It’s fun to get off the beaten path of card making and try a fun fold, handmade greeting card. These are cards that have an unusual or unique fold or opening. There are certainly lots of options. Today, I’m showing you what’s called an “open panel” card. Be sure to watch the video below to see exactly how I create this card. In the video, I give the card dimensions, paper measurements, and demonstrate the two-step stamping technique.
Trimming the Tree Open Panel Card
This card features the Trimming the Tree Stamp Set and the Tree Trimmings Dies. Buy them as a bundle and save 10 percent. Look for the stamp set in Stampin’ Up!’s 2022-2023 Annual Catalog. It’s available through May 1, 2023. The coordinating die cuts, however, are a limited-time offering — available only through September 30, 2022. It’s part of the Perfect Partners promotion. See the chart below.
These dies offer fun and creative ways to not only die cut the tree but to also decorate the tree images — from bows to ornaments and more. I also used the Festive Foils Designer Series Paper.
Trimming the Tree Open Panel Card Video
Click here to see a fall-themed card using this same fold.
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When you’re a crafter, there’s nothing more exciting than creating with brand-new product. During September of 2022, Stampin’ Up! is offering six, brand-new die cut sets that coordinate with current sets in both the Annual Catalog and the July-December 2022 Mini Catalog. It’s called the Perfect Partners promotion, and it runs through September 30. See the graphic below for a look at the stamp sets and their new coordinating dies.
You’re able to purchase the stamp set separately, the die cuts alone, or both as a bundle (and save 10 percent).
Today, I’m sharing a card created with the Trimming the Tree Bundle. I love the dies. They cut the large tree, create two 3D-like trees, and give lots of options for decorating the tree with garland, stars, ribbons, baubles; there’s even a pot for the tree. And, the labels for the sentiments are unique.
This card also uses:
- The Lights Aglow 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper
- Gold Foil
- Wintry 3D Embossing Folder (the evergreen pattern)
- Large label from Seasonal Labels Dies
- Coordinating colors include Cherry Cobbler, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, and Very Vanilla
- Red Rhinestone Jewels
Click the links below to view two other handmade greeting cards created with this bundle:
Trimming the Tree Christmas Card
Trimming the Tree Sample
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today. I hope this card and the additional samples inspire you to get in your craft room and make something fun.
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