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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Simple Birthday Card using Stampin' Up! Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack

Hello friends, I hope you are enjoying the start of a long weekend (well it is here in Australia :) )

It's been a super busy week in Stampin' Up! with the launch of both the 2020 Annual Catalogue, and the new updated version of the Stampin' Up!  online store (I love the crisp clean new look and fabulous graphics). 

Today I have a quick and easy birthday card for you, created using the Flowers for Every Season Memories and More card pack (page 155 in the paper catalogue, or HERE in the online store).

Quick and Easy Flowers for Every Season 2020 Stampin Up cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

Here's what I love about this card pack:

  • It's really reasonably priced (just $19.25) and you get stacks to work with including cards using you can use as layers on cardfronts or in pocket scrapbooking, as well as heavy weight stickers (such as the gorgeous ombre 'happy' word I have used here.
  • It has a variety of cards so that the pack coordinates with the entire 2020-22 new Stampin' Up! Incolors. I have used Misty Moonlight and Magenta Madness cardstock, but you can also get a pack of coordinating Memories and More Cards which has 10 cards and envelopes (2 of each new InColour).The great thing about these coordinating cards (shown below) is that they are perfectly sized, so you just need to adhere a large card to the cardfront, or a small card fits inside the preprinted dotted border on the card. How simple is that?

Here's a look at the Flowers for Every Season Card Pack and coordinating Flowers For Every Season Memories and More Cards and Envelopes.

Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Card Pack

Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Cards and Envelopes

It's really easy to just add a greeting and some quick embellishments and you are done.

Quick and Easy Flowers for Every Season 2020 Stampin Up cards by Claire Daly, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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Your Creative Connection 106: My Favourite DSP

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Hello papercraft friends. Today it's time for another Your Creative Connection global Stampin' Up! showcase. In this round #YCC106, my global friends and I are creating with our favourite Designer Series Paper (DSP). I'm really looking forward to visitig each person to see which paper pack they chose. I tried to guess for a few, let's see how well I have done.

My choice was Perennial Essence Designer Series paper. As soon as I saw this paper launched at OnStage Live in New Zealand I was IN  LOVE. Not only because of the colours and beautiful imagery, but the Monet like look of the paper. I was lucky enough to have a trip to Paris booked with a friend 3 months after On Stage, and we had already booked our tickets to visit Monet's Garden in Giverny.

Perennial Essence B

Perennial Essence DSP is a 12x12" sized pack with 6 double sided designs. The imagery on this paper was actually handpainted by the artists at Stampin' Up! The designs are so soft and beautful and it coordinates with at least eleven different Stampin' Up! colours: Balmy Blue, Blackberry Bliss, Blueberry Bushel, Calypso Coral, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Petal Pink, So Saffron and Whisper White. It is also part of the Perennial Essence suite, so has coordinating items (see links list at end of post).

Perennial Essence A

The sad bit is though, as this paper has been around for a year, it is retiring on June 2nd or until supplies last, whichever is earliest. If you want to buy it, I would get in fast. I jumped in today and purchased some more myself as I am not ready to see it go yet and want to use it for my Monet's Garden mini album (retiring products lists for the 2020 Annual Catalogue and 2020 January to June Mini Catalogue are linked towards the end of the post).

I had originally planned to make 1-2 cards for this post, but once I started playing I made 6 cards in an afternoon. I used Crumb Cake as the base on four of them, and Purple Posy on the other two. Neither of those colours are on the official coordinating colours list for this DSP (these are listed in the catalogue net to each DSP, in the online store and also on the packing cardboard on the paper pack itself), which shows you how versatile this paper is.

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

For these first two cards, I have just used one cardfront sized piece of patterned paper. I think this sheet is my favourite in the whole pack. You could even frame it. To complete these cards, I have used die cut labels from the Detailed Bands Dies and greetings from the Ornate Thanks and Band Together stamp sets. You will see the layered and slightly crumbled little flowers on a few of my cards. Those were made using dies which are included in the Ornate Border Dies (all links at end of post).

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

For these next two cards, I just cut two different patterned rectangle pieces of the DSP both ways on the diagonal, and then  interchanged two pieces. For this first one, I used the Ornate Frames dies for a big thank you.

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

In this second card I used the Detailed Bands dies again, with the greeting from Band Together stamp set (these products can be purchased as a bundle).

