Friday, December 2, 2011

Tree Time Again!

Hello Stampers and welcome back to The Classic Card!

I had a fun day babysitting Allie yesterday, and now I'm back to share a very fun card with you.  As promised on Wednesday, it is another folded tree card.  Unlike the first card I showed you, this one doesn't appear to be simple.  But please don't be intimidated by all the folds.  It really isn't difficult. 

This adorable card was designed by Kathy Milano, one of the talented demonstrators in my downline.  Kathy is known for coming up with cards that everyone in our demonstrator group loves, and this one is no exception.  I think you'll love it too.  Check it out...

Here's what Kathy used to create this card:

The Sentiment is from the Christmas Lodge stamp set, page 29 of the Holiday Mini catalog.  If you didn't purchase this set yet, you might want to make sure you get it before the Holiday Mini expires on January 3rd. It is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green on Whisper White cardstock.  The panel is then backed with Garden Green and Crumb Cake card stock.  The base of the card is also Crumb Cake, topped with a Cherry Cobbler panel which has been embossed with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. 

And now for the tree... isn't it cool?  It is made with the Frostwood Lodge Designer Paper on page 28 of the Holiday Mini catalog.   You'll need to cut 4 squares of Designer Paper in the following sizes:
3" square, 2 1/2 " square, 2 inch square, and 1 1/2 inch square.  Then fold each square like this...

Fold the square in half, then open.  Fold in half the other direction, open. Fold the square diagonally, open. Fold diagonally the other way, open up and lay the square flat.  Fold in the sides so you have a triangle.  Fold the left and right sides of the triangle to meet in the middle.  Fold all the squares like this, then stack one on top of the other to form the tree.  A Fire Rhinestone Brad, p. 198 of the big catalog adds the perfect touch to the top of the tree.  If you try folding the squares and just can't "get it," email me and I'll send you an actual folded square so you can see exactly how it is done.  Thanks to Kathy for allowing me to share her great card with you. 

Well, that's it for today, stampers!  I'm sure we all have a busy weekend ahead of us as we prepare for Christmas.  Putting up the tree, baking, stamping Christmas cards, shopping, wrapping-- whatever this weekend finds you doing, don't forget to step back and take a minute to feel the joy of the season.
Have a great weekend and I'll meet you back here on Monday for another classic card.


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