Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ORIGAMI CHRISTMAS TREE

I've seen many of these Origami Christmas Trees, and was finally motivated to try one after seeing THIS ONE by LeeAnn Greff . LeeAnn also provides wonderful, easy-to-follow instructions on the same post. I couldn't believe how easy it was to make!

I chose to keep the overall card fairly simple and let the dimension of the tree be the focal point. In case you're wondering, the tree easily lies flat to fit into an envelope. I chose to use designer paper from the I Wish Simply Scrappin Kit. The star and the sentiment (LOVE & HAPPINESS each day THROUGH THE YEAR) are both self-adhesive die cuts from this kit. I used the Priceless Classy Brass Template to paper pierce the Real Red CS 1 1/4" circle behind the sentiment. The scallop borders created by the Scallop Border Punch are also paper pierced which is difficult to see in the photo. I used my Scor-Pal to score the designer paper squares for the tree, but you could fold and use a Bone Folder to crease. RECIPE
Paper: I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit, Old Olive, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White CS
Tools: Scallop Border Punch, Priceless Classy Brass Template, Paper Piercing Tool & Mat Pack, 1 1/4" Circle Punch
Embellishments: Self-Adhesive Die-Cuts from I Wish Simply Scrappin' Kit (sentiment & star)
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals

16 comments:

Angie Tieman said...

Wowzers! This is gorgeous!! I love how you kept it clean, it's so striking! Love it!

dasimonds said...

Your Origami Tree came out
Fabulous...Beautiful Card!!
* I'm going to give it a try :)
TFS

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is STUNNING Nancy!!!

Tara said...

so cute! I haven't seen one before...I am gonna have to make one! :)

Joan B said...

This is fabulous. So cute!

Allison said...

This looks great. I love the papers you chose for it.

LeeAnn Greff said...

Thanks for the case Nancy! I'm flattered!
Love your tree.

Ashley said...

Oh my goodness...this is fabulous! Thanks for sharing! So talented you are! :)

Alexandra said...

This is fabulous Nancy - what an awesome tree!!! I want to try it!! Love the dsp you used, the card looks beautiful! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Jackie Pedro said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Nancy!!!

Kylah Marro said...

This is awesome! I am def going to make one! TFS Nancy!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Gorgeous card...what a cool Christmas card and the sentiment die cute is fabulous...I really had to read to see how you did that!

Dawn Easton said...

I'm playing catch up Nancy, been a busy week....lol

This is amazing! It looks difficult but thanks for the link, maybe I'll give it a whirl sometime soon!

Hope all is going well with you my friend!

Stacey Schafer said...

so cool, nancy! love the origami tree:)

Lisa Brown said...

This is GORGEOUS! Congratulations!

Take care of that foot! Hugs, Lisa

Jennifer Meyer said...

Awesome card Nancy, I can see why it won! You are so talented and I LOVE seeing what you create next!!

Take care of that foot! Hugs, Jennifer :)