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