Full Pleated Skirt Card Using Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

Full Pleated Skirt Card Using Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper

There is no doubt about it, the focal point of this adorable Spring infused card is the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper in the full pleat skirt style. What a stunning card to receive in the mail! I loved making this card and although it looks intimidating, I am convinced you can make one too.

Let me tell you about my card.

Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper #149592

Images in the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper were handcolored using Stampin’ Blends for a soft, blended look.

* 12 sheets of patterned paper: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
* Acid free
* Lignin free

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Suede, Whisper White

Here’s A Card Cling Stamp Set #149438

Find the right words for many occasions with the Here’s a Card Stamp Set. This 14 piece stamp set is most certainly a favorite of mine. I have found uses for it for every occasion.

Stampin’ Up!’s cling stamps
* Are premium rubber stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don’t have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your cling stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

To Make The Full Pleated Skirt

You start with a piece of designer series paper of your choice and cut it to 3″ x 11″.

Take that piece and you score on the long side at 1.5″, 2″, 3″, 3.5″, 4.5″, 5″, 6″. 6.5″, 7.5″, 8″, 9″ & 9 .5.  Then I measured up on the two short sides by 1.5″ and on one side I cut from the 1.5″ mark to the 5″ score line.  On the other side I cut from the 1.5″ mark to the 6″ score line.

But cutting up both sides when you fold and burnish all the score lines you will be able to show off both sides of the dsp.

My Card Layout

I started with a piece of Pool Party cardstock cut in the hotdog style at 4.25″ x 11″ and scored down the middle at 5.5″.

Once the skirt had been created I glued the top all the way across with tear-n-tape and attached it to the front panel of my card.

Next, I created a belt with Old Olive cardstock about 3/4″ wide. I then attached my sentiment sandwich and the butterflies I cut out with the butterfly duet punch.

For the inside, I just attached a piece of Whisper White cardstock measuring 4″ x 5.25″ and left if blank for plenty of writing.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you’ve been inspired to try something new. I’ll see you around, soon!


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