Hello friends! It feels so good to be back playing with my paper and inks, albeit these are all long retired now.
But still worthy of a share!
Besides, I know you all have a huge stash of older papers and stamps like I do, unless you are just newly getting into papercrafts.
I used retired CTMH Jingle papers for these cards, and the sentiment came from a retired CTMH set called Just To Say.
I will share the sizing and scoring measurements for the patterned papers I used on my cards.
If you need more information on how to create one, you can easily search pleated cards on Pinterest. There are lots of how-to videos on there.
This first card is a basic side pleated card.
(Please excuse my individual card photos, as it is dark out right now and I have no natural light to take photos, so I just cropped my original picture I took yesterday.)
NOTE: when making these cards, it is easiest to adhere everything to
the card front before adhering the card front onto the card base.
Patterned paper: 4" x 9 7/8"
Score at: 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 4 1/2", 5 1/2", 7 1/2" and 8 1/2"
Measure up 1" from the bottom on the right side and mark with a pencil.
Cut from the 1" mark on an angle to the bottom of the farthest score line (the 1 1/2" score line).
My second card is a full pleated card.
Patterned paper: 3" x 11"
Score at: 1 1/2", 2", 3", 3 1/2", 4 1/2", 5", 6", 6 1/2", 7 1/2", 8", 9" and 9 1/2"
Measure up on both short sides and mark at 1 1/2" with a pencil.
Cut from the 1 1/2" mark (on the left) on an angle to the 5" score line.
Cut from the 1 1/2" mark (on the right) on an angle to the 6" score line.
After it is attached, trim off excess that hangs over sides.
My third card is a peek-a-boo pleated card.
You get to use some fun patterned papers underneath that peek out behind the pleated paper.
Patterned paper: 3 1/2" x 8"
I didn't score this one the way I did the above cards. There were no measurement instructions on the inspiration card I saw on Pintrest, only an image. And on this one you will not be cutting an angle off. So bear with me while I do my best to explain what I did for these folds.... lol
Using my fingers to pleat, I pleated at approx 1" in from the top right and 1 5/8" in from the bottom right.
Then, again using my fingers, I pleated at 1 1/8" in from my first pleated line (at the top) and 1 1/2" in from the first pleated line (at the bottom).
I then used a bone folder to make my pleats nice and crisp.
Adhere this piece onto your 4" x 5 1/4" patterened paper, with the excess on the left side. Trim excess off before adhering onto your card base.
Lastly, I used my scissors to trim a little of the overhang on the right side, so it would be able to fit into an envelope.
I hope you like my cards and that maybe I inpired you to pull out some of your papers and stamps that you may not have looked at for a while.
If you make some, tag me. I'd love to see them!