the penguins to the center panel.

Here is what the inside looks like with the 2 1/2 inch flap in place, and with the card fully opened.


For this Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas Card I decided that the card needed two kinds of Bling! On the black snowflakes I added clear Rhinestone Basic Jewels. And around the greeting I used the Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels. Lots of sparkle!

Voila! Such an adorable Christmas Fun Fold! The Penguin Place Fun Fold Christmas Card would be great to send off to just about anyone!

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Thanks so much for visiting today! I hope you are able to stop by the Gallery of the 12 Days of Christmas Cards on my Welcome page. Get there now by clicking HERE.

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Season!


Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Gratitude/ Thanks, Snowflakes

Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery- December 2021- Stampin’ Up!® Snowflake Wishes Thank You card

Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. It is so important to thank those who inspire us. Those who help us out. Those who have our back.

On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by people from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my Snowflake Wishes Thank You card and take the time to see everyone else’s inspiring creations by visiting the gallery. You can get to the gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button at the end of this blog.

The Thank You sentiment if from the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set. All of the stamped snowflakes are from the Snowflake Wishes stamp set. The Stampin’ Up! color is Pacific Point. I ended up with several packages of the Wonderful Snowflakes, so I really wanted to make a card with them.

Using the Blending Brushes

To create the background I used the Blending Brush with Pacific Point Ink on Basic White Card Stock (CS). A few tips:

  1. Gently swirl the Blending Brush on the ink pad in a circular motion.
  2. Touch your scrap paper before blending the color onto your Basic White CS.
  3. Move the Blending Brush in a circular motion with light pressure, then medium pressure as the color leaves the brush.
  4. Go slow to keep the color blending on smoothly. You will need many layers.
  5. The Blending Brushes do take some practice. My goal is to eventually have a very smooth transition of color.

The Wonderful Snowflakes are super fun! When the light hits just right you see a rainbow!

I added lots of the Rhinestone Basic Jewels for sparkle! Voila! Such a pleasant Thank You card to send off!

Please vote for my card when you visit the Gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button below. Thank you!



Posted in 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Christmas, Guys cards, Masculine, Snowflakes, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers, Stampin' Up! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog

Stampin’ Up!® Snowflake Wishes Christmas Card

Welcome to my blog today! I have a card that I am submitting to the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #284 Gingham, Checks or Plaid. I had a lot of fun with this card. I wanted to use the Wonderful Snowflakes which are laser-cut snowflakes from an iridescent white paper. They are so beautiful!

I also used the So Many Snowflakes Dies to cut smaller snowflakes from the scrap left behind after punching the Wonderful Snowflakes out. Stampin’ Up! colors used are Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.

The Snowflake Wishes stamp set has many snowflakes in different sizes. It also has a great sentiment that goes along with the snowflakes-“May Your Season Sparkle”. The sentiment inside is “Snowflake Wishes for a Merry Christmas”.

I made my own plaid by taking the black and white gingham from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper and drawing a Bermuda Bay line over the center of the white column. I used the Pool Party Stampin’ Blend Alcohol maker on some of the the grey gingham squares to add more color.

The scalloped rectangle is a die from the Scalloped Contours Dies. And I added just a little Bling! with the Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

Stop by the Cardz4Guyz HERE to see more cards entered in the Challenge #284 Gingham, Checks and Plaid.


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I am so glad you stopped by today. I hope you have some time to be crafty today. Have a great day!


Posted in 2021 Stampin' Up! July-December Mini Catalog, 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Christmas, Slim Line Cards, Snow, Snowflakes

Stampin’ Up!® Wonderful Snowflakes Season’s Greetings

Although I am not quite ready for Christmas cards, I couldn’t resist using the Wonderful Snowflakes as part of my card for The Paper Players Color Challenge PP567.

Here is my card:

This is a Slim Line card. The card base measures 8 1/2 x 7 inches with a score line at 3 1/2 inches. The scalloped rectangle in the background is not a Stampin’ Up! product, but I hear tell that there are some Slim Line Dies in the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2022 Jan-June Mini Catalog!

The Wonderful Snowflakes are iridescent! The greeting from the Christmas To Remember stamp set is embossed with Silver Emboss Powder. The embossed snowflakes behind the sentiment are from the Time of Giving stamp set. The ribbon is the White 1/4 inch Crinkled Seam Binding in the Stampin’ Up! 2021-22 Annual Catalog.

I added a lot of Bling! using the Rhinestone Basic Jewels. There are 16 rhinestones on this card!

I love to enter The Paper Player Challenges because I need to push myself to imagine and think outside of my usual modus operandi. I find that I create cards in a new and exciting way.

Voila! That is it for today! Thanks for stopping by. Stop by The Paper Players and see the other entries to the Color Challenge PP567 HERE

Have a most wonderful day!