Double Pleat Fancy Fold Cards

Don’t let that title, Double Pleat Fancy Fold Cards, or description put you off.  Actually it did put me off for several weeks until I finally tried it yesterday.  After I made my first/prototype card I made another card.  And another card.  I used the Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper for all three cards.

double pleat fancy fold card
All three cards, each a bit different from the other, have slightly different presentations.


Let’s get started.

To make the pleated fold you need to start with a 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.  Note green “asterisked” markings on sample below.

How to cut/fold the fancy fold pleated card
10″ x 5″ Designer Series Paper.  See scoring instructions above.


Fun fold fancy pleat card scoring/cutting guide
Score lines are difficult to see.


Fun fold fancy pleat card scoring/cutting guide


Fun fold fancy pleat card scoring/cutting guide
Flip the folded DSP over to alternate side.


Affix Tear & Tape across center
Two rows of Tear & Tape carefully attached across middle of multi-folded DSP piece.


card stock choices #1
Attached folded DSP piece to 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White card stock. Layer this piece ont0 Terra Cotta or Blackberry Bliss layer and then to final card base.


Do you prefer the Terra Cotta layer (above) or the Blackberry Bliss layer (below) that then is attached to the card front/base?


card stock choices #2
Attached folded DSP piece to 3-3/4″ x 5″ piece of Basic White card stock. Layer this piece on Terra Cotta or Blackberry Bliss card base.


More Double Pleat Fancy Fold cards:


Actually there’s an OOOPS on these cards. I placed the Tear & Tape on the ‘wrong side’ of the card of the left……but if you don’t know that, it’s still a totally acceptable card. I should actually have placed the tape right where the Happy Birthday greeting is. The card on the right, with the tape placed on the “back side” of the multi-folded card, does show the reverse side of the printed paper, exposed by the folds.  See those little horizontal stripes peeking out behind each fold???





I’d be happy to send any of these card to any lucky recipient knowing that they all look great, even the one with the semi-boo-boo.   This Double Pleat card was somewhat outside my comfort zone but I really think it’s fun and definitely quirky.  Challenge yourself with different Designer Series Papers.  I think you’ll be surprised, as I was, by the outcomes.

Here are the products I used:


Tip:  I stamped the large background type Many Messages stamp several times, in different colors of ink on Basic White card stock and then ran them through my Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine creating a ton of greetings.  Tomorrow’s post will elaborate on this process.  But for today you can see one of the greetings on this card:


Many Messages stamp set


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