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Project

Puzzle-Cut Pine Tree Cards

Trees fashioned from colored and textured papers are adorned with sequins and glitter. The boughs of a pretty pink pine literally spring to life.

Materials

  • Tree template, enlarged to desired size
  • Sturdy paper or card stock
  • Utility knife
  • Heavy thread
  • Glue
  • Glitter

Steps

  1. Step 1

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    For this stand-up card, begin with sturdy paper the same height as the template. Trace the tree template onto the paper, and cut along the line with a utility knife. You'll end up with two halves; fit them back together like puzzle pieces.

  2. Step 2

    Glue a single strand of heavy thread down the front center and up the back center of the tree to form a spine. Tie the two ends in a knot at the top, and attach a few more pieces of string to create a little tassel.

  3. Step 3

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    Let glue dry. Bend the two sides back slightly so the branches and bottom tab pop forward; the card will stand on its own. To trim the tree, brush glue on the boughs, and sprinkle with glitter. Shake off excess.

Reviews (2)

  • 17 Feb, 2014

    The template is on the same PDF as the others. Someone must have forgotten to add the link to this page. You only need to download this one PDF for all the pop up cards here. Try this link: http://www.marthastewart.com/sites/files/marthastewart.com/ecl/images/content/web/pdfs/2000/msl_1299_cardtemplates.pdf

    Truly beautiful and clever designs!

  • 19 Nov, 2013

    Where's the tree template?