I love Iris Paper Folding! It is fun and relaxing, plus it’s a great way to use up leftover scrapbooking paper. This Christmas tree pattern is easy if you have not tried Iris Paper Folding before. You can create a couple of styles with all of the same pattern/color of paper in one area or alternate them to create another look for your handmade card. If you’re looking for fun paper crafts for the holidays, then a beautiful handmade card is a great option!
Iris Paper Folded Christmas Tree Handmade Card
- Cutting mat
- Craft knife
- Double sided tape
- Cardstock for face of card
- Iris pattern printed out on lightweight cardstock
- Blank card
- 3 Coordinating scrapbook papers
- Bone Folder
Print the iris pattern on lightweight cardstock or copy paper and cut it out as shown with scissors or craft knife. A ruler helps with the straight edges.
Tape the cut out pattern onto the back of the colored piece of cardstock. Using the craft knife, cut the center out of the cardstock as shown.
Tape the pattern to the cutting mat.
Tape the cut colored cardstock , face down, to the mat with the pattern in the center of the cutout as shown.
Cut 2 or 3 strips of each pattern of scrapbooking paper into 1 1/2 inch strips and fold in half lengthwise. Use a bone folder to get a sharp crease.
Begin at the #1 position and cover that portion of the pattern with paper.
Tape along the outside of the pattern where the paper will overlap to adhere the folded paper to the back side of the colored cardstock.
NOTE: The folded side of the scrapbook paper always faces the center of the pattern.
NOTE: You can cut or tear the strips of paper to the correct length. Whichever works best for you.
Cover the #2 position with the next color of scrapbook paper.
Continue until all of the numbers are covered by taping the strips of paper to one another and to the outside edge of the pattern.
Fill in the center with scrapbook paper or a bit of the cardstock.
Tape around the edge of the cardstock and center it in the middle of a blank card face. Press well to adhere.