Evergreen Tree

by Kittie Caracciolo

Use dies or punches to create a miniature paper tree.


  • Cardstock
  • Punched or die cut branches (Martha Stewart Branch Punch)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Glossy Accents
  • Paper Piercer
  • Other supplies as needed to complete the project (used here: red, green, white, yellow, and kraft cardstock; dies from Impression Obsession: Bare Christmas Tree (ornaments), Pine Sprig Cluster, Window with Shutter, Cat Set, Border Duo 1; craft knife, mounting tape, ATG Adhesive, markers, metallic string, Distress Inks)


  1. Step 1

    Cut a 4” x 2 1/2” piece of cardstock. Mark the top center of the cardstock at 1 1/4”. Draw lines from the top center to the bottom corners.

  2. Step 2

    Cut both sides of the cardstock to form the triangle for the tree.

  3. Step 3

    Start at the top of the tree and attach the first punched branch straight up using Glossy Accents.

  4. Step 4

    Attach the second branch to the left.

  5. Step 5

    Attach the third branch to the right.

  6. Step 6

    Repeat the pattern - one center, one left and one right - for three rows down.

  7. Step 7

    Continue the one center, but add equal additional branches left and right on each side as the tree widens.

  8. Step 8

    Stop the pattern at the bottom of the tree.

  9. Step 9

    Turn the last row of branches down and tuck the ends in behind the upper row of branches.

  10. The tree is now ready to decorate with small die cuts, flowers, ribbon, etc.

  11. Step 10

    Use the completed tree to decorate a card or other project.


Your Turn

You've seen the tutorial, now you try it! We've got a section of the gallery set aside for Evergreen Tree. Try this technique, then upload your artwork to the gallery. Show us your creations!

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Questions and Comments

We'd love to get your feedback or questions. Leave your comment below.

This is beautiful, thanks so much for this tutorial!
Karen Wallace  |  Fri Oct 21, 2016 at 3:44 AM
Beautiful, Kittie! Thanks for sharing your tutorial!
Fran  |  Fri Oct 21, 2016 at 5:55 AM
Thank you Karen and Fran.
Kittie  |  Fri Oct 21, 2016 at 12:01 PM
This is BEAUTIFUL! Thank you for your awesome video and thank you for the step-by-step! I'm a big fan of your cards!
KT Fit Kitty  |  Sat Oct 22, 2016 at 6:15 AM
Oh my gosh, how exquisite. This would be the perfect card/gift for someone special and would make a wonderful keepsake. Thanks for sharing your idea and how to make it too.
Meg McAlister  |  Sat Oct 29, 2016 at 1:27 PM
I was so excited to view your video. I'm a huge fan of your cards and even though I enjoy the step by step instructions.. I love a video! Thank you. Please keep them coming.
Paula  |  Mon Nov 7, 2016 at 7:05 PM
i love your card it is absolutely beautiful. please keep them coming. please
connie kawka  |  Wed Jan 25, 2017 at 8:59 AM

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