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!
If you’d like to recreate this card, all the products and card cuts you’ll need are down below!