3-D Christmas Tree Card/Christmas Card Series 2017

I love to get Christmas cards in the mail–they’re like tiny presents that trickle into your mailbox on the days preceding Christmas.  I display them on my fireplace mantle.  I also love to make Christmas cards.  This year I’m a bit behind, so I created a quick and easy card layout.

My inspiration comes from this Christmas tree image from google.  It’s colored in to appear 3-D, but I wanted to create my card so that it actually was 3-D.


This is where I pulled out my Silhouette Cameo machine.  The cards were easy to design using the Silhouette design software.  Where you see the red lines is where the machine will cut.  I was able to fit four cards to a page.


Each panel will be a little smaller than an A2 size card, so that when I adhere it to my card base, the white can be seen around the edges.


I used my Mini Misti stamp positioning tool to make stamping the sentiment go fast.  I simply positioned the stamp on my card panel, and then picked it up with the door of the Misti.  It enabled me to stamp multiple panels quickly.  After each stamping, I pour on the embossing powder–you don’t want to give the VersaMark ink time to dry or the embossing powder won’t stick as well.  I then heated up my heat tool and melted the powder on all the cards at the same time.


I really like how the white embossed sentiment looks on this blue card panel.


I used two kinds of adhesive on the back of my card panel.  First, I used small foam squares behind the Christmas Tree.  I cut some of them in half diagonally, so I could get into the corners of the tree branches.  After that, I used Dotliner over the rest of the panel.  Then I carefully adhered it to my card base.  When I pressed everything down, the foam squares pushed up the cut out sections of my tree–love the dimension!


The last step was to add the twinkle lights, and to do this I used Metallic Gelly Roll Pens.  I added a star to the top with a gold Gelly Roll pen, and that completed my card!  Thanks for visiting my blog!  I hope you all are having fun creating your own Christmas cards this year!!


Here is the video of how this card came together.  You can watch it here or on my YouTube Channel.