3D Christmas Tree Card Tutorial – Cricut Explore

In this video tutorial I am going to take you step by step through my process in making this beautiful dimensional Christmas Tree Card using the Cricut Design Studio and the Cricut Explore.

I originally saw this card on the internet and wanted to try to make it myself. The only issue is that that main element for the original card is the Martha Steward Pine Branch punch, which I did NOT have.

I did a bit of research and was able to find the pine branch image in the Cricut image library.  The pine branch image can be found in the Home for the Holiday’s Fall and Winter cartridge.

I also did some research on the internet and was able to locate an image of the Martha Stewart Pine Branch punch which I was downloaded and imported to the Cricut Design Space.

I wasn’t sure how many of the branches I would need so I just populated my cutting matt with as many branch cut out’s as I could.

Once all of the branches and the tree had been cut, I used my tape runner and completely covered the tree so that the branches and tree truck would adhere to it.

Before adding the branches I attached the tree trunk cut from brown card stock.

Next I started placing the branches on the tree.  I started on the outside of the tree and worked my way to the middle of the tree.  I am trying to layer my branches so that you don’t see the tree cut out in the background.

I used my tape runner and added more tape on top of my branches so that I can increase the tree’s  foliage.

Once I am happy with the branch coverage I added a bit of bling by using some rhinestones and pearls that I had left over from a previous project.  I added a jeweled star as my tree topper to finish the tree.

Now to complete my card I took my card stock that I cut, scored and folded so that my card dimensions are:  5 x 6.5.  My red card stock is cut to:  4.75 x 6.25 and my white card stock is cut to 4.50 x 6 inches and put it all together.

Use a tape runner and adhere the with card stock to the red card stock.

Using a scrap piece of white card stock trimmed to 4.5 inches in length, tear the top of the card stock and ink the torn edge with blue ink.

Using a multi-purpose wedge applicator sponge to smudge the ink a bit so that looks like the snow is in motion before attaching it to  the bottom of the white card stock.

Adding foam adhesive squares on the back of the tree to attach it to the white card stock, as well as the red card stock and attaching it to the Card itself, this project is completed.

MS Pine Branch.svg

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4 Responses to 3D Christmas Tree Card Tutorial – Cricut Explore

  1. kathy wild says:

    can you tell me what size the pine branches are in your Christmas tree card

  2. J Perry says:

    Thank you for the svg! There are so many out there who charge for these; it’s nice to have a free one 🙂

    I also love how simply you put your instructions. It makes it easier to do and you don’t end up getting confused about the next step or what tools to use.

  3. Gloria Westerman says:

    Thank you for this svg. file…I wanted to make this same card but didn’t have the punch either…so now I do…thanks to you….so thank you so very much…love it..

    • Sassi says:

      Gloria, Thank you for your comment. Please keep checking in on my site, I am in the process of creating other .svg files for other punches so that the cuts can be made on the Cricut or Silhouette machines.

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