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

My final two cards are both the same, so I will just show you one of them. In these cards, I adhered the paper strips to the Petal Pink cardstock and then placed that through the Subtle 3D embossing folder. The effect of doing that is AMAZING with this paper. It looks like a painted canvas. To finish these cards off, I offset two medium daisys and placed an adhesive Perennial Essence Floral Centre in the middle (the floral centres are another thing I added to my order today - they are so realistic). The greeting is from Peaceful Moments in the 2020 January to June mini catalogue, and I have cut it out with the Timeless Label Punch.

Stampin' Up!  Perennial Essence DSP 2020 cards by Claire Daly, Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia for YCC106

Before we head off around the world to visit my crafty demonstrator friends, I wanted to share a couple of special pictures with you from my visit to Monet's Garden in Giverny. This was a dream destination for a garden lover like me to visit, and it didn't dissapoint! I can't wait to complete my mini album and will be sure to post pictures here on my blog when I do.

Monet Garden 1

Moents Garden 2

Now it's time to head off around the world (luckily we have virtual travel like this in times of social isolation), and visit my lovely global demonstrator friends to see which DSP is their favourite. Next we are off to visit Dawn Olchefske in Minnesota, USA.


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If you get lost anywhere along the tour, here is a list of all the Your Creative Connection posts today.

Jenn Tinline - Canada

Jennifer Pauli - Germany

Janneke Dijkstra - de Jong - Netherlands 

Michelle Last - UK 

Claire Daly - Australia

Dawn Olchefske - USA 

Barbara Meyer - Austria 

Kristine McNickle - New Zealand

 

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More tropical inspiration: Stampin' Up! Tropical Oasis Product Suite

Hello stampers. Time for some more inspiration using the Tropical Suite from the Stampin' Up! 2020 January to June mini catalogue.

I started with this card using lots of pieces of the suite. I really love the palm tree image, it evokes happy emotions in me. I als0 love the look and texture of the Coastal Weave embossing folder and the Braided Burlap Trim in this Suite. Oh and the trinkets too!!

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical / Tropical Oasis 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

The 'DSP' in this one, is actually one of the Memories and More cards cut down to size. The palm trees are stamped in Soft Sea Foam and Coastal Cabana, and the palm trees on the base card are stamped in Crumb Cake (stamped off once). The pineapple is stamped in Soft Suede.

Stampin Up Timeless Tropical / Tropical Oasis 2020 card by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

I also made some quick and easy cards using the Tropical Oasis Memories and More card pack, and the Magnolia Lane Large Speciality Memories and More cards and envelopes. I have just used one of the smaller cards on each card, and embellished with some die cut leaves and a trinket. The greeting is cut out using the smallest oval in the Stitched Shapes dies.

Stampin Up TTropical Oasis 2020 cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

Tropical Oasis 2020 cards by Claire Daly Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia.

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Poppy Party Day 2: Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies Bright and Bold Card

Hello there.

Back with my day 2 creation for the Poppy Party. Today I decided to brighten things right up compared to yesterday's card and use the Stampin' Up! Painted Poppies bundle from the 2020 January mini catalogue in a completely new way.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

My colour combination for today's card is:

Claire Daly 2020 Stampin' Up! Colour Combination Crushed Curry, Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie

This card was super simple to create. I just stamped the multiple poppy image in a row (tip: start in the centre of the white panet first, and then stamp at each end) in Memento Black Ink as I wanted to colour with Stampin' Blends. I then just coloured the flowers in the darkest shade of Mango Melody, Lovely Lipstick and Pumpkin Pie. My greeting is again from Sending You Thoughts (Saleabration level 1 choice) stamp set, which you can choose for free if you buy the bundle (see yesterdays post for the stamp set image). A couple of shiny adhesive  rhinestones and we are done. All products used in today's card are linked at the end of the post.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

In addition to being able to select a Saleabration level 1 gift with the purchase of this bundle anytime between 3rd January and 31st March, I am also offering a small gift with purchase to anyone who purchases it from me this week up to January 19th (anyone who has already purchased the bundle from me will also receive the bonus gift which will be sent out around 29th January. The bonus is some 1 piece of each of the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper cut to 6x4" size (these make beautiful layers by themselves) and 1/4 pack of Peaceful Poppies elements. These are elements which coordinate with the Peaceful Poppies suite and are a mix of embossed on watercolour paper, embossed on black card, white printed on vellum and colour printed on glossy white card. These can be coloured and layered for additional card elements.

Stampin Up Painted Poppies Bundle. Gift with Purchase Jan 12-19th . Claire Daly Independent Stampin Up Demonstrator Melbourne Australia

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