Friday, September 9, 2016

Double Pleated Card

It may be a beautiful day in the neighborhood, but it is also a noisy one!  The neighbor above us is building an addition.  Today they are cementing the basement floor which makes for a lot of truck traffic...first the loads of stone for the base and then the cement.
And the neighbor 2 doors down is having the inground pool removed.  Lots of jackhammer noise from that direction.
But, with the AC running, it is relatively quiet in the house...just the way I like it.  I can tune out the constant ringing in my ears and play with paper to my heart's content.

This was a super fun birthday card to make, using a double pleat.  It gives nice dimension to the card without using poppers.  If you look at the lower part of the card, you can see by the faint shadows that the folds of the first pleated layer raise it up about 1/8" from the punched border.  Then the folds of the black flowered layer do the same.

All papers and stamps are from CTMH
 The flowers are cricut cuts, then stamped; the scalloped border was punched; top and bottom patterned paper were embossed; the middle papers were scored and pleated; small circle in center of flower was stamped and punched; sentiment circle was punched and double stamped.

Brown Sugar Challenge #215 - Anything Goes 
Just Add Ink Challenge #328 - Just Add "P" (Pleats) 
Scor-pal More Than 1 Fold Challenge #30 - Cards (no way I could have done all those pleats without a Scor-Pal!)
The Sisterhood of Crafters Challenge - Pretty, pretty, ribbons
Craft Dee Bowz September Challenge - Anything Goes with a handmade bow
Craft Your Passion Challenge #328 - Always Anything Goes

 Hope you all enjoy a peaceful day!
(Without the constant beeping of heavy equipment backing up!!!)


  1. This is so beautifully designed and very elegant with the black and peach.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. Glad you were able to find some solace in your craft room! LOL This card is beautiful and I love the pleating! The ribbon/bow is awesome! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘RIBBONS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

  3. Cute card. Thanks for joining us at CWF.

    DT Crafting With Friends

  4. Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

  5. Beautiful card, Debi! Such a great color combination. Love the embossed background and fantastic bow. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ September Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow."

  6. That is clever, the double pleat. It makes for a beautiful card!

  7. Hi, Debi! This is lovely, and I can't thank you enough for sharing with us in our Autumn Colors Challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon. I hope you will join us again soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

  8. Great card thanks for joining us at Crafting by Designs good luck x

  9. This is a lovely card and a great addition to our challenge. Thanks for playing along with us at Really Reasonable Ribbon. Hugs from Ginny at Polly's Paper Studio.

  10. Love the pleating. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers

  11. A beautiful card. I love your colour combination and the paper pleating is a fabulous detail. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. Sally.x.

  12. All those pleats must have taken ages but they look fabulous. Thank you for sharing them with us at CHNPPC.


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