Punch Tree Christmas Card

Here is a fun and easy card showcasing the Christmas tree made with the scallop circle punch.  The tutorial for this is in my October newsletter.  If you didn’t get my newsletter, you can view it here.

The card base is Riding Hood Red.  The ribbon is the new Alpine designer ribbon from the Holiday Mini.  The sentiment is from the “Best Yet” stamp set (a level 1 hostess set) and is stamped in Old Olive on Whisper White card stock.  I don’t have the key tag punch, so I cut a piece of Whisper White to 1 5/16 inches wide and slid it through the bottom of the 1 3/8 inch circle punch.  (It looks like it’s half through the punch.)  Then I punched once and it rounded one end of the Whisper White strip.  I removed the whole thing and slid the other end into the circle punch.  I moved it around until I got exactly the length I wanted and punched the other end.  I ended up with a rounded end rectangle – or maybe a better description is a really wide Word Window punch.  Anyway…I trimmed 1/8 inch off the top and bottom and it looks pretty close to the key tag punch.

Did that make any sense?  It sounds confusing as I go back and read over it.  Please leave me a comment if you would like to see a tutorial on the faux key tag.

Anyway…I made the Christmas tree following the tutorial in the newsletter, only before I assembled it, I inked the edges with my Whisper White craft pad for snow.  The tree is mounted to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals to draw attention to it.  The ribbon and sentiment are attached with SNAIL.

Thanks for hanging out with me for this card.  It really was a lot of fun to make.  I’ll see you all back here soon.

Happy Stamping!


  1. Would have never thought of it GREAT JOb Happy Stamping
    Mary Ellen

    on October 7th, 2008 at 1:25 pm
  2. A darling Christmas Tree, thank you.

    on October 7th, 2008 at 2:20 pm
  3. TFS. Love the tree.

    on October 7th, 2008 at 4:24 pm
  4. What a great idea!!

    on October 7th, 2008 at 6:13 pm
  5. ~**SMASHING!**~

    My daughters have been enjoying all the scallop creations we’ve discovered on your blog. TFS!!

    The turkeys look great on our Thanksgiving name-place tags and now we can glitter up angel & Christmas tree tags!

    on October 9th, 2008 at 10:27 am
  6. ~**Thanks for the inspiration**~

    I’m picturing Mr.Twigster surrrounded by a group of these beauties!


    on October 9th, 2008 at 10:37 am

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