Christmas Tree Pop Up Card Ideas

Christmas Tree Pop Up Card Ideas


Hello, my crafty friends. Today I have some super fun pop up Christmas
tree cards to share with you and I will also share a few different ways you can use the
pop up Christmas trees in your card making. Hi it’s Lynn Dunn from Stamptastic Designs. Thanks so much for joining me today. In this episode of Stamptastic TV, I have
three different card ideas featuring a pop up Christmas tree. I will also give you some tips on how to use
the pine tree punch to create these pop up Christmas trees. Now the cards in this video feature products
from the stampin up wrapped in plaid suite. However, keep in mind that you can use this
pop up card technique with just about any shape. By the end of this video, you will have three
adorable Christmas tree card ideas and some fun new card designs to play with. For the latest card making ideas be sure to
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I upload a new video. Now inquiring minds want to know, are you
currently working on Christmas cards Are you all done with your Christmas card making or
are you just getting started? Leave me a comment below. Okay. So first let’s talk about the supplies you
will need to create these cards. So to create these cards, I’m using a variety
of products from the wrapped in plaid product suite from stampin up. So of course I’m working with some cards stock
colors which coordinate with the plaid pattern papers that I’ll be using. So for these cards I am using some white,
cherry cobbler, shaded spruce, and I also decided to add a bit of crumb cake card stock
just for a more rustic look to the cards. Now speaking of pattern papers, I am also
using some of the beautiful plaid papers from the wrapped in plaid designer series paper
pack. I will also be using the perfectly plaid stamp
set from the suite. And probably the most important tool I need
is this little pine tree punch in order to make the pop up Christmas trees. And we will also need some ink. So for these cards I decided to go with two
different color inks. So I will be using shaded spruce. And cherry cobbler. And to create some of the accent pieces, I
am going to be using some different die cuts. So I’m using the scallop circle from the layering
circle die set. And then I’m also using the stitched shapes
die. And the last couple things, I’m just a bit
of linen thread to do some embellishing and some metallic pearls. Okay, I think that’s it. Let’s get started. Okay. So first let’s talk about how to create the
little pop up Christmas tree. So you will need a tree shaped dye or a punch
of course to create the little Christmas tree. So for these cards I’m using the pine tree
punch, which is part of the wrapped in plaid suite from stampin up. So to create the pop up Christmas tree you
will need to punch out three shapes. So we will be adhering the tree shapes together
to create the pop up section. Now if you plan to use the pine tree punch,
I have a couple of little tips for you on creating the pop up section. So the interesting thing about the pine tree
punch is that it’s asymmetrical. So that means the left side of the tree is
slightly different than the right side. So you can’t just punch out these three shapes
and adhere them together because the edges won’t match up. So here’s the little tip for you to create
the pop up Christmas trees. With this particular punch, you will need
to punch out two shapes from the plaid side of the pattern paper and then you’re going
to flip the paper over and punch out one tree shape from the other side. So this will give you a mirror image of the
tree, which is important if you want to adhere the edges together and have them line up. Which is exactly what we want to do when we’re
creating the pop up Christmas tree. So the other trees will be adhered to each
side of this one. That’s why you need a mirror image. So this will make more sense as I put this
pop up Christmas tree together. So we’re going to start by scoring each of
the tree shapes directly down the middle. We will be folding them all in half and then
we will adhere the halves together. So add some adhesive to the back of the tree
that you punched out last. So this is the tree that you punched out from
the other side of the plaid paper. This is the tree that will make up the middle
section of our pop up Christmas tree. Okay, now grab one of the other folded trees
and adhere it to one of the halves of that middle tree, the tree that has the adhesive
on it. Then grab the other one and adhere it to the
other half. So basically we’ve created an accordion folded
tree that will pop up on the card. Okay, now that you know how to create the
pop up section of the card, let’s go ahead and make some cards. This first card features the pop up Christmas
tree on the front of the card. It makes an awesome little embellishment. So we’re going to start with a piece of cherry
cobbler card stock cut at five and a half by eight and a half inches. Score the eight and a half inch side at four
and a quarter inches to create the base of the card. Next cut a five and a quarter by four inch
piece of white card stock. We will be decorating this piece of card stock
before adhering it to the card front. Cut a one and a half by four inch piece of
one of the plaid pattern papers and here to the bottom of the white card stock. Next cut a half inch by four inch piece of
crumb cake card stock and adhere to the top of the plaid paper so that it slightly overlaps
that piece. Wrap a bit of linen thread around the entire
piece of white card stock so that it overlaps onto the crumb cake piece. Then tie the linen thread into a little bow
and trim off the excess. Now go ahead and adhere the entire piece of
white card stock to the cherry cobbler card front. Next cut out a two and a half inch circle
from a piece of crumb cake card stock using one of the stitched shapes dies, or you could
use a punch and then adhere to the upper part of the card front with a few dimensionals. Okay, now create one of the pop up Christmas
trees, just like I shared at the beginning of the video, using three pine trees shapes. Adhere the pop up Christmas tree to the center
of the circle shape. Stamp a greeting on a half inch wide piece
