Stampin’ Up! Boughs of Holly in a Slimline Fun Fold

Good morning folks! Today’s card is very pretty and just a bit more involved than the tags I shared with you yesterday. And one of the interesting facts about card making is you can make it as simple or as complicated as YOU desire. 😊 This isn’t so complicated as it is layered. It is very pretty and a satisfying card to make. We had a team meeting the other afternoon and this card was designed by one of my teammates. I love it!

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Let’s begin with the card base of Mossy Meadow 7 1/2 x 8 1/2. Score on the long side at 3 3/4 and 1 7/8; burnish well. Since this is an easel card, both folds will be mountain. Add the Boughs of Holly DSP to a Cherry Cobbler panel slightly larger, then to a Mossy Meadow panel a bit larger yet. (Further card cuts will be found at the end of this post.) Now let’s do some stamping & die cutting using the Leaves of Holly bundle. On a panel of Mossy Meadow and with Mossy Meadow ink, stamp the smaller outline of the two holly leaves three times. Now stamp the filler stamp in Mossy Meadow ink, stamped-off once. This gives the leaves dimension. Die cut these and set them aside. The berries are also a two step stamp as well: stamp the full berry in Real Red ink, then the detail in Cherry Cobbler ink: die cut and set aside. The beautiful label die in this this Leaves of Holly bundle is just gorgeous, with the holly leaves delicate die cuts on one side and the framing that is created. Die cut this in Cherry Cobbler. There is a die that is rather New Jersey shaped for cutting a piece to go behind the holly leaves – use this to die cut from another piece of Boughs of Holly DSP and adhere with dabs of liquid glue behind the holly leaves. Secure this to the large front panel on the left of the card. Add the three previously die cut leaves on the right of this panel, creating a spray. Add the berries in the center of the leaves with dimensionals. Time for a sentiment… let’s stamp this in Mossy Meadow ink using the Mistletoe Magic stamp set and on a Basic White piece. Die cut with the label die from Leaves of Holly Dies. Add to the Cherry Cobbler label with dimensionals. I tucked in three Gold Holly Leaves with glue dots as shown in the photo. Then I added several Real Red Rhinestone Jewels – some on the sentiment, the rest around the large holly leaves. Now attach this large panel to the lower fold of the card front, with glue just to the 1 7/8″ fold line to make this an easel card – and the card front is complete.

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For the inside, we’ll do the stamping first: stamp the sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink on a Basic White piece using Mistletoe Magic stamp set; die cut with the Frosted Flurry Die and set aside. Now pull out two Textural Elements – these are delicate wood elements and can be colored with Stampin’ Blends: Early Espresso for the stems and Real Red for the berries. I also added some Pearlized Enamel Effects in Real Red to the berries :O). These take a bit of time to harden. Add the Basic White panel to the remaining Cherry Cobbler piece and add it to the inside of the card. Now add the Textural Elements with glue dots on the back of each berry, making sure they are pretty even. These elements will be what the front of the card leans against to make it an easel card. :O) Clever, right? Back to the inside sentiment… add a length of Shimmer Ribbon in Gold with Tear n’ Tape to the back of the sentiment. Put dimensionals on this and add, centering, to the inside – as shown.

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For the envelope… obviously a standard A2 envelope will not work for this card 😁 – but a leagal size one will! I happen to have a gold envelope… I covered the flap in more of the Boughs of Holly DSP then stamped the lower left corner with the outline stamp of the holly – Mossy Meadow ink, then stamped a second leaf without re-inking. This makes it look as though it is behind the first leaf. And that’s it! A very classy looking card.

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Some of the products to make this card are from the Jul- Dec 2022 Annual Catalog. If you do not have a demonstrator and need catalogs please reach out to me – happy to send one to you. The other catalog available right now is the 2022 -2023 Annual Catalog . When ordering, please also use my current host code: TXBWJTMW and remember I offer Star-Studded Rewards. More about the rewards below :O) As a thank you to my customers I also offer a free item from Stampin’ Up! item valued to $10 with your order of $50 and above. Click here to go my store. When the order is over $150, you still receive that free gift from me, but SU! has Stampin’ Rewards that may be used for additional products, so don’t use the host code at that time. If you have questions just let me know. If you would like to be able to order products early from catalogs AND enjoy that 20% discount, join my team now… you may do that here. WooHoo! We have lots of fun and are a creative bunch that encourages & supports one another. Would love to have you. :O)

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2 responses to “Stampin’ Up! Boughs of Holly in a Slimline Fun Fold”

  1. Your card turned out perfectly! Glad that you were able to attend the meeting!! 🙂


  2. Wow – this turned out beautifully, TL! 🙂


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