Pleating Is So Much Fun!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010


I had so much fun making this card. I've never done pleating before but had to try it on this card for the Moxie Fab World - Perfectly Placed Pleats Challenge.

I also used this cute sketch from 2 Sketches 4 You to design my card.

Caardvarks is also having a Scraplift Challenge. I used Ashley Cannon Newell's card as my inspiration.
Instead of using a sticker - I actually made my own sticker using patterned paper.

Here are the details. First, I love this paper from My Mind's Eye. I used this paper to make my main embellishment on the card. Instead of using the entire sheet I just cut out the Hot Air Balloon and separated it from the rest of the paper. 
After I cut out the Hot Air Balloon I used flat shipping cardboard like this and adhered the balloon to it.
I always have a lot of this flat cardboard lying around from other items that I order online.
Using the cardboard also makes the design more sturdy for my card. It also allowed me to pop the design up a bit. After adhering the hot air balloon, I then cut around the cardboard and used Glue Dots Pop Ups to adhere it.

Here's a close-up shot of the pleating. I used a strip of sheer red ribbon then added my pleating below it for more dimension and a visual effect on the design.
The pleats go so well with the design of the card.
I can't wait to try this on a layout.

I hope you enjoyed my pleating project. I can't wait to do more of this!

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Stampin Up; Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye - Love Me Do and Surf's Up - Blue Waves; Stamp: "Happy Everything" - Stampin Up; Ink: Archival Brilliance - Rocket Red; Ribbon: Wedding Ribbon - Hobby Lobby; Adhesive: Glue Dots - Pop Ups.
Denise said...

What an amazing card!! I've never done pleating before either. Yours looks perfect :)

Adrian said...

very cute card and nice pleating!

Berenice R. said...

Awesome card! Thanks for sharing :)

Jamie said...

great card the color combo is very vibrate i like it a lot! I was just reading through your blog a bit and I noticed under the "Meet Angi" tab your number 4 is looking for a camera online... I do have a suggestion if you're interested (I own my own wedding photography business). I suggest Nikon.. It really depends on what you're looking for in your camera, what you want it to do, how much you want to spend, etc. I haven't worked with Cannon too much (though I do own some Cannon products like my video camera). I also own Kodak, Olympus, Sony, and fuji.. (don't own a Minolta). So if you have any questions I'd be more than happy to answer them for you.. I'd also be more than happy to suggest a certain camera if you let me know what you're looking for.. (all of this is if you haven't already bought your camera lol). Anyway just wanted to offer my help. Let me know if you still want help! =) Have a great day and thanks for sharing your beautiful card!!
-jamie
babyblueangel_30@yahoo.com

Debbie said...

Love the effect of the pleating on your card!

Audrey Frelx said...

What a great card and for your first time pleating you did a spectacular job!!! Pleating is fun and I suspect I'll see you doing more of it!

Great card!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty, I love those bright and happy colors!

Viola Mahr said...

Awesome! I love your card! :) All the best on the moxie fab challenge ... and a hug from a fellow contestant :) it's my first time trying pleats on a card too!

Viola
www.violamahr.typepad.com

Jean said...

Love it. I have a blog award for you on my blog when you get a chance to stop by.

DtsArt said...

I love pleating. You did a fantastic job

Nicole said...

Love the pleating! You did a wonderful job! I'll have to try that one day!

Linda said...

Wow very nice. I love the pleating. I never tried it before. I will have to give it a try.

Elizabeth (Beth) Moore said...

I just love this "perfectly pleated" card! The first time I tried it, it didn't come out nearly this cute!! Great job, it's adorable!

4kids4 said...

I love the look the pleating adds to your card...can't believe you haven't done this before...it looks "perfect"!! :-) TFS!

~Sharon C.

Jen said...

So cute!! I've never worked with pleating but it looks like it's worth it. Hmmmm... what do I want to do with pleanting next??? ;-)

Oh, and sweetie have you input your city info in at LOCATION CENTRAL yet? It's the blog where you're able to see who else is blogging in your area! www.locationcentral.blogspot.com

Yara said...

This is so beautiful! Love everything about it! Love the color combination too!

Kazan Clark said...

wow! this is fabulous. Thanks for giving us a mini-tut too!
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Myia Shantrice said...

Pleating is hot and one of my fave techniques! Love your card!

Susie said...

terrific card Angie!!!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the card! and i LOVE the paper - where did you get the hot air balloon paper? My daughter was just proposed to in one and i would love to use that paper! Thanks Donna Tullis

Linda Kaiser said...

I sooo love the pleating! Thanks for the great idea and instructions!

Linda K

Jamie Lane said...

Super cute! Love the pleats! :D

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Donna....I got the My Mind's Eye paper at Archivers. Love that store.

Anonymous said...

Were you at Panera today? I was there with my husband and could have sworn I saw you! Thanks Donna Tullis

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Yes I was there today for lunch with my teacher friends. Wish I would have known you were there too:)

KateB said...

I've never tried pleating but may do so on my next layout...to make more layouts, you'll have to come over and play with us @ Candy Shoppe Designs!!

Kate

Jenyfur said...

Cute card - congratulations on your Caardvarks win!

Kathy said...

WOW WHAT A WONDERFUL PROJECT ANGIE. CONGRATS ON YOUR CAARDVARK WIN!!

Cath said...

Hey Angi! Thanks for entering the Perfectly Placed Pleats challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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