Creating A Tree Using A Branch Punch

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Peg Rounds

From Peg’s Crafting Corner

Creating A Tree Using A Branch Punch

One of the well-loved products seems to always be the branch punch.  It is a very basic punch even though we often don’t think of it.  It can be used to create simple embellishments or even entire trees like this one for all of your holiday cards.

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Begin this card by cutting a 3 ¾” x 6” piece of patterned paper using a paper trimmer.

2

Punch a pattern in the paper using one of the All Around the Page punches by Martha Stewart Crafts.

3

Cut a piece of white cardstock to fit behind the pattern.

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Now, create a 5” x 7” card base from cardstock.  This card was created using kraft cardstock.

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Assemble the card using a tape runner.

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Create a triangle for the tree base using a white piece of cardstock.  The size of your tree will depend on the size of the card base you have created.  This tree measures 5 ½” tall and is 3 ½” wide at the bottom.

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Run lines of tape from top to bottom to completely cover the tree base.

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Begin punching branches from white cardstock using the branch punch.  Start placing some of the branches onto the base to cover it.  Lay some of them so that they extend over the sides and bottom of the tree slightly.  Once you have covered all of the areas, continue adding the layers to cover any open spot and to make the tree fuller.  For the layers use glue (Aleene’s Tacky Glue used) to adhere them.

Once the tree has been completed, add some glue to the back and attach it to the card base.

Finish the card by adding a piece of ribbon across the bottom to give the tree a place to sit.  Also, add a star to the top.  This can be done by using a star punch, a button, a stamp or even a simple sticker.

The next time you are looking for a card idea remember that your branch punch can be more than just a branch.  It can create a whole tree!  It’s perfect for any card theme or season.

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About Peg

Peg Rounds lives in East Moline, Illinois with her husband and best friend, Kevin and their son Josh and 2 dogs. She was an elementary school teacher turned stay at home mom, and later a home school mom. Over the years, she designed cakes on the side and went to school to become a certified chocolatier. She always has loved to craft since she was young and it was something that she wanted to be doing, but set it aside due to her busy life. After 15 years of doing cakes she decided it was time to stop and focus more on her family. She began doing layouts, then cards and it went from there. Before she knew it, next to spending time with her family, she spent every free moment creating something and blogging about it. One thing led to another and here she is today! Check out Peg's blog, Peg's Crafting Corner to see what else she has been up to!

2 thoughts on “Creating A Tree Using A Branch Punch

  1. Dianna

    which branch punch was used, went to order and there are several branch punches want to get the right one thanks

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