Trimming the Tree Joy Fold Card and Treat Pouch

In this blog post, I’m sharing a Joy Fold card and a coordinating “sour cream” treat pouch featuring the Trimming the Tree stamp set (and retired coordinating dies)!

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The Joy Fold is one of my favorite fun folds! It’s quick, easy, and really packs a wow! One of the most popular card projects I’ve shared previously is a Joy Fold and it’s one of my go-to fun folds. I’ve tweaked the measurements slightly for this version so the layers fit better together!

I’ve attached a gift card to the inside using a removable Glue Dot:

I also created a “sour cream” treat pouch, using many of the same products to coordinate with the Joy Fold card!

This treat pouch goes together so quickly and only requires a 4″ x 4″ piece of Designer Series Paper! I received a treat pouch this size as a swap at a demonstrator event and instantly fell in love with the size! And you can’t beat it, because you can create 9 of them out of a sheet of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper! A Hershey’s Nugget or Mini Ghirardelli Square is a perfect fit!

Here’s the video replay including both projects:

Thank you so much for stopping by today! I hope you have a wonderful & blessed day!


  • Card Base – 4-1/4″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded on the long side at 3″
  • Inside Card – 3″ x 8-1/2″, scored and folded on the long side at 4-1/4″
  • Basic White layers – 2-3/4″ x 4″ (2 pcs)
  • Designer Series Paper layers:
    • 4″ x 5-1/4″ (1 pc – portrait)
    • 2-3/4″ x 4″ (2 pcs – landscape)


  • Designer Series Paper – 4″ x 4″
  • Cardstock Strip – 1″ x 5-1/2″, scored and folded on the long side at 2-3/4″


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20 thoughts on “Trimming the Tree Joy Fold Card and Treat Pouch”

  1. I love the tree fun fold card. I’m going to make a couple to put in my stash for next year. The sour cream pouch is one of my favs to make. My grandkids love them.

    Merry Christmas and happy New year.

  2. I love the sour cream holder package. So cute and easy. Just perfect little thank yous!! I really like the gift card holder too.
    Thanks so much for your ideas and your very easy detailed instructions!

  3. I love both of these projects Julie. The sour cream containers are awesome to make. Be well, be safe, have a great Holiday Season & TYFS

  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family! I hope you all have a wonderful and blessed New Year as well. For my Christmas cards this year, I made the one you did a couple of weeks ago with the rounded corners at the bottom and the one where you used smaller pieces and put a white piece in the middle to stamp on the outside. Everyone loved them. I love the simplicity yet elegance of your cards. Thank you for all that you do, even for those of us that are hobby demos not on your team but share your videos and I get so much inspiration from you!

  5. Have just made 3 gift card holders from you 5 easy gift card holders video!! This one looks great too! May have to try that next time I need a gift card holder!! Your directions are always so clear, precise, easy to understand and follow. You are my “go to” teacher!! Thanks, Julie!

  6. Thank you for all you do! I love all your projects and you are so inspiring. This is another awesome card. I received my catalogs. Thank you!!
    Merry Christmas and the best to you and your family in the new year and beyond.

  7. I love everything you do. I love watching you on Wednesday nights, best part of my day.
    Thank You for the inspiration. Merry Christmas and blessings in the new year.

  8. Good morning Julie. Wow my dear friend you are one busy Elf getting all done. Thank you for all your hard work and beautiful creations. I so enjoy everything you create. Please enjoy your time with your family I am sure we can wait for you to catch up. You and your family are more important. Have a Merry Christmas with lots of fun laughter but most of all blessings.

  9. This is definitely a “Merry and BRIGHT” card! I haven’t tried the pouch in this size and plan to make some soon to use some of th excess of Christmas candy. Thank you for always sharing your projects. I fail to comment regularly, but I enjoy your ideas. May your family truly have a wonderful Christmas and a New Year filled with unexpected blessings.


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