Jari Francis, Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Stampin’ Up! Floral Boutique Drapery Fold

Hi, and happy Monday.  Is that an oxymoron?  Hopefully, not!  Hope it is a great day for you.  🙂  My share today is a Drapery Fold Card using the new Floral Boutique DSP from Stampin’ Up!   My upline, Amy Koenders, had a team meeting yesterday and this is one of the 3 cards we made.  I will share the other two later this week.  Mary Deatherage, Sue Prather, and I were the teachers for the day, and decided to make some cards with fun folds!  I can’t wait to show you the other two. 

We all used the same Floral Boutique DSP on our cards, but surprisingly, we each focused on a different pattern. Pretty cool!


Drapery Fold Card


This is my second Drapery Fold card I have posted.  You can see my other one HERE.  To me, you get a dramatic effect with very little effort when making this card. You just need to choose a sentiment that will fit into your right corner.  And, you could use this for a wedding card as I did, or birthday, or any other occasion for that matter!  I actually used three different stamp sets for this card!  The sentiment for the front is from Birthday Blossoms.



Drapery Fold card


For the inside, I chose the flower image from Bloomin’ Love because the pattern is similar to the DSP on the front, and the sentiment is from the new Floral Phrases set.  Floral Phrases has 2 stamps that actually match the Floral Boutique DSP.  


Drapery Fold Card


Tips, Tricks and measurements for making a  Drapery Fold card:

  1. Use 12 x 12 DSP, and cut a panel that is 4 X 11 1/2; score at 3″, 4″, 6″, 7″, 9″, 10″
  2. Beginning at the 3″ score (on the left), use scissors and cut diagonally up to the right side of the DSP to about 1 1/2″ down from the top; pleat on the scored lines to create the drapery effect.
  3. Use snail or glue to hold the pleats together (do not attach this piece to the front of the card yet)
  4. Place your drapery piece on the card base to determine where you want your stamping, then stamp your sentiment.
  5. Now snail or glue the drapery piece to the front of the card.  I left a little margin at the top.
  6. I created a bow with my Bow Builder punch and used some Night of Navy card stock to serve as “ribbon” going horizontally under the bow.  
  7. Stamp your inside sentiment and decorate the bottom with a strip of DSP used on the front.



Here are some pictures of Amy’s Inkin’ Krew hard at work making their Drapery Fold cards.   Sorry they are so dark.





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Product List

Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad*

Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad*

Heat Tool


Glue Dots





Thanks for stopping by today, hope to see you tomorrow for a treat from Amy’s Inkin’ Krew!



Stampin’ Up! Birthday Blossoms Drapery Fold Card

My share for this Tuesday is a Drapery Fold card using the Birthday Blossoms stamp set from Stampin’ Up! I have seen these all over social media and just had to try it. Wow, it is easy and fun!


Drapery Fold


I used a 12 X 12 sheet of Birthday Bouquet DSP that was trimmed to 4 x 11 1/2 and then scored and folded.  Here is a tutorial for you. There are plenty of examples out there!  

I love this DSP and will be sad to see it retire in a few short weeks.  Make sure you get it before it is gone!  


Drapery Fold


I used a Mint Macaron card base and added a layer of the dotted Birthday Bouquet.  I decided to stamp in Early Expresso ink right on top of that dotted paper.  Not my usual-but thought it would be fun!  The ribbon and bow are also in Early Expresso.  This ribbon is also retiring soon.  

And the inside has the same DSP with the sentiment from Birthday Blossoms stamped in Early Expresso ink.


Drapery Fold


The envelope needed some interest, so I used the Envelope Liners Framelits (retiring :() to make a pretty lining.


Drapery Fold


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Product List




Retiring Stamps click HERE

 Retiring Everything Else click HERE





So glad you stopped by today, hope you’ll try your hand with the Drapery Fold technique soon.  It gives that wow look to your card, and is really easy!

See you next time….