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Sharon M. Reinhart
Fabulous Paper Folds
Fabulous Paper Folds
Sharon M. Reinhart, Instructor

Experience the wonder of turning flat pieces of paper into exquisite flowers, medallions, and more with teabag folding, iris folding and more. Find out more in the Class Description below.


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Fabulous Paper Folds FAQ

Where did you say that I could find a copy of your Progression Samples sheet to print?Expand

The Progression Samples (my little cheat sheets) can be found in the downloadable materials (in with all of the step-by-step project instructions) pages 21, 22 and 23.

I am having trouble getting the adhesive to hold my medallions together. I have tried tape, liquid glue and mounting squares, but I am not having good luck. Can you tell me the best thing to use for the medallions?Expand

My recommendation is the 1/8-inch Scor-tape brand. Depending on the paper you are using there is also a red liner tape called Terrifically Tacky tape that is very strong. Both of these tapes are available in roll form and are liner tapes, meaning double-sided tapes with a liner. Scor-tape has a white liner to be removed prior to adhering and the Terrifically Tacky tape has a red liner to be removed. Scor-tape is available through Annie's at

Where do I get the pattern for the circular card?Expand

The pattern for this card is an iris folding rubber stamp available at Stamp N Plus Scrap N. The contact info is listed in the Buyer's Guide on page 26 of the downloadable materials. The other option is to try using the 2 1/2-inch square pattern from the Tropical Delight card on page 10 of the downloadable materials. Don't be afraid to mix and match patterns with different windows or apertures.

What type of glue are you using?Expand

I use a variety of adhesives in my paper crafting kit. It all depends on what I am trying to adhere. One of the liquid adhesives shown in the video is the Tombow Mono Aqua adhesive which has a dual point and the other was a Zig style of dual point glue pen. The Zig one has more of a sponge applicator. The key is just trying to match an appropriate adhesive to the job being completed. For tiny gems I often use the Tombow Mono Aqua, Sakura Glue pen or an Elmer's fine-tip style. Adhesive dots would also be an option for gems. Annie's does carry the Elmer's brand in a variety of styles. For assembly of the tea-bag medallions it is the Scor-tape that I use, which Annie's also carries.

Could you shed some more light on the papers to use for iris folding or tea-bag folding? A lot of times, thicker papers don't give clean folds.Expand

With regards to the papers, for tea-bag folding especially, a lightweight (what the paper companies call text weight) paper provides the best results. Something similar in weight to a 20lb photocopy paper. That being said, there are some pearl or shimmer "text" weight papers (typically around 80lbs) that work beautifully, which have also been used in the class. Pearl "cover" stock is too heavy for this technique. Anything from gift wrapping paper, book print paper, chiyogami, origami and recycled security envelopes to text weight scrapbooking papers and fine stationary will work great for tea-bag folding. For iris folding, all of the ones listed above plus tissue paper work wonderfully.

FREE -- Class Overview
FREE -- Introduction
Introduction to Tea-Bag ...
Tea-Bag Folding: Basic ...
Tea-Bag Folding: Basic Square ...
Tea-Bag Folding: Basic Circle ...
Introduction to Iris Folding
Iris Folding: Square Pattern
Fun Folds
Class Wrap-Up
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Class Project Photos

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January 8, 2018
Isabel S
This technique for embellishing cards is completely new to me. In only a couple of segments, I was hooked! Sharon Reinhart has a clear, calm technique to explain while she demonstrates. Right away, I could "see" and understand, and with practice I could use the simplest folds right away, while progressing through the lessons. Excellent!
September 29, 2017
Ruth S
The instructions were easy to follow. I am still practicing my folds.
December 5, 2016
Sirkku M
I really enjoyed this class. The instructor is very clear and easy to follow. The projects are beautiful and I will use them various ways. I highly recommend this class!
November 6, 2016
Jocelyn P
Especially enjoyed IRIS folding!
February 7, 2016
Ellen S
I enjoyed this class very much! It kept me busy for days before I was able to complete all the lessons and projects. The step-by-step instructions were very easy to follow, and I appreciated the "repeat" feature to loop the last 30, 60, or 90 seconds of the video continually, until you turn the feature off. I was also able to pause the video when needed. The step-by-step instructions do get shorter the deeper you get into the lessons, but you can repeat and pause as often as you like, and you will catch on to the repetitive folds being used. I am on the slower side of learning, and I was able to follow her quite easily. I think you will too! I highly recommend this class!

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