Bright Origami Christmas Tree Card
download origami tree template below
Make this origami Christmas tree card using double side printed scrapbooking paper. I used Mykonos 8"x8" 2-sided paper from 7 Gypsies'.
Colorful Folded Tree Christmas Card
This isn't their Christmas collection but I chose to use it because I like the playful prints and the red and green color combination.
The background paper is from Cosmo Cricket - Social Club. I love the simple lined design and also the light washed out yellow color which kind of make the origami tree pops.
Card Making Supplies
used for origami christmas card
- white color cardstock 8.25" x 5.75"
- cosmo cricket - social club patterned paper 3.75" x 5.5"
- 7 gypsies - mykonos 2-sided patterned paper
- off-white color scrap cardstock
- paper trimmer or scissors
- black color ink pad
- jim holtz distress ink pad by ranger - aged mahogany color
- jim hotz distress ink pad by ranger - scattered straw color
- memento ink pade by for lasting impressions - cantaloupe color
- penny black's rubber stamp - merry christmas message
- star embellishment
- white color pencil
- corner rounder - 1/4"
- double sided foam tape
Card Making Instructions
- score and fold white colour card stock to make a blank 4.125" x 5.75" folded card
- use dauber inked with aged mahogany ink to colour around the edges of front of white folded card.
- use corner rounder to round off the four corners of white folded card as well as the lined yellow print paper.
- paste lined yellow paper on front of white card.
- daub memento - cantaloupe colour ink on top of yellow lined paper at the center.
- daub scattered straw colour ink around the cantaloupe color.
- go over with white colour pencil to form rays of light.
- download origami tree template.
- trace half circle pattern on 2-sided 7gypsies paper.
- trim and fold as indicated in template.
- color edges with aged mahogany ink.
- glue sides to form an origami tree.
- attache to front of card with glue - the tip of tree top against the rays of light.
- stamp merry christmas message on off-white colour cardstock.
- trim and edge with aged mahogany ink.
- attach to bottom of origami tree with double sided foam tape.
- attach star embellishment to top of tree with strong glue.
That's it! An origami christmas tree card for a very merry christmas greeting for any family member or friend. Use a different print scrapbooking paper or add glitters and other embellishment for a different look.
Folded Tree Christmas Card
by Beverly Robinson (Maine)
Note: The above card was inspired by Beverly Robinson's folded tree Christmas card below.
Beverly said, "This card was made from a free pattern I got online."
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