I started with a base of Old Olive card stock. I folded the three sections of the tree using the Jolly Holiday designer series paper. Your tree can be so many different designs and colors using any dsp. I drew free hand the trunk of the tree on Chocolate Chip card stock and cut it out with Paper Snips. I attached the trunk to a piece of Cherry Cobbler card stock and then added each layer of the tree; please see the above tutorial for how to attached each section. I stamped the star from the retired Snow Buddies stamp set on to a piece of Daffodil Delight card stock with Chocolate Chip ink, covered it with VersaMark and heat embossed it with Iridescent Ice embossing powder. It was punched out with the 1/2" Circle punch and added above the tree with a dimensional. This layer was added to a mat of Very Vanilla card stock. I added the "snowflakes" with the white gel pen. A piece of Old Olive ribbon was added to the bottom and the whole layer was added to the card front. The sentiment from the Jolly Old Saint Nick stamp set was stamped on Very Vanilla card stock with Cherry Cobbler ink, punched out with the Scallop Oval punch, attached to a Cherry Cobbler mat punched out with Large Oval punch and added to the card front with dimensionals. The whole layer was then added to the card. I love this 3-D effect and it flattens out so it can be put in the mail. I hope you give this a try. We had fun making the tree and the end result makes for a cute card. Start folding!
Stampin' Up! Products Used
Super Stamp Set: Jolly Old Saint Nick (w-#121711/c-#121321); Snow Buddies (retired)
Irresistible Ink: VersaMark (#102283); Cherry Cobbler Ink Pad (#119669); Chocolate Chip Ink Pad (#100908)
Paper Confections: Chocolate Chip (#102128); Cherry Cobbler (#119685); Old Olive (#100702); Very Vanilla (#101650); Daffodil Delight (#119683); Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper (#117159)
Terrific Tools: Scallop Oval Extra-Large Punch (#119856); 2"x1-3/8" Oval Extra-Large Punch (#119859); Heat Tool (#100005); White uni-ball Signo Gel Pen (#105021); 1/2" Circle Small Punch (#119869); Paper Snips (#103579)
Finish It Up: Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon (#109054); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)