Sunday, June 2, 2019

Unique Folds for Creation Station

Being that today is the first Sunday of the month it's time for a Creation Station Blog Hop.  This month we welcome a new member to our team; the stamp-fabulous Martin Stone from Martin's Mayhem!!  For June's hop our topic is all about unique folds.  We can interpret the theme any way we wish so I went old school with a riff on gum wrapper folding.

Do you remember folding gum wrappers?  As a kid I would sit in church and each week ask for my mom for a stick of gum.  I'de pop the gum in my mouth and then fold and refold the foil and the wrapper into a variety of mini dumb things.  Today I have used the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper cut into strips to whip up a folded gum wrapper style wreath.

To create a paper wreath:
  • Cut (36) 1.5" x 6" strips of DSP
  • Score each strip lengthwise at 3/8", 3/4, and 1 1/8"
  • Fold inward on the scorelines and use a bone folder to make the folds crisp and smooth.
  • Fold the each folded piece in half then fold the ends inward to the center fold line.
  • Link the strips to create a chain.  (14) for the inner ring and (22) for the outer.
  • Connect the last link into the first.

I have showcased my wreath in a 10" x 10" shadowbox frame.  The wreath is adhered on a mat of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper covered with a layer of Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper. In person this sparkling background is crisp and fresh and it perfectly sets the "stage" for my textural and colorful folded wreath.

It has been fun having you stop by my blog today.  Your next stop is with the stampin' talented and adorable Kathy Kartak.

Stamps:  Stitched All Around
Tools:  Stitched Nesting Dies, Bone Folder
Papers:  Garden Impressions DSP, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper, and Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut Paper
Ink:  Blueberry Bushel
Accessories:  Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, White Baker's Twine


  1. Oh, how I love this! I haven't played with a gum wrappers in years--will have to start again! Your background really makes it pop in the frame.

  2. This is super fabulous! I totally remember making those gum wrapper chains! The good old days!😊

  3. I absolutely adore your wreath!!! I think I’ll give it a try!!! TFS!!!

  4. Delicate, sweet and awful pretty!