Pleated Paper

Watch as I share this fun pleated paper technique! It’s a great way  add dimension and draw attention to a simple focal point—and it’s so easy to do! You could also try this with the many beautiful patterned papers available… just think of the possibilities!

Itty bitty Banners, Bitty Banner Framelits, Sweetheart

Itty bitty Banners, Bitty Banner Framelits, Sweetheart

Tips & Tricks to Note

    • Use a scoring board to create your pleated panel or, if you don’t have a scoring board, use a paper trimmer and a bone folder or stylus.
    • If you want your pleats to be taller and have more dimension, score at 1/4″ or, if you want them to lay flatter, score at 1/8″.


        1. Score a 21 x 15cm piece of Whisper White CS in half, with a bone folder to create a 15 x 10.5cm cardbase.  Set aside
        2. Score a 6″ x 5 7/8″ (15.2 x 15cm) piece of Real Red CS using a scoring tool at 1/4″, 3/4″, 1 1/2″, 1 3/4″, 2 1/4″, 2 1/2″, 3 1/2″, 3 3/4″, 4 1/2″, 4 3/4″, 5″, 5 1/2″, 5 3/4″.
        3. Trim the last pieces of each side using paper snips
        4. Crease along the score lines.  Start by folding at the 2 1/2″ mark by folding it back  and then accordion fold the remaining score lines, repeat on the other side
        5. Apply Sticky Strip to the back of the Real Red CS along the sides and Stampin’ Dimensional down the center 3 high.
        6. Starting with one side of the pleated panel adhere the 1/2″ wide strip to the 3″ x 5 7/8″ (7.7 x 15cm) piece of Basic Black CS leaving a slight boarder
        7. Adhere the other side of the pleated panel to the Basic Black CS mat leaving a slight boarder, so the center of the pleated panel is loose (popped up). Press down in the center of the pleated panel to adhere it to the mat using Stampin’ Dimentionals 3 high.
        8. Adhere the matted pleated panel to the center  of the Whisper White cardbase
        9. Punch a Heart from Silver Glimmer paper using Sweetheart punch and adhere to the center of the pleated panel using Stampin’ Dimentionals
        10. Stamp your greeting from Itty Bitty Banners on scrap piece of Whisper White CS, and cut out using a big shot and Bitty Banners Framelits
        11. Adhere just below low the Silver Glimmer Heart using stampin’ dimentionals.  You’re done!

Love You

This weeks team challenge is …. is based on a Theme. LOVE / VALENTINES. So make anything Card, Scrapbook page, MDS project, 3D item etc. that represents LOVE. This is my project

Itty Bitty Banners

Here’s how I created the card:


  1. Fold the piece of Crumb Cake CS in half creating a 14.9 x 10.5cm card
  2. Emboss a piece of 14 x 9.5 piece of Blushing Bride CS using the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder and the Big Shot
  3. Stick the piece of Blushing Bride CS to the 14.3 x 9.8cm piece of Cherry Cobbler CS, leaving equal borders on the top, left and right hand sides, using double sided adhesive
  4. Stick the matted piece of Blushing Bride CS to the card front, leaving an equal border on the top, left and right hand sides, using double sided adhesive.  Trim off the overhanging CS on the bottom of the card using a paper cutter
  5. Die cut a heart from a scrap piece of Cherry Cobbler CS using the hearts collection framelits and big shot
  6. Stick the heart of the card, slightly above the centre point, using double sided adhesive
  7. Stamp the greeting onto the scrap piece of Whisper White CS using Black Stazon ink.  Die cut the greeting using Bitty Banners Framelits and the Big Shot
  8. Stick the greeting flag to the card, towards the bottom of the heart, using double sided adhesive
  9. Stick three buttons from the Regals and Subtles button collection onto the left hand of the greeting flag using mini glue dots.
  10. Feed one end of the bakers twine on the large button through one button hole and down the through the other button hole
  11. Position the button towards the bottom right hand corner of your card, holding the button in place, wrap the twine around the card front three times (you may want to leave the twine on the spool as you are wrapping it around the card.)
  12. Stick the button on the card front, over the twine, using a mini glue dot
  13. Tie the ends of the twine into a bow.  Trim off any excess twine using paper ships. You’re done!