How to Make Folded Christmas Tree Cards - Free Tutorial

Hey friends. Today I have a free tutorial on how to make handmade folded paper Christmas tree cards. Isn't it the cutest little tree ? It's easy to make and requires very little supplies. I have used the Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes dies and Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper from the 2020 July to December mini catalogue for mine, but you could cut a circle shape another way and use any paper you had available.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I made two different versions, one basic one, and another more 'stepped up'. The sentiment is from one of my all time favourite Christmas sentiment sets, Itty Bitty Christmas (linked at end of post). I stamped the sentiment three times without reinking, on the bottom right of each envelope as well. Love how that turned out.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's a closer look at the more basic of the two cards.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Here's the stepped up version where I added Champagne Rhinestones, added some coiled gold cord and folded the edge of the patterned paper.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I think the stitched edge of the tree really adds to the effect.

Handmade folded Christmas Tree Cards. Free Tutorial. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The cards are really quick and easy to make, Great for beginners or you can dress them up some more.

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Here's the free tutorial for you:

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Stampin' Up! Slimline 2020 Christmas Card using In The PInes and Wrapped in Christmas stamp sets

Hello stampers,

Today I am sharing an arty, inky slimline Christmas card using In the Pines stamp set, a favourite Stampin' Up! set the last couple of months. I really like the look of Old Olive and Shaded Spruce together.

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

To get the arty, inky look on this card, I used a technique called spritzed stamping or spritzed watercolour. It gives a VERY cool effect!

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

How To Create This Card

I stamped the solid tree images from In the Pines stamp set in Old Olive and Shaded Spruce onto a piece of Fluid 100 Watercolour paper (it helps to have the Fluid 100 taped on the very edges to a waterproof surface in preparation for spritzing. I used the solid medium single tree, and the three trees joined together. 

I then spritzed it with water (using the Stampin' Spritzers) a couple of time from about 20cm away so the ink ran. I then let it try naturally. I removed the watercolour paper from the backing and trimmed the top just above the trees, as well as any of the edges where tape or ink has left marks on the paper.

The next step works best if you use the Stamparatus stamp positioning tool. Watercolour paper is very porous, and it sometimes takes a couple of stamps in the same spot to get a good crisp image. The Stamparatus allows you to stamp in exactly the same position again if you need to. I stamped the outline image of the same size trees in Early Espresso, over the top of the spritzed trees.

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I then added the stamped piece to a thin mat of Shaded Spruce cardstock, and adhered half a stitched rectangle die cut (also Shaded Sprice) to each end so that about 1" is showing. I adhered this whole piece with Dimensionals to my Old Olive slimline card base (21cm x 20cm; scored and folded on the shorter side and burnished with your bone folder).

I embellished with Champagne Rhinestone Jewels on the top of the trees, and a double thread bow of combined strands of Linen Thread and gold cord from the Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack.

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My sentiment from the Wrapped in Christmas stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso onto Old Olive. I used the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch to make the patterns at each end. I then adhered it to the stamped piece with Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Slimline Christmas Card using In The Pines and Wrapped In Christmas stamp sets. 2020 card by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

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Handmade 2020 Christmas Wood Slice Ornaments using Stampin' Up! products.

Hello craft people. I have something a bit different for you today. I made these hand stamped wood slice Cjristmas ornaments using Stampin Up products, and I have a video tutorial to show you how I made them. I have also included a supply list, and where to buy the wood slices if you are in Australia. 

I love how these turned out. I have used the Wishes and Wonder stamp set, and In the Pines stamp set (both from the 2020 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue) with some colouring and masking to make them. I love the handmade farmhouse style of these DIY ornaments!

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia.

I've made a video tutorial to show you how this one is made.

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Video Tutorial

Here's a closer look at the one that I painted with acrylic paint first.

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

Here's a closer look at the embellishments I chose for each ornament. I wanted this one to be gold and sparkly.

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

For this one I wanted a more neutral effect, so I used linen thread and Very Vanilla scalloped lace with the jingle bells (all available in my online store - see links at the end of the post).

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

Where did I get my supplies?

  • For the Stampin' Up! products I used to stamp, colour and embellish, you can find the product links to my online store at the end of the post.
  • I got the sealant and acryic paint at my local hardware store in the craft aisle.
  • I got my wood slices from a local to me supplier, in the Yarra Valley of Victoria Australia. I was really happy with the smooth sanding and quality of their products, packaging and quick delivery (and I love to shop local), which means I am happy to recommend them for those of you who live in Australia. They are called Stringybark Supplies and they have many different sizes and options at a good price for the great quality. 

