Saturday, 15 November 2014

Christmas Card Club Challenge # 24 - Tea Bag Folding/ Origami

Hi Crafters,
This is a day early but I have a DT post tomorrow and I'd rather do a separate post.
It's time for another meeting of our Christmas Card Club and this time it was Karen's turn to choose a theme.... and she picked a challenging one for me - Tea Bag Folding. I have never attempted it so after much 'Googling' (new verb, lol) I found some tutorials on the types of folds I needed to do in order to make my card. So here it is...

I think this is quite a basic fold that I used for the Christmas tree, there were a lot of examples on the net to choose from and the star frame was made up from 14 separate tea bag squares folded and glued together to make the frame size that I wanted. My sentiment was a blog freebie and I changed the colour in 'My Craft Studio'. The tea bag papers were also free downloads and once I got the hang of the folds it didn't take too long at all. I was going to tea bag fold the star on top of the tree but that proved too fiddly so I punched it out with a small X-Cut punch.
Hope you like my little folded tree card, I'd like to enter it in to the following challenges:
Bearly Mine Challenge - Christmas Cards
Crafty Calendar Challenge - It's All About Christmas
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - November Challenge
Scribble & Scrap - #31 ATG
TTCRD - ATG
Diva's By Design - Photo Inspiration
Crafty Catz - #255 Christmas is Coming
Brown Sugar - ATG
Sister Act - #83 ATG
Creative Fingers - #56 ATG


Do pop over to the other blogs in our group tomorrow, I'm sure there will be some interesting makes this time. Thanks Karen for a challenge that pushed my boundaries and made me try something new.
It's less than 6 weeks to THE big day and I still have lots of cards to make, hope you are managing to keep ahead of things though.
See you all again tomorrow for my 613 Avenue Create DT post.

Lorraine

30 comments:

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card Lorraine, love the fab folded tree.

Donna x

Rita said...

Beautiful card Lorainne. Great minds think alike as I have used the same tree tutorial. Love the additional border, it certainly finishes off your card beautifully. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Lorraine, your folded tree looks wonderful and I love the way you have framed it too.
I hope you have a good weekend.
Sue xx

Doreen said...

Love the design and colours, just gorgeous.xxx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Lorreaine
Fabulous card.... Lot of work gone into it .... I got mine all ready to post.... Not my Fave... Tea bag folding... Although did a lot of it when i first started to craft.... Fashions change....
Hugs Sylvie xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Lorraine, fab card, very festive and your folding is wonderful, love it. Hugs Kate x

Lorraine said...

A gorgeous card Lorraine. The christmas tree looks brilliant and I love the papers.
Lorraine x

Carol said...

Well you nailed the teabag folding Lorraine, this is beautiful. Love all your pretty papers. Carol x

Gina Knott said...

Wow, I wouldn't know where to start with tea bag folding either and you nailed it! Such a beautiful Christmas card. The tree and the star frame are fabulous. Love everything about it.
Hugs
Gina xx

Planetsusie said...

This is amazing Lorraine, I love how the patterns match up - I bet mine would be waaaay out!

Hugs to you Sue Pxxx

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Your folded tree is fab and I love your layout and bright colours. Still have lots of cards to make and keep up stock for the fairs x

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card and very clever folding. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Carol S. said...

Brilliant card and very clever folding. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Christine Harrop said...

This is fabulous Lorraine! I love it. I did this same tree for last years post but this time I was really pushed for time so settled for a bit of cheating! Hugs Christine xx

dutchess said...

I do like it Lorraine its really clever and so effective! xxxx

Zoe Tant said...

Great minds and all that!!! lol. I love yours in it's circular frame of other folds. It's lovely. Zx

Karen Petitt said...

OMG!!! LOVE!!! Thank you Lorraine. I would have been happy with the tree alone but your card is beyond magnificent! Absolutely stunning - I will 'google' the outer circle - I've never seen one of them before Karen x

Jacee said...

Wow, this is fabulous Lorraine, what a great design, never seen such a fab technique, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow Lorraine this looks amazing with all those awesome folds, brilliant creation.
hugs
lorraine x

Mrs A. said...

How fab is this. Two folds for the price of one. A fab card so well made . Hugs Mrs A.

Sandie Gough said...

Wow what a gorgeous design xx love the Christmas tree! Glorious xx Thank you for joining us over at http://divasbydesignchallenge.blogspot.co.uk/
Sandie (Divas by Design DT)
http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

MaryH said...

WOW! This is fantastic, and hard to believe you've never done the folding before. Gosh, you are amazing at following the instructions. I chickened out for this challenge, as I've never done the folding either. Love the look of your card. The tree is fabulous, but that outside circle is so complex. My hat's off to you for rising to the tea bag folding challenge with such a gorgeous card and wonderful effort. Happy wk ahead. TFS

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful card Lorraine!! Love the folded tree!!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.
Hugs,Sandra

carol said...

wonderful card, thanks for joining in with our monthly challenge at BEARLY-MINE x carol

Tindaloo said...

Lovely card and great folding techniques :) Thanks for playing along this time at Creative Fingers! Hope to see you next time too! ♥ Tindaloo

Lexie said...

Fabulous teabag folding...so effective. Great card. Thank you for joining us over at the Scribble and Scrap Challenge. Good luck.
xx

Hazel said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for my CHNC challenge extra for November and my Patterned Paper November challenge - hope to see you again soon x

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this month of “Christmas cards”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Leader)

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calendar Challenge.

Helen x