Thursday, December 2, 2010

A Fun Fold

 There's a story behind this one!  Last year at convention, a friend of mine came back to the hotel room with a gorgeous folded tree swap.  Of COURSE I had to figure out the fold.  And this is my version of that tree fold.  What I love is that it looks 3-D but folds flat for mailing.  Double-bonus!  I really do like the way this tree shows off the beautiful Deck the Halls DSP.  I thought it looked a bit like quilting, so added the faux stitching. 
But then my brain got to whirling....what ELSE could I do with that fold?  Hmmmm.....and what would it look like if you layered them in a different way?  And could I make a snowflake out of it?  Eureka!
And so that's what I did!  I used some retired DSP, just in case it didn't turn out so great...and used two different designs of DSP...I kind of like it!  I was going to put a snowflake or flower in the middle, but that was too busy, so I finished it off with a glitter brad.  (Have I mentioned how much I love those things and how gorgeous they are?!?!) 
Now the challenge is to come up with more ideas using this fold.  Can you help me out with that?  I'd love to hear your ideas.
So, thanks for stopping by once again at the Stamping Station.
Blessings to you,
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  1. I love both of the folds on these designs. So pretty, Julie. I just picked up an origami book from the library and am going to see if I can figure some of it out. I love what you did here!

  2. The second one is cool too. I already gushed about the first one IRL. How about a sunflower?

  3. These are both so spectacular! I never thought about the fact that this folds flat for mailing...definitely a major perk!

    Looking at this fold it seems like it would make a pretty butterfly!

  4. Ooooh, what gorgeous cards, Julie!!! The folded images are just fabulous and how cool that they fold down for mailing...totally genius!!!!

  5. Won't you please, please share how you made the folds? Starting dimensions, and an unfolded piece with the lines darkened would be oh so appreciated! I would love to make some of these myself, and am always on the lookout for different folds! Thanks!


  6. Oh my...what gorgeous Christmas cards, Julie...I love the folded images and all the pretty colors and details!!!!