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Friday, June 22, 2012

Papertrey Ink June Blog Hop

Today is Papertrey Ink's June Blog Hop and this month there is once again a gorgeous picture for our inspiration. We were also challenged to use ruffles, ribbons or pleats on our projects.






I loved the yellow and green color scheme and as soon as I saw that pretty yellow pillow with the simple green band, I remembered a card posted a while back by Stephanie ( http://stampingsharing.blogspot.com/2012/04/with-gratitude.html). She used a CAS design on her card with gorgeous pleated patterned paper.

Here is my card inspired by Stephanie:

I used patterned paper by Simple Stories, Summer Fresh collection. The stamps are PTI's Wildflower Garden and the cute bees are from Honey Bees. The ribbon is Harvest Gold and I also used a linen/canvas impression plate to add a little texture to the cardbase.

Here's a close-up of the pleats:

Those little pleats are actually very easy to make...thanks Stephanie for the great inspiration!

 

26 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Cathy, that pleating is awesome.

Lynn Put said...

Very pretty! Love the pleating and your layout!

Pauline said...

Love this zesty card, a fab inspiration pic.
Congrats on your win over at The Ribbon Reel this week, I loved that filigree heart topped with the sweet tag and rose, so well deserved xx

Luanne said...

Fabulous pleating! Love the super cute layout and texture of your card. Sweet! :)

Cammie said...

Such fresh card! Love the texture and pleating!

Marybeth said...

Beautiful pleating . Love the stamps you used and the embossed background. I bought that right after I saw you use it on a card awhile ago.

Colleen said...

I am so impressed with your pleating...it looks fabulous...great card.

craftmates said...

Great card! LOve the pleating and the textured background. - Irma

Rhonda said...

Such a pretty card Cathy! I love that sentiment.

Nancy Guse said...

This is refreshing!! Your pleats are great and I love that saying!!

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely card. Love your pleats. I like the impression in the background too.

Leigh said...

This is fabulous! Those little bees paired with the wildflowers are perfect!

Joyce said...

Wow--what a great card. I love your pleated paper--you'll need to show me how you do that. And, I smiled when I saw those little bees on your card. Takes me back. Really, such a pretty take on the challenge.

Jessica Wekenman said...

I love the pleated paper! I thought about doing something similar, but don't think it would've turned out as nicely as yours! I also love your sweet summery scene you stamped!

Jingle said...

I love this card!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WONDERFUL take on the picture! Love your pleating and perfect stamping! Your card is so beautiful!
Hugs, Karin

Kim said...

Cathy, this is so beautiful!!! I love that look of the bees flying around the fabulous flowers and that green dotted paper in pleats, so perfect.

Anonymous said...

So lovely-the pleating, the colors.

cutiephinphin said...

Lovely card. Love the pleated paper and the embossed panel.

Kara said...

Beautiful stamping!! Love this card!!:)

Renee said...

Love those pleats!!
That paper is perfect for them too...
now aren't you glad you got it?!!:)
And then the stamped images...
the bees are the perfect touch!!
A gorgeous card...
love it!!

Suzanne Russell said...

EEK! That's a squeal of delight-Love this card all pleated, embossed, and beautifully stamped! AND the bees! :)

Susan said...

This is beautiful!! I love the pleats and the embossing is such a perfect touch.

Jean said...

Lovely card & your pleats are perfect!

Stephanie said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! Thank you so much for your kind words too :) xxx

Jeanne J said...

How did I miss this? Perfect take on the challenge. I love the pleated ruffle you created and the summery colors!