Monday, November 24, 2014

Origami Tree for Merry Monday

It's Merry Monday time again.

This week I'm the hostess and this is what I chose.


This is what I did after being inspired by these cards by
Princess Judy Palmer of Blog This


I don't do paper folding well, but I did manage to get these squares folded.

I used these directions done by Leann Greff.

I cut a 3" strip from DSP, then cut  3" x 3", 2 1/2" x 2 1/2", 2" x 2", 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares.
I had a 3" x 3" square left which I folded and just added to the bottom.

I loved the way it fit on the Filigree Frame embossing folder!

It even looks like a tree stand beneath the tree.
(Well to me it does anyway.)

It's a bit thick with the double sided paper.

I don't think it will make it through the mail.

I'm sure I'll find a home for it though.

I'm taking it over to
Pixies Crafty Workshop
My embossed piece and star were from snippets.

I hope you'll join us this week at 

I'm betting you can find some red, green and white 
to put on a Christmas card.

So glad you could stop by.

Enjoy!
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Card Recipe
Paper:  Solar White (Neena), Whisper White, Be of Good Cheer DSP (retired), Red Glimmer
Other:  Filigree Frame EF, Star Punch (retired)

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted


31 comments:

Hettie said...

This is beautiful Bonnie and I love it. I will be leaving the folding to you though...I gave Judy some Iris books as I didn't feel the need to do any!! LOL!
I have some serious catching up to do so will be around later this week.
Hugs
xx

Lori said...

Very cool tree, Bonnie!! Thanks for the instructions, I might just have to CASE this one - I love it! Have a wonderful week xoxox

jimlynn said...

Yep, looks like a tree stand to me too....and WOW!!!! What a gorgeous tree and card! Absolutely love this.
Lynn

Marisa said...

Great tree and card. Thanks for the instructions. Great thing for the kids to make :)

KimCreate said...

Nice card! I have never seen this folding technique, very cool. Hope I'll get to play this week!

Katie Melhus said...

Your tree looks like fancy origami and it's just lovely! Love your challenge this week, Bonnie :)

MaryH said...

Bonnie, I don't do tea bag folding, but looks to me like you've aced the technique. This pretty green tree is gorgeous against that lovely white embossing. I'll have to nip over to PJ's and see what inspired you. Haven't managed to get to visit her for a bit. The noise didn't stay too long, thank goodness, and we've sunshine trying real hard to stay put today. Warmer, but a bit windy. I'm playing catchup, and then hope to finish up something that should not be taking me so long!!! Hope you are all better by now. TFS & Hugs

Marybeth said...

Hi Bonnie ! I can't wait to see how this was done because it's simply gorgeous! You framed is beautifully with light embossing. So very elegant!
Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family.

Gibmiss said...

Hi Bonnie
Fabulous.... Love it...
Hugs Sylvie xx

JoAnn said...

So pretty. Love your folded tree and pretty embossed layer.

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your tree. You did a great job with it. The embossing on the background is perfect. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xo

Patty Albertson said...

So beautiful! Thanks for sharing the directions. Love the patterned paper you used!

scrappymo! said...

Cool idea...and I LOVE that EF...it is beautiful!

SARN said...

Great paper folded tree card Bonnie. Love it. xxx

stampingpeace said...

So creative!

Di said...

Wow Bonnie, just fabulous! Great use of snippets - and I spotted the little stand at the bottom of the tree even before you pointed it out! Thanks for the link - I need to try this one out ASAP!

Hugs

Di xx

laurie said...

This is so awesome! I saw it over at Merry Monday, I must have missed it at my last visit here...I had to come take a closer look!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Bonnie, this tree is adorable :) Love it!

tonilea said...

Love this tree. Would like to try it and show it to my stamping group. I looked at the other lady's site but I don't see what the 3 inch strip is used for. Maybe to attach the "branches" to? Anyway I am going to try it as soon as my company leaves. Yours looks different from the one on the other site and I like it better. Seems fuller. maybe it is because of the pattern? Thanks for sharing.
tonilea

OH Babs said...

Love the card Bonnie. In my card making group we made these trees but your embossed background paper is perfect.
Happy Thanksgiving

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Ooooooooohhhh - how pretty Bonnie! Love your tree!!

Deanne :)

Susan said...

Beautiful tree - and it looks so perfect framed in that embossing folder! And what a great Merry Monday challenge you chose - I really do love the traditional red and green. I'll get a card done today or tomorrow for it.

Karren said...

Wow, this is just so impressive, Bonnie! Love your 3D tree and a great challenge as well!

Sandy Dehon said...

Gorgeous Bonnie - really gorgeous. You knock my socks off!
Sandy xx

Greta said...

WOW! What an incredible card, Bonnie! This will certainly be treasured! Have a lovely Thanksgiving.

Loll Thompson said...

Such a fun design with the Origami folds Bonnie. LOVE this paper from SU! ... my favourite of all their Christmas papers. And you're right, the tree is framed beautifully with your embossed background. Loll xx

Cynthia said...

Gorgeous. You did a fabulous job with your oragami!! And I LOVE how it fit so neatly in that embossing folder open space. Lovely!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Another sensational card, Bonnie! I really LOVE this tree - just fabulous! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

kamroutsis said...

Fantastic and intricate card! Beautiful!!

Susan Joyce said...

Love your Origami tree Bonnie, lovely CAS design.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

How fun! I learned how to make these at my stamp club recently. I think I knew about it from somewhere deep in my past. They are fun to make and make a fabulous card. Yours turned out great!