Howdy!  My name is Allison Cope.  I'm a stay at home Mom to a 3 year old little boy, Spencer and dedicated wife and best friend to my husband, Todd.  We are currently in the process of moving to British Columbia, Canada from Ontario.

I have been a crafter pretty much all of my life but became a true addict just over 3 years ago.  I enjoy creating cards, scrapbooking and altering things.

Our Guest Instructor is Allison Cope

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Supplies & Tools:


Black cardstock; Bazzill,  5½" x 11 "

Patterned Paper; Cosmo Cricket

Stamps; StampCraft (leaf), Hero Arts (greeting)

Pumpkin Shape:

Adhesive; Scor-Tape, Zip Dry ( Both sold in Online Store)

Tools: Pencil, Ruler

Black Ink; Ranger

Pen: Sharpie

Craft Knife

Step 1:  Cut a piece of cardstock measuring 5½" x 11 " for your card base.

Step 2:  With the 11” length against the top and left fence, score at 5½".

Step 3:  Print out a pumpkin shape from your computer.  Center the image on the inside front panel of your card.  Trace the image using a pencil to get an embossed image of your shape on your cardstock. Cut out the pumpkin shape using a craft knife.

Step 4:  Using a ruler, draw two lines, 1 inch from the edges of your card down the side of your cut out image.  Mark each line with equally spaced lines. Mine are spaced ¼ of an inch apart. Ensure you start your marks equal distance from the top of your card.

Step 5:  Cut 1 inch strips of two different patterned papers of your choice. The longer your strips, the quicker you can fill in your image. Score each strip at ½ inch along its length. Fold and press the folds flat with the Scor-Tool.

Step 6:  Apply some adhesive around your cut out image on the inside of your card. Scor-Tape is perfect  for this. Using your pencil lines as a guide to keep your strips straight, add your first folded patterned paper strip over your cut out image, with the folded edge pointing down.  Trim off the excess strip. Continue adding strips alternating the colors and trimming the ends as you go. Ensure you add adhesive to the entire outline of the image so your strips stick closely to your image edge.

Step 7:  Add a scored line ½ inch around the entire outside of your pumpkin image.

Step 8:  Cut out 2 inner panels of coordinating paper measuring slightly smaller than the outside of your card; 5" x 5". Score both panels with a line ½" from the outside, the entire way around. Adhere the panels to the insides of your card. One is designed to cover the back of your pumpkin image and the other one is purely decorative.

Step 9:  Stamp a leaf image on coordinating patterned paper and cut out your image. Place your leaf on a mouse pad and emboss the veins using your Scor-Tool. Cut out a stem shape out of the same paper. Add any doodling you wish to your stem shape.


Step 10:  Cut one small strip of patterned paper, approximately ¼ inch wide.  Emboss the strip of paper down its length.  Cut random grass shaped leaves to add to the base of your pumpkin image.



Step 11:  Adhere your leaf image, your stem, your grass blades and a greeting banner, also scored on the top and bottom.  And you now have a beautiful basic iris folded pumpkin card.



"Iris Folding with Scor-Pal"