Saturday 27 July 2013

Folded Christmas tree card

It's Karen's turn to set the challenge for the Christmas Card Club and she asked us to make a card that included a teabag/origami folded topper. This was indeed a challenge for me! I played around with a few ideas, but then settled on making a teabag folded tree following this Youtube link.

All papers, including the gold foiled vellum beneath the tree were all from my Christmas offcuts box and the stars were from Poundland. I inked the bottom edges of the tree sections with a copic pen.

The fold foiling on the vellum doesn't show up there, but you get some idea of what it looks like from this close up on a section:

This is also for:

Facebook A card a day
Pixie's crafty snippets week 83
Corrosive 179: fancy folds
Fussy & fancy 94: more than one fold
2 creative chicks 4: 3D
Gingerloft: trees
ABC Christmas: O Christmas tree
Sparkles Christmas 30: Christmas trees
Hiding in my craft room 108: Christmas in July
Cards for men 15: Christmas in July
The pink elephant 209: monochromatic
Crafting by designs: Christmas in July
Crafting for all seasons 57: Christmas in July
Creative Belli 174: Christmas (used old papers)
DL.ART thankful Thursday 114: Christmas in July
Fairytale 72: Christmas in July
Crafty catz 193: Christmas in July
Jellypark friends: Christmas in July
Left of center 11: Christmas in July
Little scrap pieces fun Friday: Christmas in July
Totally gorjuss 194: Christmas in July
Always playing with paper: anything goes Christmas
Crimbo crackers 46: anything goes
Paper playtime 15: pattern paper
Penny's 137: bling it on
Craft lovin 5: anything goes
Eclectic ellapu: anything goes
Crafts4eternity R134: anything goes
A random Thursday 7: anything goes
Kaboodle 181: anything goes
Inky linky 24
DL.ART July: anything goes
Sister act 17: anything goes
Make it Monday 150
Inspire me Fridays 113
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  1. Very nice Hazel! Think I am going to have to give this fortnights challenge a miss...
    Getting a wee bit overwhelmed with getting ready for our trip. I have next fortnights done but will have to catch up thos one when I get back!

    I love the richness of the green oaoer you used for the tree. It is a neautiful shade of green!

  2. Wonderful paper folding, Hazel! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  3. Beautiful card Hazel, love the papers you've used, they look so rich. The folded tree looks awesome :) Cathy x

  4. Lovely Hazel...have seen that tree several times and never made it.. may have to try it!!

  5. Beautiful tree Hazel- I did a few of these a couple off Christmas's ago a lot of work, but well worth the time
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  6. Oooh, how clever Hazel. Love the tree and it's a great way ti use up snippets for sure!

    Hugs, Di xx

  7. A great origami Christmas tree Hazel. I'm going to have to get my skates on - I forgot, believe it or not!! Christine xx

  8. Hi Hazel
    Fabulous card..... This tree is the only tea bag folding i know......
    Hugs Sylvie xxx

  9. Hello....lovely Christmas card, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week x carol

  10. Hello Haze, gorgeous card, lovely folds and I love the colours and design, Kate x

  11. This is beautiful. Simple and yet so very very elegant.
    Hugs Mrs A.

  12. This is lovely Hazel - I think I could do this fold now. I love the vellum you used to make your tree, I am just off to see if I can make something with teabag folding. Ooops!

    Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

  13. LOL Hazel looks like we had the same idea and used the same tutorial from YouTube its fab hun huggles Sue xx

  14. The tree is awesome! Nice card! Thank you for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

  15. So pretty. I've never tried the tea bag folding, you've done a fabulous job of it. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges this week.

  16. Hi Hazel, this is fabulous, I love the folded tree. Gorgeous papers and the stars are super.
    Hugs Sue W.

  17. This is such a wonderfull card for christmas! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

  18. Oh I like this Hazel, i've not done tea bag folding for ages but it works really well on your tree.
    Sue x

  19. This is lovely, Hazel. I love the folded tree. Elizabeth xx

  20. Clever girl.....I am afraid that this challenge defeated me so well done!....lovely card....hugs Margaret

  21. Gorgeous tree. Great folding.

  22. Beautiful folding Hazel, thank you for joining in. I'm so amazed at how good you've all done as a lot have never done this before! Karen x

  23. Lovely folds on this gorgeous xmas card
    Thanks for joining in at Pennys Paper Crafty Challenge this week
    Hugs katie x

  24. How very effective is this. Fabulous. Hope to see you in future challenges.

    Elaine aka Ellapu
    Owner of
    Eclectic Ellapu
    Altered Eclectics

  25. Very beautiful card. I love your christmas tree. Thanks for playing with us at Fussy & Fancy challenge.

  26. Hi Hazel - thank you for stopping by Gingerloft and entering your lovely Christmas tree card - Best wishes in the draw! Enjoy your week! Gail DT

  27. Pretty card ! Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.
    Good Luck !!

  28. What a pretty Christmas card! Love the folded tree

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sister Act Card challenge

    Angeline DT

  29. A great folded Christmas tree Hazel. Thanks for joining us for our Christmas in July Challenge at CFAS, and good luck.
    Cindy DT

  30. Love how you have created your folded Christmas tree. Great design. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

  31. Stunning creation Hazel and thank you for joining in our challenge at Sparkles Christmas Challenge Christmas Tree good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  32. This is awesome Hazel! Love how your tree protrudes from your card front! Fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at A.R.T. and joining our ANYTHING GOES CHALLENGE this week! Hope you'll join us again next week!
    A.R.T. DT

  33. Wonderful Christmas card Hazel. Love the tea bag folded tree with stars.
    Thanks for joining us at Cards for Men this week. hugs, Pat K x

  34. Absolutely Beautiful!!
    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥
    ♥ 2 Creative Chicks Challenges ♥

  35. Wow! Your card is beyond stunning! I love your paper folding! I am already a follower or I would join again!!!! Love, love, love it!

    Thank you for joining us at Totally Gorjuss!
    Marie XX

  36. Fab folds! Such a creative Christmas Card ... thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men!

  37. Oooh Hazel what a fabby Christmas Tree. Love it.
    Dawn xx

  38. Fantastic card Hazel, thanks for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 eternity hugs x

  39. FAB card, Hazel. Great colours and papers. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

  40. This is a fabulous Christmas card Hazel, thank you so much for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

  41. Beautiful! Thanks for playing with us at hiding in my craft room!


  42. So elegant. Love that folded tree. I must have a go at it.
    xxx Asha
    Sunny Summer Crafts
    Sorry I'm late visiting, Hazel. No excuse. I just plum forgot. ooops!

  43. Lovely idea for a card, great technique. Thank you for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends. Mel :o)


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