Tag Archive | Cookie Cutter Christmas SS

Rudolph and Deck the Halls Tri-Fold Pocket Card

Hello Stampers! Today I have a GREAT fold card that I learned from Dawn Griffith. As I’m sure you’ve already noticed I do love different folded cards. This one will be a keeper for sure! Originally Dawn showed a square card but I decided that I could make it a regular A2 card by just adhering the square to a piece of 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ cardstock. I’ll show you both my designs.

First, I made the square card.

It just looks like a cute square card, right…

Open it up and you have a nifty little pocket for a greeting, letter, gift card or money. That black and Very Vanilla card comes out and you can add your greeting. The added touch made by the Card Front Builder Thinlits really adds to the seasonal theme.  (From the new Early Release of the Carols of Christmas Bundle.) I love it!

Knowing the post office is not fond of square envelopes I made this card.

I made another square card and adhered it to a 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock. I used the new Early Release stamp set Carols of Christmas. 


Since we usually send a Christmas letter to all our distant friends we don’t get to see often I worked on folding the letter so that it would fit in the pocket. I’ll probably put another square on the opposite side of the pocket with my greeting. In this case in Very Vanilla.

Don’t be surprised if you see a few more cards designed incorporating this awesome fold. My September classes will be focused on Christmas and a few Hanukkah cards so we’ll be in the holiday mood. I make all my Christmas cards…a LOT of them so I change up the designs so I don’t get bored. Plus, I’m doing a Fall Craft Fair at our church and I’d like to make boxes of Christmas cards to sell. My studio will become Santa’s Card Shop! 

Rather than my trying to explain the Tri-fold Pocket Card I’m going to give you the video done by Dawn Griffith. She does an outstanding job so why re-invent the wheel. 🙂


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:


Stamp Set – Cookie Cutter Christmas

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Markers

Paper – Real Red, DSP, Black, Very Vanilla

Accessories – Card Front Builder Thinlits, Real Red Ribbon

Deck the Halls

Stamp Set – Carols of Christmas

Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black

Paper – Cherry Cobbler, DSP, Black, Very Vanilla

Accessories – Gold Glitter Washi Tape, Gold Ribbon


There are so many wonderful NEW items in the Holiday Catalog! I can’t wait to share them with you. I can’t put the catalog on line until September 1st when you can also order from it.  Just two weeks away!

I made my 2018 Class Schedule so please check it out (in the right hand side bar) and see if you will be able to attend any of them. They are always on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM. 

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!    Donna

Money Holder

Hello my friends, hope you all had a wonderful Christmas/holiday.  My husband and I had a great time with our daughter, three grandchildren and my 93 year old mom. Hopefully next year our son in law will be with us. (He has been in Okinawa with the Marines for almost a year now.)

Today’s item may be too late for some of you but…there’s always next year! I actually made this on Christmas Eve. I always forget something!


Our daughter loves to see these little envelopes on the tree! This one is quick and easy.


The flap slides under the tag to close. I used some of last years gold cord to top it off.


Special note:  punch a half circle (above the tag) to make it easier to remove the $$$. I forgot to put that on the direction sheet below.


I think I have all the measurements on this sheet for scoring and cutting. The only thing I forgot was the half circle punch.


Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Oh, What Fun, Cookie-Cutter Christmas

Ink – Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Garden Green

Paper – Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP

Accessories – 1″ Circle Punch, Gold Cord, Ornate Tag Topper (R)


Look for some Sneak Peeks of new items from the Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration in my next blog post! Until then…Happy Stamping!

Christmas Gift Card Holders

Happy Monday, Stampers! Today I will show you just a few really neat gift card holders. The first one isn’t so Christmas like but it’s for my friend who loves yellow.


This card and the next two were made using the Gift Card Envelope & Trims Thinlits. This is another one of those super handy die sets that you must have. You may notice that I also used the new Stitched Framelits. Love those! I forgot to mention that I also used them on some of my gift tags on Friday.


I used This Christmas Specialty DSP on this one. Love the music notes! I also used the Stitched Framelits with Oh, What Fun Stamp Set.


Again I used This Christmas Specialty DSP and then Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for the poinsettia. The flower was made with the Festive Flower Builder Punch. That is another MUST HAVE punch. I used Gold Glimmer Paper for the center.

