Pleated Christmas Tree Card

Hi everyone!  I hope your week has been great so far. My card for today is one I had a lot of fun making. I was inspired by a card I had seen on Pinterest. I made a pleated tree!

Have you ever made something inspired from something you found on Pinterest? I have made a lot of foods that I have seen on Pinterest, but not quite as many paper related projects yet.

This is a great project to make with leftover paper scraps because it really doesn’t take very much paper to make!


To make this pleated tree:
I cut up some strips of patterned paper at various lengths and widths. Some of the papers were already smaller scraps so I didn’t have to cut into full sized sheets of patterned paper. I wanted my tree to be whimsical so I didn’t do any measuring for the patterned paper strips. You could easily measure to make all your paper strips the same thickness so that your tree looks more uniform in shape.

The patterned papers all came from the This & That Christmas collection from Echo Park, which was part of the September SP Monthly Kit.

I took all the patterned paper strips and scored them at 1/4inch increments. Then I zig zag folded each strip & arranged them from shortest to longest.

I created the tree stump with another piece of patterned paper (also from the This & That Christmas collection).

I then started with the longest folded strip of paper and adhered it to the card with Glue Dots. I made it so that the bottom edge of the strip was rounded & the top edge was skinnier. Then I repeated the process with the other paper strips until the tree was complete.

To finish off the tree, I added a cut out star. The star was cut out from a Cricut cartridge, but I forgot which one.

I added a clean border to the edge of the card with a Spica gel pen.

Here’s another look at the finished card:

On the inside of the card, I used two of the stamps from the Holiday Insides 2012 stamp set.  The verse reads:

May your home be filled
with happiness,
your hearts with love,
your days with joy –
at Christmas and always.

The verse was stamped in red ink. Then underneath the verse I stamped “Merry Christmas” in green ink!

And there is plenty of room underneath that for your own handmade sentiment and signature.

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed my project for today. I will be back tomorrow with another one for ya! See you soon!

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7 thoughts on “Pleated Christmas Tree Card

  1. How cute is the tree on your card? A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E. What a great use of scraps also. Have made rosettes but not a tree so will have to try this. Your inside sentiments are perfect. Love this card, Sami!

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