Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Folded Christmas Tree Card Tutorial
This is one of my favorite Christmas cards to make. Last year I made the trees with just three squares and this year I made it with five. Its quick and easy once you get the hang of it. I am going to take you through the card from start to finish as there are a couple of quick tricks in putting it togeather to get this look.
Right, lets get going.
Fold a piece of A4 card in half to make your card.
Take a circle punch and out of some scrap card punch out a corner as shown below. I used a 1.5" punch from Xcut. It may take a few attempts to get a corner you like the look of but once you do you should keep it as a template for future cards.
Cut out 5 squares. I will give you the sizes I used for this card here but you will see it is just a case of dropping down by 10cm or 1/2 inch for each square.
Cut 5 squares: (1) 10cm x 10cm (2) 9cm x 9cm (3) 8cm x 8cm (4) 7cm x 7cm (5) 6cm x 6cm
(If you are using the XCut Guilloteen cut at 100 x 100, 90 x 90, 80 x 80, 70 x 70, 60 x 60 (cm))
(If you are measuring in inches. 4 x 4, 3.5 x 3.5, 3 x 3, 2.5 x 2.5, 2 x 2 (inches))
Take the largest triangle and take off the backing on the tape and slip it inside the pocket of the next triangle (the next size up). Play around with it until you get it looking nice and straight. I mostly use the lines on my craft mat to help me get it straight. Don't push it all the way up into the pocket, stick it only about half way down the inside of the triangle. See the photo below.
Cut a piece of white card to fit inside your card, leaving a nice boarder around it.
The photo below shows a little pizza box I made last Christmas with a class that uses a three square tree as a little topper.