And a couple tips and tricks I've discovered:
1. DO use a bone folder... And crease every fold well!
2. When you fold an edge up to another edge or fold, leave yourself a little room. Don't fold it up so it's touching the other edge/fold, because you're going to have to fold a lot of layers together and you need the wiggle room.
So here's what I've been doing so far...
(Sassafras, October Afternoon, Girl's Paperie)
(Cosmo Cricket's DeLovely, and my wash yard)
And here's an idea I'm totally loving right now... Using materials that are not, strictly speaking, Christmas related to make Christmas projects. These two wreaths were made from Cosmo Cricket collections: Material Girl and Garden Variety respectively.
(with Prima E Line flowers)
(with Jenni Bowlin and Basic Grey buttons)
Here's a closer shot of the first one I made... You can see how it doesn't look any different from the others... That's because there really is no learning curve with this project. You won't have to waste supplies and time trying to figure it out!
(Echo Park Paper Co.)