12 Days of Christmas Trees – Day 3

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 3 – Holly Joy

Holly Joy - inside

With such a busy background paper as the red holly is, the inside decorations are simple. The bird and “with love” tag are from Papercrafter Issue 126 Snowglobe Shaker Card Kit. The white rectangle is from a patterned die. The tree’s star is cut from gold holographic card stock.

Holly Joy - Front

The outside of the tree pop-up cards need to have a cover paper on both the front and back to hide the holes cut for the inside mechanism. I used a kraft paper for the front and back covers because it matched the “joy” sentiment topper. The half circles are the cut outs from the tree skirts on the inside. The green zig-zag trim is the scrap from between the big trees die.

Two different stamps were used on the front and back of the envelope. The Studio 112 stamp of four trees acts a seal to the envelope while the Disney Vintage stamp gives a hint as to what is inside the card from the front of the envelope.

Envelope Front -CU

Holly Joy - CU Iinside

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

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 (on envelope)



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