Stampin’ Up! Whimsy & Wonder Joy Fold Gift Card Holder with Video Tutorial

Well – good morning, it’s Friday again!  House cleaning day (whoo-hoo!) and Day 1 of OnStage!  Last night was fun and we saw a lot of Top Performers recognized for their achievements this year!  🙂

And speaking of…I want to send a HUGE THANK YOU out to ALL of you!!  I was tickled sideways to find myself at #34 in the Overall Demonstrator ranking in the US for the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! year!!  I owe ALL of that to my amazing customers and Critters-N-Creatin’ Krew Team!  THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!! 🙏🏻🥰🙏🏻🥰🙏🏻🥰🙏🏻

If you were able to join me yesterday afternoon for my YouTube video, I appreciate you spending part of your day with me!  If not – but you’d like to watch the replay and see how to make this fun fold (with a hidden bonus!) – here’s ’tis!

I know.  I know.  HOW many times will I use the Whimsical Trees bundle and pretty Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP this week?!?  I’m sorry (not sorry!).  I just love it – and when I saw the sketch that I used…it was too perfect!  Just to mix it up a little, I DID use the Christmas Season stamp set for the sentiments – and it’s a fun fold.  AND a gift card holder.  So…totally different!  Take a look-see:

And here’s that sketch I was talking about – from the SugarPea Mix It Up challenge for November!

So – I saw the idea of using a Joy Fold card to make a Gift Card Holder somewhere on Facebook.  I carefully saved the post so I could give credit where credit is due but…it’s been disappeared!  🙁  Just know I wasn’t nearly clever enough to come up with this by my ownself!

I started with a 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Misty Moonlight cardstock that I scored at 3″ on the long side to make the large card base.  A 3 5/8″ x 8 1/2″ piece of Blushing Bride cardstock, scored at 4 1/4″ on the long side, created the small card base.

I matted some of the snowflake paper from Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on Mint Macaron and adhered them to the front small panel and the large back panel of the large Misty Moonlight card base.

I cut a piece of Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP – in silver-foil stripes – and adhered it to the inside of the small card base using Liquid Glue.  I cut a smaller piece and used the scalloped oval in the Double Oval Punch to cut a half-circle out of one long edge.

I used a thin line of Liquid Glue  – right at the very edge! – to adhere that piece to the small card base to create the gift card holder.  Note: I only put glue on the two short sides and the non-punched long side.

I matted a piece of Misty Moonlight Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on Mint Macaron to create the card front for the small card base.

On some Mint Macaron paper from the DSP pack, I stamped the tree image from Whimsical Trees in Mint Macaron.  Using a second stamp in the set, I added Misty Moonlight lights to each of the trees and cut them with the matching die in the bundled Christmas Trees Die set.  I also cut the cool “open” tree die from the same Mint Macaron DSP.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the three trees to the small card front.  Then I fussy cut a bunch of Christmas gifts from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP.  These are “piled” under the trees with Liquid Glue.

I tied a small silver bow from a piece of Simply Elegant Trim and adhered it with a Glue Dot.

On a piece of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the Christmas Season sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and fussy cut it – roughly following the shape of the words.

I used my Mint Macaron Stampin’ Write Marker to edge the sentiment, then used double-stacked Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the sentiment to the small card front.

I added a few Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and then adhered the card front to the front of the small card base.  Note: the small card base opens OPPOSITE a “normal” card, so make sure you’ve got it oriented correctly! 😉

For the inside of the small card base, I stamped the second Christmas Season sentiment in Misty Moonlight on a Basic White panel.  In the corner, I added the Whimsical Trees images in Mint Macaron and Misty Moonlight – then I added a medium Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewel by the sentiment.

I matted the panel on Mint Macaron and then adhered it inside the small card base.

Using Liquid Glue, I adhered the small card to the back panel of the larger card base – and the card was done!

My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Whimsical Trees images on the front…

…and more of the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  I can’t overstate how much I love love love the entire Whimsy & Wonder Suite!  The colors in the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP are so much fun for the holidays and the images and die cuts in the Whimsical Trees and bundled Christmas Trees die set are perfect.  I borrowed a couple of the sweet Christmas Season sentiments to just slightly change up my message.  And…yes.  How cool is it to use a Joy Fold card as a Gift Card Holder?!?  🙂

I hope you like!

