Wednesday, November 17, 2021

3 Different Pleated Cards

 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!

Happy creating!  


Terri Bills said...

I absolutely have some of that paper still in my stash. These cards are great.

Lori Betz said...

Im so glad you’re back! I LOVE your cards and am so grateful you are sharing again! We have miss your amazing work!

Gail said...

Your cards are just great!
Also the OSW and TSW!


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