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Nov 13, 2010

Tutorial time with Sharon - Xmas Tree Pop-up

Here's a quick and easy way to add a pop-up into your Christmas cards that will delight children. It only takes around 5 minutes to make.

You will need: 1 sheet of A4 Card, a score tool, scissors, pencil, a large scallop circle nestabilities die.

Step 1. Score and fold the A4 card in half.

Step 2. Place the nestability on the folded edge with the fold running up the middle of the nestability, and approx 2cm up from the bottom edge. Draw around 4 scallops in pencil.
Step 3. Move the nestability up and draw around 3 scallops. Repeat this step 2 more times reducing the number of scallops drawn round each time.

Step 4. You should have something that looks like this.

Step 5. With the paper still folded in half, cut the scallop lines that you drew.

Step 6. Open the card up and score lines as shown below. Note that the edge of one part of the tree is scored up to the centre of the outside scallop on the tier above.

Step 7. Fold the score lines so that when you turn the card over, the tree pops out and none of your drawing lines can be seen.

Step 8. Cut the sheet down so that it will fit into the centre of your card, and decorate as you wish.

Here is the finished card I made using the Pixie Cottage stamp Hannah's Letter by Sandra

And this is the inside. The tree has been coloured with Promarkers and decorated with the new gold and silver flowersoft.

I hope you have lots of fun making these inserts for your cards this year.


Crealin said...

Hi Sharon,

I want to thank you for this great tutorial, what a great effect, just love this Christmas tree. I'm gonna make a card myself and link back to you.


Lins x

Anne said...

A super tutorial Sharon!
The christmas tree is beautiful ;)

Hugs, Anne

Nata.sunshine said...

It is so easy! Thank you for the idea Sharon!

Rita said...

What a Fabulous Tutorial Sharon. I have just found your wonderful blog and I will be back. Hugs Rita xxx

Theresa's Studio said...

This is so neat and easy. Thanks.

Gram's Treasures said...

Thank you so much...I'll definitely have to try this!

KanataNewf said...

What a fabulous tutorial. I am definitely going to give this a try.

cheryl said...

hi hun this is one brilliant tutorial,and so easy to follow too and such a great effect,love it hugs cheryl xxx

Judi said...

WOW! How clever are you? This looks really simple from your tutorial, so I think I might give it a try, thanks for taking the trouble to share.

Judi xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Sharon,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Davi said...

Wohoo Sharon...Awesome tutorial and fabulous card!! I definitely have to try that. :)

Lisette Morris said...

This is fantastic!! I can't wait to try! Love it.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

WOW! I am so going to have to try this. FAB tutorial.

Whisper said...

Wow absolutely brilliant, thanks for showing us, Luv Sam x

ribenaruby said...

Thankyou for a fab tutorial! This is super and has a great effect.

Beverly G said...

Thanks Sharon for this great tutorial, it inspired me so much and it went perfect with the card I was making today, along with the stamp of the month by Artish. I just had to come over and leave you a link-
Here's a looker for you

Risa said...

Thanks for sharing your amazing tutorial Sharon! The pop-up tree looks difficult but in reality, it is easy to make. Thanks so much for inspiring us with your beautiful creations!

Curly said...

Wow brilliant tutorial, and thanks so much for sharing, its a fabulous idea.

Have a great day ,
Hugs Bridget :) x

Unknown said...

What a great tutorial! Love it!

Renata said...

Wow!!!!!!! This is gorgeous! I don't know how people come up with these ideas!

Have a great week.
Deanne :)

LeAnne said...

This is SO cool....I found it from Jayne! Thanks!

Deborah said...

I will definitely have to give this one a go. It sure is adorable!

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