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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Projects Are A Little Sticky Around Here

Welcome to an exciting blog hop where it's perfectly okay to be really stuck! The Stampendous design team is hopping with the team over at Glue Dots® and there are prizes! Head on over to the Stampendous blog for details on how to win one of three prize packages!

Here is the hop list for today in case you are just getting started here!

Stampendous Stamps Blog
Janelle Stollfus
Laura Drahozal
Alison Heikkila
Glue Dots Blog

Today I really wanted to show a fun example of how to use both sides of the coin, the glue dot that is, when you want something to really stick, but be flexible as needs be fit.

This is a card and it may lay flat in an envelope to be mailed, but set it up and fluff out the boughs to have a dimensional tree that won't fall apart!

That's if from me for today unless you want to know just how I assembled this card, then keep on reading.


CRS5080 Cling Create Christmas Stamp Set
M326 Christmas Love Stamp
DCS5080 Create Christmas Die Cut Set
DCS5079 Create Winter Die Cut Set (snow dies)
CP811 Creative Palette MonoPrinting Plate
MPW811 Fran's Mixed Media White Paper
VM001 Versafine Onyx Black ink by Tsukineko®

Cardstock by Wausau
Paint by DecoArt®
Colored pencils by Prismacolor®
Mini Dots by Glue Dots®
Craft Dots by Glue Dots®
Glue Lines by Glue Dots® if you have them.


  1. Fold a 5 1/2 x 11 inch cardstock in half for a finished 5 1/2 inch square card base. Set aside.
  2. Spread small amount of acrylic paint onto Creative Palette with brayer. Imprint paint onto clean white cardstock. Set aside to dry.
  3. Stamp Christmas tree four times and color each section on a different stamped image. Color above each section so there is no white paper.
  4. Cut tree into sections using the Create Christmas Die Cut Set, first as a whole tree than across the section colored.
  5. Glue tree using Mini Dots for each layer starting with the full tree on the bottom and each layer moving up the tree to the top layer. Exclude the edges of the boughs across the bottom edge and curl them upward way from bottom layer.
Tip: If you have Glue Lines you can add them straight down the center of each tree layer and not worry about the edges at all! Just remember to color in more of the tree.
  1. Stamp and color four ornament strings and cut out using the matching die cut.
  2. Use a Glue Dot on the front at one end of the ornament string and on the back at the other end. Adhere the front to the underside of a branch and angle down to the opposite side of the bough.
  3. Stamp and color the star topper and hand trim. Glue with Craft Dot to the top of the tree.
  4. Cut a brown monoprint piece with rectangle die cut.
  5. Cut two pieces of white cardstock with snow trim die from Create Winter Die Cut Set, plus one snow mound.
  6. Trim and glue monoprint to base of card. 
  7. Glue one snow trim at bottom of card and add brown tree trunk then Christmas tree.
  8. Adhere remaining snow trim and mound to base of tree trunk.
  9. Stamp sentiment onto card base.

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  1. FABULOUS card Janelle!!!
    LOVE your background & sentiment, LOVE your layered tree with the ornament strands too!!!
    Two of my favourite things a larger square card and lots of dimension => AWESOME - THANK YOU for sharing :)
    Tracy from Victoria, Australia

  2. This is absolutely beautiful. I love the way this looks.

  3. What a gorgeous tree! I love that it folds flat for mailing. Great job!

  4. Great holiday card! Thanks for sharing.

  5. Love your tree and use of glue dots.

  6. This is really pretty! I love your background and the dimension that you achieved. Viki in Kansas

  7. GENIUS!!! I love this idea and am not sure I would have thought to do this on my own!!! THanks for the inspiration!

  8. Such a pretty scene! Absolute LOVE that tree, but the monoprint background is so wintry! Thank you for sharing today!

  9. LOVE this colorful Christmas card! All the details and the color is festive and FUN!
    Take care!

  10. Super card - love the idea that the sections can be raised by receiver to achieve a more 3D effect ! Thanks for sharing !

  11. This is FABULOUS! Wow, how cool is this card and layered tree! WOW!

  12. Great idea and a lovely
    Christmas tree! Love
    that it stands out.
    Carla from Utah

  13. Beautiful card! I love the dimension of the tree!

  14. Beautiful card! I love the dimension of the tree!

  15. I beyond loves this tree and I beyond love the background!!!!

  16. Lovely card Janelle. Thanks for sharing your tips with us. Judy in Iowa

  17. Love the tree.
    The 3-D effect is great.
    thanks for sharing.

  18. the christmas tree looks so beautiful, I lvoe your card!!!!

  19. Love how you created the dimensional tree!
    Sue in Ohio

  20. Beautiful card. I love the background.

  21. What a fantastic project. Love it.

  22. This is such a beautiful card. Thank you for the great instructions.

  23. Great tree. Thanks for the tutorial.

  24. That tree is awesome. Love how you gave it dimension. TFS

    Teresa in California


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