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Fun Fold Friday – Double Pleat

This is our September club project. If you are interested in receiving these monthly pieces kit ($2.50) you can order them here: https://www.craftingwithamanda.com/retired-products-for-sale/

The papers this month come from the CTMH Love Story Toffee collection & the retired CTMH Aurora Collection. (A few people got pieces from the July/Aug Mix-in papers)

What I created with the Aurora papers
Pleat turned upsidedown

***The first score line (1/2″) is missing from the image below




Double Pleated Fancy Fold

Start with a 11” x 5.25” piece of paper

Measure and mark the short edges of the
paper (6” tall ) at 2.5 and 3.5”.

Measure and mark the long edges at 5” and 6″.

Score the paper horizontally at
.5, 1.5, 2, 3, 3.5, 4.5, 5, 6, 6.5, 7.5, 8, 9, 9.5 and 10.5″.

Align the pencil marks along a paper trimming blade and
cut to create a diamond shape.

Pleat the paper by making accordion folds along the score lines. Begin with the first .5″ score and fold to
the center.

Rotate the paper and make pleat folds to the center.

Adhere the pleated folds

Happy Crafting!

Cut Above Kit – Photo Pairing

I have had many ah-ha moments lately. The latest one was about the Cut-Above kits that I have stacked on my shelves from the CTMH Scrapbook subscription. What might this ah-ha moment have revealed to me? That just like the “done” pages I have from workshops with no photos, these kits are perfect for creating layouts quickly. They have some advantages over the workshop pages as nothing is assembled so it’s even easier to incorporate my photos with the papers & die cuts.

Process Video

You can check out the latest Cut Above kits here:
https://craftingwithamanda.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/craft-with-heart.aspx

Happy Crafting!

Fun Fold Friday Diagonal Trifold Card

I didn’t like making these cards in the past because it always seemed like a struggle to decorate the front. Then, as I was creating my sample to familiarize myself with the fold I had an ah-ha moment. If I cut a 5 1/2 ” square of the pattern paper, cut it in half, and then trim the corner just like I did with the card, I would have the pieces I needed to decorate the angled parts of this card!

Here is a process video showing you how to create this card (Which I do consider a fun fold now)

Diagonal Trifold Card

Start with a piece of cardstock 9 ¾” x 5 ½”

Score at 5 ½”

Fold the corner of the 5 ½ x 5 ½ section in half diagonally.

With the corner folded down, trim the card to 4 ¼’ width (you should only be removing a small corner of the folded square and matching the width with the “back” of the card base)

Cut a 5 ¼” x 4” (or smaller if you want) for the “Inside”
If you cut a 5 1/2 ” square and cut it in half, you will have the correct angles for decorating your card frong.

Happy Crafting!

Boo Crew Layout

Have you ever had that project that just feels like it was a hard-fought battle to get complete it? Well, this is mine!

I love where it ended, but it was walking up a steep hill both ways to bring it home!

I used this sketch and the Boo Crew Papers from Close to My Heart.

I also used the new SVG file from CTMH and showed how you can do that too!

Here is the process video.

Happy Crafting!

Makers with Heart Ta-dah!

I’m excited to share a new CTMH Maker & YouTube Creators collaboration group Makers with Heart! We have joined our talents together to provide one place to find a variety of projects & ideas all featuring close to my heart products & tools.

To start off this party, we decided to highlight the new paper Smarty Pants from the New Core Catalog.

https://craftingwithamanda.closetomyheart.com/ctmh/products/online-catalog.aspx

I used CTMH Artbooking & CTMH You are here Image Sets.


You can see those here: https://tinyurl.com/aenxud38
If you need them you may purchase them through this same link which is my Cricut affiliate link. (thank you)

The Cricut design file is this one: https://tinyurl.com/csbv24pd

Happy Crafting!