Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Bah! Humbug! Pleats and Ruffles Challenge

This week at Bah! Humbug!, in honor of the royal wedding, our challenge is to use pleats or ruffles. I'm telling you, with the gorgeous 8o degree + weather we're having, Christmas was far from my mind today, but I just couldn't miss it. I knew I wanted to do something vintage, but a number of attempts were unsuccesful so I resorted to an image and frame from the Graphic 45 Christmas Past Collection. I'd bought a number of colors of the ribbon from WalMart several years ago before I realized it was too stiff to tie a pretty bow so it's been sitting in my stash ever since. Fortunately I was able to pleat it using Terrifically Tacky Tape. The pleated medallion is from K&Co which I backed with a Nesties circle.

I popped the frame and added a peelie border to the mat and a few adhesive gems and there ya go. I still feel like I'm playing "catch up" after my birthday trip, so I apologize for my sparse and irratic comments and visits to all of your blogs. Please forgive.


  1. this is gorgeous! I'd say you did pleats and ruffles superbly. Sure wish I could get into making Christmas cards before the snow starts flying......I'm gonna be rushed in

  2. Your card is so beautiful.
    I am still waiting for spring, not sure if I could get into the Christmas cards already.
    Mind you my SIL is finished all of hers for at least the next year or two

  3. Gorgeous card!!! This is just darling..I love it. This frame and the picture is really great. Those knot and flower designs are really great. Thanks for this nice card.
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  4. 80 degrees?!! SO not fair, the midwest is "unseasonably cool!" :(

    The G45 paper is gorgeous and you found the perfect embellies...all the way down to the peelie frame!
    LOVE IT!


  5. oh wow this is just so gorgeous Donna - I love what you have done with the ribbon - just totally scrummy.
    Ann xxx
    Bah! Humbug! DT

  6. Stunning My Creative Diva!!! I love the warm vintage feel and sure would love some of your 80 degrees Lol! here in the 40's withnothing but rain ;/ Beautiful creations and thank for the inspiration

  7. stunning vintage card!! love the pleated ribbon :)

    hope you had a fantastic bday :)

  8. Hi Donna,
    Ooooo'errrrr ... how gorgeous is that ribbon ... and it makes fantastic pleats. Another fantabulous card to add to your collection. Thank you for sharing with us at Bah! Humbug!

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  9. Another beautiful "Donna" creation! You are in a league all by yourself my friend !
    xoxo Joy

  10. Gorgeous card!!!! Those pleats are amazing!!! TFS :D

  11. Neat vintage stuff, Chickie! Love the look of the pleated ribbon with that image.

  12. I just love vintage cards (wish I could do them better but...) and yours is gorgeous. Perfect colors and embellies. Hugs...Kris

  13. I always want to say "this is a winner" but everything you do wins Top Ribbon. I love the treatment on the ribbon. Absolutely perfect, my talented friend.

  14. Oh Donna, this is fabulous! I love the pleats and the pleated medallion is great! Thanks for the Tacky Tape tip, I will remember that! Love the vintage look and feel of this! Sorry to have been MIA, but I will try to do better!


  15. Oh Donna, how I love this card. The way you framed the image is awesome and the ribbon is to die for!

  16. Stunning. I love love that ribbon! See you are wicked creative and found a way to make it work. Such a pretty image too. Don't worry about the comment thing, and lack of visits. I think everyone is kinda going through the spring thing. I know I am:)

  17. This is a classy piece Donna! Love the ribbon and that image too! :)


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