I hope that you are having a lovely weekend. The weather is quite nice here .. .. I hope it is like this next Sunday when I do my craft fayre.
Lots of you loved the mystery paper I used on my creation last night .. .. but thanks to one of my lovely followers (Pinkcoke) I am able to let you know that it was made by Papermania and it is shown in one of their catalogues from 2006!!! Gee I knew it was old .. .. but hadn't realised it was that old!!!
It came in a huge 12 x 12 pack and as well as this they did one in lilac shades as well with one being classed as traditional and one modern.
I did do an internet search last night trying to find the paper as I thought it was Papermania .. .. but instead of finding it I ended up falling in love with other things they have brought out since. Fatal!!!! So I stopped looking.
I have also been asked if I can do a tutorial for making the tree .. .. .. so here goes .. .. ... my first tutorial. But remember I am not claiming this as my own .. .. if I hadn't seen Jo Unwin's demonstration yesterday then I wouldn't have been any the wiser to its existence.
Right then here we go (hope it works):
|Fold up corners A and B to the top of your triangle |
using the dotted line as your guide
|Turn over your work |
with the two corners A and B pointing downwards
|Again I have added a dotted line and the letters |
C and D for instruction purposes
|Fold in the C and D corners |
- lining the long edge to the dotted line
|Turn over your work |
and open out the two triangles at the back
- you will again be able to see the letters A and B
and the original dotted line
|Here we are with both wings opened out|
|Fold up points A and B |
so they run alongside the central diamond shaped panel
- I have put some dotted lines to show the edge of the panel.
I have then marked the letters E and F for ease of explanation.
|Fold up just the central panel corners marked E and F |
so they run alongside the central dotted line
|Fold up the bottom point to make the base of the tree|
|Fold your side wings back in|
|Turn it over and there should be your tree all complete |
- this one just needs the pencil line rubbing out"
So I hope you were able to follow my instructions and that you have ended up with a lovely little tree (my lovely hubby acted as a guinea pig for me and managed to make one so good luck!). Bet you found the heart no problem today LOL!!
If you make a creation using the tree please let me know .. .. I would love to come and visit you and see it in all its glory. Plus I will know my tutorial worked too LOL!!!
Have a lovely rest of the weekend.