I'm back with the Folded Christmas tree tutorial. I've never done this before so I hope it all makes sense. The best way for me to learn how to do something is by someone showing me and you might be the same, so here goes! The supplies needed to make this project are very basic. A 12 x 12 sheet of designer paper, the single sided works best because the thinner the paper the easier it is to fold. Especially the smallest square! You'll need your paper trimmer, a bone folder helps and an adhesive of your choice.
The next step is to cut your squares. The first square is 3"x3", the second square is 2 1/2"x2 1/2", the third square is 2"x2", and the forth square is 1 1/2"x1 1/2".
Now we get to the folding part.
I've drawn pictures for you because it was hard to see the fold lines on my patterned paper.
The first in the series of pictures is folding your square in half and creasing it.
The next picture is folding your square in half again in the other direction and creasing it.
The next picture shows folding the square from corner to corner each way and creasing it.
The next step is to fold the square in half after you've done all that.
Now, you will fold it to look like the first triangle shape pictured by pushing the top left and right outside corners toward the bottom center. You'll end up with a triangle, a puffy triangle.
Next you'll take the top section of this triange and fold it in to meet the center scored line and do the same with the opposite front side so it looks like the one in the center of the picture above.
You now have a "tree part". Fold the other 3 squares just like the first one and you can build your tree from the bottom up by stacking them one on top of the next, largest to smallest. Stick your tree together with the adhesive of your choice. I used a scrap of brown paper for the trunk of my tree, you can see my finished tree card pictured below.
The first Stampin' Up! background stamp I ever saw was Holiday Print, I loved it! It took me a long time to buy it and I haven't used it much. Retired as it is... The tree is from our tutorial of course, the star on top is from a package of star shaped sequins I have and I added "Christmas Stickles" to it because I was curious to see what it would look like. The Merry Christmas stamp is from Inkadinkado, my papers are White, Garden Green, Nut Brown, ThePaperMill.com Red Light and the patterned paper is by Frances Meyer. I had to unfold part of the tree to find that out!
Now... how about if you try the tree folding tutorial you post a comment with a link in my comments section so I can see yours too. Audience participation time!
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving yesterday, we had dinner out on the patio. If you know me you know I don't want to clean off my kitchen table! My kitchen is my stamping room. Besides, we're in Arizona and the high was in the 80's yesterday. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!