Cut-Out Tree Card

Cut-Out Tree Card

The Sunday Paper #84 + 25 Days of Paper 2015, Day 6

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Yay, it’s Sunday and day 6 of the 25 Days of Paper and Saint Nicholas Day! We’ll begin with the tutorial, and a brief Sunday Paper follows below.

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Find the red card stock and this screen printed Indian recycled cotton paper in your paper pack. The card stock is just a standard paper; the screen printed paper is called Retro Beads and is available from GPC Papers (a distributor that sells to many stores around the country as well as on-line). The paper cut design on the front of the card shows off the printed paper behind it.

Note that the template in this picture looks a bit different than the actual template. I changed it after I took the photo!

Note that the template in this picture looks a bit different than the actual template. I changed it after I took the photo!

For this project you will need: 

  • Red card stock cut to 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Retro Bead paper cut to 3-3/4″ x 5″
  • Tree Card Template: click to download the pdf. For those of you with the paper pack, print this onto a normal sheet of writing paper. If you are using your own paper and have an 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of card stock, print directly onto that.
  • Cutting Mat
  • Craft knife
  • Ruler
  • Double-sided tape, glue stick or white glue
  • Bone folder

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Step 1: Cut the template sheet in half along the line and choose which design you wish to cut out. Obviously, the triangle is easier to cut out (and it will also show off more of the screen printed design). Tape the template onto the right-hand side of the card stock.

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Step 2: Using a straight edge and a cutting knife, cut out the shapes on the template.

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Step 3: I have this star punch that had just enough reach to create a star for the top of my tree. 

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Step 4: Score the card stock in the center.

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Step 5: Attach a piece of double-sided tape (or glue) to the top edge of the front side of the decorative paper, as shown. 

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Step 6: Affix the taped green paper to the back of the card front, write a note, and send off your holiday greetings! 

Share your variations with us, should you choose to cut out a completely different design over in the 25 Days of Paper FB Group!. 

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Check out this 360-degree pop-up book of Mount Fuji by Yusuke Oono. Be sure to click the link to view the Snow White 360-degree pop-up book.

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Origami Heaven looks like a great exhibition if you’re near Stonybrook University on Long Island.

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This looks really amazing! Epson has developed this Paperlab Office System: a paper shredder that makes fresh paper out of your office waste. I’d love to see this in action, so let me know if you see one around! I can only imagine the service calls when office workers get curious about what can be recycled…

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Ok, today’s paper is short and sweet. Enjoy your Sunday!

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About the 25 Days of Paper 2015: It’s a great time to celebrate paper, and I’m delighted to share my ideas for using this amazing material with you. Throughout December, I’ll be posting a paper tutorial on even days, and every odd day will bring news about paper artists, stores, distributors and more! Receive updates via e-mail by adding your address in the upper right hand corner of this page. Enjoy the season, and feel free to leave a comment below and check out what people are making in the 25 Days of Paper FB Group!

8 Comments

  1. Mary C Leto says:

    What can I say – another slam dunk for me (your Sunday Paper)….. I’m headed to NY for Christmas week and staying with my son 15 minutes from Stony Brook University (where I got my art degree). I’ll be sure to see “Origami Heaven” … an added gift. I didn’t know of this exhibit -Thank you and hope you have a wonderful Holiday too! Mary

    • Helen says:

      Woo hoo! I LOVE making slam dunks, Mary! Have a great trip.

      • Gertrude says:

        AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!! VON BUHLER IS AN EXCEPTIONAL TALENT! GREAT IMAGINATION AND CREATIVITY!!! THE PROHIBITION ERA BECOMES A REALITY AND YOU ARE THERE TO SHARE A FA28IY&#LM17;S SIGNIFICANT AND REAL LIFE CHANGING TRAGEDY! THE CURIOUS MIND IS CHALLENGED AND ENTERTAINED AT THE SAME TIME!!! VERY, VERY ENJOYABLE!!! LOOKING FORWARD TO FUTURE VON BUHLER PROJECTS!!!

  2. liza myers says:

    Love the tree! Thanks and happy holidays to you!

    • Helen says:

      Thanks, Liza! HH to you, too. – Helen

    • Micheal says:

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  3. […] Click here for instructions and the template for this version as well as a simpler design. […]

  4. cree says:

    Fascinating. Thank you so much. Love the Tree!

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