Good Sunday morning, y’all – from the North GA mountain! It’s the last day of our retreat – hard to believe. It takes SO long to get here and then –BLINK– it’s over! We’ve had such a good time I’m already looking ahead to a team retreat NEXT year here, too! Maybe one of you reading this will join us! 🙂
We’ve done a bunch of great shoebox projects – and they’re all wunnermus! I’ll most likely be sharing them over the next few days. But today, I want to show you the project that I brought for everyone! It uses one of my fave sets/suites in the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog – the Whimsical Christmas stamp set with it bundled Christmas Trees dies. And the gorgeous – totally non-traditional-Christmas colored! – Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP. AND – it’s one of my favorite fun folds, too! Take a look-see:
I started with a 4 1/4″ x 11″ piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock scored at 5 1/2″, 6 3/4″ and 8 7/8″ along the long-side. I folded the 5 1/2” score as a valley (like a regular card). Then folded the 6 3/4” score the opposite direction. Finally – I folded the 8 7/8″ score opposite that (so…another valley).
I used Liquid Glue between the two closest score lines – then pressed the card front to the back – this adhered them together and created the top-fold.
I matted some Misty Moonlight paper from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on Mint Macaron cardstock using Stampin’ Seal – then adhered the panels to the small top-fold panel – and the middle panel of the easel. Tip: if you’re using a paper with an obvious “up” and “down” – pay attention to how it will look when it’s set up, okay? 🙂
I adhered a piece of Mint Macaron Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP to a piece of Mint Macaron cardstock.
For the next panel, I swiped the “emboss” side the pine bough folder in the Wintry 3D Embossing Folders set with my Whisper White Ink Pad, and then carefully placed a Soft Succulent panel inside, closed the folder and ran it thru the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine. That adds a subtle “bump” to the embossing!
I rounded the bottom ends of the panel with the Detailed Trio Punch and then adhered the panel to the matted square with Liquid Glue.
I used the Encircled in Beauty die set to cut out a pretty medallion from the Misty Moonlight paper in Whimsy & Wonder and adhered it to the card front with Liquid Glue.
I adhered a Wonderful Snowflake embellishment with Liquid Glue.
Using the small tree die in the Christmas Trees set, I cut a Mint Macaron cardstock tree and a Polished Pink tree from the Whimsy & Wonder DSP. I used the larger tree to cut a Mossy Meadow tree.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere a couple of Gold Holly Leaves to the card front – then added the three die cut trees.
I stamped the Whimsy & Wonder sentiment in Mossy Meadow on a strip of Basic White – angled the end with my Paper Snips – and popped it onto the panel with Stampin’ Dimensioanls.
I tucked a few more Gold Holly Leaves under the sentiment with Liquid Glue – added a few Polished Pink 2021-2023 In Color Jewels – and the front panel was done. Using Liquid Glue only on the front part of the easel, I adhered the BOTTOM HALF ONLY of the panel to the easel. hope you like!
For the inside, I matted the Misty Moonlight DSP to a Mint Macaron mat and adhered it inside the card with Liquid Glue.
I stamped the second Whimsical Christmas sentiment in Mossy Meadow on a Basic White Scalloped Contours die cut. In the corners I added the holly image in Mossy Meadow and colored them with my Polished Pink and Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends. I added a Polished Pink 2021-2023 In Color Jewel and adhered the sentiment inside the card with Liquid Glue.
I stamped the little Christmas tree from Whimsical Christmas in Mint Macaron on Basic White and cut it with its matching die. I cut a garland from Gold Metallic Specialty Paper and adhered it with Liquid Glue. Then I popped the tree onto the back of the card with a Stampin’ Dimensional to create the easel stop.
I used a couple of Glue Dots to adhere a piece of White 3/8″ Glittered Organdy Ribbon around the top of the card – securing it in the front. Then I tied a little bow and adhered it with another Glue Dot and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Whimsical Christmas tree on the front in Mint Macaron…
…and more of the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! I really REALLY love this fun-fold, don’t you??! So much coolness – and so much….real estate?…to decorate! And the Whimsical Christmas stamp set and Christmas Trees dies are so fun. With the addition of the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP in pretty pinks and greens and blues…..Yep. It’s a winner!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to re-create this card, all the card cuts and products used are listed down below!
