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Christmas trees don’t come much prettier than on this fabulous pop-up Christmas scene. Our wonderful designer Keren Baker has crafted a brilliant 3D DIY Christmas card that shows off the pop-up technique in all its glory. The best bit? This pop-up Christmas scene is simpler to craft than you’d imagine, thanks to Keren’s wonderful instructions.

Pop-Up Christmas Scene

Dies, Mama Elephant Pop-Up
Stamps: Winnie & Walter It’s A Wonderful Pennant; banner, Christmas sentiment
Ink pads: black, purple, teal, green, yellow
Cardstock: various colours, spotted
Gel pen, white
Washi tape, green
Die-cutting machine


1. Create a white 12cm x 16.5cm blank and line up three pop-up dies along the inside central fold at 5cm, 8cm and 10cm from the top.

2. Run through a die-cutting machine and push each fold forwards from the back of the card. Stamp six small and three large Christmas trees and in green, teal and purple.

3. Glue an 11cm x 15cm piece of blue card on the left-hand panel inside the card. Trim two green panels into hill shapes and layer on top. Attach three trees to the pop-out folds and the rest to the hills. Stamp three stars in yellow ink, cut out and add to the trees.

4. Add a 9cm x 15cm piece of spotted card to the right-hand side of the card. Stamp a banner and sentiment and add to the card. Using a white gel pen, add snow and highlights to the hills.

5. To decorate the front, layer four varied sizes of coloured card and add green washi tape around the edges. Stamp a Christmas tree and star as before. Cut them out and add on top with another banner sentiment.

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