Saturday, 13 November 2010

Tutorial Time - Xmas Tree Pop-up

I've posted a tutorial on the Pixie Cottage blog showing you how to make the quickest and easiest pop-up to use inside your Christmas cards. UPDATE: The tutorial is shown at the bottom of this post now. Once you've made one of these inserts it'll only take you 5 minutes to make the next one - that's how simple they are.

Here's the outside of the card I made: and here is the inside complete with the Christmas tree pop-up.
I hope you'll try these out. The instructions can be found by clicking HERE.

Thanks for looking,
Sharon xx

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.


nessy said...

what a stuning card sharon ~ love the embossing around the edge ~and the pop up tree is fab ~ love that idea!!
vanessa xx

Michelle said...

What a wonderful idea Sharon, thanks for sharing that.

CraftyGirl said...

Sharon... this is darling!! I will certainly go see the directions for this one!!
Barb :)

Riet said...

So gorgeous card Sharon,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

coldwaters2 said...

Stunning card and brilliant tutorial (just popped over and bookmarked the page)
Lorraine x

Carla aka scrappypug said...

what a great idea and adorable card!

Rufus said...

Came back to say, great tutorial! Thanks,

Lisette Morris said...

I absolutely can't wait to try this! Great tutorial!

Doreen said...

Hi Sharon great card. Have you forgotten about the blog candy that I won. I have sent an e-mail but no

Denise @ kc242 said...

Wow Sharon what a beautiful card! LOVE the tree pop out. Wonderful tutorial too! TFS!

Tanya R said...

So very creative, I love it.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow Sharon this is so clever hun, lovely idea thanks for the info, your cards gorgeous, hugs Liz xx