Monday 12 March 2018

Pleated Delightful Daisy with a Pansy

I love to learn new techniques and there's nothing more fun than exploring a new technique with a good friend!

My friend, Judy, arrived armed with her measurements and trial runs having made the decision that we would make some cards with pleated paper.  We had a wonderful morning choosing our papers, making the pleats and then figuring out what to do with them!
#thecraftythinker, #fancyfold, #stampinup, #cardmaking, pleated card, Pansy Punch, Stampin' Up! Australia Demonstrator, Stephanie Fischer, Sydney NSW
A cheerful, multipurpose card
So this is the first of the two cards I made with pleats.  I kept the greeting generic so that I could use the card for most purposes.  It's a cheerful card, so could become a Get Well card or a birthday card.

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  1. Love this beautiful card with the double-sided paper for the pleats and the pretty flower and ribbon. Great idea to use a versatile sentiment. A nice card to have in my stash to grab and go. Enjoy your day!

  2. Please, Please, PLEASE teach me how to pleat my paper? I've been trying for years and can never ever get it right. Thank you for sharing and I'm glad you got to visit with your friend.

    1. Sorry for the delay, Gloria - the post went live while I was away on holiday!
      For this card, I cut a piece 7.5cm by 20cm and cut it in half diagonally (so you can make 2 cards!). I scored the long side at 2cm, 6cm, 8cm, 12cm, 14cm, 18cm and 20cm.
      Have fun and play with different sizes. In this instance we alternated our scoring between 2cm and 4cm apart.
      Then simply fan fold on the score lines.
      I do hope this helps, Gloria!

    2. Hi Gloria,
      I have tried and tried and tried this and just does not turn out. With these dimensions, I end up with 3 fan angles and not 5. I scored and rescored along the longer end, which is the angled side, correct? I scored them at the cm measurements you said. Can you help, please? Thank you.

    3. Sorry, I meant to send this to Stephanie for an answer.
      LJ Buschur

    4. I'm so sorry for causing you problems with my bad maths! The problem was that, in my usual cavalier style, the measurements that I used & noted down were a mix of Imperial & decimal. In my effort to translate them into just decimal - I miscalculated.
      My notes are: 3" x A4 cut diagonally. Score alternating between 2cm & 4cm apart.

      An A4 sheet is 29.5cm (my first error)
      3" is about 7.5cm (7.62 precisely)

      I do hope this works out and that you'll forgive me.