Hi Crafty Friends,
Welcome to our October Paper Pros challenge, we are a week early this month as we have swapped weeks with the Karen Burniston Designer Challenge. This month our challenge is Holiday Cheer.
For my card today I wanted to play with the Christmas Tree from the Christmas Tree Pop Stand die set. I used this tree a lot when it was previously released as a 3D tree on a solid background instead of the normal pop up or pop stand card, so I wanted to use it that way again.
I created a window card using the Katherine Label Pop-up die set, the Christmas Tree Pop Stand die set and the reindeer from the Christmas Animals die set.
To create the 3D Christmas tree that I added to the front (and also on the inside) follow the directions below:
Using the Tree dies from the Christmas Tree Pop Stand Card die set, die cut 1 of each of the tree pieces from green card stock. Sponge around edges of trees using green ink.
- Decorate your tree as desired ... for my trees I added Red/Gold Glitter Dot Peel Off Stickers as they are so easy.
Die cut the window into the top right hand side of the front of the card using the middle label die from the Katherine Labels Pop-up die set and then add the frame by using the two larger dies to create a frame.
Add the completed tree to the left side of the card and then add a reindeer under the window.
The Katherine Label Pop-up die set was designed to cut a window into the centre of the front of the card so that the pop-up arm that holds the labels/sentiment will line up with the window. Because I added the window to the side of on longer card, I had to make an adjustment to the pop-up arm.
Basically all I did was die cut the pop-up arm and fold as normal. I then cut the box section (that holds the label/sentiment and attaches to the back of the card off the card. Trimmed a piece of cardstock the same width as the arm but longer and adhered this to the existing arm and onto the cut off box. The first time I did this I didn't cut my cardstock long enough, but it was easy enough to fix.
I added another 3D tree to the left side of the card, I also added the solid trees that come from the centre of the outline tree to the right hand side of the card and another reindeer.
You can see what the other "Paper Pros" created for this challenge on their blogs:
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Jolly Sentiments Clear Stamp set - Kaisercraft