A fun card with multiples of trees in different lovely plaid colors decorated with little bells and foil stars.
Paper cut sizes:
Mint Macaron Base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored at 4 1/2
Mint Macaron Front Layer - 5 1/2 x 4 1/4
Scrap of Whisper White - 1/2 x ~ 2 /12
Whisper White Insert - 4 x 5 1/4
Plaid Pieces of paper ~ 2 x 2 1/4 for each of 6 little trees
Plaid strip all in same pattern - 3 x 6 for 5 trees
Scraps of Gold Foil
Stamp plaid tree onto Whisper White insert and envelope using Shaded Spruce ink.
Stamp sentiment onto narrow strip of Whisper White (1/2 scraps from paper trimming are good to use here.) Trim paper leaving a little at the right of the sentiment to make a dove tail. Dove tail trim the right end to make a banner.
Punch out 6 pine trees from the Perfectly Plaid DSP. Then punch another five trees from a strip of 6 x 3 that is the same pattern as one of those previously punched. Start your punching on the strip with the paper turned backward in the punch (not on the plaid side.) When you punch trees out of the strip, alternate punching from the plaid side and punching from the other patterned side so that your branches will line up when they are glued.
Score down the middle of the 6 same patterned trees using a scoring tool.
Fold the 6 scored trees in half and burnish with a bone folder.
Put multi-purpose liquid glue on the not plaid side of 1/2 of a scored tree. Line up the branches so that the plaid side shows and adhere the two halves together. Pinch together a moment until the glue is set. Repeat on the other side until you have all 6 scored trees incorporated.
Cut the Mint Macaron front layer panel (not the base) using the largest stitched rectangle die.
Emboss the die cut Mint Macaron panel using the Swirls and Curles embossing folder.
Glue the embossed Mint Macaron panel to the front of the base with multi-purpose liquid glue.
Arrange trees on top of the card until you have an arrangement you like. There will be two flat undecorated trees where the greeting will be adhered. Adhere the five flat trees to the card with dimensionals starting with the middle trees first.
Adhere the multi-layered tree to the card with multi-purpose liquid glue.
Glue the Whisper White insert into the inside of the card. Glue the greeting banner down onto tow of the flat trees. Punch out 8-10 gold foil stars. Embellish the front of the trees with the gold foil stars. Further embellish the card with two small bells tied with a linen thread bow adhered with glue dots.