folded Vintage Xmas tree

Posted by on December 22, 2010 in Christmas | 0 comments

Some of my holiday cards this year were similar to this one:

Stamps: greeting from Holiday HappinessInk: Cherry Cobbler
Paper: “Deck the Halls” DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke
Accessories: Crochet ribbon, Early Espresso 5/8″ Grosgrain ribbon, Silver Glass Glitter, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Lg and Scallop Oval punches, Dimensionals
I was inspired by Connie Babbert whose original can be seen at http://inkspiredtreasures.com/tag/folded-christmas-tree/.
Here’s the steps:
Use the Circle Scissors Plus to cut a 5 1/4″ Circle. Cut that in half. The longest line is your first fold and starts about 1 1/4″ from the top.

Fold that over and secure with a little bit of adhesive.

Make a 2nd fold in the opposite direction. On each of the folds, you want to keep the top part even with the first fold and the bottom part pokes out about 1/4″ on the side. Secure with a little bit of adhesive.

Make a 3rd fold in the opposite direction and secure with a little adhesive.
You can see another sample by Meg Loven at http://lovenstamps.com/blog/2010/12/09/a-vintage-christmas-crochet-trim-buttons/. Her tree is taller and slimmer and the sides all line up and don’t poke out like my sample. Your tree can be slightly different in the size and the folds and still turn out great 🙂

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