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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!

Easel Card Tutorial

This card is a bonus card I made with all the scraps.

This easel card is so simple. In easy terms that work for ALL card sizes, here you go. For a portrait easel, your base is 4 1/4 x 8 1/2. You fold it in have, then fold one half in half again. The front of your card is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 and you decorate it like any card front and you attach it to the bottom fold of the front of your folded base.

For the landscape card, your base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2. Fold it in half, then fold the front in half again. Decorate your card front (4 1/4 x 5 1/2) as you want, then attach the card front to the bottom half of the front of the card.

The only only “trick” is to create some barrier for the card front to rest again when it’s stood up.

Have fun! 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!

Quarter fold Card

Fun Fold Friday Card Tutorial

Quarter Fold

Start with 2 pieces of cardstock

CS1: 4 3/16 x 11

CS2: 5 7/16 x 8 ½

Score CS1 at 2 3/4 from each end

Score CS2 at 2 1/8 from each end

Adhere the two pieces of cardstock together, lining up the edges with the score lines. Making a cross

Decorate as desired. (2 x 2 5/8) are the dimensions of the flaps that will show on the front of the card

Fold the card as you would close a packing box. Fold in the left side, fold up the bottom, fold in the right side, then tuck the left corner of the top flap underneath the left side panel

This card would be great to hold confetti or a monetary gift. (No worries of it slipping out!) The card fits in a standard envelope

Happy Crafting