May 30 2011

Origami Tie Tutorial

I originally made this tutorial back in JUNE of 2008!!!  Wow!  Can't believe it has been that long!  I didn't update it, but thought I'd share it again!  I have to laugh at the pictures…I think I do a little better job now!  Of course, these use some retired designer paper, but I think the stripes in the Nautical Expedition DSP would make some GREAT ties!



June 14, 2008

Here is a Father’s Day card I made for my Dad.  I found some instructions on a kids’ site and redesigned them using Stampin’ Up!’s Spring Break designer paper.  I thought the patterns resembled tie material pretty well!  Since I figured I’d get several requests, so I made a picture tutorial for you, too.  Sorry if a couple of the pictures are blurred, but I think they are clear enough for you to figure the steps out.  The size I used for the card is 3 1/2 x 3 1/2.  The tutorial sample I used 4 x 4 so it was a little easier to see.



To finish the card, I use a base card in Blue Bayou, sized 5 1/2 x 7 3/4 and scored at 4 1/4.  This gave me a shorter front.  I lined the inside with some of the coordinating stripe fabric.  For You is from Fundamental Phrases and punched with the Word Window.  I used Sanded with Soft Sky on the Soft Sky layer.

Here you go!

Step 1.  Cut a square piece of designer paper.


Step 2.  Fold paper in half diagonally  UPDATE:  Don't crease it as shown…just lightly pinch the area so you can find the center point in my next Step.

 Step 3.  Open and fold each side to the center pinch mark.


Step 4.  Turn over and pull top tip down about 1/3 distance from top, crease.


Step 5.  Fold tip back up until tip is approximately 1/8″ above the fold line at top.



Step 6.  Then fold entire flap up again, approximately 1/8″ from the fold line at the top.  Crease.  The point hides between the layers of paper.


Step 7.  Fold a small triangle up on each side of the tie “knot”, crease and unfold.  This will help prepare the other side for the tie knot.


Step 8.  Turn over.  This is the view from the back.


Step 9.  Fold each side in to the center line.  The small triangle fold you made previously will help to form the tie knot.

Step 10.  Turn over.  You have your tie!  If you don't crease it in the updated step above, you won't have the crease down the center of the tie…I like it better without.


 Here are a couple more cards I made with a larger 5"  square of DSP and fit on a 3×6 sized cards.





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8 People have left comments on this post

May 30, 2011 - 12:05:21
Kim said:

I just LOVE these ties for the Father's Day card.  You are SO creative! Keep up the good work! And thanks for sharing!

May 30, 2011 - 10:05:40
Mz Cookie said:

Connie, these are just darling…. thank you so much for sharing the tutorial on them…. 

May 31, 2011 - 01:05:34
Cathy Dawe said:

Cute Father's Day card idea!!  Love it!  I like your new picture too  đŸ™‚

May 31, 2011 - 03:05:32

Wow these are lovely.  Thank you so much for the tutuorial, I shall share this with my grandchildren this weekend, they will make perfect fathers day cards.  Lovely to see your card from 2008 as its so nice to see how everyone progresses.  Tracey x

May 31, 2011 - 11:05:04
Lois Folla said:

Thanks so much for the directions, my tie would have NEVER looked like this without them!  LOL  xxx

May 31, 2011 - 03:05:57
Carol Carriveau said:

Thank you for sharing the tutorial….great card! 

May 31, 2011 - 08:05:00
Mitzi Luttrull said:

Very cute, Connie. Thank you!

Jun 1, 2011 - 10:06:08
Fabrizio said:

Hey Connie,
I discovered your blog through Hetty's and I just love this card, I've made a featurette on so I hope you don't mind. It's queued to show be posted this week. You get full credit and a link back to your own blog obviously. X Fab