Thursday, December 9, 2010


This is the second card from my Technique Tuesday class.  This one features the Teabag Fold Tree technique.   I learned this technique many, many years ago when I was making lots of origami.  It's funny, but you forget about those "oldies, but goodies" techniques until someone newer to papercrafting reminds you that there are lots of people who don't know these techniques!  One of my downline wanted to learn this technique, so we tackled it this week. 

I made the card very simple so that all the focus could be on the Tea Bag Tree technique.  After completing the tree, you can use the 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon as garland and brads or circle punches for ornaments, if desired.  I also made a another card with this technique using the Scallop Squares Duo die and the Scallop Square Punch that I will share tomorrow.  Enjoy!

  • Stamp Sets – Contempo Christmas (W#118734 $15.95, C#120594 $11.95)
  • Card Stock – Real Red, Old Olive, Jolly Holiday DSP
  • Ink – Real Red, Old Olive Classic
  • Punches – Modern Label (#119849, $16.95)
  • Accessories – Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95)
  • Tools – Big Shot, Stars #2 Die (113461, $15.95), Punch Windows Movers & Shapers Die (#115953, $29.95), Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder (#117335, $7.95)

  1. Cut four squares measuring 3", 2 1/2", 2" and 1 1/2" from DSP.
  2. With right side down, fold paper diagonally corner to corner (forming triangle) both ways unfolding after each fold. Then, fold in half (forming rectangle) both ways. Use a bone folder when folding to get good creases. Unfold.
  3. Fold paper in half by creasing on the diagonal folds and pushing the half fold towards center as shown in sample above. 
  4. Then fold the two front flaps forward towards the center making sure they meet in the middle directly under the peak.
  5. Repeat for all 4 squares. Adhere to your card beginning with the smallest one. Place the next tip inside the pocket of the previous one until all are done.  Add a stem to your tree, if desired.

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