Merriest Trees Fun Fold

Merriest Trees Fun Fold

Who loves a fun fold card? A fun fold gives me an opportunity to be creative in my card making and surprise and delight the recipient at the same time. Today’s card appears to be a traditional front-opening card. However, it’s not. The tree itself is where the card actually opens. See the photo below.

For this project, I use Stampin’ Up!’s Merriest Trees Bundle. It’s a favorite in the September-December 2023 Mini Catalog. This tree and die cutting technique I use today also lends itself to making some cute packaging tags or even standalone Christmas cards.

Merriest Trees Bundle Fun Fold

Merriest Trees Fun Fold

Here are some basic directions for making this card:

  • Basic White Card Stock base measures 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
  • Real Red Card Stock panel measuring 5 1/4 x 4 die cut with Tiny Christmas Trees Die (retiring and on sale)
  • Dotted piece of Vellum Basics measuring 4 3/4 x 3 1/2
  • Thick Basic White Card Stock measuring 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 burnished well and folded in half
  • Large tree stamped in Garden Green ink on above piece making sure the top of tree “runs off the page” at the top of the fold. (Be sure to watch the video below to see how this works.)
  • Die cut with large tree die, making sure the top of the tree is off the paper. You’re creating a folded card image.
  • Stamp sentiment in Real Red ink on die cut label (Cracker &Treat Box Dies)
  • Real Red ribbon
  • Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels colored with Real Red Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

How-To Video

As a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Mesa, Arizona, I love to show you what I’ve been working on in my craft room. This Facebook Live replay from 12/5/2023, shows step-by-step instructions for creating this fun fold. 

 

 

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Merriest Trees Shaker Card

Merriest Trees Shaker Card

Every once in awhile, the scraps and leftover pieces on the craft table serve to inspire another project. I had a pile of little trees — remnants of Stampin’ Up!’s Tiny Christmas Trees Die — sitting on my table. A friend asked what I was going to do with all those little pieces. Create a shaker card, of course.

Stampin' Up! Tiny Christmas Trees Die

Today, I’m sharing that fun shaker card project with you.

Merriest Trees Shaker Card

Here are measurements for the projects and a recap of the Stampin’ Up! products I used:

  • Thick Basic White Card Stock measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4
  • A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper (tree design), measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
  • Thick Basic White Card Stock measuring 5 1/4 x 4, die cut with largest tree from Merriest Trees Dies, and embossed with Snowflake Sky 3D Embossing Folder
  • Window Sheets, 5 x 3 3/4 (2)
  • Sentiment from Merriest Trees heat embossed in gold
  • Foam Adhesive Strips
  • Festive Pearls (gold)
  • Gold 1/8″ Trim (Online Exclusive)
  • Mini die cuts trees from Tiny Christmas Tree Die (Old Olive)

Be sure to watch the video below. I give step-by-step instructions from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, to help you create this project at home.

Shaker Card How to Video

 

Did you know the A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper (used in today’s shaker card project) s a “give back” product? That means that Stampin’ Up! donates $3 from the sale of each package will be donated to organizations helping kids having a good Christmas. 

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Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope you’re inspired to go get into your craft room and create. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thanks,

Kim

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A Walk in the Forest Rocker Card

A Walk in the Forest Rocker Card

Have you seen cards created by others and posted online and just need to try them? That’s how I felt with the rocker cards. I’ve seen them posted on a lot of paper crafting web sites in the last few weeks. They look so fun and cute. My teammate, Dawn Seelhoff, shared  a rocker card on her blog, Dawn’s Inklings. So today, I’m trying one. And, I have a video with step-by-step instructions from my craft room in Mesa, Arizona, where I’m a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Be sure to catch the Facebook live replay below.

A Walk in the Forest Rocker Card

This card uses a variety of current Stampin’ Up! product. I recap it for you below:

  • Second largest circle from the Deckled Circles Dies. Cut from Balmy Blue card stock measuring 5 1/2 x 5 1/2, folded in the middle. Burnish well with a Bone Folder.
  • Third largest circle from the Deckled Circles Dies. Cut from dotted white pattern from A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper — DSP measures 5 1/4 x 5 1/4. Cut this in half and will make two cards.
  • Basic White measuring 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 die cut with the third largest circle from the Deckled Circle Dies. Cut in half. Serves as middle piece for two cards.
  • Varying trees die cut from A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper with coordinating Merriest Trees Dies.
  • Sentiment from Merriest Trees stamp set stamped in Garden Green ink on Basic White label die cut from Labels Aglow Dies.
  • Add some bling with Iridescent Rhinestone Jewels

This fun, handmade greeting card still fits in one of Stampin’ Up!’s Medium Envelopes. And it’s super cute to display!

