Saturday, November 12, 2011

Keep calm and make tea AND a tutorial!

Hi everyone! Joanna here, today I am sharing a sweet card using some fun fall colors.
I did some ribbon pleating on this card. I've tried it before and really struggled with it, but this time around it was soo much easier! My secret??..I used my hot glue gun and it made pleating so easy!
And I also made a pretty ribbon flower by rolling the ribbon in a circle and gluing down as you roll.
I topped off my pleating with some pretty Oyster Baker's Twine ,the bloom is all Twill from the Autumn Twill Assortment and a fun sentiment by Scrappy Mom's Stamps!

Here's a little  mini tutorial on how I did the ribbon pleating:
Start off with a layer of your ribbon (I used the Ginger Grosgrain).
Then start pleating by kind of over-lapping the ribbon onto itself. You'll want to glue about 1/2 inch at a time. What you will want to do is fold down about 1/2 inch, glue it then bring it back about 3/4 to 1 inch glue it down and then fold it again and overlap it onto the pleat before it, leaving about 1/4 space inbetween each pleat. ((I hope that makes sense! lol))
Once you get the hang of it, it's really easy! :)
Keep in mind this isn't the only way of ribbon pleating, this is just a way that I like to do it! :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Scrappy Mom's Stamps-"Freshly Brewed"-sentiment
Creative Charms-Pearls
Crate Paper


  1. tfs loved the details on your card!

  2. Love how you pleated and used hot glue-yes I am still using
    Beautiful flower and cute design


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