This card holder is a bit different – here it is on the front…


Now open it up…


Really cool, huh! Once again I used that wonderful Candy Cane Lane DSP with the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set. Some bright Silver Glimmer Paper stars to add to the falling snow. 🙂

Directions for Gift Card Holder:

Cut paper 4 1/4″ x 11″;  Score at 3″, 5 1/2″, 8″;  Do Not fold on score lines yet!  Using your Stampin’ Trimmer cut 3/8″ from top of center score line (that would be the 5 1/2″ line) to 3/8″ from bottom of that line. Now fold on your score lines so that the slit score is in the center. Using Tear and Tape adhere the two center pieces – careful to put the tape only on the edges and not the slit side. (Ha, ha…you laugh!) Use a 1″ circle punch to make a place to pull the gift card out (see photo). Now you are ready to decorate to your hearts content!

You can tie the booklet together (as shown) or use a belly band and incorporate it into your design. We tried both Baker’s Twine and ribbon. I think I’d rather incorporate a belly band next time.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these gift card creations. I sure enjoyed making them!

I’ll have a non-Christmas post on Friday. I’m sneaking in a wedding card. 🙂

Have a great week and I’ll see you on Friday…until then…Happy Stamping!

Christmas Igloo

Hello my dear stamping friends. Well, how are you feeling today after your Thanksgiving feast? Today would be a great day to kick back and make some cards.

Here’s a real cutie. I’m really having fun with the Cookie Cutter Christmas and Cookie Cutter Builder Punch. Meet my little Eskimo.


Isn’t she just so cute! I used an oval framelit and a round punch to make the igloo which was dry embossed with the Brick Wall Embossing Folder. The twinkling stars were done in Encore Silver ink and the Star of Light stars. The bit of Silver Foil Paper behind the sentiment adds an icy touch.



Products Used:

Stamp Sets – Cookie Cutter Christmas, Star of Light

Ink – Night of Navy, Encore Silver, Stampin’ Write Markers

Paper – Whisper White, Night of Navy, Silver Foil

Accessories – Cookie Cutter Builder Punch, Brick Wall Embossing Folder, Large Oval Framelit, Round Punch


Hope you enjoyed my little Christmas Igloo today. Until Monday…Happy Stamping!


Double Z Fold Christmas

Welcome back my dear stampers! Today I have a Double Z Fold Christmas card. I’m sure you have seen this all over Pinterest and everywhere else because it is absolutely beautiful. I actually have two versions to share with you today. Let’s first take a look at the Star of Light version.


The original card I saw had two or three layers of cardstock and DSP which made the card very heavy. If I’m going to use these for Christmas cards I don’t want to also pay double postage! I simplified and used Vellum on the thin strip which reduced the weight quite a bit.


This photo shows off the embossed lettering in the sentiment…very cool.


When opened all the way this is just stunning. You may notice that I brought the thin band down to the bottom of the card unlike most on Pinterest. I just changed it up.

Here’s another version of this fold – did this in my stamp class.


I love this one. I cut the darling little gingerbread house out of our Candy Cane Lane DSP in the Holiday Catalog.


Look whose peeking out behind the house. 🙂


Open all the way. Do you notice that I brought the band up higher on this card. I like the way the front sentiment circle overlaps the band. I really like this style fold for display purposes. Many people like to display their cards (like me) and this is so cute opened up.


Products Used (Green for the Star of Light card and Red for the Gingerbread card):

Stamp Sets – Star of Light, Cookie Cutter Christmas, Tin of Tags

Ink – Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip

PaperNight of Navy, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White, Winter Wonderland Vellum (R), Real Red, Whisper White, Candy Cane Lane DSP

AccessoriesSilver Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool, Rhinestones, Real Red Woven Satin Ribbon


Directions for the Double Z Fold

Use an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock, cut into pieces 4 1/4″ x 11″, 1 1/4″ x 11″ – you will have a piece of 3″ x 11″ left over to use for your star or circle.

On both red pieces score at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″

From Whisper White cardstock cut:  (2) 2 1/2″ x 4″, (1) 4″ x 5 1/4″, (2) 1″ x 2 1/2″, (1) 1″ x 5 1/4″

From DSP cut:  (2) 7/8″ x 2 3/8″, (1) 7/8″ x 5 1/8″


I hope you will try this fold because I think you will get “hooked” and find yourself using it often.

Hope you enjoyed this post and I’d love to hear from you and your comments.

Until Friday…Happy Stamping!