Wednesday, December 5, 2012

25 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS, DAY #15: Tea Bag Fold Christmas Tree Card...

Today's 25 Days of Christmas project is a CASE of previous Tea Bag Fold Tree cards (Scallop Christmas Tree Fold and Tea Bag Fold Tree) I have done with a little bit of a twist.  There are many different Tea Bag Fold variations.  This time I used one that is often used for origami layered stars, but I adapted it for a tree.  What I like about this one is that the front flap is one smooth piece instead of two flaps that some may have trouble getting to come together evenly.  Although I do still like the traditional one, too!  It also gives you a chance to see the Designer Series Paper better - which is a plus with this Be of Good Cheer DSP - the little red circles look like ornaments!

There is a FREE tutorial for the Tea Bag Fold Christmas Tree following the supply list.  Enjoy!

  • Stamp Sets – Mixed Medley (Hostess Only W#128054 $14, C#128057 $10)
  • Card Stock – Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Be of Good Cheer DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper (#127885, $4.95)
  • Ink – Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint (#116806, $5.95) for Champagne Shimmer Mist
  • Ribbon – Gumball Green 3/8" Stitched Satin (#126848, $8.95), Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine (#123125, $2.95)
  • Punches – l-1/4" Scallop Circle (#127811, $15.95), 3/4" Circle (#119873, $12.95), Merry Minis Punch Pack (#126882, $16.95)
  • Tools – Big Shot, Petals-a-Plenty Embossing Folder (#116824, $7.95), Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430, $3.95) 
  1. Cut four DSP squares measuring 3", 2-1/2", 2" and 1-1/2". 
  2. With right side down, fold paper diagonally corner to corner both ways unfolding after each fold.
  3. Then, fold in half both ways. Use a bone folder when folding for crisp creases. Unfold.  Your square should now look like diagram #1.
  4. Fold square in half as in diagram #2.  Grasp the left and right sides and push them down and inward toward the center.   When finished, your square will look like diagram #3 and when viewed from the top, it should resemble an "X".
  5. Pull the front left flap to the center as shown in diagram #4.
  6. Flatten the flap to form a kite shape as seen in diagram #5.  Be sure your bottom tip is directly under the peak of the triangle.  Flip over and repeat for the flap on the opposite side
  7. Repeat for all 4 squares. Adhere to your card beginning with the smallest.  Place the next tip inside the bottom of the previous one until all are done (diagram #6).  

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1 comment:

  1. This tree is adorable....thank you very much for the tutorial with pictures!!!!


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