Thursday, July 30, 2009

Adornit Blog Hop


Friends,

For my last Christmas in July I have joined Adorn-it Summer Party. If you look on my right side, under my pretty picture, you will see the box that says ADORN-IT. Click on that and you will be directed to their site but I would really like you to start at the beginning. Here is the website:
http://www.adornitscrapbook.com/bloghop/
I am number 13! Oh No...... lol

For my last project, I did Iris Folding. Here is the definition:

Iris folding is a technique that originated in Holland. Color coordinated strips of folded paper are taped into place over a pattern, creating a spiralling design that resembles the iris of an eye or camera.


What I did is create a "frame" with the tree in the center. You need this frame so you can tape the paper on to it. Take SCRAP Christmas paper, different sizes, and fold them long ways. They don't have to look pretty.


Take the SHARP edge and line it up with the number and the drawn edge and tape the paper to the frame.



Do this until all numbers are covered.


Now flip over to see your design. Trim the pieces of paper that are bigger than the FRAME edge if needed. Your done.


I am using 5"x6.5" pre made white cards and I glued matching solid color cardstock to the card, then I glue the Iris Folding design to the card. Add finishing touches and you have a beautiful card to give.

To get the pattern go to: http://www.irisfolding.circleofcrafters.com/irisfoldingxmastree.html
To get the GSD or WPC, not the pattern just the frame, click the title under my name as usual.
If you started with at my blog and you would LOVE to blog hop, like I know you do, Here is the next stop. #14 Cathy Phillips http://allyscrapsblog.blogspot.com

Thank you for celebration Christmas in July with me and I can wait until we celebrate Christmas in December.

Hugs, Lisa
Iris Folding Xmas Tree

41 comments:

Queen Kat said...

very nice. I always love seeing iris folding.

lotsa scrap said...

Wow! The finished product looks great!

Katherine said...

Thank you for sharing the step-by-step how-to! I have always admired iris folded projects but have never seen how to do it. I will be looking up that template and trying out my own iris folded project! Thanks so much!!

dhillman said...

You make that look easy! I will give that a try thanks

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

What a great project!!

scrappymommyof3 said...

What an adorable card and what alot of work! Great job!

Penny Smith said...

FUN card!! Too much geometry for me! I was horrible (still am) at math!

Thanks for sharing!

Janelle said...

wow, impressive!! i am not that patient but i love the look! (:

jkhenson said...

I went to a local quilt show and saw this type of paper folding. I got the tree pattern but I used variegated ribbon in light green to dark. It turned out nicely! Thanks for adding different ideas to the blog hop! :)

bakscrap said...

How clever. Thanks for sharing.

Georgana said...

WoWZA! This project looks like it took a LOT of patience! You did such a great job, I have bookmarked this fun idea. Thanks so much for participating.

Cynthia B. said...

wow - great work w/ the tree!

Niki said...

I have never heard of iris folding before! Sure am glad I am hopping along today to find this! Thank you Lisa for inspiring me!

SuzAnn said...

thanks for sharing this how-to! I've seen this with material but never thought of doing it with paper. hopping off to try it...

Amy said...

What a great tutorial!! I have never done one of these, but maybe I will give it a try.

paperprincess said...

Cool Christmas in July! Never heard of Iris folding, thanks for sharing this project with us.

Zarah said...

Very pretty!

Kyla said...

What a COOL thing! I'd never actually seen this done before, but now, thanks to you, it looks much easier than what I thought it would be! Thanks so much for the inspiration and for sharing your wonderful talent!

laura vegas said...

this is a very interesting technique! you must have great patience for something like that. lol!

BabyBokChoy said...

very nice project, love the result!

connie said...

very cute! thanks for the tutorial!

Jen said...

What a cool project!! Thanks for sharing that!! I'm going to try it out!
Thanks for letting me pop in!
Hopping along..!

beckyjune said...

Wow, that is incredible!!! It makes such a beautiful card.

Tere said...

I've seen this technique on some craft tc shows, you did a great job, and i'll definetely dl the pattern

Night Shift Nancy said...

I love it! What a cool idea!

ClaraOllieMom said...

I love this design. It reminds me of paper piecing with fabric. I'll have to give it a try.

ClaraOllieMom said...

I can't seem to download the gsd file for the frame. I get an error when I click on the link. Do you know if the link is working? Thanks!

olliebelle20 said...

very cool idea! i had never seen this done before.

Adornit Chix said...

Wow cool technique and super cute project thanks for sharing!

CamillaE said...

Great tutorial.

Helen Carter said...

What a great card...wish I was on your Christmas card list! Thanks for sharing the directions!

Lindsay M. said...

WHOA!!!! That is amazing!!! I've never tried that before! Now I will have to! it looks amazing!!!! TFS!!!!

Joanna said...

Goodness, gracious...not sure you will get around to reading my comment with so many above! lol You did a wonderful job with this and it is very pretty. Thank you for sharing.

jacqui said...

Super card idea! love the bright colours

olliebelle20 said...

not sure if i left a comment already. anyways, i love this idea. very cool!

Diana said...

What a great tutorial, beautiful card. love the Christmas music.

Rene said...

Wow! That is amazing! and you made it look so EASY! Thanks for sharing!

pysselpetra said...

cool tree - but a bit too much work for me - I do admire those who have the paitence. hmmm perhaps I should send the pattern to some fiends and hope to get a tree-card in return :)

Jana Eubank said...

What a cool project!

Kim Rose said...

My goodness! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Brenda said...

Very Cool - haven't seen anything like it before! Thanks for the instructions too!