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Double Pleated Fun Fold Faux Pas

I was making a wedding card for a friend's daughter the other day and when I stamped the inside of the card I stamped it in the wrong direction, portrait instead of landscape. Sigh......

So. today I decided to try my hand at a double pleated fun fold, again. I CASE'D this one from Craft with Kate. My first attempt was from another demo but the directions were in cm and my calculations were not, well, right. So I found this one and also made a little bit of an adjustment to Kate's directions too.

Again I'm using some retired DSP, called Expressions in Ink and a retired die set Stitched Labels, such a beautiful and elegant die set and Kate used it on her card.

Kate's directions start out with a 10" x 5-7/8" sheet of card stock. I ended up trimming it down to 5-1/2" since it was overhanging the top and bottom of the card base. I put a piece of gold foil behind the pleating and embossed it with one of my favorite (retired) embossing folders called Subtle.

Here are some photos of the process.

Score the long edge of 1", 1.5", 2.5" 3", 4", 4.5", 5.5", 6", 7", 7.5", 8.5" and 9".

Measure and mark on the short sides 2.5" from each side on both ends.

Starting at the 4" mark draw a line to the 2.5" mark on one end (both sides). Then at the 5" mark draw a line to the 2.5" marks on the other end, as shown.

Cut along these lines.

Starting at the 4" mark fold the sides over the 4/5" center score section. Then do a mountain/valley or accordion style folds to the ends.

Glue down on the half inch sections, it should end up like the last photo.

I used double-sided tape to secure it to the foil base. Glue and I don't get along when it comes to foil. Also, since the foil is embossed you need a good adhesive.

I embossed the sentiment in gold and embellished it with some gold gems and a bit of gold edges vanilla ribbon, which was actually the basis of the original card color scheme. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Greetings.

Well, this was a fun card to make and I think elegant enough for a wedding or anniversary card.

I hope you enjoyed this!

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