Good Monday morning to you… a full week is ahead of us. Got anything wonderful planned? I can tell you we are going sailing this morning, IF (and that’s big if) there is enough wind. And then I need to make a bunch of cards for our daughter – who requested sympathy and thinking of you type cards. But for now, let’s focus on this fun fold. It’s quite easy. A stand-up card by itself.

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Oh my, this is a dark photo… later is a better one. I used Whimsical Trees with coordinating Christmas Trees Dies and the Whimsy & Wonder SDSP & the Seasonal Labels Dies for the sentiment. I did use Silver Foil for the tree and stars. Let’s get a better picture…

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This is better – and it’s lying on it’s back. Let’s begin with the tree, shall we? I die cut the tree from Silver Foil and kept all the inner pieces. I then die cut the solid tree from Basic White card stock + an extension of the bottom of the tree about 1/2″. I happen to really like both trees and no, I don’t think they are supposed to go together. But I happen to like the way they layer. All the little pieces that are from the silver foil tree, I attached with dots of liquid glue, intentionally overlaying them so they appear like another layer of snow or tree. I attached the foil tree to the Basic White tree, again with dots of liquid glue, then added the tree extension behind. I die cut this tree from the foil panel that is layered with the packages ~ see photo :O) I also die cut several stars (the die cuts 5 at once) ~ all of the die cuts use the Christmas Trees Dies.

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The next important step is preparing the papers… you don’t have to do the double layers of papers. I just happen to like the way it looks. Finished card size fits nicely in an A2 envelope… 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 when it folds flat.

TIP: When cutting the SDSP, it is best to make certain the “picture” of the papers flow from left to right AND that if there is a definitive up & down, that you keep that going in the proper direction. It doesn’t show so much with this Designer Paper, but with some it is very obvious. And when the card is flat, the direction of the papers definitely are apparent.

  • Card base is 4 1/4 x 8 scored at 1 1/4x 2 1/2, 5 1/2 & 6 3/4; 1 1/4 x 5 1/2 (bridge panel). I used Misty Moonlight
  • Silver Foil layers: 1 1/8 x 4 1/8 (4); 2 7/8 x 4 1/8 (center panel); 1 1/8 x 5 3/8 (bridge panel); 2 x 4 for tree / stars
  • Whimsy & Wonder SDSP: 1 x 4 (4); 2 3/4 x 4 (center panel is coordinating); 1 x 5 1/4 (bridge panel)

Burnish all score lines and fold mountain, valley, valley, mountain. In other words, both the 1 1/4 & 6 3/4 folds should be mountain folds. Refer to the photo.

Attach all layers together as shown. I used Stampin’ Seal for this step, but liquid glue does give more adjustment leeway. Make sure all SDSP is facing the proper direction! For the bridge panel… once the layers are together, adhere the bridge to the far right panel of the card base. It is easiest to do this if the right panel is folded and the rest of the card flat. Now fold the card the opposite direction, so the far left of the card is folded and the right side of the card is flat – adhere the bridge to the left front panel. YAY!

Now decorate…

  • Adhere the tree with liquid glue to the bridge & the tree top to the right front fold.
  • Add 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to the tree in Polished Pink
  • Add the foil die cut stars with dots of liquid glue
  • Add 2021-2023 In Color Jewels to the inside panel (packages) in Polished Pink
  • Stamp the sentiment in Polished Pink ink using the Whimsical Trees stamp set. Die cut with the Season Labels Dies. Attach with dimensionals. Add 2021-2023 In Color Jewels in Fresh Freesia.
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  • Stamp sentiment in Polished Pink ink on a Basic White panel 2 7/8 x 4 1/8 with Whimsical Trees stamp set.
  • Attach to backside of card and the card is done!
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For the envelope… cover the flap in Whimsy & Wonder SDSP, trim to fit. Stamp the cute ornaments from Whimsical Trees stamp set in Moonlight Madness. Color with Markers: Soft Succulent, Polished Pink & Blushing Bride.

Love this fun fold!!! I has been a while since I have done this and I had a good time. So easy and looks great as a stand alone card.

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