This card is for my lovely friend Nancy Dawson and thanks to her email this morning I went and dragged out a template that I had forgotten I had. This is what I call my ‘Lace Xmas Tree’ template and really it is because it is based on the ‘lace paper folding’ techniques that you use to ‘braid’ card stock. You may remember and earlier ‘Circle Braid Template’ I shared here or the spine braided card here. Basically, this Christmas Tree uses the same technique of cutting along a few lines and then folding to create a pattern.
It is a really simple look but getting those cut and score lines to match up ‘just right’ can be a little tricky. So I have created a template for you in my ‘Tutorial Store’. Just click on the tab on the top bar and scroll down until you see it under ‘Lace Xmas Card’ (my tutorials/templates) are alphabetically listed). The final look of your Christmas Tree can be as simple as you like or you can really ‘step it up’ to get something really special like this version.
I have a video to show you how to score and fold the tree just in case you need a little hint or two on how this one comes together.
Thanks to Nancy for the prompt and hope you enjoy making this one!