Fun Fold Friday…Pleated Fold


The inspiration for this card came from my friend Marisa.  She knows how I love to make fun fold cards and shared how to make this pleated fold. (She is a Fabulous Friend!)

I used Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White card stock to layer my card. I made the pleated fold in Sweet Sugarplum using the 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.  I LOVE the Stampin’ Up DSP Stacks…the prints are double sided, great quality, and coordinate perfectly with our card stock. It makes it easy to match colors together to make a special card for someone.

To make the pleated fold you need to start with at piece of 10 x 5 DSP.  Score at 1, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3, 4, 4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6, 7, 7 1/2, 8 1/2, 9.  Then mark both short sides at 2 and 3 inches and cut from that point to the center score lines.


Next you want to fold on the score lines back and forth. Add tear and tape on the back to keep it together and attach it to your card layer.


Attach the Whisper White layer to the Rich Razzleberry card stock and adhere it to the Sweet Sugarplum card base. I stamped the banner and sentiment using Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry inks and the Banners For You Stamp Set. I cut it out with the matching Bunch of Banners Framelits.  You can purchase the stamp set and framelits together as a bundle and save 10%.  There are so many different banners and sentiments to choose from in this set that you will use it again and again.

I love to decorate my envelope to match and here I used the same DSP on the back flap.


I hope you have a Fabulous Friend that you can make this card to send.  I am sure it will put a smile on their face to know that you were thinking of them. If you would like to purchase any of the products used in today’s card click the SHOP button at the top and it will take you directly to my online store where you can shop 24/7.  Contact me if you have any questions.  I would love to help you share some handmade kindness.

Have a wonderful day!

Just Stampin’



Do You Like Surprises?

I LOVE surprises!  Each month I look forward to my “Happy Mail”.  I made this fun card for my daughter using my June Paper Pumpkin kit. I wanted to give her a special thank you card for helping me set up my blog. I think this banner surprise card did the trick!


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Watch the video below to check out everything that came in my Paper Pumpkin box and see how to put this cool banner card together. Directions and all the supplies you need are in the box!


I think you’ll agree you get a great bang for your buck!  I usually have lots of left over supplies to use on other projects.  I’ve been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber now for almost 3 years. I love to take mine with me when I am traveling.  It’s easy to work on because everything I need is inside the box.  I offer alternative project ideas each month.  For this card  I used the Banners for You stamp set and matching Bunch of Banners Framelits to stamp and cut out the sentiment.  I popped it up with dimensionals and thought it was just perfect for my daughter.  She is an amazing young lady and I am so proud of her!  She wanted me to start this blog so I wouldn’t miss her so much when she leaves for college next month. (How sweet is that!) I don’t think anything is going to make me miss her any less but I do enjoy creating and sharing with others.

If you would like to get some “Happy Mail” and start receiving your Paper Pumpkin kit you need to sign up by the 10th of the month to get that month’s kit. Signing up is easy….just click  SHOP PAPER PUMPKIN in the bar at the top.  Your kit will be delivered right to your door (shipping & handling is included). Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Products:  June 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit, Banners For You stamp set, Bunch of Banners Framelits

Have a wonderful day Just Stampin’