Wednesday, 10 February 2021

Colour Creations Pool Party


Drapery Fold Pool Party Stampin' Up Card

Hello dear Stampers! Tonight we are showing off the lovely Pool Party in our showcase! I love this colour as it is very cool and soothing, a cross between light blue and minty green.

I have teamed it up with Flower and Field DSP which is a free Sale-a-bration item, and made a Drapery Fold Card! I have added some Matte Black Dots from the Love You Always Suite in the January-June mini catalogue. The sentiment is also a Sale-a-bration item - the Heal Your Heart stamp set, which I am happy to add to my collection.

First, I cut an A4 sheet of Basic Black at 6" on the long side. Then I folded it in half to make the square card base. I then cut a sheet of my precious DSP to 11 and half inches x 5 and three quarters inches. I saved the little strip of paper cut off the edge. 

I then scored my strip of DSP at 3", 4", 6", 7", 9" and 10". Then I marked at 1 inch on  the right side of the strip of DSP, and cut a diagonal from here to the 3" score mark. I then folded into a drapery fold. I hope the diagram helps:

Drapery Fold Card Instruction Diagram

Here are the elements of my card. 

Drapery Fold Card Elements

I glued down the folds of the folded DSP down and adhered to a matt of Pool Party (5 and three quarters x 5 and half inches). I stamped the sentiment and added the Matte Black Dots. I glued the whole card front to the card base. 

On the inside I glued a matt of Pool Party with the strip of DSP I had saved earlier:

Drapery Fold Card Inside

Now it is just about ready to send! This card says it all - Thank You for joining me tonight!

Please head on over to Cathy's Blog to see what the other members of the team have created for your Stampin' enjoyment tonight!


  1. Lovely use of Pool Party, Su, drawing out the colour from that gorgeous DSP. Thanks for sharing your instructions for making this elegant fancy fold; it looks great!

  2. That looks great Su, I bet it looks even better in real life! Great way to highlight the DSP too. I didn't know it had Pool Party in it!

  3. What a fantastic ides to share this DSP - love this fancy fold Su! Thank you for sharing your Pool Party ideas on the Colour Creations Showcase!

  4. Great use of that bold patterned DSP, Su, it can be overpowering, but looks great in this drapery fold design!

  5. A lovely Drapery Fold card Su. I haven't tried this fold yet so really appreciate your instructions. Your instructions and illustrations are so clear. Thank you. xxx

  6. Sujatha, your card is lovely. Great choice of DSP to show the Drapery Fold technique.

  7. Lovely card Sujatha. That paper is perfect for your Drapery fold card. Thanks for sharing the instructions.

  8. This is a super fun fold and always gets wow! It looks lovely with the paper you have used.