Its always fun to add some dimension to a card. I love doing this trick with punched images because it folds flat into an envelope but it sure gives a surprise to the person who opens the envelope.
This card was made with the pennant punch. Don't you think this pennant makes a cute Christmas tree? I just used plain green card stock but you could dress it up a bit by using Designer Papers.
The pictures below will explain how its made. You end up with a 3D element that can fold flat
Try this 3D trick with the heart or the ornament punch. About a week ago I posted one done with the ornament punch. I've also used it with ovals to make a pumpkin. Just cut the bottoms off the ovals to give them a more pumpkin-like shape.
Glue the last piece (blue in these photos) to the tops of the 2 folded pieces that you already have on the base.
Punches are so much fun to play with. Stampin'UP!'s large selection of punches are found in the 2012-2013 main catalog on pages 182-185. You can download your own PDF version of the catalog HERE. Or contact me to get your own paper version. I love having the paper version because I write in mine. I mark the stamps and tools I own and I fold down tabs on the samples I want to try. But I also really appreciate having the PDF version for quick references.
And if you have as much fun playing with punches as I do then be watching for the Spring Mini Catalog and the Sale-a-bration brochure. They both ave new punches in them that I think you're gonna love.
Whoo-hoo - Sale-a-bration is only a month away!