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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Botanical Builders Box Pleat Technique Mother's Day Card

Today I am going to share with you one of the cards I received in the latest swap.  This technique is the Box Pleat.  You can see the card I had made using that technique here and there's a link to the easy instructions.  

This card was made by Nancy.  I love how she used the pleats on both sides of the card.

Here's a tip if you are planning on making a number of these cards.  Score your big sheet of decorative paper first and then cut the strips.  It will save you a lot of time.  Oh and if you are thinking of buying something from Stampin' Up!, I highly recommend the "Botanical Builders" framelits.  I have gotten a lot of miles out of those!  I still like them and will be using them for a long time to come.  And here's a tip when cutting out a flower.  Use scrap pieces or cut your card stock to fit the item. Then load up your Sizzix plate with other flowers and parts so you get a bunch of extra pieces to have on hand.  Why not run more than one or two things through at a time.  Now when you need a quick card you will have the pieces or most of them!  It saves a lot of time.

Thank you SO much for visiting today,
Wanda

3 comments:

Judy Ford said...

I can't seem to find any tutorials on how to make the box pleats. How wide are your strips? How far apart are your score lines?

Wanda. said...

On this post there is a link to where you can find the instructions. The links are almost always the bolded words in red. I followed the page to the link that had the instructions. You can see them here http://seeinginkspots.blogspot.com/2011/11/turkey-day.html Also, you can make the pleat as "tall" as you want it or as "short". The link has instructions for the scoring.

christi said...

this is a cute spin on the layout love it. next time I play with my group I think i'll borrow this layout.