Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Designer Showcase: Paper Pleating/Folding

Yep, it's Wednesday again. Cathy here to bring you this week's Designer Showcase. Our topic this week is paper pleating and folding. Now don't get "bent out of shape" over this one. Just had to make you laugh! :-)

Vicky shared this beautiful folded gift bag.  She used a classic color combination of pink and black to make this a really classy package.  The scalloped circles add interest to the edges of the fold-over top and side.  The elegant watch hangs from a beautiful button closure.

Gael shares two layouts with us this week.  Check out the lovely bows that she created using paper pleating. I love the circles that she included at the center of each, they give the look of buttons.

In this layout, Gael created these cute curtains!  By pleating the paper on the sides, she created the panels.  The little ribbon tie backs are darling!  Gael rolled some paper to create the window sill. What a creative way to frame a photo.

I used paper pleating in this iris fold design for this Christmas Cards.  I used a simple circle as my iris. I pleated shimmery papers to help give the look of snow.

This gorgeous page is by Pam.  She pleated the blue paper as an accent strip for her page. I like the way she has the one edge of the paper overlap her photos. This is a great technique to use instead of ribbon on your pages.

Pam has also shared this beautiful card that she made.  This is a great combination of patterns. The pleated rosettes look great set against the darker colored pattern paper mat.  The buttons are a great topper for the rosettes.  This is a great way to make flowers from scrap strips of paper you might have left after a project.

I hope this gives you some fun ideas for pleating and folding paper on your next project.

1 comment:

  1. These are gorgeous! I haven't really tried paper folding/pleating and now I'm totally inspired.