Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Folded Christmas Tree

  Here is the next installment of my Christmas cards for 2011; the July edition.  This is a cool folding technique called tea bag folding that I stumbled upon while poking around on Splitcoaststampers.  It is super easy and I learned how to do it in about 2 minutes by watching this video and in no time at all I had an adorable folded Christmas tree.  This is a great way to use up some smaller pieces of DSP in a really unique way.

  I'm trying to be good and use up some retired DSP since Stampin' Up! is having the awesome buy 3 get one free sale and I only have so much space in the stamp room.  What's a stamper to do?  I mounted it on a panel of textured Very Vanilla and the tree trunk is also Chocolate Chip textured cardstock.  I added a little bit of Very Vanilla seam binding because I have to have some ribbon my cards otherwise they just seem naked...especially Christmas cards.  The sentiment is from the great new set Petite Pairs and I punched it out and adhered it with dimensionals.  The final touch is the rhinestone on top of the looks kind of like a star right?

  So how far along are you on your Christmas cards?  Now is a good time to get started!  Check out the Holiday Mini catalog on September 1 to get some great ideas for your holiday projects!

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Petite Pairs

Ink: Cherry Cobbler

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip textured, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Very Vanilla textured, Jolly Holiday DSP (retired)

Accessories: circle punches, rhinestones, Very Vanilla seam binding


  1. Great card, Amanda! Love the teabag folding - you rock, my friend!!! Christmas card collection numbers one so far! Tee hee!!! Hugs...

  2. What a fun technique. I'll have to give it a try. I've read about the tea bag folding also & wondered what it was all about. I have done nothing but think I should get going on my Christmas cards. Really want to do a few more this year; probably won't be doing them for all though since that is just way too many for me.

  3. So cute! I want to try that. It's time to dust off my scrapbook/stamping table and get back to work! Your cards always inspire me!

  4. Amanda, thank you sooooo much for posting this gorgeous tree and the link to make it! I am a volunteer in an aged care facility and the residents are loving the trees and having great fun making them! Also, I had promised to make about 90 Christmas cards for another aged care facility and these trees will be brilliant for the cards. God bless you! Juliette in Australia


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