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Pleat Fold Technique - Country Lane Suite

Now that it is officially fall, I am excited to share my projects with you featuring the Country Lane Product Suite.  I will be sharing several techniques over the next few days, so be sure to check back.


For this first project, I tried a new fold technique.  It was at the request of a class attendee, I am glad she asked for it as I have been wanting to try.  To my surprise, there are several names for this fold:  Pleat, Curtain, Skirt, Drapery, Pleated Skirt, etc. etc.  There is also Elegant Pleats, Double Pleats, Landscape Drapery.... phew!

Amazing how one simple fold technique can spawn off so many different names and variations. 

I think I am just going to go with Pleat Fold Technique.  Simple and easy.

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I chose one piece of patterned paper from the Country Lane Designer Series Paper (DSP) pack and cut a strip that is 12" x 4".

With your now rectangle piece, having the long side horizontal, measure up 1" from the bottom left corner and mark with pencil.  Then measure down 1" from the top right corner and mark with a pencil.  Cut your DSP at an angle from pencil mark to pencil mark.  You will now have 2 triangular pieces (just no point at the narrow ends).

Mark sure your pattern is going to be facing the correction direction on your card.

With the wide side on the left, use your Simply Scored score board and score at:

1", 3", 4", 6", 7", 9", 10" and 11" 

Starting with the 1" score line, fold back for a mountain fold.  Do you know mountain and valley folds?  It is the peak and crease when folding paper back-n-forth.  That is what you want to do.  So the 3" score will then be a valley, 4" will be a mountain and so on until you have folded all scored lines. 

Add adhesive under each fold to secure down.  Do this on both sides.


As I said above, soooo many different variations!  I like the above method because there is no paper waste and the score measurements are even numbers.  But, for an alternative, here is one for you to try:

Cut your DSP paper to 11" x 4" and cut diagonally as we did above.  Then score at:  1", 2-1/2", 3-1/4", 4-3/4", 5-3/4", 7-1/4", 8", 9-1/2" and 10-1/4".  Notice there is one extra measurement than the above example.  This will just be a little different variation.  Go ahead and try it! 

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Hi Cindy, yes, you can use the Stampin' Up! Trimmer which comes with a scoring blade. Score from left to right by moving your designer series paper to each measurement. I hope that makes sense.


Very cool, Lisa. I'm always up for new techniques. I don't have a scoring board, any tips for doing this without one?
Thanks, appreciate your expertise.

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