Drapery Fold Technique – Fun Use For DSP

Do you hoard paper? I sure do and this technique is one of many that will prompt you to use that beautiful Designer Series Paper (DSP) that is collecting dust in your crafting area.

Drapery Fold Technique

I watched a video by Diane Thorsen of DLT Creations showcasing the Drapery Fold, I quickly jotted down the measurements, grabbed a piece of DSP, my paper trimmer, pencil and got to work.

I Started with a piece of Fine Art Floral DSP 5” x 10”, score on the 10” side 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” Make a small mark on the edge of the paper (top and bottom) at the 4 1/2” & 5 1/2” score lines.

Turn the DSP and make a small mark at 2” & 3” (both top & bottom)

Angle the DSP in your paper trimmer to cut from the closest mark to the corner on both the 5” and 10” side, cut that wedge piece off, repeat for the other 3 corners. Set aside those 4 wedge pieces for another card!

Accordion fold on the score lines, working from the center out, carefully burnish the folds with your bone folder. I am sorry I didn’t take a pic of this step, but look at my card for appropriate folding process. You can use liquid adhesive, Stampin Seal or tear n tape to secure folds.

I then took Pool Party Cardstock 5 1/2” x 8 1/2”, scored at 4 1/4” to create a card base. Next is Basic White Cardstock 5 1/4” x 4” and created texture using the Painted Textures 3D Embossing Folder, adhered it to my card base with the liquid adhesive. I then applied 4 strips of tear n tape to the back of my drapery folded DSP, evenly spaced, pulled off the backing strips and centered it to the card front.

Next I cut a strip 3/4” x 4” in Poppy Parade cardstock and used the Pick a Banner punch to flag each end. Then I stamped the sentiment on Basic White. I used a Mother’s Day sentiment, you can use what ever you desire, this card can be feminine or masculine depending on the DSP you choose to use! I punched it out using the Rectangle Postage Stamp Punch. I adhered the Poppy Parade strip to the center of the Drapery Fold DSP then centered the sentiment and adhered it using dimensionals. I topped the card off using the Opal Rounds Embellishments.

You could also add additional die cut of choice to change up the look and as I said before this could be a masculine card very easily by just changing the DSP.

I hope you give this fold a try, it really is quite easy as long as you score according to the listed measurements and fold from the center outward. Watch for more ideas using the drapery fold in the future.

All items used to create this card are available in my online store. Here is my shop with me link: https://www.stampinup.com?demoid=2189212

If you need a catalog and aren’t a demonstrator or already have a demonstrator you work with I would be happy to send you one. Please message me your full name and mailing address.

Happy Crafting,

Tammy ❤️

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