Happy weekend-eve, y’all! Whoo-hoo!
I made a fun card yesterday using the new Trees for Sale stamp set – with the coordinating (and FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-A-Bration!) Tree Lot Dies. I wanted it to be NOT for Christmas, so…I pulled out the Happiness Abounds stamp set to get a couple of sentiments. AND – it’s a fun fold card! Take a look-see:
Yeah – the Tree Lot Dies are almost TOO much fun! I really had a blast decorating this super-easy fun fold!
Being that it’s a fun fold, I entered it at the Creative Creases challenge!
And – I did this one for my Facebook Live tutorial yesterday – so…if you were able to watch, I appreciate you joining me! If not, but you’d like to watch how it’s made, you can check it out right here!
I started with a Soft Succulent card base cut at 7″ x 8 1/2″ and scored and folded at 3 1/2″ and again at 5 1/4″ on the 7″ side. And – that’s a Slimline Easel – done! 🙂
I matted two pieces of new Snowflake Specialty Vellum to two Pool Party mats – I used Liquid Glue just behind the printed (velvety!) dots on the paper, so it would be hidden. Then I used Liquid Glue to adhere the matted panels to the two sections of the card front.
To create the scene – I made the trailer, the trees and the light stands. Here’s how I decorated this card – but…you could do whatever you like once you’ve created the slimline easel! Just remember – ONLY put adhesive on the BOTTOM portion of the decorations and ONLY adhere them to the bottom portion of the card front! 🙂
1. Use the trailer body die in the Tree Lot Dies to cut a Basic White trailer body and a Basic Black trailer body
2. Snip the tire and the hitch off of the white trailer body
3. Use the two-part die in the Tree Lot Dies to cut out two Polished Pink pieces – then adhere them to the front of the trailer with Liquid Glue
4. Use Liquid Glue to adhere a small piece of Vellum Cardstock to the front of the black trailer body – covering the two windows
5. Use Liquid Glue to adhere the white trailer body over the black body (sandwiching the vellum between to the two pieces), making sure the edges line up
6. Use the tiny curtain die in the Tree Lot Dies to cut a Polished Pink curtain
7. Set the curtain in place “in” the vellum window, then use Liquid Glue to adhere a small piece of So Saffron cardstock to the back of the trailer, again covering the windows and sandwiching the “curtain”
8. Use the two-part die in the Tree Lot Dies to cut out two Polished Pink pieces – then adhere them to the front of the trailer with Liquid Glue
9. Use the dies in the Tree Lot Dies to cut a small Evening Evergreen wreath and a small Polished Pink bow. Adhere them to the trailer door with Liquid Glue
1. Use the three solid tree dies in the Tree Lot Dies to cut three each from Mint Macaron, Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent cardstock
2. Adhere a piece of Adhesive Sheet to the back of a piece of white paper from the Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper
3. Use the three detailed dies in the Tree Lot Dies to cut three of each sizes of the trees from the Glimmer Paper
4. Adhere each of the detailed Glimmer trees to the solid die cut trees. Note: this makes 9 trees. I only used 8 here – but…you could for sure add the last tree if you like! It’s YOUR happy little forest!
Lights and poles:
1. Stamp the light strand from Trees for Sale twice in Soft Suede on Basic White cardstock and cut them out with their matching dies from the Tree Lot Dies
2. Color the lights with a Polished Pink Stampin’ Write Marker
3. Stamp the light pole from Trees for Sale three times in Soft Suede on Basic White cardstock and cut them out with their matching dies from the Tree Lot Dies
I adhered the trees to the bottom portion of the card front using Liquid Glue. I gave them time to dry – especially where I’d stacked trees on each other (the Glimmer Paper takes an extra beat to adhere!).
Then I added the light poles using Liquid Glue. I snipped the bottom of the poles so that they’d fit (remember – you don’t want anything extending past the edge of the card base when the card is closed!) – and the bottoms would be hidden behind the trailer and the sentiment.
Using Liquid Glue – I adhered light strands to the tops of the poles – I was able to cut one strand into two pieces! 🙂 Not gonna lie here – this part is a little fiddly – but totally worth it (I think!).
Then I adhered the trailer with Liquid Glue.
On a strip of Basic White cardstock, I stamped the sentiment from Happiness Abounds in Polished Pink. Then I adhered the strip to the card front with Liquid Glue. I added an Evening Evergreen 2021-2023 In Color Opal Round to the sentiment and the card front was done.
For the inside, I stamped the trees from the Trees For Sale set in Evening Evergreen and Soft Succulent on a piece of Basic White cardstock. I think these are the cutest little trees ever – and SO easy to line up and make awesome!
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Pool Party mat and to the inside of the card base. I stamped the Happiness Abounds sentiment in Polished Pink on Basic White and cut it out with the smallest fat die in the Stitched Rectangle Dies set. Then I adhered it in place – to act as the easel “stop” – with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
I stamped the little dog from Trees For Sale in Soft Suede on a piece of Basic White and cut him with the matching die in the Tree Lot Dies. I added a few spots and such with my Soft Suede Stampin’ Blends, then popped him into place on the inside of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. A final Evening Evergreen 2021-2023 In Color Opal Round finished off the card!
I used a cool Slimline Envelope in Soft Succulent and decorated the front with more Trees For Sale trees and the little dog, too!
The Slimline Envelopes COME with a decorated flap – so… no need to do anything more!
Et Voila! A little over the top??! Well…maybe! But..I just couldn’t help myself – and neither will you when you have the Trees For Sale stamp set AND you pick up the Tree Lot Dies for FREE during Sale-A-Bration with your $100 purchase! And – there are even MORE fun dies that I haven’t even used yet. These – like all the SAB products are ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so…don’t miss out, okay!? This fun set isn’t even JUST for Christmas when you use sentiments like these from Happiness Abounds – so…let your imagination run wild!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below! And – I did a quick little video on how to put this card together – if you’d like to see it – click here! 🙂
And…I’ve also created a printable PDF with written instructions and a list of the products used to create this project. You can download, print and/or save it by clicking this image:
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Used in This Project:
Mint Macaron Cardstock: 7″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 3 1/2 and 5 1/4 on the top 7″ side); Tree Lot Dies die cut solid trees (x3)
Pool Party Cardstock: 1 5/8″ x 8 3/8″ (x2 – mats for card front sections); 3 3/8″ x 8 3/8″ (mat for inner liner)
Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen Cardstock: Tree Lot Dies die cut solid trees (x3 each color)
Real Red & White 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper (white only): Tree Lot Dies detailed die cut trees (x9)
Basic White Cardstock: 1/2″ x 3″ (front sentiment); 3 1/4″ x 8 1/4″ (inner liner); Stitched Rectangle Die cut (easel stop sentiment); Tree Lot Dies die cut dog, light strands, light poles, trailer body
Polished Pink Cardstock: Tree Lot Dies die cut curtain
So Saffron and Vellum Cardstocks: pieces to fit behind trailer to make windows
Basic Black Cardstock: Tree Lot Dies trailer body
Snowflake Specialty Vellum: 1 1/2″ x 8 1/4″ (x2 – card front sections)
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Finn Fan Fix
You can see he’s deciding if he loves me THAT much… 😂