Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Kusudama

OK Kari, how about this one then? twisted

I saw these on Jenn's blog the other day and just had to try one for myself. The tutorial is over at Folding Trees, which I am not even game to look at any further at the moment in case I am tempted into making something else right now! I used 3" squares for mine, using two different designs from the Rose Red Prints paper. From 2 sheets of paper (for half the squares) you'll be left with just 3" x 6" of paper, if you wanted to have all the squares in the same paper you'd need four sheets. The folding is very easy, and I don't think my background in tea-bag folding was responsible for that - each section is easy to make. It's just that there are so darned many of them! It's also quite weighty and I thought I would have to hang it up somewhere else but I managed to find a spot for it on the tree. I really enjoyed making this but I won't be doing another one any time soon as I still have quite a few things to get done before Christmas. But I plan on doing another one next year biggrin. And then I'll have to see what else I can challenge Kari with twisted.

All supplies by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: none
Stamps: none
Inks: none
Accessories: Rose Red Prints paper, Tombow Multi adhesive, Whisper White taffeta ribbon

13 comments:

Petronela said...

Hi Carol,
Wow, looks beautiful!
I have added your link on my recent post regarding an award, & a very belated thankyou & sorry, I'm not a very efficient blogger as I find it so time consuming.
xx
Petronela

Karen said...

Holyyyyyyyyy heck Carol! That is just stunning - how long did it take you to make!!

Karen
xo

Kylie S said...

That is stunning Carol.

Night Owl Designs said...

OMG, this is insanely good Carol! Don't think I'd be brave enough to attempt all that folding LOL

Rebecca Munro said...

This is just spectacular Carol! I'm definitely going to try and make one of these over my holidays...

Jenn D said...

Yours is fantastic! Everyone who walks into my house looks at mine and has to comment on it. Wasn't the folding relaxing though?

Jayne Mercer said...

Carol this looks fantastic. We must have been working on them at the same time!

Ramona Michaluk said...

WOW ! Fantastic Carol - these are stunning! Now, here's something I'll have to try - thanks for sharing.

KAri said...

Now Carol are you talking about the little crossstitch house?! No? LOL! OMG what do you think I am? some kind of folding maniac?! Hmm, okay I will have to give it a go! Seriously though, it's gorgeous and thanks for the inspiration!

Dani Fender said...

These look so super stunning but you have WAYYYYYY to much time on your hands

Brooke S said...

Holy impressive Carol!!! O have never seen anything like this I will have to check out her tutorial.... My DD and I were going to make some paper ornaments today.. Thanks for sharing!!!
Hugs
Brooke

Maggie said...

woweeee Carol...this is gorgeous!!! I must check out the tutorial when I have more time. I might figure it all out by NEXT Christmas LOL

Maggie xxx

SmilynStef said...

Very very cool ... love this.