November 19, 2014
A folded Christmas tree
This is the first of our November card class projects. Simple but elegant and a great design if you need to make many cards for the season.
I used a Close To My Heart paper packet from last year, but any other festive paper will work as well. For this Christmas tree you will need a double sided paper otherwise the tree will show some of the white backing.
The tree is folded from a half circle. In this case I used a 4" circle cut in half. The stem is made from the Close To My Heart golden glitter trim. I love this trim. I comes in many more colors and is already backed with adhesive.
I adhered a piece of design paper to the card base. My tree was glue on a piece of black cardstock which enhances the colors and makes the gold trim really pop. I used tiny thin foam squares to hold the folded corners of the tree down. The thin foam piece give a little dimension without making your cards to bulky. A few gold embellishments are draped around the tree and I stamped "Merry & Bright" on the bottom with our chalk inks. The ink color I picked was a little dark, but you can still see it on the card.
The black cardstock is raised with foam dots of the card base.
With my Christmas cards I like to stamp a little phrase inside to make them even more special.
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How about making this card in one of my card classes? I offer small classes at my home or if you have a couple of friends that like to come together and make some of these cards, I will come to you place as well. Contact me which days are still available and what other projects I am currently offering.
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