1. Trouble Maker is requiring a theme of "Christmas in July" for your project.
2. Double Dare has provided the option to play along with the challenge at Heart2Heart.
3. Twisted Sister is hoping you'll "Tie It Up" by adding a bow, ribbon, twine, etc. to your project.
I saw a tutorial HERE for this Crisscross Pocket fun fold design. It's not a difficult design. The card does not open because it's a pocket. It is perfect for a note or even a gift card or money. I cut and assembled the cardstock and glittery holiday paper as instructed in the tutorial, then die-cut the multi-layered poinsettia from cardstock. I added the poinsettia to the card front then added glitter and some small tiny gold foiled circles to the center of the flower. To add the green leaves I used green foiled cardstock that appears as almost black in the photos. The insert was die-cut from white cardstock and decorated with a die-cut poinsettia and gold metallic pearls. The sentiment was stamped with gold ink then punched to create the shape. The ribbon was run through two punched holes and tied into a bow. This aids in extracting the card from the pocket.
My card was also submitted to the Creative Creases Challenge #11. This is a challenge solely for fun folds, so check out their blog and enjoy.
Winter Wonderland Challenge. Their theme is "Christmas Music or Songs". I believe the sentiment on my card expresses a song I enjoy, "Christmas Cheer Is Near".
Finally, I included the July 2021 Challenge #52 at Two Crafty Critter Crazies because I am featuring a sweet songbird on my card.
Be sure to visit the challenge blogs and follow the guidelines to play along at CCC11, WWCB, 2CCC52, DTC89, and H2H.
Stamp: Stampin' Up! "Itty Bitty Christmas"
Ink: Delicata ((Golden Glitz)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, and Garden Green.
Paper: MultiCraft Holiday Trendz "Forever in Time"; foil (gold & green)
Dies: RCD (poinsettia),
Punches: Stampin' Up! "Modern Label" & "Word Window"
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Shimmer Ribbon (gold) & Stickles (Icicle)