How to Trim a Tree in 3 Easy Steps with Jean
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How to Trim a Tree in 3 Easy Steps with Jean

Hello crafty friends! It’s Jean here sharing two holiday cards created with the Spellbinders Trim a Tree Collection, which includes dies, glimmer plates, and a stencil that work together or separately. I’m showing how to create cards with this collection using a three-step approach: create the background, create the focal point(s), and embellish. Let’s take a look!

How to Trim a Tree in 3 Easy Steps with Jean

A snowy, forest scene captures the magic of the holidays

How to Trim a Tree in 3 Easy Steps with Jean

  • Create background: Create A2-size card base. Cut A2-size panel from navy cardstock. Foil Gifts of Christmas sentiment in Gold in upper-left. Mask sentiment area and apply white embossing paste through the Layered Christmas Tree Stencil (snow portion) to panel. Set aside to dry. Once dry, add to card base. Die-cut hills from Snowdrift cardstock with Color Block Scenic Scape Add to snow background.
  • Create focal point: Die-cut two trees from green glitter cardstock with outline tree die in the O Christmas Tree Die-cut detailed tree from white glitter cardstock with die in the O Christmas Tree set and adhere to one of the green glitter trees. Apply gold embossing paste through the Layered Christmas Tree Stencil to the tree assembly to create ornaments. Once tree is dry, add it and unadorned tree to card front.
  • Embellish: Die-cut packages with Shopping Spree set from gold and red foil. Assemble and add to scene.

How to Trim a Tree in 3 Easy Steps with Jean

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Navy cardstock, green glitter cardstock, white glitter cardstock, gold foil cardstock, red foil cardstock, gold embossing paste, white embossing paste

Add extra sparkle to a die-cut card with layers of glitter–cardstock and embossing paste-and metallic touches

How to Trim a Tree in 3 Easy Steps with Jean

  • Create background: Create mini slimline card base. Cut 3 ¼” x 6 ¼” panel from navy cardstock. Apply white embossing paste through Layered Christmas Tree Stencil (snow portion) to panel. Set aside to dry. Once dry, add to card base. Die-cut hills from white glitter cardstock with Color Block Scenic Scape Add to snow background.
  • Create focal point: Die-cut solid tree from gold foil cardstock with die in the O Christmas Tree Apply white glitter embossing paste through Layered Christmas Tree Stencil (detailed tree) to solid tree. Die-cut detailed tree from white glitter cardstock with die in the O Christmas Tree set and adhere to solid layer. Glimmer foil Shining Christmas Tree sentiment in Red foil on Snowdrift cardstock. Cut sentiment with coordinating die and adhere to tree. Cut star with die in the O Christmas Tree set from gold foil and gold glitter cardstock. Apply gold glitter embossing paste through Layered Christmas Tree Stencil (detailed star) to gold foil star. Once dry, glue stenciled star to glitter star. Add tree and star to card base.

How to Trim a Tree in 3 Easy Steps with Jean

  • Embellish: Die-cut ornaments from red foil cardstock with die in the O Christmas Tree set and adhere to tree. Die-cut packages with Shopping Spree set from Brushed Gold and red glitter cardstock. Assemble. Add to scene.

How to Trim a Tree in 3 Easy Steps with Jean

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies

Navy cardstock, red glitter cardstock, gold glitter cardstock, white glitter cardstock, red foil cardstock, gold foil cardstock, gold embossing paste, white embossing paste, white glitter embossing paste

Thank you for visiting the blog. I hope you are ready to create holiday cards in three steps with the Trim a Tree Collection at Spellbinders!

6 Comments

  • Jackie Burke

    Question. Can you use the glimmer that goes with it? Not understanding how to put it on the die cut tree without that sentiment in the center of it

    • jeanmanis

      Hi Jackie – the Shining Christmas Tree glimmer foil plate with the “lights” and sentiment can be foiled and cut with the die-cut outline. The sentiment and lights are on one plate. The glimmer foil plate set includes a die to cut out the sentiment separately, which I used. You could glimmer foil with one color and then glimmer foil again (different foil color, different cardstock color), cut out, and add to the tree for variety.

  • slangnv

    These cards are stunning. Love the layered tree dies. Thank you for all the details as to how you pulled these together. You are an incentive to start thinking about Christmas!

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