I hope you enjoy making you own hand stamped wood slice ornaments. I intend to write a little message on the back and gift them (I love the tradition of gifting ornaments). They would be great for market stalls too.

Handmade Wood Slice Ornament using 2020 Stampin Up Supplies. Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Melbourne Australia

 

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Stampin' Up! Christmas 2020 shaker card using In The Pines bundle.

Hello stampers. Today I am sharing another In The Pines Card. This time I have made a shaker card, and also incorporated the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder. You can find both of these products in the 2020 August to December mini catalogue. The little snowflake sequins are so cute aren't they?

Stampin Up In the Pines Shaker Card using Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder. 2020 Christmas card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

I love the cool toned colour combination for this card.

Stampin Up Colour Combination using Shaded Spruce, Just Jade, Pool Party and Silver.
One important tip when you are making this card: make sure to cut the window in the top layer before embossing with the Evergreen 3D embossing folder. If you do it the other way around the embossing gets flattened when you cut the window.

Stampin Up In the Pines Shaker Card using Evergreen Forest Embossing Folder. 2020 Christmas card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

 

Seven more In The Pines Bundle Card Ideas - Find them HERE

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2020 Christmas Gift Card Holder using Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundle

Hello friends. Today I have step by step instructions to make a gift card holder from half a sheet of A4 cardstock. I have used Stampin' Up! Poinsettia Petals bundle for the decoration, and a brand new bundle called Quite Curvy for the die cutting on the gift card holder. This Quite Curvy bundle will be in the Stampin' Up! 2021 January to June Mini Catalogue, but is being released early and will be available for customers to purchase from next Tuesday, 3rd November.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Step by Step Instructions

1. Start with a piece of A4 Gray Granite Cardstock, which is cut down the centre vertically.

2. Score from right to left at 8cm and 20cm

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

3. On the 8cm end (at the right) use a circle punch (I used this 2" circle punch) to cut a semi circle in the end.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

4. Add two strips of strong adhesive (like Stampin' Up! Tear and Tape) to the inside edges of this piece. This adhesive is recommended for boxes and 3D items as it sticks really well.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

5. This then folds up to make the slot to place the gift card. 

6. Stamp a sentiment in the bottom right hand corner of the folded up piece (this will also show when the gift card holder is closed. My sentiment is from Wrapped in Christmas stamp set, and I stamped in Gray Granite ink.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

7. Add a piece of coordinating patterned paper to the top flap (I used a piece of Gray Granite patterned paper from the Neutrals 6x6" patterned paper stack) and die cut the edge with one of the new Curvy Dies (or any other decorative edging die or punch you have). I actually did mine separately but I think adhering the patterned paper on first would have been easier. When you die cut, make sure you do it high enough up so that the sentiment will be visible (but not any of the semi circle cutaway).

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

8.  For the belly band, cut a strip of Blackberry Bliss cardstock 3.5cm wide, and the length of a piece of A4 cardstock (29.7cm). Cut coordinating DSP the same length but only 3.3cm wide. Adhere the patterned paper to the cardstock strip. If you are joining strips of patterned paper (as I had to) to complete the length, make sure the joins aren't in the middle area, so they wont be seen on the front. I started with a strip of paper in the middle and then added at either end to ensure this.

9. Loosely fold the belly band around the gift card holder and secure with Tear and Tape at the back.

10. Add several layers of linen thread around the belly band and tie at the back. I gathered these together under where the flower was going to be and secured with a piece of tape. I then fanned the threads out a bit at the top and bottom.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

11. The flower was watercoloured in the same way as I did the flower in THIS post, except I used Melon Mambo and Blackberry Bliss reinkers this time, and only used Blackberry Bliss die cut foliage.

12. The flower is attached using Stampin' Dimensionals and I have coloured the clear Rhinestone jewells in the centre of the flower using my light Blackberry Bliss Stampin' Blends marker.

DIY gift card holder step by step instructions with pictures. Uses Stampin Up Poinsettia Petals and Quite Curvy Bundles. Made by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

There you have it! I hope you have lots of fun making up your very own Gift Card Holder. Friends and family would be wowed to receive a gift card in a holder like this at Christmas.

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