Monday, January 11, 2010

Pleated Happy Birthday

Happy Monday everyone... We are having a very rainy, dreary day here in Nanaimo, B.C. I am hoping the sun will peak through at some point - but the weather man says it is going to rain all week long :(

Here is another card I want to share with you - I made it late last night. I combined three challenges - yesterday's Featured Stamper over at Splitcoast Stampers - FS153 - WeeBeeStampin (Wendy). I cased this adorable card "Pumpkin Emma". You were to change at least three things - I changed the image, colours and pleated the bottom panel.

My card qualifies for the challenge over at Crazy 4 Challenges - to make a BIRTHDAY card, plus the challenge over at Just Magnolia - to add PLEATING to your card.

My adorable Magnolia image "Tilda with Sunflower" was stamped with Stazon jet black onto Bristol Vellum paper and coloured with Prismacolour pencil crayons and gamsol. Image was matted with Kraft and More Mustard. I used the Stampin Up ticket corner punch on the Kraft.

Card Size is 5 x 6.5. Base card panel is a textured cream white. I pleated the DP then sponged and sanded the pleats. Ran the top cream panel through the Cuttlebug with the Divine swirls folder - I thought it matched the swirls in the Fall Dp. Attached the CB panel and pleated panel to 4.75 x 6.25 More Mustard Panel. Punched out a Scalloped border with Martha Stewart punch. Stamped sentiment onto More Mustard - cut out with oval Spellbinders. Cut out scalloped mat from Kraft. Sponged edges with Close to Cocoa. Sewed all edges. Added the mini copper brads to center of Sunflower. Tied on Ribbon and assembled card. Completed inside of card.


Stamps - Magnolia Rubberstamps - Tilda with Sunflower, Stampendous - Impressions ever time
Ink - Stazon jet black, Stampin Up - soft sky and close to cocoa
Paper - Stampin Up - More Mustard, non SU kraft and white, Paper Company - Cream White, Recollections - Autumn Fall mat pack, Bristol Vellum
Accessories - Sewing machine, piercing tool, mini brads, Cuttlebug, Spellbinders - plain and scalloped oval, Divine Swirls embossing folder, ribbon, Martha Stewart scalloped border punch, sponge, sanding paper, pop dots, white gel pen, Prismacolour pencil crayons, gamsol and blending stumps

Thanks for stopping by and visiting my little piece of the blogging world.
Happy stamping and Creating,

Hugs - Pat


  1. Patricia this is absolutely beautiful!!!! Love these summer colours, beautiful colouring, fab ribbon treatment and the pleating looks amazing!!!

  2. What a beautiful card! Love it!

  3. Fabulous sweet card, love the cute Tilda.

  4. gorgeous card Pat, great pleating and I hope the sun breaks through for you...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia Challenge
    Mina xxx

  5. This is just beautiful dear. Thanks so much for joining us at JM