A Walk in the Forest Rocker Card

A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper

Stampin' Up! A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper

There’s a lot to love about this Designer Series Paper. Find it in Stampin’ Up!’s September-December 2023 Mini Catalog on page 5 for $12.50.

  • $3 from the sale of every package will be donated to support organizations dedicated to spreading cheer and providing support to those in need.
  • Some of the tree images coordinate with the die cuts from the Merriest Trees dies, allowing you to easily add these cuts to your projects.
  • The paper contains images that coordinate with the Beary Cute Punch.

How to Video

 

 

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I hope you enjoyed learning how to make this fun rocker card with A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper and the Deckled Circles Dies. Please let me know if you have questions.

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Thanks,

Kim

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Cheers to the Season Flap Fold

Cheers to the Season Flap Fold

Are you in the mood for another fall card? When Stampin’ Up! first introduced the new 2023-2025 In Colors, I just knew the color palette would work really well for fall-themed cards, especially the Wild Wheat.

With today’s card, I feature a flap fun fold, Stampin’ Up’s Cheers to the Season Stamp set (Stampin’ Up!’s September-December 2023 Mini Catalog), the Wild Wheat In Color Luster Specialty Paper (Annual Catalog), and Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder (Online Exclusive). Be sure to watch the video below to view step-by-step instructions for creating this handmade greeting card at home.

Cheers to the Season Flap Fold

Here are a few measurements to help you get started:

  • Early Espresso cardstock base measuring 5 1/2 x 6, scored at 1 3/4
  • Early Espresso 4″ x 4″, scored at 1/2
  • Copper Clay: 3 3/4 x 3 1/4 and 5 1/4 x 1 1/2
  • Wild Wheat In Color Luster Specialty Paper: 3 x 3 1/2 and 5 x 1 1/4, embossed with the Leaf Fall 3D Embossing Folder
  • Very Vanilla 5 x 3 3/4
  • Leaf image stamped with Copper Clay on Very Vanilla and cut by hand
  • Sentiment for inside (Pick of the Patch) stamped with Copper Clay
  • Gold Simply Elegant Trim
  • Copper Clay In Color Dots

Have a peek inside the card.

Stampin' Up! Cheers to the Season

Flap Fold Video How To

 

 

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Joy to You Flip Fun Fold

The Stampers Dozen October Blog Hop is underway! Thanks so much for joining us. This month, we feature cards with fun folds. Be sure to visit all of the blogs on the hop to gain a ton of paper crafting inspiration. Find a list of participating stampers at the end of his post.

Joy to you Flip Fun Fold

Joy to You Flip Fun Fold

Today, my card features a flip fun fold using two stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!’s September-December 2023 Mini Catalog: Joy to You and Beary Cute.

Here are some of the card details.

  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock measuring 5 1/2 x 6 1/2, scored at 2 1/4 and one piece measuring 2 3/4 x 4 1/4 (scored at 3 3/4)
  • A Walk in the Forest Designer Series Paper: 1 piece measuring 5 1/4 x 2 and 1 piece measuring 5 1/4 x 1/2
  • Basic White: 1 piece measuring 5 1/4 x 4 and 1 piece measuring 3 1/2 x 2 1/2
  • Garden Green Ribbon
  • Festive Pearls (Cherry Cobbler)

In addition to the flip fun fold, this card features the marker-to-stamp technique. Be sure to watch the video below to see how I used Stampin’ Write Markers to apply the color to the stamp. This technique allows me to be creative and use different colors for my image.

Here’s a look at the inside of the card.

Stampin' Up! Joy to You Stamp Set

Flip Fun Fold How-To Video

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. Be sure to view all of the blogs on the hop. Talented stampers will be showcasing a variety of other fun fold.

Kim

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