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project: 

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″ (large card base, scored and folded at 3″);

Blushing Bride Cardstock: 3 5/8″ x  8 1/2″ (small card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)

Mint Macron Cardstock: 2 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (mat for smaller DSP panel on large card base); 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8: (mat for large DSP panel on back of large card base); 3 5/8″ x 4 1/8″ (x2 – mats for front and inside of small card base)

Basic White Cardstock: 3 1/2″ x 4″ (inner liner of small card base); Christmas Season fussy cut sentiment

Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP: 2 3/4″ x 4″ (smaller DSP panel on large card base); 4″ x 5 1/4″ (large DSP panel on back of large card base);3 1/2″ x 4″ (front of small card base); 3 3/4″ x 4 1/4″ (silver-striped panel behind card holder); 2″ x 3 3/4″ (card holder); Christmas Trees die cut trees and fussy cut gifts on front; 3″ x 6″ (envelope flap)

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Finn Fan Fix 

So…no one tell ME this is a spoiled dog.

No way would I believe that. 😉

The still shot might make you think otherwise, but watch the video.  Pretty sure you’ll totally agree…no spoiled dog to see here.. 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️



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24 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Whimsy & Wonder Joy Fold Gift Card Holder with Video Tutorial

  1. Sandra Warthen

    CONGRATULATIONS! You are an amazing demonstrator. I am so glad I found you .I am waiting for the day you get to design your own stamp set…it’s just around the corner, I can feel it.

    • stampsnlingers

      I am, too, Sandi – and SOO happy we got to have lunch – and that I got to come over for dinner a few times! Very good memories for me! Thank you so much! 🙂

  2. Such a pretty gift card holder! Love the fun colors and design. Yeah…not spoiled at all. Love how he gets you to hold the bowl up so that he can get every last bit. And he didn’t seem to care at all that he wasn’t supposed to be “helping” to clean the dishes. 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Those that work the hardest are often the least appreciated! ESPECIALLY the dishwashers! LOL! Thanks, Amy! 🙂

  3. That was hard work, Mom, trying to get that bowl dry enough to put back in the cupboard! He is too Finny! Congrats on your achievement.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yes – but he persevered!! He’s a trooper! Thank you so much, Karen! 🙂

  4. Johanna Barbieri

    Congratulations Mary!!! Well deserved!

  5. Kathleen VanDeVeere

    Congratulations! Well done, #34. 😍

  6. Sharon

    That’s what we call lick the platter clean! Congratulations on your SU status, Mary — you deserve it!

  7. Faith Simpson

    Hey Mary…..a big congratulations for NUMBER 34!!!! That is awesome…….shows how hard you work!!
    And Finn…..what can i say… dishwasher needed at the Deatherage house……lol.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, my friend! Yes – we save a LOT of money on water and dishwasher powder! 😉

  8. Maryanne Willequer

    Good to the last drop, huh, Finn! Congratulations on your national standing, Mary! Of course, you are the best in my eyes! Glad to see that others agree with me!

    • stampsnlingers

      Awww – you’re sweet, Maryanne – thank you SO much!! 🙂

  9. Sue Floyd

    Congrats Mary! You certainly are deserving of the accolades. That Finn is precious beyond words. Such a neat eater too:)

  10. Susan K

    Big congrats on the recognition! You deserve it and many more! Love the pretty card, esp with that fun fold! TFS. Love that Finn isn’t spoiled. Saves you having to pre-soak any dried on tidbits! He’s very thorough!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, my friend – I almost fell off my chair!! Love this paper so much! And yes – he takes his work very very seriously! :)(

  11. Beverly A

    Mary congratulations on your Stampin’ Up achievement!! Your hard work is evident.
    Finn works hard too, lol.0

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Beverly! And yes – he’s been a pretty HUGE part of my current success! And I am grateful to him for it! 🙂

  12. Wow! #34! Congratulations doesn’t seem like enough (I know, I could send you a card). You deserve every bit and more, because you work so hard to make a great team! Glad I am on-board. Looks like Finn works pretty hard too, but his rewards are immediate. Oh, yes, and the card is great too! 🙂 In fact, I may have to CASE it as I have some gift cards to get to folks and this would be a fun way to do it. You do seem to like that Whimsey set, but, what’s not to like???

    • stampsnlingers

      I DO, indeed, love this suite! you say…what’s NOT to love?!? Thank you so much, Julie – and thank you for the hand you’ve had in helping me achieve these fun things! 🙂

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