Wow! Pop Up Christmas Tree!

So yesterday afternoon I was visited by the "Big Brown Truck" as my son likes to call it; and he brought me a box filled with glorious goodies to play with in my craft room. Among them was the NEW My Digital Studio Digital Scrapbooking Software (available October 1st!) and my new Pop Up Christmas Tree Die from the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Did you know that with our current Hostess promotion, when you hostess a workshop over $250 you can get any item in the Holiday Mini Catalog for only $10 (not including hostess sets or My Digital Studio)? That means you can get this awesome die for only $10! AND after October 1st if you hostess a workshop over $400 you can get My Digital Studio for half price!!


Anyways, using some of my new goodies I made this lovely Christmas card. It is 5 by 5" card scored on the side. My card base is Whisper White, followed by a 4 7/8" square of Real Red. My Center square is Old Olive matted on Whisper White and using my Big Shot, I cut out the "Joy" from the "Joyful" sizzlet. (Awesome buy-only $5.50!) My trees are from the Level 1 hostess set from the Holiday Mini Catalog-Patterned Pines, inked in Real Red and Old Olive and snipped out with my Paper Snips. Some Stampin' Dimensionals give them some "pop."

But the real "pop" is inside the card!


Wooo-weeeee! I have never used a 3-D die before but it was surprisingly easy! I just used my Big Shot to cut out the pieces and using the very clear instructions and diagrams on the packaging, assembled the tree (all the while fending off my two year old son who was entranced by Mommy's Paper Tree!)


My sentiment on the inside is from the very useful Christmas set Many Merry Messages, stamped in Old Olive and matted on Real Red.

I'd love to hear what you think of my first 3-D card! Oh, and don't forget my birthday special on the right sidebar...Monday is the big day! I'm sure my thirties will bring much more creativity, what do you think?


CheckerBeads said...


I am going to use this die for my cards this year also. Thanks for the fab inspiration!

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