Good morning everyone and welcome to the Fun Folds Blog Hop for Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators! We’ve got a talented line-up and…I think you’re going to like what you see! This is a once-a-month hop and…all our cards will be fun folds!! How cool is that?!?
As we near the end of July – I thought another Christmas card was in order. I mean…we’re less than 6 months away from the real deal! Yikes! So – I pulled out the Trucking Along stamp set and some pretty One Horse Open Sleigh 6″ x 6″ DSP – BOTH of which are Online Exclusives! And I used them to make a super easy Square Front Flap fun fold. Take a look-see:
And I played along with the MFT Card Challenges July Ready.Set.Christmas. theme challenge!
I started by cutting a piece of the One Horse Open Sleigh 6″ x 6″ DSP down to card front size of 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″. From the panel, I cut out a piece of the DSP using the largest Stylish Shapes square die and making sure to get the pretty church included in the die cut. Note: when you cut the 6″ x 6″ DSP down to size – think about where the church will be on the final panel. Wherever IT is is where your small card will end up. I wanted my little card off-set a little, so… 🙂
Then, using Liquid Glue, I adhered the panel to a Cajun Craze mat for the card front.
I made the little card on the front by scoring and folding a 3″ x 6″ piece of Cajun Craze cardstock at 3″.
On a piece of Basic White, I stamped the Trucking Along pickup in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. I stamped the fill image in Pool Party Ink.
I stamped the “Farm Fresh” on the truck door in Cajun Craze. Then I colored the tires with my Light Basic Black Stampin’ Blend and the hub cap with a Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker.
I added “ground” in Early Espresso (that’s a stamp in the set), some clouds in stamped-off-once Lost Lagoon, and a sentiment in Cajun Craze.
The tree is stamped in Mossy Meadow – for the outline – and Old Olive for the fill. Then I cut the little scene out using the largest Stylish Shapes square die.
I added some ornaments with gold Metallic Enamel Effects, let it dry completely and then matted the panel on Early Espresso using Liquid Glue.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the matted panel to the front of the small Cajun Craze card base and then adhered the little card to the card front with more Liquid Glue. Note: I made sure to completely cover up the hole created when I die cut the Stylish Shapes square from it in the first place.
For the inside, I just stamped a second Trucking Along sentiment in Cajun Craze on the Stylish Shapes square that I’d initially cut from the card front.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to an Early Espresso mat and into the small Cajun Craze card base and the card was done!
My Basic White Medium Envelope got the Trucking Along truck and tree on the front…
…and more One Horse Open Sleigh DSP on the envelope flap.
Et Voila! SUPER easy, right? And – all with one piece of One Horse Open Sleigh – I love this design with the pretty church and wintery trees! The adorable truck is really fun and simple to get the stamps lined up correctly. With multiple options for “cargo” – this tree – a palm tree – presents – you can use the cute Trucking Along year round!
I hope you like!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!
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:
Missed any tutorials? You can check out my past projects right here!
Now that you’ve seen my card, take a minute to hop thru all our projects today – you can just click on the names below to go direct to all the blogs!
- Karen Finkle
- Rae Burnet
- Debbie Mageed
- Beth McCullough
- Sue Jackson
- Shirley Gentry
- Mary Deatherage – This is Me! 😎
- Lisa Ann Bernard
- Tara Carpenter
Have fun on the hop!
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FLORIDA – You’re UP!!
For those of you living in Arkansas, Florida, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and West Virginia…you’ve got sales tax holidays in the next few weeks!
And – even better – it turns out that SOME items in our Stampin’ Up! Catalogs qualify for the sales tax holidays! The list of sales tax holidays by state and items in that state that qualify are listed below (click on the image to open up a full-size printable document):
Just a caveat: you must place your order with Stampin’ Up! DURING the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (which is midnight on the first day to midnight on the last day of the tax holiday). Also, keep in mind this is a STATE sales tax holiday; the state statute may not apply to county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.
If you live in one of those states, whoo-hoo for you! Have fun shopping tax free during your holiday!
Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in this Project:
Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Early Espresso Cardstock: 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ (card base); 2 7/8″ x 2 7/8″ (x2 – mats for small card front and small inner liner)
Cajun Craze Cardstock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mat for card front); 3″ x 6″ (small card base, scored and folded at 3″)
Basic White Cardstock: Largest Stylish Shapes square die cut (small card front)
One Horse Open Sleigh 6″ x 6″ DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); Largest Stylish Shapes square die cut (small inner liner); 2 1/4″ x 6″ (envelope flap)
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