Saturday, June 23, 2012

Break out with pleats

Hi Stampers!
Today I broke out.  I have been a stamper for 14 years plus and today I am stamping my first non-standard size card.  Can you believe it?  When I finished the card, I was finished!
Today I'm bringing back the pleats for the Handstamped Sentiments Challenge #123.  The challenge is to add pleats to a card.  Here is what I came up with:

This reminds me so much of a bathing suit I wore when I was about 3 or 4 years old.  It's the first bathing suit I ever remember wearing and I absolutely loved it because it had a ruffled skirt.  But I'm off subject.  I told you I broke out- this card measures 3 1/4 x 3 1/2".  I had originally planned on putting it on the front of a standard  4 1/4 x 5 1/2" card but I just couldn't do it- this is where I wanted it to be so I made it a card.  The bee is in the new Bug Me stamp set- so cute!  The words are from the new Made for you stamp set.  I think you will see a lot of the words from Made for You- it has just 3 stamps but they are the most useful of words at a great price point.  Check it out here.
To make the pleats I pulled out the Simply scored tool and scored at 1/2", 1", 1 1/2", 2 1/2", 3", etc until I had the pleats I needed.  The strip was 1 1/2" wide.  I used Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Whisper White, Basic Black cardstock and Basic Black ink.
 When you peek inside you can see that I stamped the bee inside as well.
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  1. super cute, but i keep seeing more stamps and things i want to buy!!! soon though... and do let me know if some gnome stamps show up... i'll immediately be purchasing those... store to come on my blog soon about that! hope all is well!

  2. Very Cute!!! Great color combo!!! Great job on the pleats- perfect!!! Love the bee- so cute!!! Thanks for playing along with Hand Stamped Sentiments, Diane

  3. Adorable! Loving the bee and I agree that the Made for You set is a must. Great pleats and I love that it takes you back to a wonderful childhood memory:) Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

  4. Mary this is so cool. I love the wide pleats--I have not seen that before. Great card and I am so glad you are a part of this week's pleat challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

  5. Really cute card! I love your wide pleats, I haven't seen that done. Beeee-autiful :) Thanks for joining in at Hand Stamped Sentiments! Erika

  6. This card is so adorable! I bought this set and haven't inked it up yet-thanks for the push! The colors are so fun and I love the wide pleats. Thanks for joining us this week at HSS.

  7. your pleats are adorable and I love how your card reminds you of a childhood swimsuit, too cute! :) thanks for playing along at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week!

  8. btw, if you could shut off your word verification, it would make it so much easier for others to leave you comments, thanks!

  9. Hi Dawn!
    Thanks for your kind comments. So sorry for the trouble commenting with the word verification but it was recommended to my to cut down on spam. I have so much spam already I'll do anything to cut down...
    Hopefully you'll be able to wade through my word verification in the future, if not, I'll understand.
    all the best,

  10. What a cute card! I love that little bee. This would be so fun to get in the mail. Thanks for playing with us this week at Hand Stamped Sentiments.