Winter Meadow for the December Pals’ Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Stampin’ Pretty Pals’ Blog Hop!

Happy Holidays! This month, the theme is Winter Wonderland. We hope that you will be inspired by all the amazing creations the Pals are sharing with you! Then, you will find the lineup at the end of my post to help you “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Here’s my Winter Meadow fun fold card:

This fun fold simply requires you to be able to trim and score paper. That’s it. Trim, score, stamp, embellish, done. I’ve posted another card using this fold and you can find that here

Of course, since it’s a fun fold, I must enter it in the Creative Creases challenge.

I added embossing to the three parts of this challenge, as well as creating a fun fold card, thanks to the tutorial by Susan Campfield. The possibilities are endless for the way this card can be created, and you can find Susan’s video here. I followed Susan’s measurements and directions for creating this card,


  • I used Garden Green cardstock with Winter Meadow DSP and white cardstock.
  • The Garden Green cardstock pieces each measure 5-1/2 by 2-1/8 inches, and I used two of them.
  • The white cardstock for the inside measures 11 by 4-1/2 inches, scored in half at 5-1/2 inches .Score again at 2-3/4 inches from either end.
  • The two Winter Meadow DSP pieces for the front and back measure 5-1/2 by 3-1/4 inches.
  • Each DSP piece for the inside folds measures 2-5/8 inches by 4-5/8 inches.
  • Trim a piece of coordinating DSP to 2-1/2 by 6 inches for the envelope flap.
  • Punch a 1-inch circle of DSP for the envelope seal. Run it through the XYRON create-a-sticker to finish the seal.
  • I cropped a square of vellum cardstock using the largest Stylish Shapes square die.
  • That’s it for the measurements. Next, let’s put the card together.

Stamping, Embossing, Stenciling, and Assembly:

  • After running my Garden Green cardstock through the Ferns 3D embossing folder, I trimmed each piece to 5-1/2 by 2-1/8 inches
  • Adhere the piece of the DSP you cut for the front to the embossed Garden Green cardstock. There will be a small overlap of the papers.
  • Outline the two pieces of DSP for the inside using the Blueberry Bushel Stamping Write Marker.
  • Stamp your chosen sentiments on two panels of the inside “squeeze box” piece of white cardstock. I stamped my sentiments on the front an inside using Pebbled Path ink since it’s one of the colors in this DSP.
  • Adhere your outlined DSP pieces to two of the “squeeze box” panels.
  • Add Garden Green ribbon where the cardstock and DSP overlap for the front. Tie it in a bow or a square knot.
  • Line up the inside white cardstock panels with each of the two pieces of the front and back pieces using multipurpose liquid glue.

Finishing Up:

  • After stamping the front sentiment using the Winter Meadow stamp set, I cropped it using the label die from the Brightest Glow die set.
  • Then, I used the Blueberry Bushel Stamping Write Marker to outline the label.
  • I used Stamping Write Markers in Garden Green, Blueberry Bushel, Lost Lagoon, and Pebbled Path to color the stamps. For the leaf sprays, I first colored the stems using Pebbled Path. Then I colored the leaves in Garden Green and stamped them down.
  • I followed the same procedure for the blueberry trio and the center spray.
  • After dry-fitting the pieces on the front, I figured out where I could put liquid glue on the back of the vellum so it wouldn’t show.
  • I used liquid glue for the three back sprays.
  • I added dimensionals to the sentiment banner and adhered it to the front.
  • Then, I added dimensionals to the blueberry trio and adhered it behind the sentiment.
  • I decided that the inside DSP panels needed something, so I cropped the leaf sprays from Garden Green cardstock using the Winter Meadow die set.
  • The Blueberry Bushel berries come from another die in the Winter Meadow die set. Those things are tiny! I found the easiest way for me to adhere them was to add tiny dots of liquid glue to each of the berry pieces on the leaf sprays. Don’t try to pick up those tiny berries with your fingers. I used my reverse craft tweezers to pick them up and place them on the leaf sprays.
  • With that, I’d finished this coordinated card, envelope, and envelope seal.

Now it’s your turn:

I really hope you watch Susan Campfield’s video or just use my measurements and directions to create your own squeeze box fun fold card. Don’t forget to upload your project to the Creative Creases challenge site.

Back to the Pals’ Blog Hop:

More inspiration awaits, so use the lineup below to visit the rest of the Design Team. Then, please mark your calendars for our next blog hop next month, when our theme will be “Sale-A-Bration,” where the projects will showcase all of the great products available with orders over $50.

Until then, have fun in your craft space.

Stampin’ Pretty Pals Blog Hop Line-Up:

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  3. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping <<<—– YOU ARE HERE!
  4. Melissa Seplowitz at The Stamping Ninja
  5. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  6. Deb Walker at Deb Stamps Life
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  11. Windy Ellard at Windy’s Wonderful Creations
  12. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  13. Rae Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts

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