Nothing screams Christmas like a christmas tree, and this festive DIY dimensional xmas tree card is sure to help you get in the spirit.
If you haven’t guessed it by now my style is a mishmash of modern, minimalistic elegance so I especially love greeting cards in this style. Let me assure you Papyrus stores were L-I-F-E! First things first, I love paper! I could spend hours in a Paper Papier just oogling different shades and textures. Add design and embellishments and I’m setting up residence! Needless to say Papyrus was a haven for me. It allowed me to experience the simple pleasure of being completely surrounded with something I enjoyed. ‘Twas a sad day when Papyrus pulled their stores out of Canada.
But I digress! For this card I wanted something festive and elegant with a difference. Something with dimension but not necessarily a pop-up; and it had to utilize the velvet cardstock I’d been dying to do something with.
After many iterations I landed on this design. I love, love, love, the rich red velvet against the white and gold from the reindeer antlers.
If there’s any cautions to be made, it is the velvet gets thick when folded, making it not impossible but more difficult to work with. The bone scorer became a trusty friend in getting those edges laid and crisp. If you don’t want to deal with this aspect, I suggest using a lighter weight paper for the tree.
- Recollections White Antlers Scrapbook Paper (12×12 sheet)
- Red Velvet Paper (12×12 sheet)
- White medium weight sheet of cardstock
- Adhesive tape
- Bone scorer
Cut out velvet paper
Gather your materials together and cut out 6 squares from the velvet cardstock each in the following sizes – 4.5″, 4″, 3.5″, 3″, 2″, 1″.
Prepare background paper and base of card
Cut out a 10″ x 7″ from the white cardstock, score along vertical center and score and fold in half to make a 5″ x 7″ card.
Trim a 5″ x7″ piece from the decorative background paper.
Attach background paper to card
Attach the decorative background to the white folded card with adhesive tape.
Turn the velvet paper on the wrong side. Fold the 4.5″ square in half horizontally and unfold.
Apply adhesive tape on the right and left edges of the lower half of the square then refold to seal the rectangle that is formed.
Fold the top right and left edge of the rectangle to the center to form a triangle. Use a credit card or scoring tool to sharpen your creases so they lay as flat as possible.
Repeat step 4 for each of the square pieces of paper.
Starting with the largest triangle, unfold and apply a dot of glue on each side as shown. Refold and seal in place.
Assemble Xmas Tree
Take the largest triangle and slide into the bottom of the second largest (4″) triangle. Apply glue as shown and seal flaps.
Continue tree assembly
Repeat steps 6 and 7 for remaining triangles always starting with the next largest triangle until all the triangles have been assembled.
Assemble Xmas Tree Card
Attach the tree to the card with glue or adhesive tape.
Did you make this Xmas Tree Card?
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