Saturday, January 14, 2012

Merry Monday #2: Dimensional Tree

I have to HURRY with this post, because my Denver Broncos, led by the national hero Tim Tebow, are already down a touchdown in the playoff game and the game just started.  They NEED to me to get with my family and start cheering.

Lesley, who does amazing sketches, has started a Merry Monday challenge to get us focused each week on a Christmas card stash.  It's the second sketch of the year.  I missed #1 but I hope never to miss again because our church card group makes SO many Christmas cards, a headstart would be such a relief!

This is a fold that has been around for some time and I never quite seem to get a card put together with it - but I love taking unique things up to the church card group and I think they will enjoy it!


It's an easy little tree to create.  Cut four squares - 1", 1 1/2", 2" and 2 1/2" (and you can keep going if you want).  Do these folds on each of the squares...

Fold it in half with your patterned paper to the inside.  Crease it and unfold it.


Fold it in half diagonally with your patterned paper to the outside (this is double-sided paper, but I am using the polka dots as my pattern.  Crease it and unfold it.


Fold it in half diagonally the other way with your patterned paper to the outside. Crease it and unfold it.


With your folds, you will be able to easily push the sides into the middle...


...and when they are all the way pushed in, you have a triangle.


Lay the triangle in front of you, base towards to you.  See the side that I have sticking up a little...


...fold it down so that the edges comes down the middle.


Then fold down the other side.


After you get all four sizes done - easily nest into each other to make a tree.  In this picture, I have already nested the bottom three - can you see how the top one is going to just slide right in!


Here's the Merry Monday sketch for this week.


Oh no, the Denver Broncos are now down two touchdowns!!

This is my second post for today - so read on!!

  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Short and Sweet
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Old Olive, River Rock, Real Red, Dashing dsp (very old!)
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Old Olive
  • Accessories: Fiskars border punch, red gems, red baker's twine

8 comments:

Shelia said...

oh my, this is so great!! I've seen these trees before and had no idea how to make them. Thank you for the tutorial. I'm going to give it a try. Your card is amazing!!

Jean McKenzie said...

What a great little tree and the card is so bright and cheery! Love the little border and the way you folded the wording banner! Very pretty!

Jenny said...

That's a neat fold Kim and it makes a fabulous tree...ooo another Christmas card challenge to check out too :)
Jenny x

Aileen said...

Super idea to get a start on your Xmas cards. I love the Christmas fold tree, your sentiment banner and the pretty border. x

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful little tree and it looks like it is still flat enough to mail. Thanks for the awesome directions.

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful little tree and it looks like it is still flat enough to mail. Thanks for the awesome directions.

H2 :) said...

What a sweet card Kim. Love the crisp colours & the cute tree. TFS :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I have missed soooo much ... being off line! I have wanted to try this idea for a couple of years ... and never seem to get around to it! Thanks for the reminder! Hugs xxx