HOST CODE FOR 16 SEP – 30 SEP: 9Y9BGNFK
Use this host code when you order $50 or greater and receive a free gift (AND the Monthly Card Tutorial) from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $10.00 in any active Catalog! That includes some of the Host Exclusive stamp sets! See my Customer Rewards page for full details.
Note: Make sure that you can see my name on the final checkout page listed as your Demonstrator when you order so that you know that you’re ordering with me and you’ll get my rewards!
You’ll also be getting a link to my ZOOM The Craftroom (an exclusive TWICE-A-WEEK online event for my customers) and the monthly Online Tutorial. The September Tutorial features the Beauty of Tomorrow Bundle!
Krew Retreat 2021!
We’re having a great time together at our retreat! The Crafty Elk Lodge is a gorgeous home in the North Georgia mountain – set up to give crafters an amazing time together!
..with our amazing owner, host and chef, James Mullen at the helm!
We’re doing a little crafting…
– a bunch of talking…
and a crazy amount of amazing EATING!! James is an awesome cook!
So – here’s the question! How much more will we all weigh when we leave here?? And…would you like to join us?? 😉
Would You….Maybe Like to Join Us For Our Next Retreat??
We’d LOVE to have you!! But – don’t wait until next year to join us – this is too good of a time to pull the trigger! Get the usual amazing Starter Kit for $99 + FREE SHIPPING – and select $125 in Stampin’ Up goodies of your choice! Sale-a-Bration will ALSO give you an ADDITIONAL FREE Bundle from the Jul – Dec 2021 Mini Catalog!
But – there’s more to joining SU than the free stuff and the awesome 20-25% discount (although that’s HUGE!). It’s also about community, right? And the people that you’ll come to know and be friends (and even family!) with. We’ve got a great group of ladies and gentlemen in the Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew team and I’d love to have you join and get to know us! 🙂 We have Happy Discount Shoppers and Team Builders – whatever you want out of SU!… there’s a place for you in Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew!
Head over to my Joining page – you’ll get more info about what being a Demonstrator will get you and…what the Critters team will bring to you! And – if you’ve got more questions – I am more than happy to chat!! Just give me a holler!
Maybe YOU’LL be here with us for our next team Retreat!
There’s only two weeks left in the Aug-Sep 2021 Sale-a-bration…and this one has got some awesome new products that you can earn for FREE with orders of $50+ and orders of $100+ placed between 3 August and 30 September!
The August – September Sale-a-bration event has a BUY, HOST and JOIN promotion just like the Sale-a-bration event earlier this year! Get ALL the details over on my Stampin’ Up! Promotions page!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Mossy Meadow Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″, 6 3/4″ and 8 7/8″); Christmas Trees die cut tree
Mint Macaron Cardstock: 4 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner); 1 1/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for top panel); 2″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for middle panel); Christmas Trees die cut tree
Soft Succulent Cardstock: 3″ x 3 1/4″ (embossed panel on front)
Gold Metallic Specialty Paper: Christmas Trees die cut garland on easel stop tree
Basic White Cardstock: 5/8″ x 2 1/2″ (sentiment); Scalloped Contours die cut (inside sentiment); Christmas Tree die cut tree (easel stop)
Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP: 4″ x 4″ (card front) anf inner liner); Christmas Trees die cut tree; Encircled in Beauty Die cut; envelope flap
If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator. Just click on the Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now button on the right side of the screen to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions. Happy Stamping!
Finn Fan Fix
Finn’ll be back…probably tomorrow! Can’t wait to see him this afternoon and introduce him to Karen. He’s met Amy already – but…it’s been a minute so it’ll be like brand new! 🙂 And word has it that Karen has treats in her bag for him! 🦴🦴🦴🦴🦴