Thursday, November 6, 2008

Parade of Trees #4

I saw this tree on a couple of blogs and just couldn't resist doing it. It is completely folded paper and no stamping at all.

The tree itself is made by doing 2 sheets of Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Snowflakes, cutting them into the squares listed below, edging them with scalloped scissors or cutting them with dies and then folding them. Glue and glitter were then added to the scalloped edges too. The star is a small ornament I bought a long time ago.

The background behind the tree is Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Swiss Dots. The frame around the tree is Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Snowflakes. It is edged in glitter. The blue on the ribbon is a really great match IRL for the Rhinestones, but alas, not in a picture. Ha! Below is a list of sites where you can either watch a video or see tutorials on how to do it:

How to Make an Origami Christmas Tree:
1. Origami Wow Christmas Tree Cards - You Tube Video OR she explains on her blog.
2. Origami Christmas Tree - Card of the Week Video
3. Word Instructions by Kardizzy

The rest of the card was very simple I used the complete 4.25X5.5 piece of Swiss Dots behind the 4.0X5.25 piece of Snowflakes with the oval cut out. The finished cardfront was mounted on a white folded piece of 5.5X8.5 piece of cardstock.

Supplies:

Origami Christmas Tree
:
1 8.5 Neenah Classic Laid Heather Green text or Cover paper (text would be easier to fold)
- 1 3" square sheet of paper
- 1 2.5" square sheet of paper
- 1 2" square sheet of paper
- 1 1.5 square sheet of paper

Background:
- 1 4.0X5.25 Neenah Classic Laid Heather Green text or Cover paper Ridges are imprinted in it
- 2 8.5 X 11 Neenah Paper Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth 80 lb. cardstock
- 1 Small contraband Christmas tree Star ornament
- Glue pen for around edges of oval frame and edges of scalloped squares.
- Fiskars Small scallop scissors or try Spellbinders squares too.
- Fiskars Oval template, or try Spellbinders Oval
- Mark Richards Crystal Stickers Elements Blue 5mm, 3mm
- Deco Art Glamour Dust Crystal - It looks and acts just like Dazzling Diamonds, but is much cheaper for more.
- May Arts Ribbon

Well, I have another project going, or 2 or 3 or........ Thanks for stopping by 'the blog' to look and share.

 

 Shirley

 

57 comments:

Theresa said...

Wow, Shirley, this is stunning! I love it!

Вера Храмова said...

Такую открытку я бы назвала “Волшебное Рождество!” Я восхищаюсь Вашим талантом, Ширли!

Deckled Edge Bindery said...

ooooooo! Paper crafts! I can hardly contain myself! Thanks for the great links

LadyDoc said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cindy Haffner said...

B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L

Gwen said...

Oh my gosh!! that is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!!! Thanks for the directions !!! :)

Sharon said...

This is soooooo beautiful!! Sharon

Suzanne C said...

WOW! Gorgeous.. This is lovely.. Who needs stamping when you can make something so beautiful!

Cheryl said...

Shirley they really are fun to make aren't they. Yours is absolutely gorgeous! So much fun to see the difference of them all. Looking forward to seeing your others.

The Country Rose said...

Shirley, that is just beautiful! Thank you for the links on how to make one. I'm going to do one of those!

Barb

Pam said...

WOW Shirley, this card is gorgeous and so different....I really like the shade of green you used too (also different!)!!!

Pam

Donna said...

Absolutely, jaw dropping, drool all over your keyboard gorgeous! This is the nicest card I've seen lately.

Heather said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love it!!!

Jackie said...

That is absolutely beautiful! I love the scalloped edges and sparkle on the tree - stunning!

Beth said...

Oh WOW girl friend you are just amazing you just keep popping out these beautiful works of art the detail in this is magnificent. Keep them coming

Beth said...

Oh WOW girl friend you are just amazing you just keep popping out these beautiful works of art the detail in this is magnificent. Keep them coming

Orion Designs said...

Wonderful! Thanks so much for the instructions.
Vicki

stampqueen said...

Love the Chritmas tree!!!!! Very nicely done - elegant colors too.
Tera

Phree said...

