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Wednesday, 23 August 2017

The Heart of Christmas - Week 13

Hello and welcome to another beautiful day.

Week 13 of the Heart of Christmas, how are you going playing along with the team? There have been so many fun creations for all of us to see, a visual feast that is for sure!

Today I am continuing with our One Sheet Wonder, yes I know we still have pieces left. It is amazing how many cards you can get out of 1 sheet of 12x12 DSP!  But today I also wanted to do a fancy fold so I did a little bit of surfing the net to see what would catch my eye and what would work with our pieces of Be Merry DSP that we have left.
Well today I am totally CASING Dawns Stamping thoughts cards (with a little bit of modification) that she made after getting a swap when she was on the big Stampin’ Up trip in Thailand. The lady who made this design, Laura Barto calls it the Two Way Fun Fold.   

I have done it 2 ways so that you could see it in both sides of our DSP.  I am featuring the Carols of Christmas Bundle that you can order right now as an early release before the new Holiday catalogue is available September 1.

In the first card I have used our 3” x 5 ½”, 4”x ¾”  and the 3 ¼ “x 1 ¼ “ pieces of DSP. I will give detailed instructions at the end of the post of how to make the cards.

Here it closed!

Now for the fun part how does it open! Open the greeting (which is clear embossed after being stamped in Garden green) with the arm!

Then open the middle of the card for the 2nd way of opening and to reveal the decoration on the inside of your card!

The Christmas Wishes is from the stamps set Merry Mistletoe!
How fun is this card?

 You can also see when you look at the card from the side that I have placed the single tree on 2 dimensionals for a little more height and the cute deer just on 1 mini dimensional.

I thought for the second card I would step it up just a little bit and add some bling! I can’t get away from copper so I have used some copper foil paper and Rhinestones. I have also clear embossed all the images that I have stamped in cherry cobbler! Let’s Deck the Halls!

For this card I have used our Be Merry DSP pieces in 5 ¼ “ x 2 ½ “, 4” x ¾ “ and 4” x 1 ¼ “ . All I did a bit different was to cut the  5 1/4" piece in half length ways and cut the base card to fit the length of the DSP piece. Check out the instructions at the end of the post.

For more product information for both cards check out the list below.
Carols of Christmas, Merry Mistletoe
Card Stock and Papers
Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Be Merry DSP, Copper Foil
Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler
Acecessories / Embellishments
Rhinestone,Basic Jewels
Big Shot, Card front builder thinlit dies,  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Mini dimensionals, Trimmer, snail, fast fuse,bone folder, clear embossing powder, heat tool, embossing buddy

Here are the instructions for making the cards.

·     Cut your base card stock garden green or cherry cobbler 4 ½” x 5 ½” (I cut the base to the length of the DSP piece that we had from our One sheet wonder)

·     Cut your DSP (or copper) 3” x 5 ½”

·     Cut the arm in cardstock either garden green or cherry cobbler 1” x 5 ½ “ score at 4 ¼ “
·     Cut a piece of Whisper white card stock 2 ½ “ x 11”, Score at 5 ½ “ (This will make sure it fits with the Peace on Earth card)
·     Put the arm on the base first so that your DSP (or copper foil) covers the arm.
·     Adhere the DSP to the centre of the base card with the arm open.

·     Place the Whisper white card on your base but don’t stick down and put the arm over the top. Use a pencil to mark where the arm is on the white card.

·     Using your piece of 1” wide strip of DSP (I cut down our 1 ¼” wide strip) adhere this to the front of the whisper white card stock inside the pencil marks, trim off the extra length.

·     Take the ¾ “ wide strip and flag  one end
·     Flag the end of the arm
·     Adhere the strip to the arm and trim any of  the excess.

·     Stamp your greeting on Whisper White card stock and clear emboss. I like to cut it out after I have stamped it in case I stamp it a little crooked then layer it on the card stock or copper foil that matches the card. ( Do all this first before you adhere your trees for your Peace on Earth card.)

·     Now it is time to die cut the trees and deer or to stamp the images of baubles onto the white card stock and to clear emboss them.
·     Remember when you place the single tree to do a double dimensional layer and then a mini dimensional for the deer. (When you are doing your Peace on Earth card, place your whisper white card on the base, place you greeting on the arm just so you know that you are not covering the trees and you know make sure where to place your trees)
·     Add the rhinestones to the baubles
·     Stamp Christmas Wishes and decorate the inside of your card.
·     You can now adhere your Whisper White card to the base card.
·     Place a few dimensionals to the end of the arm to pop up your greeting and attach your greeting.

·     Now your Two Way Fun Fold card is complete!           


Don’t forget to pop over to our team leader’s blog Claire Daly for some more Christmas inspiration.

Please contact me for any more information on how to make these cards, on how to get your hands on the Annual Catalogue, the new Holiday Catalogue and any of your Stampin’ Up goodies.

Hope you have a lovely day. Thank you for spending some time with me.

Take Care


  1. Beautiful cards, Sharon. What a creative fold! You've decorated them beautifully.

    1. Thanks Christine, yes it is a creative fold, just so glad others are happy to share their ideas that we can all benefit from.

  2. Beautiful cards again today Sharon! I particularly love the look of the copper foil on the Cherry Cobbler card, so lux! Thanks for playing along with the Art with Heart Stampin' Up! Team Heart of Christmas week 13!

    1. Thanks Claire, yes I love copper foil and Cherry Cobbler together so much I need to order more!

  3. Amazing card Sharon and thank you so much for taking the time to provide such clear instructions on how to make it.

    1. Thanks Cathy, I was writing the instructions quite late so I hope they make sense.

  4. Oh, what a cool card fold! I will have to come back when I have more time so I can give it a go. Your cards are gorgeous!

    1. Thanks Tina, I like to find things a little different, thank goodness for surfing the net and creative people that love to share!

  5. Love your cards Sharon, such a great set, i have not seen this fold before very clever. I am amazed at how many cards you are getting out of your one sheet wonder and they are all gorgeous. xx

    1. Thanks Mon, yes I am getting heaps out of one sheet and still a few pieces of the sheet left. But now I have to get creative!

  6. Love both of your cards Sharon they are lovely. What a great set this is. I am amazed at how many gorgeous cards you are getting out of your one sheet wonder. xx

  7. Sharon, both of your cards are just lovely, but my favourite is the Cherry Cobbler and WOW matched with the Copper Foil - how beautiful! Love them! :)

    1. Thanks Caroline, I love the copper too, I am a little obsessed with it at the moment!

  8. More lovely cards Sharon. I love this fun fold, you're very clever


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