Extreme Cards and Papercrafting: Sliceform Christmas Tree with Angled Slices

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Nov 10, 2017

Sliceform Christmas Tree with Angled Slices

Why is this sliceform papercraft tree special?  The slices fan out from the center axis at increasing angles rather than being perpendicular to the center slice.

Sliceform pop up card Christmas tree



Compare to this conventional Christmas tree sliceform pop up card with perpendicular slices.



Assembly is like any sliceform.  Because this cut file is designed to be a pop up card, I have configured the slots to lock the pieces so they won't fall apart even if you turn the card upside down and shake it!




Make it!

How to make a sliceform Christmas tree pop up card with diagonal slices




Click to download file set: Silhouette Studio, PDF,  SVG (how to use my SVG files in Cricut Design Space). Files download for free. A huge thank you to the many readers who support my site with a small contribution when downloading.  Pay what you wish for the tutorial and to support this site.   Suggested contribution for this project is $1.99.


pieces for sliceform Christmas tree pop up card

Finished size of card is 4.25" square.

Cut and score tree pieces: black lines are cut lines, green lines are score lines.  
Cut and score card base: black cut lines, green score lines.
Cut 2 pieces of decorative paper to cover front and back of card, each 4" x 4".


In this tutorial I have used rainbow colors to help you see the process. 

cut out pieces of sliceform Christmas tree pop up card



Video showing assembly of pieces 1 and 2.


Pieces 1 and 2 slide together.  Put the feet of piece 1 through the center slot of slice 2. 


sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

Bend slice 1 and bow out center slot of slice 2 to get the top in place.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

Video showing addition of pieces 3 and 4.



Slide piece 3 through into the next slot of piece 1.  Push it through only as far as the long slot of piece 3.  Use that slot to slide the piece down, swing the piece in,  and hook in small top slot.  

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

Slide piece 3 as far up as it will go, fold up the little foot at the bottom,  slide the piece to the left and into place. Unfold foot.
sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

Repeat with the other piece 3, on the opposite side of the tree.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

Add piece 4, on opposite sides of tree.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

Piece 4 joins to both piece 2 and pieces 3.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

Video showing addition of pieces 5 and 6.




Add pieces 5, one on either side.


sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

Piece 5 attaches to piece 2 and pieces 3.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly


sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

Add piece 6.  Piece 6 slots to THREE pieces: piece 1, piece 4, and piece 5.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly


Video showing addition of pieces 7 and 8, and insertion into base card.




Add piece 7 on piece 1.  
Add the second piece 7 to the adjacent piece 2--NOT on the opposite side of the tree.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly



Bend up the feet of piece 8.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

Slide piece 8 onto the remaining side of piece 1 and 2.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly

The feet should look like this, adjacent to each other.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card assembly


Notice there is an empty slot left on pieces 1 and 2.  It has no function except I like the way it looks!

Now insert the tree into the card base using the feet.

Flatten the tree with the two sets of feet on top of each other.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card base card assembly

The bottom feet go into the slot on the right-hand side of the card.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card base card assembly



Push them through to the back.


sliceform Christmas tree pop up card base card assembly


Partially close the card and push the top feet through the slot on the left-hand side of the card.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card base card assembly

Close the card and pull the feet all the way through.

sliceform Christmas tree pop up card base card assembly

When they are all the way in, they will bend easily on the score lines.  Tape across both sets of feet.


sliceform Christmas tree pop up card base card assembly


Adhere decorative paper to front and back of card to cover the feet.


sliceform Christmas tree pop up card decorate front and back

5 comments :

claude said...

very nice!
thank you for the tutorial

evmiles said...

Awesome! Thank you

xstitcher said...

Love the tree and tried to download the SVG version but i dont see
it when i download the file.

Carol P said...

The svg files are definitely there.

You have to extract the zip file.
There are five files: 2 svg files, 2 studio files, 1 pdf file.

Please email me and I will send them to you directly.

Robyn said...

thank you. can't wait to try this one!