of white card stock, snip the ends into a little banner and adhere to the card front
with a few dimensionals. Then for the finishing touch, simply embellish
the card with a few metallic pearls. Okay. But don’t forget to decorate the inside of
the card. So to decorate the inside, start with a five
and a quarter by four inch piece of white card stock. Punch out another pine tree shape from a piece
of the plaid paper and adhere it to the top part of the white card stock. Then stamp a sentiment under the tree. Then go ahead and adhere the entire piece
of white card stock to the inside of your card. And there you go. You have a fun pop up Christmas tree on the
front of the card and a coordinating tree on the inside of the card. Now the cool thing about the Pop up Christmas
tree is that it will lay flat for mailing. Okay. The second card design, I want to share features
a little pop up Christmas tree that is actually on the inside of the card yet it is visible
on the front of the card when the card is closed. So we are basically going to create a little
window on the card front for the Christmas tree to pop through. So start with a piece of shaded spruce card
stock cut at five and a half by eight and a half inches. Score the eight and a half inch side at four
and a quarter inches to create the base of your card. Grab one of your scallop circle dies that
measures approximately two and three quarter inches in diameter. Lay it on the shaded spruce card front and
cut out the shape. We will not be using the scallop circle shape
on this card, but you could certainly use it to create other cards so hang on to it. Okay, now that we have created a scalloped
circle window on the front of the card, let’s decorate it. So we’re going to start by decorating the
inside of the card first. So cut a five and a quarter by four inch piece
of white card stock and adhere it to the inside of the card. Now close the card so you can see the white
card stock peeking through to the front of the card. Cut out a two and a half inch circle from
a piece of crumb cake card stock using one of the stitched shapes dies or a punch and
adhere it in the center of the scalloped circle shape on the white card stock. Now create one of the pop up Christmas trees,
just like I shared at the beginning of the video, using three pine tree shapes and adhere
it to the center of the circle shape. So there you go. Now you have a window card with a little pop
up Christmas tree in it. Super fun. Okay, so let’s finish decorating it. Cut a one and a half by four and a quarter
inch piece of one of the plaid pattern papers and adhere it across the bottom of the card
front. Next cut a one half by four and a quarter
inch piece of crumb cake card stock and adhere it to the top of the plaid paper so that it’s
slightly overlapping that piece. Stamp a greeting on a half inch wide piece
of white card stock., snip the ends into a banner and adhere it to the card front with
a few dimensionals. For the finishing touch, embellish the card
front with a few metallic pearls. Now don’t forget to stamp a sentiment on the
inside of the card. And there you go! Another fun little card featuring a pop up
Christmas tree. Now this last card idea I have to share with
you features the little pop up Christmas tree on the inside of the card. It’s a fun little surprise that is sure to
wow your family and friends. So start with a piece of cherry cobbler card
stock cut at five and a half by eight and a half inches. Score the eight and a half inch side at four
and a quarter inches to create the base of the card. Next cut a five and a quarter by four inch
piece of crumb cake card stock. We will be decorating this piece of cardstock
before adhering it to the card front. Cut a one by five inch piece of one of the
polka dot pattern papers and adhere it to the left side of the crumb cake card stock. Next cut a two and three quarter by five inch
piece of one of the plaid pattern papers. Adhere it next to the polka dot pattern paper
on the crumb cake card stock. Wrap a bit of linen thread around the entire
piece of crumb cake card stock so that it overlaps onto the seam where the two pattern
papers meet. Then tie the linen thread into a little bow
and trim off the excess. Adhere the entire piece of crumb cake card
stock to your cherry cobbler card front. Next cut out a two and a half inch circle
from a piece of crumb cake card stock using one of the stitch shapes dies or a punch and
adhere it to the center of the card with a few dimensionals. Next, punch out a tree shape, just one, from
a piece of the plaid pattern paper and adhere it to the crumb cake circle using a few dimensionals. Okay, now let’s decorate the inside of the
card and create the pop up section. So cut two pieces of one of the plaid pattern
papers at five and a half by one inch. Adhere one to the left side of the card and
one to the right side of the card. Line up the edge of the pattern paper with
the edges of the card. Cut one piece of crumb cake card stock at
two by five and a half inches. Adhere it to the right side of the card next
to the pattern paper piece. Stamp at Christmas sentiment on the crumb
cake piece using some shaded spruce ink. Alright, let’s create the pop up section. So again, create one of the pop up Christmas
trees just like I shared at the beginning of the video. Use three pine tree shapes to create it. Adhere the pop up Christmas tree to the center
of the inside of the card base. Now be sure to line up the score line on the
pop up Christmas tree with the score line on the middle of the card base. Then the Christmas tree will accordion fold
inside the card when the card is closed and it will pop up when the card is opened. Pretty cool, hey? Now you have three fun pop up Christmas tree
card ideas and some fun new card designs that you can use this holiday season. And if you enjoyed these cards, feel free
to download the printable tutorial. You can find the link in the description below
this video. Thanks so much for joining me today. If you enjoyed this video, please let me know
by liking it and sharing it with your friends and leave me a comment below to let me know
what you enjoyed most about the video and the cards shared here today. Have fun getting creative, take care, and
I’ll see you soon.