Oh this is why I so love to come and visit your blog! Love this card - it's simply gorgeous.

Peet said...

wow Shirly, this is so very, very gorgeous!!!!

Carolyn King said...

wow..so pretty!

Elena said...

Absolutely gorgeous! So gentle and very very beautiful! Love it!!! Thank you for tutorials!

Atty said...

WOW it's just beautiful. thanks for the directions.

Maria Matter said...

Ok, Shirley, I must first apologize for the drool on your blog....my mouth yet again is hanging open! This is incredibly awesome! If I get caught up this weekend, I will be trying this origami tree! Just stunning!
Blessings, Maria

Jose said...

Shirley that is beautiful!
Jose

Joanne said...

This is gorgeous Shirley! WOW! Hey, I have soemthing for you over at my blog! ;-)

Tammi said...

Ooohh Shirley that is lovely!! I love all that embossing, and what a cool tree! I really like the window, will have to try that. Have a great weekend! xx

Mothermark said...

Absolutely gorgeous Shirley! I love those trees! Its awesome!

Ann said...

WoWzA!!! Shirley, you've done it again! This is stunning! :D

Daniel Askeland said...

Wow.. beautiful cards! ;P

Greetings from Daniel
*Norway*

E.T said...

This is GORGEOUS! The colour that you have choosen is so nice!
I love this card! Thanks for the links, I will try it hopefully!

There is a guessing game on my blog. Please come and play!
You can invite others too!
VIBGYOR Krafts

tucker's mom said...

absolutely lovely... the best card you have done... just love it

Traci said...

Absolutely gorgeous! It is so elegant and beautiful. I love your star on top, what a find!

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

OMG, Shirley! This is so pretty! I can't wait to give this a try. Thanks for the link! You're the best!

Hugs,
Becky

Lyn S said...

Oh wow! Another stunner Shirley! I made a few of these cards last Christmas, but they weren't half as pretty as yours!

mochamama said...

very beautiful Shirley, love it!

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! Shirley this is just stunning! Love that dimensional tree in the oval and the ribbon, star and bling are all so perfect!

Nancy Y said...

this is just beautiful,
thanks for sharing!

Keri Lee Sereika said...

Ok now that is just drop dead gorgeous!!!

Vicki said...

WOW Shirley!! This is so amazing!! Totally gorgeous!! :)

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Wow, Shirley, this is WAY COOL!! I love it, your version is just beautiful, all the bling and Cuttlebugging too...wow (again, LOL).

Shirley said...

I think I found a link to your blog at Phree's...wow am I glad I came and looked around...tree card is stunning! I want to make one now...I think perhaps I am the "other" Shirley to you.

Kim Etherington said...

What a gorgeous tree. The cream cardstock with blue touches is gorgeous!

Lea said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, it's so very pretty and I love all the cuttlebug embossing. x

Free Spirit said...

This is stunning. I do not make cards but I am starting to ge into it and I will case this one if that is okay. Thank you for shring. I have to explore more. Later ........

Sharon Caudle said...

Oh my goodness Shirley!! This is GORGEOUS! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and for all your lovely comments!! It enabled me to be able to find YOU!!! Your work is beautiful!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Shirley this is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Hi Shirley... Lovely card! So soft and the CB embossing is an awesome touch. Very Elegant... Smiles! :)

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh my, this is gorgeous. I absolutely must give this a try. I love how you embossed them too!!
hugs, Jami

Donna said...

your card is GORGEOUS!!

Lastel said...

Gorgeous card , love the star embellishment too !

Suzanne said...

What a wonderful Christmas Tree!

Thanks so much for popping by and your lovely comments about my Cards!

Suze x

Sonia said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!

Shirley Fyfe said...

Oh - this is just gorgeous Shirley! Thanks so much for including the links too - I think I might have to make one of these too!

SmilynStef said...

Absolutely gorgeous ... such an elegant holiday card.

Norine said...

this is beautiful I have made alot of those trees but never thought to emboss it like that it looks great
Hugs
Norine

Fabrizio said...

Wow stunning Shirley, I've saw a tutorial on another blog and just made it my weekly card for my christmas challenge. Your card is gorgeous put mine to shame. X Fab

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