a happy hello

Hello!  This week the Scor-Pal design team hopped with the gals from Doodlebug …what fun papers to work with!!  Today I will be sharing my projects that were featured on the Scor-pal blog.  Of course, if you missed this project or any of the other great projects from the Scor-pal team you’ll want to hop on over there and see what’s been going on. Be sure to leave comments on each post from this week for a chance to win some great prizes.

I made two cards for the hop using the Scor-Pal and Doodlebug’s Colorwheel collection.  These papers are so bright and fun…

For my first card I decided to make some box pleats with a floral patterned strip.  The pleated paper was attached to the cardfront with Scor-Tape on a curve.

I started with a 1 1/2″ x 12″ strip of paper and scored it in alternating increments of 1″ and 1/2″.  So, I scored @ 1, 1 1/2, 2 1/2, 3, 4, 4 1/2, 5 1/2, 6, 7, 7 1/2, 8 1/2, 9, 10, 10 1/2, and 11 1/2.

Mountain and Valley fold the strip to form the box pleats.  Here’s a side view of what it will look like.  (You will repeat a series of mountain / valley / valley / mountain folds).

The card was finished with coordinating paper, stickers, and rub-ons.

For the second card I pleated the paper again…this time I made a simple knife pleat on a larger piece for a background.  I love how after I pleated the paper, it still lined up to create complete circles!

I started with a 3 3/4 x 12 inch piece of paper.  Again, I used alternating increments of scored lines…this time I used 1″ and 1/4″.  So, I scored @ 1, 1 1/4, 2 1/4, 2 1/2, 3 1/2, 3 3/4, etc.  Scor-Tape was used across the back to hold the pleats in place and adhere the panel to the card.  Some Doodlebug Twine, a brad, additional paper, and rub-ons were added to finish the card.

I also doodled on the flower I punched from the Doodlebug papers.  😉

Be sure to check out all the projects from this week on the Scor-Pal and Doodlebug blogs!

paper- white, Doodlebug Colorwheel Essentials Kit; accessories- Scor-Pal, Scor-Tape, Ric rac, SU! Scallop Edge punch, Doodlebug twine, brad, and alpha rub-ons, EK Success Retro Flower punch.

5 responses to “a happy hello

  1. inspiring! love to do pleats projects more …

  2. Cheryl Rowley

    These two cards are beautiful! Love the bright colors of the beautiful papers, but the way you incorporated your Scor-pal is over the top!! Gotta try this!!

  3. OMGosh the colors in these cards are beautiful! And I love your folding techniques! Amazing Diane!

  4. I love the colors! They just pop – so bright and fun!!

  5. What really cute and “Happy” cards! You explained how to do this so well – thanks for that input. I can’t wait to try this effect on a card myself…

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