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Friday, July 30, 2021

Silver to Silver Elite Blog Hop Fun Folds July

Welcome to the Blog Hop presented by the 

Silver to Silver Elite Stampin' Up Demonstrators 


Our topic for the month of July 2021 is Fun/Fancy Folds.  As you hop from one Demonstrator to the next, you will see a variety of card folds and learn various ways to fold your cardstock and Designer Series Paper (DSP).  These techniques will make the cards fun to create, exciting to send, and delightful to receive.  

The fold style I've chosen is called "Drapery Fold".  And of course, when you see the folds, you can understand the name.  Usually, the card is made of four folds of various length cut at an angle which shows the reverse side of the paper.  For this reason, it's best to use a double sided DSP, such as those offered through Stampin' Up.   I have turned the DSP to be at the bottom so the folds show the reverse side (blue) at the top.  Often, the card is made so the end of the folds are towards the bottom.  I love this fun fold style as you can create different cards using the same technique.  

The card shown above was created in horizontal (5 1/2 by 4 1/4 inches) format.  The DSP was cut to size 11 X 4 inches as I was planning to use a mat (note the white mat).  However, you can choose to cut the DSP longer so you don't have to mat.  

Create fold lines by scoring at 3, 4, 6, 7, 9, and 10 inches.  The picture below shows the reverse side of the DSP I used and provides the cutting and scoring information.   

Fold the DSP at the scored lines being careful not to tear.   You can make the card horizontal (as in this case) or vertical, by varying the angle and corner length. 

Next, line the DSP along your cutter so the 3 inch crease line is at the cut line and the other end of the DSP corner is on the 1 inch mark.  When you cut this line, a diagonal will be created.  Varying these measurements can create various lengths of the drapery, which will provide different looks of the card.  

Instead of using a cutter, you can use a ruler (straight edge) and pencil to draw a cutting line and then use scissors to cut along the line.  Just be sure to have the 3 inches left for a base and 1 inch left at the other end to close the fold.  

Once the folds are created, glue between the folds to secure them.   If you are matting the card,  place the folded DSP on the base card (and mat) to determine the size and placement of the sentiment you choose to stamp. Stamp either on the mat or the base card prior to attaching the DSP.  

If using a mat, place the ribbon between the mat and base. Glue the mat, to the base card. Then glue the folded DSP onto the mat. 

If a mat is not used, place the ribbon around the folded DSP and then attach to the base.

The outside of the card is completed by adding three gold bumblebee trinkets.  

As mentioned previously, you can use the Drapery Fold style in many formats.  Below are two cards using the 6x6 Christmas DSP paperback, Tidings of Christmas. The cards are shown in vertical and horizontal formats.

Have fun using this folding technique!  

DSP Paper used:

*****The 12 X 12 Beauty of the Earth DSP. #155841 shown in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, page 130.

            Note:  This package contains several beautiful pages of DSP which will be used in my future posts.  To see those posts, search for:  Beauty of the Earth on the right side of this blog.

*****The 6x6 Christmas DSP package, Tidings of Christmas  #155718, is shown in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog, page 133.

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  1. Fun technique! Thank you for showing us different DSP options.

  2. Wow! This Fun Fold is a great way to sho off BOTH sides of the DSP. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Wow! What a great way to show off BOTH sides of the DSP. thanks!

  4. Love your drapery fold card, I definitely need to try this.

  5. Janice, your drapery fold cards are lovely. I've done this fold before but never thought of the ways you've made your cards to share. Now I've got some new ideas! Thanks!

  6. I was looking to make this fold, so thank you for sharing!

  7. Love the drapery fold - and I haven't ever seen it vertical, very cool!

  8. Lovely card and great instructions. I haven’t made a drapery fold in quite awhile. I think I’ll be trying this soon, thank you for the inspiration.

  9. I have been meaning to try one of these! Thanks for the tutorial.

  10. Love this drapery fold card, I defiantly need to try this one.

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  12. Love this drapery fold, need to try it.

  13. Second comment posted; i hope this one works. I love your card and the drapery fold. I haven’t done that recently so forgot how, but your directions are so clear I’ll be making one before long! Thank you for sharing.

  14. I have wanted to make a card with this fold. Now I have the directions! Lovely!

  15. Hi Janice, what fun projects you have created! The drapery folds add a touch of elegance to any projects. I hadn't seen it featured at the top of the card. That's a nice twist! Thank you for taking part in the blog hop!

  16. Love your fun fold. I am going to try this one, looks like a lot of fun.

  17. Thank you all for leaving comments. I'm glad you like my card and the use of an "old but goodie" fold style.