Friday 16 April 2021

Pansy Petals Box Pleat Fold Card - Facebook Live

 Hi Everyone,

I made this card live on my Facebook Page - Craftykarendesigns Project Page - first one I have done on there, I'm trying to get braver and do them more often. The card is using the lovely new Pansy Petals Suite of products which will be available from May 4th in the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue.  I was inspired by a project that I saw on YouTube from a lady called 'Iced Images' who make some fabulous fun fold cards, check her out over on YouTube.

I have uploaded my Facebook live to my YouTube channel, click on the link below:


1 piece of thick basic white card stock 5 3/4" x 11 1/2"
1 piece of fresh freesia card stock 5 1/2" square and a scrap for the sentiment
1 piece of Pansy Petals dsp 3" x 10 3/4" and a contrasting piece 3" x 5 1/2"
7" piece of fresh freesia ribbon and enough to make a small bow
Scraps of basic white card for stamping
Pansy Patch stamp set
Fresh freesia ink
Gorgeous grape ink
Soft succulent ink
Evening evergreen ink
Paper snips
Simply scored
Bone folder
Multipurpose adhesive
Mini glue dots
2021-2023 In Colour Jewels
Double oval punch

All items in italics are from the new 2021-2022 Stampin' Up! annual catalogue available from May 4th 2021. I can't show you catalogue images until then.


On the long side, score the thick basic white at 5 3/4" and fold and burnish to make a tent fold card base.

On the long side, score the dsp at 3/4", 1", 1 3/4", 2", 2 3/4", 3", 3 3/4", 4", 4 3/4", 5", 5 3/4", 6, 6 3/4", 7", 7 3/4", 8", 8 3/4", 9", 9 3/4", 10"

Carefully fold and burnish the score lines starting at the 3/4" score in the following way - mountain, valley, valley, mountain (watch the video to see). This is what makes the box pleats.

Adhere the contrasting piece of dsp to the top of the fresh freesia card so that it butts up against the top and two side edges with no gaps.

Add wet glue along the bottom half of the fresh freesia piece and carefully start to adhere the pleats, they need to start right on the left hand edge and be level along the bottom with the bottom of the card, no gaps. Keep going until you get the the other end and then add a little more glue under the final please to fix it to the card. If there is any overhang, just trim it off from the back.

Add the ribbon about 1/4" down from the top of the pleats and fix it on the back with some stick tape, then adhere this decorated piece to the card front.

Stamp the flowers and leaves on the scrap of basic white, take your time and stamp the full image first in the paler colour and then stamp the darker, more detailed image over the top. I practiced this a few times to get it right but it's not difficult.  Fussy cut the images or cut them out with the dies if you have them.

Stamp the sentiment and punch out with the straight edge oval and then punch out a scalloped layer for it.  Adhere the two together and add to the right hand side of the card front using dimensionals.  Add some dimensionals to the back of the flower and add the leaves so that they peek out from behind, fix to the left hand side of the card front.  

Add jewels to the flower and the sentiment and add the bow to the ribbon with a glue dot.

I hope that you like my card and will give it a try.

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Happy crafting,

Karen X

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