by Kirsteen Gill
Create a card with a Christmas tree inside.
- Three 3 3/4" cardstock squares
- One 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock scored in half at 4 1/4"
- One 5" scallop cardstock circle
- Embossing Folder
- Crop-a-Dile™ or other hole punch
- Paper piercing tool and mat
- Ruler and craft knife
- Additional cardstock
- Battery operated tealight
Score each of the 3" squares in half on the diagonal and fold.
Run each of the squares through the embossing folder and spritz with Smooch Spritz.
Put adhesive on one of the squares as in this diagram.
Adhere the 2 remaining squares to the first.
Fold the outer 2 squares over into a triangle then fold that in half.
Use the Crop-a-dile™ to punch holes in the tree.
Use something circular to paper pierce in semi-circular shapes through all layers of the folded card.
Open up the card and stand it up – overlap the ends and draw a line for the edge of card to fit in so that it stands up.
Use the Craft knife to cut the slit.
Fold the 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" piece of cardstock in half to make the card base.
Stamp your chosen sentiment in the bottom right corner of both the front and back of the card.
Cut the scallop circle in half.
Run adhesive around the outer edge of each of the scallop circle halves.
Adhere the ribbon around each of the outer edges of the scallop circle halves.
Adhere the scallop circle halves to each side of fold on the outside of the card base.
Print out the following poem and adhere to the inside of the card base.
Stamp or decorate the inside of the card, as you desire.
This Christmas card was made for you,
To assemble it here’s what to do:
Unfold from flat, to see the tab
Don’t panic – it will look fab!
Tuck the tab inside the slit –
A Christmas Tree! But that’s not it!
Switch a tea light on and put it under…
It becomes a Christmas Greeting Wonder!!
Fold the tree and insert inside card base before posting.
Your finished card opened up with Christmas tree on top.