Pyramid Card

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
  • Adhesive
  • Ribbon
  • Crop-a-Dile™ or other hole punch
  • Paper piercing tool and mat
  • Ruler and craft knife
  • Rhinestones
  • Additional cardstock
  • Battery operated tealight


  1. Step 1

    Score each of the 3" squares in half on the diagonal and fold.

  2. Step 2

    Run each of the squares through the embossing folder and spritz with Smooch Spritz.

  3. Step 3

    Put adhesive on one of the squares as in this diagram.

  4. Adhere the 2 remaining squares to the first.

  5. Step 4

    Fold the outer 2 squares over into a triangle then fold that in half.

  6. Step 5

    Use the Crop-a-dile™ to punch holes in the tree.

  7. Step 6

    Use something circular to paper pierce in semi-circular shapes through all layers of the folded card.

  8. Step 7

    Add rhinestones.

  9. Step 8

    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.

  10. Use the Craft knife to cut the slit.

  11. Step 9

    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.

  12. Step 10

    Cut the scallop circle in half.

  13. 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.

  14. Step 11

    Adhere the scallop circle halves to each side of fold on the outside of the card base.

  15. Step 12

    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!!

  16. Fold the tree and insert inside card base before posting.

  17. Step 13

    Your finished card opened up with Christmas tree on top.


Your Turn

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

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Questions and Comments

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What a fabulous card It will make anyone who receives it feel special. Thank you so much for your tutorial , it was wonderful
Judy  |  Thu Oct 27, 2011 at 1:34 AM
What a great idea! I can't wait to get home and try it. It'll be perfect for decorating at Christmas with two grandchildren under two!
Lynda Thomas  |  Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 9:16 AM
How adorable! Thanks for sharing this. Hope you like living in Katy. I'm a Houston native now living in Missouri! Sometimes Christmas is a bit hot and sticky where you are!!!
Rebecca Ruediger  |  Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 9:41 AM
I love this idea smile
I've been making these little 3D pyramid cards and now have another use for them in a pop up card...thank you!
Rhonda  |  Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 2:37 PM
This is wonderful! this board Amazes me!
~Ln  |  Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 3:26 PM
Wonderful card, Kirsteen. Pop up cards always cause a lot of ohs and ahs. Having one light up is the best.
Sandy M  |  Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 7:19 PM
What an amazing card! You are truly a "paper engineer"! Thank you for sharing.
Jan Stevens  |  Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 7:39 PM
Very Cool!! I love how it can be lit up.
Qbee  |  Thu Nov 10, 2011 at 9:47 PM
Oh wow - this is amazing - I've never seen one like this before - must give it a go.

Thanks for sharing your idea - Cal xx
Carole Bryson  |  Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 12:40 AM
Very Cool must - give this a try
Carolyn Exwood  |  Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 12:48 AM
Great tutorial Kirsteen, very clear.
We definitely need to see more of your tutorials on here!!!!!
Dawn Silver  |  Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 1:37 AM
Fab tutorial and a stunning card
Liz Archer  |  Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 2:23 AM
This is fantastic. It is going to so much fun to make and give! Just have to figure out how to get the stamp to stick to the mini light bulb. hahahaha
Elizabeth Goddard  |  Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 8:20 AM
WOW! The tree is so pretty. I can imagine it is gorgeous IRL! Thanks for sharing this fab tutorial!
Anita Konvicka  |  Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 11:41 AM
Great tutorial! Love the card! Such awesome talent. Look forward to seeing more toturials from you.
Patty Provance  |  Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM
Gorgeous project Kirsteen and thank you for sharing your fab tutorial. Zx
Zoe Tant  |  Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 4:47 PM
wonderful kirsteen, i havn't made a pyramid card in years and never as fancy as that! need to buy some battery tea lights now...
kara  |  Fri Nov 11, 2011 at 5:15 PM
WOW! This is fantastic!! Thanks so much for sharing - very original!!
Sharon Sim  |  Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 9:43 AM
Love the pyramid card, Kirsteen. You're so creative.
Jean W  |  Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 9:50 AM
WOW! Love it! I had to go down to my craft room and make this right away! Now I am making 10 to surprise my demo friends at our Christmas party next week.
TFS Kirsteen
Tessa  |  Sat Nov 12, 2011 at 3:53 PM

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