Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Whale of a Time!...

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My little boy shares a birthday with one of his friends, a sweet girl named Anna. She is the cutest, tiniest little thing and he will be attending her birthday party in a couple of weeks -- his first ever! I thought I would create a fun card for her and I was inspired by the Perfectly Placed Pleats Challenge over at Moxie Fab World. I wanted to try my hand at making something that could show off this easy and fun technique.


Since Anna is such a little thing, I thought it would be a cute contrast to make her a card starring something as huge as a whale. For my card, to help along my happy pleated whale, I pleated some clouds and the crests of the ocean waves and I hope my guy's wee friend has a whale of a good time on her special day! (BEAN TIP: If you are having trouble manipulating your paper into pleats, try a lighter weight stock.)

SPILLING THE BEANS
  1. Make card from card stock.
  2. Die-cut scallop square. Adhere.
  3. Trim Marina Mist card stock. Adhere.
  4. Pleat white paper in a wave pattern. Adhere.
  5. Border punch card stock; stamp sentiment.
  6. Pleat card stock. Stamp whale and fussy cut. Adhere.
  7. Stamp spray.
  8. Pleat white paper. Die-cut clouds and adhere.
BEAN NOTES
  • Stamps: Critters in the Sea (Lawn Fawn)
  • Ink: Fresh Snow Hybrid (Papertrey Ink); Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Card Stock: Marina Mist, Tempting Turquoise, Peach Parfait (Stampin' Up!); Computer paper
HAPPY BEANS
  • Tools: Bigz Scallop Square (Sizzix); Dotted Wave Border Punch (EK Success); Clouds Die (PTI)

15 comments:

Suzie said...

Just so cute, Regina! I am sure she will love her birthday card. Thanks so much! Hugs, Suzie

Ann Schach said...

How adorable! I love the "pleats"!

Mary Fish said...

Oh, how adorable . . . from a fellow "fish" Hugs, M

P.S. Yes, I know whales are really mammals but I couldn't resist.

Lourdes Torres said...

You are a Pro already!! Love your blog and all your projects.
http://cozycraftycorner.blogspot.com

Kathy Martin said...

Love this cute whale card! :)

Linda Callahan said...

This is so cute - love that pleating!

Beth Norman said...

Very cute pleated waves. So original. Hope you win the challenge because your card is truly adorable.

Susan Mangum said...

Love all the pleats, Regina. This is adorable!

Viola Mahr said...

CUTE pleated waves! I love that clever technique! All the best on the Moxie Fab challenge, Hugs from a fellow-contestant ;)

Viola
www.violamahr.typepad.com

~kelly marie~ said...

This is so fantastic! The pleats are genius!

Melinda Gleissner said...

This is amazing! I've never seen anything like the pleats...stinkin' cute!
http://mynoteworthycards.blogspot.com/

Jaclyn Miller said...

This is my second look at this card because I just love it! You did such a great job with placing the pleats so they add a great amount of visual appeal to the card.

Ujjwal said...

Oh thats a beautiful little pleated whale!! Cute!!

Cath said...

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

Alicia said...

Just darling. Perfectly pleated and darling!