The card I am sharing today is one that I really love.  Not only for the stamping but the fold as well.  This one is definitely Festive & Fun.


Stampin' Up!, Festive & Fun, Joy of Christmas DSP, Merriest Trees, Banner Pick A Punch, Festive Pearls, Jackie Beers


The “FUN” open view is a surprise.




This Fun Fold is a case from a  Connie Stewart video.  I used the idea and changed the layers quite a lot.  My card begins with the card base of Shaded Spruce cut to 5 1/2 X 4 1/4, a quarter sheet of regular card stock.  The DSP is then 5 3/8 X 4 1/8, with Basic White cut to 5 X 3 3/4.

For the top, the Shaded Spruce layer begins as another quarter of card stock, but cut down to 4 3/4 X 3 1/2.  Save the longer strip cut away and fold in half.  It is the mechanism.  Then the DSP is 4 5/8 X 3 3/8 with the Basic White at 4 X 2 1/2.  Adhere the folded mechanism centered to the top inside of the base piece with the fold flush with the top.  Next adhere the DSP and White to that base.  This needs to be done for positioning of all the layers.  Now lay the top Shaded Spruce down so that it appears as another layer on top of the bottom three pieces.  Attach the folded mechanism to it.  Then finish card with your stamping and other layers.


The Festive and Fun stamp set is the star of this card.  I love the animals making their way with the sled of gifts.  It is a Smile card.  The image is stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and then colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  All of the Blends are listed in the Supply List at the bottom of the post.

The sentiment on the front and inside are from the Merriest Trees stamp set.  I love the font of the front sentiment.  It is layered using the Banner Pick A Punch on one end.  That banner is accented with my one and only bling for this card.  It is a Gold Pearl from the Festive Pearls embellishaments.

The inside tree shaped sentiment is also from the Merriest Trees.  This is such a pretty font and the shape of the tree really ads to the wording and the card.  It serves as the sentiment and the decoration for the inside.


There are only three papers used, even though it seems like quite a lot with six layers!  The Shaded Spruce is the base and grounding for the card, but also the DSP.  The plaid DSP is from the Joy of Christmas Designer Series Paper.  It is supposed to be Real Red and Cherry Cobbler I believe.  Personally I just love how it pops form the Shaded Spruce and Basic White.  It also really plays well with the snow and sled theme with the plaid.

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