Monday, October 13, 2008

More Origami Christmas Tree Cards

This weekend I went to visit my mom and dad for Thanksgiving. My sister and her husband and my son and his girlfriend also joined us. Us girls had a couple of scrappin' sessions and I taught them how to make the origami Christmas tree card that I learned how to make at ScrapShotz during World Card Making Day. Here are their wonderful creations!


This is the tree my Mom made. I actually finished decorating the card for her while she made dinner for us. I used some Fantastic Freeze rubons for the finishing touches.



This is the card my son's girlfriend made. It was her first time doing anything like this and she really enjoyed it. Hopefully we'll get to do it again soon. She added a stamped greeting to the front of the card and inked the edges. The tree top is made from two stamped snowflakes, one pink and one yellow, layered on top of one another and then a bit of bling added to the center.





We tried putting a stamped greeting on the inside but the stamping didn't work that well so we had to improvise. We decided to line the inside with the same patterned paper used to make the tree, in part to cover up the botched up stamping, and then stamp the greeting on a peice of paper and stick it on the patterned paper. She also punched a snowflake from the patterned paper and added that to the white paper. I love how it turned out!



This is the card my sister made. She liked the look of the tree tilted. She also used punched snowflake for a tree top and decided to punch some snowflakes from the front of her card for an added touch.



She used patterned paper and then white paper on the inside of her card and added the punched snowflakes from the front of the card to the inside of the card. I the finished look!



As I mentioned in my previous post when I shared the card that I made, I played with the measurements because I like to make my cards to fit normal letter size envelopes. Here is my card again and here are the measurements I used for my card:



The card base is made from a piece of 7 x 6 1/4 card stock scored at 3 1/2 to make a 3 1/2 x 6 1/4 card, the perfect size for a normal letter size envelope. Then I adhered a 6 x 3 1/4 piece of cardstock and a 5 2/4 x 3 piece of patterned paper to the front. To make the tree I used 6 squares of patterned paper - 1/2 inch, 1 inch, 1 1/2 inch, 2 inch, 2 1/2 inch, and 3 inch. The trunk of the tree was made with a 1/2 x 1 1/2 cardstock. The ribbon is 3 3/4 inches and is tucked around the cardstock adhered to the front of the card. I also used three small Glitter Glamour snowflakes to add a little bling.

I'd love to see your creations if you decide to give it a try.

13 comments:

StampinCathy said...

I just love all your cards. They are so pretty. I like how you have one tilting. I just love origami.

paper bag create said...

Beautiful cards! Love the different versions! Smiles.

Virginia said...

Hi Jacqueline! I can't tell you happy I am to see that you have shared this origami Christmas tree with so many people! Beautiful job! Thanks for doing my challenge!

Just Jess said...

wow great trees!!!

Jean Marie said...

What fun you all must have had!!
Thanks so much for the link...will be giving this a try!!
Your the best!

Denise said...

Your cards are so amazing!!!!!! I love them!

Tamara S. said...

oh I love this, I've never seen this tree before....what a different type of card....

Tamara S. said...

I couldn't wait to try this out, thanks for the inspiration, here is my card

my card

melody said...

girl..those tree cards are rawkin kewl..thankx for the inspiration..i so gotta try one!

Nathalie said...

wow I really love the idea!

Ali said...

Jacqueline, these are gorgeous... WOW-eee!! Took my breath away! TYFS the results of ur scrappin' time w/ us! :O) --A

Cheryl said...

I love these! Just finished making two of them to put up on my blog and will link to you!

Cheryl said...

Here is the link for my card.
http://neverenoughstamps.blogspot.com/