Wednesday, March 11, 2009

What's Up Wednesday? Paper Pleating



Today, I'm hosting the weekly What's Up Wednesday Challenge over in the My Favorite Things forum on SCS. Flutter on over and play along! My challenge is to do some paper-pleating and today's card is my sample. If you need a little how-to, I've got you covered there, too. Each week, MFT also has a How'd They Do That? tutorial, and today's is, of course, paper pleating.

The image, from MFT's Nite Nite, Ellie is partly paper pieced and partly colored with Copics. I added a little shading to her paper pieced pajamas with a Prismacolor pencil, too. The ovals and circles are cut with Nestabilities, the stitching is done by machine, and the ribbon comes from Close to My Heart. The lacy trim is something I picked up at my local fabric store (Hancock Fabrics). Patterned papers are from Basic Grey's Bittersweet line.

Thanks for stopping by!



Stamps: Nite Nite Ellie (My Favorite Things)
Paper: Basic Grey Bittersweet, PTI Vintage Cream, SU Close to Cocoa and Chocolate Chip
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Adirondack Espresso, Ranger Old Paper Distress Ink
Accessories: Copic markers, Prismacolor pencils, CTMH ribbon, oval and circle Nestabilities, lacy trim, Scor-Pal, foam adhesive, sewing machine

34 comments:

Danielle said...

This is fab Amy! I will definitely give this paper pleating a go - it's looks like awesome fun! I love the look it adds to the card. Those BG Bitterwseet papers are wow!!
Hugs, Danielle

AHadley said...

A beautiful color combo, and I love that pleating!

Jerri Kay said...

Totally adorable Amy, I love the paper pleating!

Pam said...

Amy this is too cute. I love the paper pleating. I have done it on my scrapbook pages (inspired by Anna Griffin.) What a great idea to do it on cards also. Beautiful card as usual girl.
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Jessie/knightrone said...

Gorgeous as always girl!! You are awesome!!

Smita said...

I love love love your card!!! Especially the paper pleating part. I also enjoy your tutorials and try recreating them to the best of my abilities. :-) Thank you, Amy, for being such an inspiration.

Love,
Smita

Catherine said...

Hi Amy! I love this card, I've been TRYING to do some paper pleating on my projects, but they just never come out right for me...yours looks fabulous! I love that ribbon over top of it...is the border crocheted??? *sighs* Another thing I'll have to learn how to do! *LOL*

Beautiful work as always!

Renée said...

Wow, Amy, how sweet! Love the colours, love the pleated edge!

MRMD_GRL said...

This is so sweet looking! Thanks for posting

Paula Barin said...

This card is so cute! Love the bunnie slippers.

dpkennedy said...

That's just darling!

Tiffany said...

So sweet! This is adorable!!!

Emily said...

Beautiful work, as usual! Thanks for the link to the paper pleating. I will definetly give it a try. Wowser on that Basic Grey DP!

Viv said...

Amy, stop messing about now...just adopt me, then I watch you work and maybe one day, when I gorw up, I can make beautiful cards just like you!
Hugs Viv xx ;0)

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

super sweet card Amy! Love the dp!

nancy morgan said...

Just had to pop over and say hi! Those bunny slippers...no way, they're too cute!! I always enjoy your projects, you're one of my all time favorite paper artists :) !! hugs, nancy

Judy Rozema said...

Ooh!! Cute slippers!!! Love that pleating!! I love everything you do..... :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Amy!!!! WOW!!! I love the pleats and the lace!!! Cute slippers!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So sweet Amy!! Love the pleating!!

Samsung CLP-300 toner said...

Great tutorial! Very informative in how well worded and descriptive you were! You know they say that if one knows how to describe what they want really well, then life is just as good as how you describe it :)
Its great for people who feel like time is running against them and then land on your blog and feel like a whole burden was just lifted off of their shoulder.. I admire and respect people who take
time to make it easier for others.. Thanks a bunch! :)

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Gorgeous Amy! Love the paper, the ribbon and lace and the pleating is fabulous!

Dawn Easton said...

Amy, this is adorable and I've never tried this technique before...hope to be able to play along!!! Wonderful card girl!

Marianne said...

Wow! I didn't think anyone could beat Becca's amazingly beautiful cards, but you both are wonderful card makers. Thanks so much for sharing!

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Kimberly Crawford said...

Gorgeous! LOVE the lace over the pleating! Thanks for another great tutorial!! :)

Anonymous said...

Really pretty card, Amy. Love the papers and the lacy trim you have used. Thanks for the great tut on paper pleating. Have never seen that before or tried it...Will have to have a go at it. Phyllis M.

AlienAnessa said...

Jeepers, I can stop staring at this card!! Simply amazing job you did on her pajamas, bunny slippers, just everything! I chuckled to myself to see this card today of all days; my kids' elementary school had Pajama Day, so the kids went to school in their PJs for the first time ever, and I had that only my mind when I clicked on your link from my blog! =)

AlienAnessa said...

I meant to say that I "had that ON my mind" rather than only my mind. Argh!!

Conniecrafter said...

she is too sweet, love these papers and the ribbon and lace combo!

Dawn said...

This is sweet as can be. I just love the sentiment. I miss my girls being little. Now they tower over me. I am so loving her slippers. Super Job Amy....

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Amy, this is gorgous and adorable!!!! Love the colors, coloring, and the paper pleating is fabulous. I need to do this again!!!! Love the look!!!

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Marti - Pez-A-Doodle Design Studios said...

too sweet!!! love the pleating and that trim!

Angel said...

COOL. this is an adorable card. I am off to check out your tutorial, friend!

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