Paper Pleating with Tea for Two

I can't believe it's Tuesday again already. I honestly don't know where the days go.

The Simply Scored scoring board makes paper pleating easy. So much so, that I am sure to share more variations on this technique in the future! I wanted to make a sweet mini card for a friend, and the sentiment from Friendly Phrases was perfect. 

Paper Pleating with Tea for Two

I'm not a fan of Calypso Coral, but maybe I'm starting to change my mind. I'll really know if I've been converted if I catch myself making it the main colour on a card though, and that's probably a way off yet.

The paper pleats in this panel of Tea for Two DSP are created by carefully scoring paper at set intervals. I say carefully as many a strip of DSP ended up in the scraps pile while I was perfecting this technique and this card! As a general guideline, you reduce the width of your paper just under half. This example is 3" wide, and my original DSP strip was 7" to give me a bit extra. Start by scoring at ¼", then you score at intervals of ¼", ½", ¼", ¾" and repeat that pattern all along the paper. Once you get to the end, you need to have another ¼" of paper left to help stick it down. I recommend using Tombow as it gives a bit of flexibility, but as mine ran out this morning (how can I not have a spare, I hear you cry!), I can say that Sticky Strip works very well but is a bit trickier to handle.

The Lucky Limeade piece was cut with the Adorning Accents edgelits, and embossed with the matching folder to create a bit more interest and texture. The top of the pleating isn't particularly messy, but I think it benefits from being 'finished off'. It reminds me of the way you put a waist band over the pleats in a skirt!

Even though I missed the exciting Stampin' Up! regional training last weekend, I have been reliably informed of the amazing things we have to look forward to over the next few weeks. All I can say is watch this space…

 

 

 

 

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Sale-a-Bration Last Chance!

This card is for you, to say thank you for still checking my blog despite the lack of posts!

Sycamore Street and Vintage Verses

Sale-a-Bration inspiration from me has been a bit lacking (well, completely lacking really!). I have got projects to show, and also love the free products that have been available so might allow myself to keep crafting with them. I will continue to add these to my gallery over the next few weeks, hopefully still providing inspiration to those of you who have benefitted from SAB freebies this year.

It is the last day of Sale-a-Bration today. Whoever your demonstrator is, don't miss out on that last stamp set or pack of DSP that you want! It's also the last chance to benefit from the special 25% extra in the starter kit (£162.50 worth of product of your choice for only £99). If you are even only just thinking about signing up as a demo, don't hesitate. I joined during Sale-a-Bration and I haven't looked back. Whether you are joining a local demonstrator's team, or one of the many large teams in the UK as I did, you will have an amazing experience.

 

 

 

 

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