Hello! It’s Cheryl here with you today, and I want to share this easy, yet elegant drapery card with you. *This card is often known as a full pleat card, and even as a half pleat drapery card! Either name can be used. This is a very simple card to make and although it can be a little more time consuming than your average card, I think it’s worth it for the results. I have found double-sided design paper gives the best results as you have a different design or colour peeking through from behind, giving it added dimension. Before you begin cutting, make sure you have your design facing the way you want it to be when completed.
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ospFHaNGAgw
Here are the measurements required to make this card:
Cut paper 3″ x 11″
Score (on the long side) at:
1 1/2″ – 2″ – 3″ – 3 1/2″ – 4 1/2″ – 5″ – 6″ – 6 1/2″ – 7 1/2″ – 8″ – 9″ – 9 1/2″
Mark each short side at 1 1/2″ and mark the long side at 5″ and 6″ (one side only)
Cut from 1 1/2″ to 6″ and 1 1/2″ to 5″
Concertina fold from each end, meeting in the centre.