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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