Wednesday, November 15, 2023


Last week on Learning with Friends I shared the Technique on how to make this Braid Fun Fold.  The fun fold is what provides the interest to today's Christmas card featuring the Regal Reindeer Bundle.

I mainly purchased this bundle because of these 3 trees.  I was searching for a pine tree/Christmas tree in my stash of current stamp sets and discovered that I didn't really have any!  But after playing with the Reindeer and other critters on Monday, I've really been having fun with those!

However, since I mainly purchased the bundle for the trees, I thought it was time to use them, and they, along with the little girl, fit perfectly on this fun fold.  

The braided fold of the card is the eye catcher, so I wanted to keep the rest of the card relatively simple and it doesn't get much easier than stamping and die cutting with coordinating dies.

The Braid looks more difficult than it is.  But also, some things are easier to show how to do than to explain in words, so I hope the video is helpful.  If you missed Learning with Friends last week, you can always watch this replay on my YouTube Channel.

The background for the trees is Very Vanilla cardstock.  I tore a couple of strips at the bottom to add some "snow drifts".  After adhering them to the Very Vanilla, I used the Snowflake Sky 3D embossing folder to give it lots of texture.  I had only glued down the bottom edges of the  snow drifts, so after embossing it I used my finger nail to lift and rough up the edges.


The little girls is stamped with Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Stampin' Blends.  For all the details you can download a copy of the tutorial found at this link.

I found some retired metallic star embellishments in my stash, so I added two of them to the top of two of the trees.  The little girl is holding the 3rd one and ready to put it on the remaining tree.

To finish the inside, I added a strip of the same Meandering Meadows Designer Series Paper (DSP) that I used for the trees to the bottom of the Very Vanilla cardstock.  The sentiment is from Regal Reindeer stamp set.  

You can also see that a piece of the same DSP was used to cover the envelop flap.  No Naked envelopes!

A list of Products used is shown below.  For more information on any items, just click on the image and it will take you to my Stampin' Up! store where you can see more details or purchase.

Product List

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