58 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Pop Up Card Ideas

  1. I've been making holiday cards all summer – cards for our troops! They have to be received at their distribution center by Nov 6th!

  2. Just getting started on cards. Fabulous cards and video. Thank you Lynn for the easy to follow instructions. Your cards and videos are always great inspiration.

  3. Hi Lynn, I am excited to see your pop up tree cards today! Thanks for sharing your talents with all of us! Cindy & Dale Howard

  4. Those are some very awesome cards, Lynn! Thank you for showing us how to do this! Great tip about the tree punching out!

  5. Just getting started…need to be ready for my first show of the season on Nov 9. Love these cards! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Learn more about my Wrapped In Plaid Christmas Card Making Club at https://stamptasticdesigns.com/christmas-card-making-club/

  7. I LOVE these cards. My favorite has the tree on the inside. It also has my favorite plaid on the outside. Can't wait to try this.

  8. Hello Lyn…love the way you have made these cards…all are very lovely…but love the one inside the card…love your clear description on the how to…cheers Barbara 🙂

  9. What a professionally-created video! Thank you for the time it took to do such a concise, creative, well done video!

  10. I’ve been working a bit on my Christmas cards, but I haven’t decided which card I will “mass produce” this year. I’m going to give your cards a try! Thank you for sharing!

  11. So much fun watching you create the beautiful cards. I think I can make these, wonderful step b by step instructions. Thank you

  12. Thanks for a fantastic tutorial on using this punch and paper set! I have the punch and Stamp Set, I'm just waiting for the paper to show up this week coming. I can't wait to follow these tutorials and get some cards made.

  13. No not made my Christmas cards yet as I have been waiting because I'm going to a craft show on 1st of November and I hope to pick up some great supplies. Started on the gift tags today and after doing 60+ had enough, still got more to make but I ran out of the tag bit and got to cut more. Enjoyed your tutorial great little project. Thanks. Happy Crafting. Xxx 💖💝 💗

  14. WOWEE, Lynn! THREE Darling Holiday Cards with the Wrapped in Plaid set of products! I LOVE ALL THREE! Thanks so very much for the IMPORTANT TIP on punching out the trees to create the “pop up”!! YAY!! Again, GREAT directions to create these cute cards! I’m TOTALLY enjoying your videos n’ ideas AND YOUR CLEAR n’ CONCISE DIRECTIONS every time! :-)). Can’t wait to get my WRAPPED IN PLAID DSP so I, too, can recreate these wonderful Holiday greetings! TFS n’ HAPPY STAMPIN’ n’ CREATIN’! Happy, Crafty Day! :-))

  15. I am starting my Christmas cards this week. I will definitely add these three to my plans. I also make cards with my three grandaughters and they love it.

  16. This is the first time I’ve seen one of your videos. I love your teaching method – you are so clear with the directions and I like that you give the sizes of the paper. I will be watching many more.

  17. Think I just found my card for this year! It looks simple, even for me and my arthritic hands 👍. Thanks and I subscribed 😊

  18. I love that your card ideas are beautiful on the inside of the card as well as the front. Most cards I have seen on Etsy are just plain white inside.

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