Stampin’ Up! Cherish the Classic Christmas Season with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – Joanne’s getting us thinking about Christmas with her color challenge to us this week.  I know it’ll give your creative mojo a bump!  So I hope you’ll come and play along with us!

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

I wanted to do a fun-fold with you – so that’s what this is!  And I love the Shaded Spruce papers in the new Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP – which made it an obvious place to start.  Then I added some Cherish the Season – with its bundled Sounds of the Season dies.  Take a look-see:

And here’s our Paper Players badge – I hope you’ll come and play along! 🙂


I have several of the elements from the Festive Friday challenge (leaves, gold and green)!

And it’s pretty perfect for the Inspired By challenge this week!

This fun fold is uber-easy!  It starts with a piece of 4 1/4″ x 11″ Shaded Spruce card stock – scored at 5 1/2″ and again at 6 3/4″.  I folded it at 5 1/2″ like a “regular” card – then I folded it the “other” way at the 6 3/4″ mark.

I used Stampin’ Seal on the 1 1/4” section between the two score lines to adhere the front and back of the card base together. That creates the side-fold – and all the rest is pure decorating!

I matted a larger piece and a second smaller strip of the Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP on Real Red.  The large panel was adhered to the card front with Liquid Glue.

I stuck the card stock part way into the edge of the Classic Label punch and punched a notch in the top of the left side of the card base – the part that’s adhered together with the Stampin’ Seal.   I did the same on the bottom.

I adhered the smaller matted strip to the smaller part of the card base.  Then I wrapped some gold trim from the Wonder of the Season Ribbon Combo Pack around the card front – securing it with a Glue Dot on the front.  I tied a little bow and adhered it over the “seam” with another Glue Dot.

I stamped a sentiment from Cherish the Season in Real Red on Whisper White and cut it with a Tasteful Labels die.

Using the bundled Sounds of the Season dies – I cut two medium sized bells – these dies emboss while they cut! – from some copper Brushed Metallic Card stock.  I also cut some Shaded Spruce pine boughs.

And…of course!…I called on the Poinsettia Dies to cut a couple of Real Red berries.

I used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere a Gold Hoop Embellishment to the card front – they’re hidden under the sentiment.

Then I built the collage – using Liquid Glue to adhere all the pieces and parts.

I tied a big-loop bow with the Gold Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

Finally – I adhered the sentiment on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card front was done.

For the inside, I stamped a second Cherish the Season sentiment in Real Red on a Whisper White panel.  Over the top, in stamped-off-twice Shaded Spruce, I stamped the pine bough image.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and then into the card base and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got the Cherish the Season pine bough on the front in Shaded Spruce…

…and more of the Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  How fun is this fold? Probably why it’s called a….you know.  And I love the pretty images in Cherish the Season, with the Sounds of the Season Dies bundled in – those dies add such pretty embossing as they cut the bells!!

I hope you like!

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now…take a look at what the rest of the team has to offer!  Then pull out your ink and papers and have a little fun challenge! 🙂

The Paper Players Design Team








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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in These Projects: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″ and 6 3/4″); Sounds of the Season die cut boughs

Real Red Card Stock: 1″ x 4″ (mat for smaller DSP panel on front); 4″ x 4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); Poinsettia Dies berries

Whisper White Card Stock:  Tasteful Labels Die cut (sentiment); 3 7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inner liner)

Brushed Metallic Card Stock: Sounds of the Season die cut bells

Classic Christmas 6″ x 6″ DSP:  7/8″ x 3 7/8″ (smaller DSP panel on front); 3 7/8″ x 3 8/9″ (card front); envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix 

When your mom just REFUSES to put the yoghurt bowl on the floor.

Poor pitiful dog gotta get bendy! 😉



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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Cherish the Classic Christmas Season with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

  1. Pretty card! Love that fun fold design. Poor Finn…he is starving, can’t you see that??? 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      I know – the struggle is real! 😉 Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  2. Susan K

    So merry and “Mary.” I love the collage and the traditional colors. I saw a square card I liked the other day but I don’t do square cards, so this would be a perfect fun fold to try with square designs! TFS.
    Poor Finn! I’m not sure his tongue is long enough to reach all that goodness. I bet you caved in and set it on the floor!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes! You get the best of both sizes with this one! 🙂 Thanks very much, Susan – appreciate you! 🙂

  3. Very pretty. I like how you put the notches on the fold for the thread. I didn’t do that for mine with my ribbon. This definitely is a fun fold and I’m glad you did a video. I’ll watch it later after we get unpacked. I couldn’t watch live as we were out at our fave Italian restaurant that just reopened. I had seafood lasagna, which was delicious!

    • stampsnlingers

      That sounds so YUMMY!! I hope you enjoy the re-play!! Thanks so much, Karen! 🙂

  4. Gorgeous!!! Love the gold…beautiful!

  5. Gorgeous card, love the touch of gold. I think Finn seriously needs to fie a complaint!

  6. Ann Wilcox Schach

    What an awesome fold, Mary! Your card is stunning, and shows off this gorgeous paper perfectly!

  7. I love you fun fold Mary! Thanks so much for joining us at Festive Friday Challenge. Please come back again. 🙂
    Beth McCullough-DT

  8. Mary, I just love your fun fold and the way you used this DSP! The touch of gold is gorgeous!

  9. This is such a pretty card Mary! Those spruce papers are fabulous, as is your beautiful collage and the cool fun fold! Love this!

  10. Mary what a wonderful way to showcase this gorgeous DSP. Your touches of gold and red are perfect. And you are THE queen of fun folds.

    • stampsnlingers

      Awww – thanks so much, Jaydee!! I appreciate the kind words! 🙂

  11. Love your card, Mary! The fun fold really adds such awesome detail. I couldn’t help but chuckle out lous at Finn and the yogurt bowl. You really made him work for it! Haha!

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – no work no licks! 😉 Thanks so much, Anne Marie! 🙂

  12. What a beautiful card, love your design and touches of gold, so pretty! Thank you for inspiring us this week @ IB!

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