Dec 4, 2017

Merry Christmas Pop-up Tree

Hi fellow crafters,

The holidays are officially here and what better symbol of the season than the Christmas Tree?  It's Sandy here with you today to share a fun Pop-up Christmas Tree from the fabulous collection by Karen Burniston.  All the fun of a pop-up is on the inside of the card so I kept the front simple.
Let's start with the fun part!

I have step by step photos to share with you but you can see a Video Tutorial by

The finished size of this card is 6" square.  Cut base of card 12" X 6" and crease in the center.
I like using double sided paper for this.

Using the Pop-up Tree die set - place the tab die on the fold with the point of the triangle pointing to the bottom of the card and send through the die cutting machine.
Cut the large trees once.
Cut the small tree twice.
Cut one tree base - shown in brown
Cut star for tree top - optional.
A gold circle for an ornament is shown here and I used it on the front of the card.  I cut three smaller ones as shown below.  However, I only used two when it was all said and done.
Using the Ring Accordion die set, cut ornament tops.
Cut two panels that are 5.75" X 3.25 - not shown, red was used here.
Cut two panels that are 5.5" X 3" and emboss - not shown, white was used here.

The order in which the card is assembled is completely up to the card maker and I chose to add the side panels before adding the tree.

Layer the two panels and then add ornaments with twine or ribbon.
Assemble tree trunk and attach to tabs. 
Next add the tree to the trunk as shown in the video HERE
The die set comes with a decorative die but red epoxy dots were added.
Top off with the star.

When this card was finished I felt it still needed something so added the doily by cutting the doily in half and cutting a triangle in the center to fit around the tree trunk.  It worked - but my advice would be to add it before the tree and use a smooth paper.  The doily looks lovely but can be a catch point when the card is opened and closed.

For the card front cut a panel that is 5.5" square (shown in red) and then layer another panel that is cut at 5" square and embossed (shown in white)  I used the gold circle to make an ornament and then used the twine as on the inside of the card.  Use the Ring Accordion die for the ornament.

Using Word Set 3 from Karen Burniston, cut Season's Greetings and glue to ornament.


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