The Perfect Slimline Christmas Tree Card?

Could this be the perfect slimline Christmas tree card idea for you?

When I saw this new die from Rubbernecker, I knew that I would make more than one slimline Christmas tree card because it is so well suited to any style of decoration. While I am not claiming this to be a “perfect” card, I do think it’s the perfect design for any style Christmas tree card and it’s easier to make than it looks thanks to the dies I used. I was able to get TONS of details and I just let the materials do the work for me.

you can make this slimline Christmas tree card loaded with the layers and ornaments with easy to use dies from Rubbernecker

The Card Base and Slimline Frame

  • The Card Base and Frame

  • Cut an 8.50″ x 7.00″ card base using white cardstock.
  • Cut an 8.50″ x 3.5″ layer using white corrugated cardstock.  Note:  I didn’t link the corrugated cardstock as I can’t remember where I got it. 
  • Apply ATG adhesive to the bck of the corrugated layer and attach it to the card base.
  • Use red cardstock to cut a layer using the largest Slimline Nested Stitch die.
  • Place it back on the cutting platform, line up the second sized Slimline Nested Stitch die on the layer, secure in place with masking tape and run through the machine to cut the frame.
  • Apply strips of mounting tape to the back of the frame and attach it to the corrugated card base.

Slimline Christmas Tree 

  • Cut all seven layers of the Slimline Christmas Tree using green cardstock.
  • Place each layer on the molding pad and gently round up the bottom edges using a large round stylus.  Pro Tip:  Curling the edges of the tree sections will create more dimension for a  realistic looking tree.  
  • Start at the bottom attaching the sections together using glossy accents.  Pro Tip:  Apply the glossy accents to the front top of each section only and attach it to the back of the next layer above it..  You want the fringe sections of each layer to be free for the dimensional look. 

The Christmas Decorations and Lights

  • Use red glitter cardstock to cut the tiny ornaments and yellow cardstock to cut the star and tiny lights.
  • Arrange and attach metallic gold twine to the tree and attach the ends of the twine to the back of the tree using glue dots.
  • Attach the tiny lights to the tree using tiny pop dots.  
  • Use tiny pop dots to attach the red ornaments to the tree.  Pro Tip:  Popping the lights and ornaments up on the tree creates a more natural look than if they were attached flat to the tree.
  • Attach the star to the top of the piece using a couple pop dots.
  • Apply yellow stickles to the star and lights.
  • Finish by attaching the whole tree to the corrugated card base using strips of mounting tape. 

a close up of the ornamental details on a handmade slimline Christmas tree card created using dies from Rubbernecker

Check out my Funny Christmas Card to see a tiny Christmas tree made using only the top three sections.  You can see the slimline tree used on a regular A2 sized card  by looking at my Smartest Christmas Tree Dies.  I love that the Slimline Christmas Tree is so versatile and can be used on any size card.  

5326D Slimline Nested Stitch Die
[ RBB ]
5416-01D Slimline Christmas Tree Die
[ RBB ]
5416-02D Tiny Ornaments Die
[ RBB ]
Crossover II Fabric & Paper Cutting…
[ RBB ]

The Color Catalog by Sarah Renae Clark
[ SRH ]
Lawn Fawn – Christmas – 8.5 x 11…
[ SBC ]
Ranger Ink – Stickles Glitter Glue -…
[ SBC ]
String by the Spool – Metallic Gold,…
[ ELH ]
Mini Glossy Accents, Ranger Accents
[ ELH ]
Sizzix Paper Sculpting Kit
[ BLIC | SBC ] Scotch CAT 085 Advanced…
[ AMZUS ] Mini Foam Dots…
[ AMZUS ] Scotch 1/2-Inch by…
Fiskars 01-005452 Recycled Bypass…
Teflon Bone Folder, Essentials by Ellen
[ ELH ]
Scor-Pal Measuring & Scoring Board 12×12
[ ELH ]
Glue Dots, Mini (3/16″)
[ ELH ] : Accent Opaque White 8.5”…

LAST THING ON THE PAGE: If you’ve got making a slimline Christmas tree card on your list this year, I encourage you to get the items I used here and try this out for yourself. It’s so easy to decorate the tree just how you like and making a slimline card gives you lots of extra room inside to share your holiday message!

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