First, I took a standard size A2 white card and covered it with Dark Green Cardstock. I do that with these smaller size card because I want the base of the card to sort of act as the matting for all the pieces of paper. I don't want to make the paper pieces any smaller...which is what I would have to do if I did a matting for each. TIP: One thing i've learned is that when your done tracing the card onto cardstock you have to add 1/8 of an inch to the height. That's because you take up that 1/8 inch when you have to fold the card. If your using The Design Studio just add .125 inch to the height. If your using a ruler the 1/8 mark is the first line after the inch mark.
I cut all the paper strips with my Fabulous Find Cricut Cartridge. I ran the Bazzill “Bank Roll” green cardstock through Cuttlebug's Snowflakes Embossing Folder. I used my Ink Applicator Tool along with Peeled Paint ink and ran it across the embossing to being it out. After the paper are attached I added the wooden tree. It came completely painted. The one thing I added were Faux pearls. I added them to the circles that were painted on the tree. I also added some star gems. I needed a very strong adhesive to keep it in place because it is kind of thick. I used Glossy Accent but you could also use glue dots.
Then I cut a Spellbinder label 5 and added a heat embossed “merry christmas” to it. I added a small stocking to the right and a couple round candy's.
A2 White Card base ( 4 x 5.5)
Fabulous Finds Cricut Cartridge
Spellbinder Die Cut Label 5
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder “Snowflakes”
Fiskars “Tis the Season” clear stamps
Distress Ink: Peeled Paint and Ranger's Ink Applicator Tool
“Celebrate it” Small Stocking and the Wooden Shaped Tree
Creatology Candy Canes
White Embossing Powder by Ranger
Recollections Faux Pearl
Foam Sheets for dimension
The Paper Studio Star gems
Adhesive:Glossy Accents, Glue Dots, Tape Runner
The Paper Studio (hobby lobby): Holidays Dots, Candy Cane Stripes
Bazzill “Bank Roll” (light green cardstock)
Core'dinations Red Cardstock
There is also a Cricut CUT file available at the URL below if you want to download it. It fits an A2 size card which is 5.5 x 4 inches. It uses the Fab Finds Cartridge.