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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!

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!

Fun Fold Friday – Gatefold

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This week’s fun fold is just a workhorse. You can configure it to work exactly with the dimensions of your images, shapes & sentiments as well as use up tons of scraps.

Happy Crafting!