Stampin’ Up Cup of Tea Easy Sidestep Christmas Card

The fold for this card was CASE’d from Julie Davison. Thank you for this great fun fold, Julie! This Easy Sidestep card is great for showcasing die cuts…especially a pretty teacup decorated with winter greenery! And there are no complicated card cuts!

Because this card is a fun fold card, I have entered it in the Creative Creases Challenge.

This card consists of a card base piece and the sidestep piece. I started off by cutting and scoring these two pieces in Garden Green. Next, I cut all of the DSP pieces using paper from the Painted Christmas 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.

The DSP pieces were adhered to the card base and the sidestep, except for the piece of DSP adhered to the back of the card base. This will be adhered after the card is assembled. The sidestep was adhered to the card base.

A sentiment from the Brightest Glow Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of scrap Basic White cardstock and die cut using a circle from the Layering Circles Dies. An additional circle was die cut in Garden Green cardstock using one of the scalloped circles from the same set. The sentiment label was adhered to its Garden Green mat.

The teacup die from the Teacup Dies set was traced onto a piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock and I stamped the pine bough from the Christmas Banners stamp set onto the teacup. The traced line helped me decide where to stamp. Two holly leaves and holly berries were also stamped. The stamped images were die cut using coordinating dies and I also die cut two pine boughs and a sprig from the Christmas Banners Dies.

It’s time to decorate our card front. The holly leaves and berries were adhered to the tea cup, then adhered to the sidestep using Stampin’ Dimensionals. The two pine boughs and sprig were tucked into the teamcup top and adhered to the sidestep.

The sentiment label was adhered to the left side of the card front using Stampin’ Dimensionals. I added a Garden Green bow above the sentiment label and adhered several Opal Rounds to the card front.

For the envelope, I stamped several pine boughs in the lower front corners of the envelope and adhered a coordinating piece of DSP to the envelope flap then fussy cut around the flap to finish off the envelope. This completes today’s card!

I love a sidestep card for showing off die cuts. The possibilities are endless! This card would look great showing off a pretty die cut Christmas tree, or flowers. And the finished card makes a great display piece. I hope you’ll give this card a try as it’s so easy to pull together and fun to decorate!

You can find the pdf tutorial for this card by clicking on the image below.

NEW! Christmas Gifting Kit Added to the Kits Collection

The latest addition to the Kits Collection by Stampin’ Up! is a simple solution to gift cards and tags for the holidays! The Christmas Gifting Kit has everything you need to create gorgeous gift tags to attach to presents and gift card holders that adds a handmade touch.

The kit includes:

  • 9 tags and 9 gift card holders—3 each of 3 designs
  • Includes the exclusive Christmas Gifting Stamp Set and a Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin’ Spot
  • Sized to fit standard gift cards
  • Coordinating colors include: Basic Black, black foil, Mint Macaron, Real Red, Shaded Spruce

Here’s a peak at the sentiments included with the kit.

As a reminder, everything you need to complete these tags and gift holders is included. Just open the box and start creating!

You’re Invited! Join us for World Card Making Day on October 1!

Stampin’ Up! and my team, the Inkin’ Krew, will be celebrating World Card Making Day on October 1stEveryone is invited!  Our team will be hosting a fun all-day event on Saturday, October 1st in honor of World Card Making Day. The event will feature card making presentations live on the event Facebook page as well as some fun giveaways! 

Stampin’ Up! will also be hosting an event online (see the details below) and we’re scheduling our event so that it runs before and after the Stampin’ Up! event!  Most of us will be using one of the three bundles from the Stampin’ Up! event for our projects so you will come away from the day with tons of ideas for those three bundles!

All are welcome to join us for this fun-filled day!  We’ll be setting up a Facebook page to host the event and will be sharing the link to the page in late September.  Keep an eye out on my blog for more details! 

Free Virtual Craft-Along Event with Stampin’ Up!

Stampin’ Up! is also hosting a free, virtual card making event on October 1st.  In just under three hours, Stampin’ Up will make three unique cards and will share the instructions with you.  Everyone is invited and welcome, and registration is not required.  Mark your calendars now!

Here are the details for the Stampin’ Up! World Card Making Day Crafting Event:

Who: Anyone and everyone!
When: October 1st from 2:00–5:00 p.m. (Mountain Time)
Where: Online
Price of Event: Free

Registration Dates*: August 11 – October 1 (Registration is not required!)
*You can always participate in the event without registering. Registration is encouraged, though, because it’s the best way to stay up to date regarding the event details.

Click here to register for the 3 hour Stampin’ Up! event.

Everyone is invited and welcome to attend this FREE event!  There will be three card-making presentations and you are welcome to craft along.  If you don’t want to craft along, join us anyway!  It’s the perfect opportunity to hang out, watch, and be a part of the Stampin’ Up! experience.

Product Ordering Details:

World Card Making Day is all about making beautiful, heartfelt cards. During the event, Stampin’ Up! will walk you through several projects, and you can create the cards along with the presenters.  You’ll end up with new project ideas and some stunning new cards!

To make the most of this experience, you can order the Cottage Rose Bundle from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog, the Cottage Wreaths Bundle from the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog, or the Warm Welcome Bundle (which you can get EARLY from the January–June 2023 Mini Catalog beginning September 1)!   The bundles aren’t required to attend the event, but if you’d like to make the projects presented, you’ll want to get the bundles!

As an added bonus, when you order ANY of the three bundles used for the event, you’ll get a FREE gift of Iridescent Pearl Basic Jewels! (Note that even if you order all three bundles, you’ll only receive one Iridescent Pearls gift.) 

Check out the Product Flyer below for the bundle ordering information (click on DOWNLOAD).  You can still attend this event without ordering the bundles, but it’ll be a lot more fun to craft together if you have one or more of the bundles! 


Be sure to order early to get your products in time for the World Card Making Day Creative Event.  The Cottage Rose and Cottage Wreaths bundle are both available now AND you’ll get the free Iridescent Pearls if you order them any time between now and October 1st!  And the Warm Welcome bundle will be available to order from September 1 – October 1 and you’ll get the free pack of pearls if you order that bundle during that timeframe!

I’m really excited for these events – The Stampin’ Up World Card Making Day event and our Inkin’ Krew event! I hope you’ll be able to join in on the fun! Don’t forget to invite your crafting friends and family, too! If you have any questions feel free to reach out to me. See you soon!

Products used to create today’s card are included below along with links for each item that will take you to my online store.

11 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up Cup of Tea Easy Sidestep Christmas Card”

  1. Hi Carol….I really love this card……it looks hard, but you made it look super easy on your video… I will try it!!


    1. Thanks so much, Faith! And thank you for catching my Facebook Live yesterday! You’ll have no trouble putting this card together…super easy! I can’t wait to see what you create!


  2. What a beautiful Step fun fold card! I just love the papers and great tea cup is just wonderful! We love putting sprigs of mint in our tea, which is what your leaf sprigs instantly reminded me of. Thank you for playing at Creative Creases Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
    Secrets To Stamping


    1. Thank you so much, Debbie! We used to have a neighbor who grew mint, and they would often share…I love mint in iced tea! I appreciate your kind comments and thank you for stopping by to leave a comment. Have a wonderful day!


  3. Carol, this is a great card! I’m so glad you entered Debbie’s challenge at Creative Creases. I hope you’ll continue with a new challenge starting tomorrow!
    Karen, DT


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