The first thing you need to do is cut squares of cardstock. You will need to use lightweight paper because this has several folds. I used my new Martha Stewart Scoring Board. I really like this product. It has numerous scorelines and comes with an envelope template and a scoring tool. I got it at Michael's with a 50% off coupon. With the coupon I only paid $9.99 for it. I have a Scor-it and it only has one scoreline and I paid a lot of money for it. Okay, enough commercial. (and I'm not even getting paid for this endorsement)
Cut 5 squares of cardstock beginning with 1 1/2 in. Then graduate the size by 1/2" each cut. You will have 1 1/2 ", 2", 2 1/2", 3", and 3 1/2". If you make a card larger than a 2A you can cut more pieces. Just remember to graduate them by 1/2".
Next score the squares diagonally.
Fold along all lines, score "hump" on the inside. After this fold the square in half.
After folding in half, push the sides of square to the inside of the fold. Your paper will then be a triangle, actually 2 triangles.
Take the top edges and fold to the inside. This is what it should look like.
Attach the tops of the pieces together with glue or double sided tape. Be sure to attach in the back triangle. Your tree will look like this. Add whatever embellishment you want.
This is the card I made using this technique. I would love to see what you come up with.
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