Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Joy to the World

There's a new biweekly challenge at Try Stampin' on Tuesday #535. Our challenge is usually based on a required sketch with an optional twist but with this challenge, you are free to use only the sketch or only the theme or combine both. Below is the challenge board showing the sketch plus the theme of "Keep It Off-Center". This challenge runs through Sunday evening, December 12, 2021.

I also added my card to Creative Creases Challenge #20, which uses an "Anything Goes with a Fun Fold" theme. This challenge ends on Thursday, December 9, 2021, at 6:00 pm, Eastern time.

I saw an off-center Angled Trifold card and decided to adapt the sketch to the fun fold. The link for a card tutorial can be found
HERE. After cutting the panels of cardstock and patterned paper to size, I die-cut some greenery, decorating the front and the inside. The pine cones were layer-stamped and added with foam tape. The sentiment was stamped and die-cut with a circle.

I thought about making a belly band for the card but instead, I die cut a zigzag-edged circle, added the circle with the sentiment adhering it with foam tape, and placed it so the top card flap could be tucked underneath the edge. Wink of Stella was added to the pine cones and greenery and glitter enamel dots were added. I also had an extra pinecone so placed it inside the card.

The Design Team invites you to visit the TSOT535 challenge blog and play along with our challenges. Be sure to visit the Creative Creases Challenge Blog, too.

Stamps: Stampin' Up! "Itty Bitty Christmas" (sentiment) & "Christmas Season" (pinecones)
Inks: SU! Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede & Early Espresso
Cardstock: SU! Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Sky, Baked Brown Sugar & Mossy Meadow
Paper: Photo Play "Winter Dwellers" (both sides)
Dies: SU! Seasonal Labels (pinecones), Spellbinders (circles), Lawn Fawn (zigzag circles) & Sizzix #661597 (greenery)
Misc: SU! Glitter Enamel Dots & foam tape


  1. Love your card, Melanie! I'm going to a stamping party where we are doing card swaps,,, I think I'll use your design (with different paper since it's not supposed to be a holiday card). Thanks for sharing!!! -Donna

    1. Thank you, Donna! It's not a complicated fun fold making it perfect for a stamping party.

  2. So pretty Melanie! Love the little birds on the designer paper. Great layout too! :)

  3. What a beautiful holiday card! The designer paper is so pretty! I need to try that fold soon.
    Thank you for playing in my Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping