Christmas Tree Holiday Card

The Paper Layering dies by Hero Arts are a fun way to give a 3-D effect to your projects. They are easy to use and the results are always great, as seen in this easy to make Christmas tree card.
By  Mariana Grigsby for Hero Arts 



Cardstock: white, 3¾”x5½”; gold metallic

Hero Arts: Folded Grenadine Card, 4¼”x5½”; Snow Layering Paper Panel 3¾”x5½”


Die cutting machine and Hero Arts Paper Layering Pine Tree with Frame Die

Hero Arts Stamps: Candy Stripe Bold Prints, Christmas Messages Set

Hero Arts Hybrid Ink: Green Apple, Pine, Strawberry

Star punch

Sponge daubers

Adhesives: tape runner, foam squares, removable tape 


Paper Trimmer

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Project Instructions

* tip: To avoid masks from moving, secure them using removable tape or decorative tape over a flat surface.

1. Stamp Candy Stripes Bold prints onto front of card base with Strawberry Hybrid Ink. Set aside.

2. Die cut pine tree frame onto white cardstock panel to create mask. Place mask over Snow Layering paper panel and use sponge dauber to apply Green Apple ink over masked panel to create a silhouette. Remove mask. Place Paper Layering Pine Tree die cut shape over Green Apply silhouette and secure with removable tape. Die cut shape. Poke out branches of pine tree from behind. Place mask over shape again and gently apply Pine Hybrid Ink with sponge dauber onto branch tips as shown. Remove mask. 

Making a Christmas Tree Card

Making a Christmas Tree Card 2


Making a Christmas Tree Card 3

3. Stamp sentiment with Intense Black ink as shown and adhere panel over card base. Punch star from gold metallic cardstock and adhere to tree top with foam square.