May 10, 2017

Pleat-Fold Card

Sometimes you have all these strips of design paper laying around and don't know what to do with them, right? They are not big enough to cover a card front, the matching cardstock is gone etc....

Here is a simple way of recycling some of these strips. We used a regular white cardstock base measuring 4 1/4" x 5 1/2". We covered the top with a piece of blue cardstock and the bottom part with a piece of pink cardstock, each measuring 4 1/4" x 2 1/2".

I didn't even bother to cover the front completely since I knew we would cover the seam later on anyway ;-)

The design paper strip is cut at 3" x 11". Each side is cut at an angle leaving 1" in the bottom middle and angle it to each side leaving about 1 1/4" on the side. Please leave a comment or email me for the exact measurements of the scorelines.
From the middle I started to fold over and back so the pleats meeting up in the middle. We used a strip of sticky tape placed on the backside of the folds to the top of the design paper and a shorter one a little in the middle to secure it to the front. 

The seam between the pleats and the blue paper is covered with a strip of white glitter paper 1/2" x 4 1/4". A strip of red sticky tape will make your life easier to adhere the glitter paper over the pleats.

A scalloped oval is adhered with foam tape to the center of the glitter paper and a white piece of cardstock cut in a smaller oval is used to create a phrase. We added a little flower left from another project to the side and this quick card is done.

Stay tuned for more to come.....

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