Saturday, December 10, 2022

Match Stampin' Up!s Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder, Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper and the Flag Fun Fold for This Trifecta of Perfection You'll Be Proud to Give

Do you have a little extra time on your hands and are looking for a creative challenge? Do you want ain show stopper card you can make and give?  If yes, then today I present you with this beauty! 

The combination of the Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder, the rich colors of the Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper (DSP) and the inside surprise of the Flag Fun Fold, can't be beat! Let's see how it is made!

The Card Front is built on a Real Red 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" (scored at 4-1/4") cardstock base. The Basic White 4" x 5-1/4" front cardstock layer is embossed inside the Merriest Frames Embossing Folder and adhered directly to the cardbase. Next, cut a Real Red cardstock piece 2-1/8" x 2-7/8" and adhere to the inside of the vertical rectangle left plain by the embossing folder. Cut a 2" x 2-3/4" piece of the large poinsettia paper from the Boughs of Holly DSP and adhere to the Real Red rectangle in the card center.

Fussy cut out one smaller poinsettia image from the Boughs of Holly DSP and raise it up on Mini Dimensionals. Stamp your choice of sentiment in Real Red ink on a scrap of Basic White and fussy cut out. Raise your sentiment up on Mini Dimensionals also. Embellish the small poinsettia with three Pearl Jewels.

Here comes the FUN part! 
Start with a 10" x 5-1/4" piece of Basic White cardstock. Score on the long side at 2", 3", 4", 5", 6", 7" 8". Using your bone folder or a clear block edge burnish the Mountain and Valley folds as shown in the photo.

Stamp a greeting in Real Red ink on the far right panel section and adhere that 2" section to the inner right side of the card base allowing for an 1/8" margin on top, side, and bottom.  Now completely close your "fun folds" and place adhesive to the back of the far left section. Hold your fun folds closed and close the front of the card base down on top of your fun folds stack. That way you won't accidentally put a twist into your inner folds.

Cut a 1-3/4" x 5" piece of the smaller poinsettias from the Boughs of Holly DSP and affix to the inside left panel like the photo shows.

You are almost done! With a 1-3/4" punch, punch out 3 poinsettia images from the DSP. With a 2" punch, punch out 3 Real Red cardstock circles. Adhere one poinsettia image to one red circle. You will make 3 sets. As you can see in the photos only half of the circle is adhered to the inner folds.

I recommend you start adhering the left side of the first circle unit to the top edge of the first inner fold. Then skip to the third fold and adhere another unit to the bottom edge. Finish with centering the last unit to the middle fold, equally spaced between the first and third units.

If you have done everything correctly your card will open flat so you are able to add your personal message and sign your card. 

Don't forget to adhere a 2-3/8" x 6" piece of matching DSP to your exterior envelope flap and trim off the excess. That way you will have created a stunning set to give or send (may required extra postage, FYI.)

I encourage you to try this idea with other holiday papers you may have, just to see the beautiful creations you can make!

Important Supplies Used:
Merriest Frames Hybrid Embossing Folder # 156385 $39.00
Boughs of Holly Designer Series Paper #159600  $12.00


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