Creations by Lynn Weiss ~ Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Folded Wintergreen Tree

This is a fun project to use up some of your scraps of Double-sided Designer papers. I learned how to create this fold last year at a group meeting where a member of my downline explained how to do it after I said it looked way too complicated for me to figure out! Thanks for teaching me Jodie!

Doing this fold reminds me of making a cootie catcher (remember those?) or a paper airplane. I guess the correct name for this fold is the Water Bomb Base Fold. There is a diagram with instructions if you want to download it here. However, I found it easier to follow by this list of instructions rather than looking at the diagram.

Cut 4 squares of Designer Paper: 3", 2-½", 2", & 1-½"

Fold each piece as follows:

  • Fold in half- open up
  • Fold diagonal- open
  • Fold diagonal other way- open up and lay flat
  • Now fold in the sides so you have what looks like a triangle
  • Fold left and right sides of the triangle in towards the middle
  • Stack on top of each other to form a tree

For the stamping part of this project: I first stamped the Celery card stock with the Canvas background and then added snowflakes with one of the stamps from Snow Flurries inked in Celery and then filled in with the little snowflakes stamp from Punch pals inked in Artichoke. I layered the tree on Artichoke and Soft Sky card stock, added a bit of Artichoke grosgrain for the trunk and a cute little snowflake button for the tree topper.

Give it a try!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That looks like fun! Thanks for sharing the directions. Not sure I will be able to make mine look like yours, but I'll give it a whirl....