Monday, December 1, 2008

A True Paper Craft!


Happy Glorious Monday!!! How's that for trying a positive attitude? lol! I wanted to share with you a card I made over the weekend. I was so inspired by an article (and project) that I saw in Card Creation's magazine last month. I had to try it. Now keep in mind that I need everything to be EZ PZ for me to follow along. For my easily distracted mind, I kinda got lost in the instructions and ended up making this tree instead of the medallion that they featured. I have to tell ya that I had a lot of fun creating it and I hope that a few of you might try this amazingly easy design. Thanks for dropping by! (hugs)

Here's how I did it:

First cut four squares: 1@ 1 1/4
2@ 2 1/2
1 @ 3 1/4

Now fold each square the same way:
First point to point


Then unfold and fold in half:


Now fold each side to the center:

(This is how the 3-D look is achieved)!

You are now ready to form your tree. It's just that easy!


(Start with the smallest square and end with the largest).
Next, Cut a piece of brown cardstock for the trunk.

*I attached mine with glue dots which is both quick and secure.

19 comments:

DanaBee said...

Hi Joanne I like your tree and its easier to make then the tree I made it has less folds.
DanaBee5

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Cindy Haffner said...

Joanne love that treee, super directions, TFS.

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous attitude and a beautiful card! I love paper folding. Your tree is just perfect.
Take care
Karen x

Sharon said...

What a great card, Joanne!

Curt in Carmel said...

The card is beautiful! I love this! I love the fact that you showed us how you did it! Thanks so much! Great stuff! Best, Curt

Carolyn Bounds said...

Beautiful!!! I love that gorgeous paper!!! You have convinced me to try another one of your amazing creations:o) I will try to post it later this week!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Cheryl said...

These are so much fun to make!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Super tutorial. I love teabag folding. Awesome. Great card!

Crafty Connie said...

Thanks for the instructions to a very great card!

Diane said...

Hey Joanne,that is a cool tree,I made one last year. Yours is very nice! That workout is really good,
I'm going to try and do it 4 to 5 times a week.I go for my weigh in tonight,hopefully I stayed the same,don't think I've lost anything.
We'll see tonight! Have a super week Joanne!

Shirley said...

Of course you know I am going to have to try one of these! I love yours. It is Old World Vintage elegant! I love what you did with the top too! Beautiful!

Catherine said...

love your directions, this is very pretty.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

Beautifully done. Great tutorial for this awesome card!

Lauri said...

WOW!!! Thanks for the instructions!! I am always looking for new ideas that are easy! This is great!!!

fishlips said...

Thanks Bunches for the how too... Your tree is so pretty and the paper is just so fantastic looking...Pretty Pretty!!!!

Deb Neerman said...

LOVE this, Joanne!! Even I can follow those directions, lol!

I miss you soooooooo much; I'll be better about comin' around to visit you, okeedokee?!?

And just so you know, part of the reason I'm not posting is that I'm currently having a huge problem with hot-linking and bandwidth theft.

I'm not gonna post any new photos until the thieves I've already got stop stealing my images and bandwidth. Hopefully, that'll be soon. But so far the parties concered refuse to remove my images ... it's always somethin', huh?

~Hugs, Deb

Curt in Carmel said...

You did a great job with this technique! Very impressive! But what is more impressive is your attitude! You are inspiring! Best, Curt

Cardmaking said...

That is a really nice craft. Thanks for the tutorial.

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