Monday, November 19, 2012

wishing you holiday cheer card | tutorial & video

It’s tutorial time… and there is a video thrown in the mix too! With the holiday’s around the corner, I decided to go with a red and green theme in preparation for Christmas. Today I am creating a card using the Sizzix Ribbon Tree Pop `n Cut insert designed by Karen Burniston as well as the Sizzix Mittens and Snow Globe Framelits and Rubber Stamp Set by Stephanie Barnard.


Making the card


Add your Ribbon Tree PNC insert to your PNC Base Die, making sure your tick marks are lined up. Lay a piece of cardstock over your Base Die that is at least 4-1/4” x 11”, sandwich it up, and run everything through your machine. Your finished card will be 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”.


Remove extra “confetti” from your trees and fold your card in half. Your trees will be on the inside but ignore those for now. Cut a piece of patterned paper to 4-1/4” x 8” and fold in half. Adhere the paper to the outside of your card lining up the folds, making sure not to add any adhesive to the tree.


Lay your card on a flat surface and press your back seem down using your fingernail or a bone folder to make sure your card lays flat.

Video Demo | Assembling the Ribbon Tree Pop `n Cut Insert

Need a little more help on how to assemble your Ribbon Tree Insert? Check out the video below.

Easy peasy, right? You’ll be a PNC Ribbon Tree folding expert in no time!


Stamp and color the Christmas Tree from the Mittens and Snow Globe Framelits Stamp set. Lay the matching tree framelit over the tree, hold in place with a Post It Note, and run through your Big Shot machine.


Add a 4-1/4” x 1/2” strip of white cardstock underneath your patterned paper, overlapping slightly. Stamp sentiment underneath white strip. Place tree above white strip, tucking it underneath the strip just a bit and add Glitter Dots to the appropriate circle spots on the tree. Outline front with black pen and wrap twine around white cardstock.


The front of your card is complete. :-)


Moving on to the inside, use the two snowflake stamps that come with the Mittens and Snow Globe Framelits Stamp Set to randomly stamp snowflakes on the inside of your card. The snowflakes do come with matching framelits but in this case, I decided not to use them and just use the stamps.

Next, cut a tree out of green cardstock and a tree trunk out of brown cardstock using the Noel Sizzlits set. Glue down trunk and tree to the side of the PNC Ribbon Tree that will face out when the card is opened.


Add Glitter Dots randomly to your tree to add some decoration. To adhere the two trees together and make them pop-up, add one Glue Dot at the top inside of one tree. Bring the other tree up, match up the edges, and press together. For more hands on instruction, check out the video above.


Stamp two mittens from the Mittens and Snow Globe Framelits Stamp set and cut them out using the matching mitten framelits.


Use the “let it snow” sentiment from the framelits stamp set and stamp onto the inside of your card. Create a small hole in each mitten as shown, tie together with embroidery floss and glue down onto the lower right hand portion of your card.


The inside of your card is now complete. Red and green and very merry!

Other: Peapod (The Twinery), white embroidery floss, Glitter Dots (Elizabeth Craft Designs), green and brown cardstock (Bazzill), Dual Brush Markers – Secondary (Tombow), small hole punch.

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Karen B said...

You are the most awesome of all the awesome people in the whole awesome world!

MaryBeth said...

Love your card!
Thanks so much for the helpful tips, also ... using paper/cardstock to cover the "hole" from the pop-up, and especially for the tip on flattening the card.

Vivere all'italiana said...

What a fab blog!!I like yours Christmas cards so much!!