Hello! I finished making the additional cards from my last post. But, was unsure of what I wanted to make next. I have seen several ideas on how to make Christmas trees using only paper, no stamps. I decided that I should take a day off from my "12" Christmas card designs, and show you these ideas! Now, I made each idea into a card, so that is three more cards I will have to send. We had better get to it since I have three tree creations to share today!
A couple of weeks ago, when I was at WalMart, I walked down the Hallmark aisle and a card caught my eye. I took out my phone and took a picture, thinking that I could make that! Here is my card first, and then the picture I took of the Hallmark card.
Their card is plainer than mine. But the trees are very similar, however I do see now that my tree is fatter than theirs. But, so what? As, no two trees are alike, right? I don't know how they made theirs, but for mine, all I did was die-cut the largest Classic Scalloped Circle Nestiblities and trim to make each layer. I got two layers out of each die cut. Before assembling the tree, I punched holes in the scallops to add some interest. And then I used some silver baubles for decoration. For all my cards today, I made the tree trunk by using the Stampin' Up word punch. So simple!
My next card I saw on this site. I printed out her pattern for a 5 1/4" diameter circle. Once I traced the circle onto my paper, I cut it out and cut it in half and then I layered her paper over mine to make the score lines. Again, very easy! It makes a great tree! Here is my card ...
And last but not least, here is another idea to make a great Christmas tree. A friend showed me this idea. Enjoy ...
To make this one, I cut a piece of cardstock into a 4 X 4 inch square. I glued strips of paper onto the square in different widths. I then die-cut with a classic circle nestiblities. Next I cut the circle in half and layered one half onto the other to form tree! I added bright red sticker nailheads to embellish the tree. That's it!
Recipe Card #1 and #2-
Paper - Bo Bunny Winter Joy BRRRR and Winter Joy Bundled, Cardstock White, Silver, Brown Stamps - 'Tis the Season by Hero Arts Tools Card #1 - Classic Scalloped Circle, Classic Circles Nestibilities, EK Success Corner Punch, Stampin'Up Word Punch, Marvy Star Punch, Mc Gill 1/8" circle punch Tools Card #2 - Sizzix Large Scallop Border Die, Polka Dots embossing folder, Ek Success Corner Punch, Classic Circles Nestibilities, Stampin' Up Word Punch, Marvy Star Punch Other - Ribbon, Silver baubles
Recipe Card #3 - Paper - Die Cuts with a View Holiday Pack, Cardstock Red, Green Stamps - Merry Christmas by AMuse Tools - Classic Circle & Labels 8 Nestibilites, Marvy Star Punch Other - Ribbon, Button, Linen Thread by The Cat's Pajamas, Red Nailheads
I hope you enjoyed the tree ideas and cards I had for you today. All three were easy peasy! (I just love that saying!)
For fourteen years, I owned a rubber stamp store in Fort Worth, TX. I closed my store in June of 2009. And then another big change came. My husband, Gary, & I moved to the country, giving me much more time to do what I love: make cards and other papercrafting projects. In April of 2011, I began teaching a monthly card class at The Crafty Scrapper, a scrapbook store, which I also love. Welcome to my blog and thanks for coming along on this journey with me!