12 Days of Christmas Trees – Day 1

Each day for 12 days, I will be showing card variations made with Karen Burniston’s Christmas Tree Pop-up die.  I recommend watching her assembly video before attempting to cut and assemble the pop-up tree.

For all of these cards I started with an A7 size card base (10 x 6 ½ inches), but because my die cutting machine can only accommodate 6-inch-wide pieces of paper, I had to trim the cards down to 10 x 6 inches.

Day 1 – Give Joy – Plaid

Giving Joy Plaid- CU Inside

The inspiration for this card came from the red plaid back I have saved from a Christmas card I had had received in past years. I cut the tree skirt from the center of the card where there was writing knowing that the tree stand would cover the writing. The remaining plaid card became the frame for the cover sentiment topper. Some yellow ribbon around the frame for accent.

Giving Joy Plaid- Front

A woodgrain paper is the base for the inside of the card. The die-cut “Merry Christmas” and the printed embellishments of wrapped presents and the black Scottie dog complete the decorations. A white patterned rectangle is for a personal message.

Giving Joy Plaid- Inside

The gold cord is tied in three circles which are laid under the tree branches with the knot and cord tails tucked into the back of the tree holes. The circles are not glued as they need to move when the card is being folded-up. The tree’s star is cut from gold holographic card stock.

I am a hoarder of leftover pieces from other projects which came into play with this card.

Follow the rest of the 12 Days of Christmas Trees with a new post each day.

Day 1 – Give Joy -Plaid

Day 2 – Home for the Holidays-Village

Day 3 – Holly Joy

Day 4 – Snowy Day

Day 5 – Give Joy – Holly

Day 6 – Gingerbread Joy

Day 7 – Home for the Holidays-Joy to the World

Day 8 – Nutcracker Greetings

Day 9 – Plaid Joy

Day 10 – Home for the Holidays-Let It Snow

Day 11 – White Christmas

Day 12 – Home for the Holidays-Peace and Joy

Bonus Day – Tropical Christmas

Click Here for video of all 12 trees



Stamps & Ink (for Envelope)



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