Thursday, June 2, 2011

Pleated Paper

Meg over at Scrapbook Express threw out a challenge to use pleated paper on a project. Pleated anything is a hot trend whether it be paper, fabric, ribbon or whatever else you want to try to pleat. I jumped right in and created this card.


I used my favorite-of-the-moment Jillibean Soup papers, Blossom Soup. My pleated paper didn't quite stretch across my card, so I added some buttons at the end to cover up the empty space. I used zip dry liquid glue to get it to sit down. It's not always easy to get pleated paper to sit down!! Maybe I should try some on my kids at the dinner table.


I am seeing lots of flags right now on projects...could flags be the new 'banners'?? Whatever the case, I like them! I used some Making Memory stickpins and created my own flags.


I used a card I saw on the Bean Talk blog for the design inspiration. I wish I could remember when I saw the card and whose it was...if you ever need any scrappy inspiration you should definitely check out the Bean Talk blog. Some awesome stuff over there!

Happy Thursday everyone! Last day of school is tomorrow....yippppeee! Summer is here!!

11 comments:

patti west said...

Wicked sweet card, Mara!! I love this JB line too! The pleated pp looks so pretty and I love the flags! :)

VanessaB said...

ooooh, love that pleated paper and your cute little flags and your twine... and... :) GREAT CARD!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Super adorable. Love those little flags. :)

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh sooo pretty!!!! I LOVE this Mara!!! I'm hoping to try your brownie recipe this weekend!!!

Joni Kix said...

WHAT?!!! Last day of SCHOOL?!!
My son doesn't get out until June 23rd!
I ADORE the card, Mara, and I LOVE the flags! I never got into banner, but I'm thinking I could DO FLAGS! :0D

theelfqueen said...

Super duper cute!!!

My kids have been out of school almost a week now. But we go back super early (Aug 2) ... it's been a good week.

Rebecca said...

Love that pleated paper and your cute flags!

Karina said...

Cute - Flags and pleats and bakers twine - Oh My. totally adorable.

Belinda said...

Love the pleating! And the fun flags!

IamDerby said...

So cute, love the flags- I have been noticing lots of them too.

Sue said...

That pleated "ribbon" looks so sweet! You must have some amazing scrapbooks, Mara!