Palm Tree Pop-Up Card
This pop-up palm tree was made with a die set called “Palm Tree Pop-Up Dies #1039” by Karen Burniston, and I just love, love, love it! Karen’s excellent assembly video makes it super easy to make. This card folds flat for mailing.
You can create any size card (at least 3 1/2″ – to cover the tree when the card is closed). My card is an A2 size card, but Karen shows a larger card in her video where she includes two trees with a hammock. So many options!
In addition to the dies for the palm tree that pops up, there are dies to create a slightly smaller (flat) palm tree which could be glued to the pop-up tree to create a cluster (I added two to my pop-up tree) and could also be used alone to decorate the card front or any other flat card panel.
Here’s a better look at my card front…
… which I created using this sketch:
Besides turning the sketch on its side, I placed my navy panel behind the long strip so there was more of the lighter piece showing behind the palm tree. (This sketch is on the Dec. ’11 pdf.)
I used Bazzill “Butter Mints” heavy weight ivory card stock for the card base along with “Deep Navy” by core’dinations. I followed Karen’s example and repeatedly stamped a random dot pattern with brown ink onto kraft card stock to create the look of sand. (She suggests using a dense sponge if you don’t have a stamp like this.) The patterned paper is “Aqua Scales” by Recollections. The parts for the trees were cut from scraps I had on hand.
Thanks for checking out my card project!
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