Snowman Magic & Kindest Gnomes Fun Fold Card for Creative Creases #46

Hi, Stampers!

Hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving – it’s always been one of my favorite holidays. Now, we have a new Creative Creases challenge starting today. Firstly, thanks to all those who participated in the last challenge! If you haven’t played in our challenge yet, I hope I can inspire you to join the challenge that’s starting today! The Top Pick for the last challenge can be found in the Creative Creases post that you can find HERE as well as the link to enter the current challenge.

Snowman Magic & Kindest Gnomes Tri Shutter Card by Debbie Mageed

My Card Today

My card for you today is a variation of the Tri Shutter fun fold card. I learned this one from Connie Stewart at her fall retreat but mine has just a minor change in the card base size. If you think this looks difficult, just give it a try when you’re not in a hurry, because it really is easy and fun to make! I made a diagram to assist you in visualizing the scores and cuts so you won’t waste any cardstock. 😉 After the card base was made, I had so much fun adding fun details from Snowman Magic and Gnomes from the designer paper, which made the card super easy.

Snowman Magic & Kindest Gnomes Tri Shutter Card by Debbie Mageed
Snowman Magic & Kindest Gnomes Tri Shutter Card by Debbie Mageed
Snowman Magic & Kindest Gnomes Tri Shutter Card by Debbie Mageed

My Secrets!

  • CARD BASE: 8-1/2″ x 11″ and scored in half at 5-1/2″ then scored at 2-3/4″ on all sides. After that, scored at 1-3/8″ between the two middle score lines on the 11″ side. Then, cut from the top to the bottom 1-3/8″ scores. (See photo or leave me a comment for the PDF)
  • After that, I cut designer paper to 2-5/8″ squares (8) for top and bottom rows
  • Then, I cut contrasting cardstock (4) at 2-7/8″ x 1-1/8″
  • Finally, I cut second designer paper to 2-3/4″ x 1″
  • Centerpiece white cardstock (2) for sentiment and personal message were cut to 2-1/2″ x 2-7/8″
  • Mounting cardstock – cut to 8-7/8″ x 3-1/4″: Adhere the end of the fun fold (these become the front and back of the card)
  • Then, I adhered all of the panels to the card base.
    • Cardstock – 8-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ (Cut 2 if you want to do front and back)
    • DSP – 8-1/2″ x 2-5/8″ (Cut 2 if you want to do front and back)
    • Cardstock – 1″ x 8″ (trim to fit around the card)
    • DSP – 7/8″ x 8″ (trim to fit around the card)

Now, the FUN Part!

  • After the card base was complete, I made the rest super fast and easy! Firstly, I stamped the snowwoman (body, face, with a bow waistband, hat, arms) then stamped the rabbit. Then, they were cut out with their coordinating dies.
  • After that, I cut out the gnomes from the Storybook Gnomes designer paper and snowflakes from the Chic dies. Then, I glued them all in place.
  • Once that was done, I stamped “Love You Snow Much” (yep, I masked the “I”) and cropped it out with the Classic Label Punch. Then, I punched out a couple more so that the sentiment would be popped up a bit.
  • Then, I stamped the focal sentiment onto the middle panel.

Card Front, Card Back and Belly Band

  • CARD FRONT AND BACK: I added the paper panels to both the front and back and added a snowflake to to the front panel.
  • BELLY BAND: I stamped the sentiment from Celebrate with Tags three times and cropped out the “Made” and “Love” with the coordinating die. Then, I cropped it out with the square die from Stylish Shapes and layered it onto Pacific Point cardstock. Once they were glued together, I cut out the Celebrations Tag in Balmy Blue cardstock. Then, I adhered the belly band to the inside of the tag and adhered the back of the tag so that the belly band wouldn’t show. After that, I added the Glossy Dots to all of the snowflakes.

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What was your favorite dish for Thanksgiving? Let me know in a comment! We had leg of lamb, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, roasted brussel sprouts and parmesan toast. Dessert was my daughter’s very first chocolate babka that was fantastic!


24 thoughts on “Snowman Magic & Kindest Gnomes Fun Fold Card for Creative Creases #46”

  1. I made a sample of this fun fold card. I need some clarification on the “card base” and “card Front”
    you indicate to cut Mounting cardstock: 8-7/8″ x 3-1/4″ – Did you make two of these? one for back and one for Front? the picture makes it looks like you did.

    Cardstock – 8-5/8″ x 2-3/4″ This would then get adhered to the “Mounting cardstock” on the front?

    Thanks for providing instructions for this fun fold card . I would love the PDF.

  2. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I considered the card base the actual inside of the card that has all of the designer paper and details. The card front is the slimline front with the belly band. I did put the same panel on the back of the card but isn’t necessary. The mounting cardstock are the two white panels that the card base is adhered to in order to help the card stand and gives the card a spot to decorate since the card base would look unfinished when closed.

  3. Oh my gosh, first- I think your thanksgiving plate looks soooo yummy!Second – I’m going to go make one of these because it really does look easy (the scoring and cutting really do look simple, always important for the part of my brain that does those things….and usually wrong for the first few tries, LOL)
    How do you get the top piece of DSP on the belly band not to crack at the score lines? Any tips? Mine always turn out a little shabby….

  4. Thanks, Cindie, I am so happy to hear that you’re going to try it. Then, I would love to see your creation in the gallery! No blog is necessary… To answer your question, you can try wrapping the DSP on top of the cardstock while it is wrapped around your card. That’s one of the reasons I like to cover up the back of the belly band – it hides everything! Have fun!

  5. Looking forward to trying this slimline card – will be the first one that I have tried. Absolutely love the Kindest Gnomes. Thanks.

  6. A beautiful card that I’ll have to try a mock-up of soon. Your Thanksgiving dinner looks delicious! Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. I love your card. In fact I like it so much I want to try and make it. I am a little confused with the score and cut lines so I hope to figure it out. Thank you for sharing your beautiful work

  8. Such a beautiful, wintry, holiday card! Love all the interesting details! Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create!

  9. Such a beautiful card! The design is amazing, I love all the snowflakes and gnomes too ☺️. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday ! Hugs Jo x

  10. The card fold is fantastic and thanks for sharing the tutorial. It looks so complicated but I think I’d like to try creating one. I hope you and yours had a lovely Thanksgiving! Thanks for sharing with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
    Donna xx
    The Paper Funday Challenge
    The Inspiration Station Challenge

  11. What a fabulous card. I’ve been really loving the little gnomes lately. They are so cute. Great fun fold card. Thanks for joining us at International Art & Soul. Maggie DT

  12. Thanks for sharing your secrets to making this gorgeous card and your Thanksgiving favorites. My all-time favorite is Cranberry- apple pie.

  13. Saw your card on Mary Fish’s Pals Papercrafting Projects. It is spectacular! Could you please email me the PDF as I cannot print the instructions from my phone. Thanks and have a wonderful 2023 with more clever card creations.

  14. I love this fun fold card and would like to replicate it but your cutting directions seem a little difficult. I would be thrilled if you could send me the full pdf for this card.

  15. This card is fantastic….I’ve never seen this fold before. To help me recreate it could you send me the PDF?
    Thanks in Advance,
    BETH W

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