Saturday, October 23, 2010

Perfectly Placed Pleats Challenge at Moxie Fab

Sometimes, I have so many ideas running through my head that I can't craft fast enough to get them on paper. Well, I saw the Moxie Fab blog had a Perfectly Placed Pleats challenge and had an excuse to make up an idea I have had running around in my head since this summer.
The idea for this look all started with two shirts I bought this summer at the Bass Shoe outlet. See the picture below.
I loved the neckline detail of the gathered ruffle finished off with the micro pompom trim! So, I knew this look was going to make it into a paper project! I already had a stash of micro pom pom.
So, I started pondering on the challenge and thinking about my newest die: Tim Holtz's rosette. How was I going to get the look of this neckline in paper? Well, did you know, Tim Holtz's rosette does NOT have to be made round? To get this look, I cut two of the rosettes, cut off the scalloped edge (gasp!), and glued them together. I hand stitched on my micro pompom, then pleated the rosette and carefully glued it so that I got the fans at either end and straight pleats in the middle.
I cut my fancy shape with my Cricut, using Storybook. Oh, I got me all sorts of ideas of cuts I want to use with this rosette now! Squares, fancy labels, maybe even a scroll. Guess there won't be much housework done this week! So, give this look a try and add a detail to the edge of your pleats, and use your rosette on something that isn't round!
Supply List
Patterned paper Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses
Tim Holtz Paper Rosette
Close To My Heart Friendship Blessing Stamp set & ink
Cuttlebug embossing folder (forest green ribbon)
Stickles Xmas Red
Karen Foster Sparkle Burst Brad
Prima Flowers
Micro Pom Pom Trim


  1. Gorgeous card, love the pink pleats and micro pom pom!! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, always nice to meet another Clare!! : )

  2. Wonderful idea to pleat the oval and it looks beautiful! Thanks for stopping by! Suzz

  3. Hi Clare! Thanks so much for the nice compliment on my blog:) I am new to blogging and etsy actually so any tips you can give me would be helpful! I am not a part of any groups on etsy, do you think being part of a group helps? Thanks for being a follower, I'm following you as well- beautiful card, I love the pink pleats and the flower! :)

  4. you are very sweet for your comments! i love your idea with tim's rosette!

  5. Ok, I LOVE the shirt BIG TIME so therefore, I LOVE the Rosette as well. I have NO idea what a mini pom pom thingy is or most of the other words you used but I do like what you made from it, LOL *Hugs*

  6. hmm, I would have never thought to make an oval out of the rossette! very clever.

  7. This is so cool ... I never would have thought of this. Terrific! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Hey Clare! 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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