Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Fun with Paper Ruffles!

Today we thought we would have some fun using paper ruffles to dress-up our scrapbook pages and cards!  Our design team girls used a variety of methods on their projects, from punched lace ruffles, clean pleated ruffles to water treated paper ruffles.  Check out their projects!

"Those Dimples"
by Sarah Eclavea 
Sarah added a roughly pleated paper border to underscore her sweet title for this beautiful scrap page!  I like the way she covered the ends with buttons and paper punched designs!
Patterned paper: Stripe, Sunflower, Dusk, Impressions, Cut Outs/ Forever Fall
Journaling: Noteworthy/ Forever Fall
Chipboard: 12 x12, Layered/ Forever Fall
Stickers: 12 x 12 combo, cardstock/ Forever Fall; 12 x 12 combo/ Et Cetera
Jewels: Forever Fall
Buttons: Forever Fall
"Brighter Than the Sun"
by Gabrielle Pollacco 
As I was working on this page my youngest daughter was playing the video/song 'Brighter Than the Sun' by Colby Caillat for me....I found myself choosing the bright and cheerful papers and embellishments in the new Country Garden Collection for my page!  I ended up using the song title and lyrics for the page :) 

Designer Tip:  I created my ruffle by first punching a long strip of plain white paper (using a lightweight paper for this works nicely because you can ruffle it easily).  I lightly misted the paper (this makes it easier to crinkle/pleat) .....when it's dry it's very easy to glue it under rounded and wavey paper edges. (See below)
~Patterned Paper: Country Garden (Morning Sunrise, Stripe, Almanac)
~Stickers: Country Garden 12" Sticker Sheet
~Rub-on: Country Garden
~Stamps: Country Garden (Flourish on paper and on Chipboard frame)
~Noteworthy: Country Garden
~Brads: Country Garden
~Trinkets: Country Garden
~Jewels: Country Garden
~Country Garden Layered Chipboard

"Thank-you Card"
by Romy Veul 
6x6 paper pad: Alora
Jewels: Alora
Chipboard: Alora Layered Chipboard
Stickers: Alora Dimensional Stickers
Noteworthy: Alora

"Congratulations Card"
by Romy Veul 
Romy Gently pleated her beautiful cards with a strip of a coordinating patterned paper to give her lovely cards some texture and interest.  I love what she's done with both of these new collections!
Patterned Paper: Flowers/ Ambrosia
6x6 Paper Pad: Ambrosia
Stamps: Ambrosia
Jewels: Ambrosia
Chipboard: Ambrosia Layered Chipboard
Noteworthy: Ambrosia
Card Kit: Ambrosia
"Secret Garden"
by Debbie Sherman 

Debbie added another element of design to her paper ruffle by adding some ink to the edges of her ruffled paper.  Isn't her page beautiful?  I love her clear stamped butterflies too! (these stamps coordinate with the Country Garden Collection)
Country Garden Almanac, Seeds
Country Garden Noteworthy
Country Garden Jewels
Country Garden stamps
Country Garden 6x6 paper pad
Have you ever tried using a paper ruffle on your pages?  Is there a trick you like to use with them (special punch? adhesive? type of paper?)  Tell us what you think of using paper borders and ruffles, we love to hear what you are thinking!
One more thing... we neglected to pick a winner for Dec. 27th's card challenge.
Sorry about that... but we just did a drawing and the winner is....
Tracee Provis!!  Congrats Tracee... shoot us an e-mail with your address
and we'll get a prize out to you.
Here's Tracee's card for you all to enjoy!


  1. wow lovin all the designers projects! thanks for the tip Gabi soooo excited to try this!!!

  2. super cute layout! and cards! thanks for sharing.

  3. Beautiful ruffles...and beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing your tips and techniques :)

  4. Once again I'm in awe of the beautiful things I see when I visit. I love all the projects! I'm going to have to try these techniques!

  5. Gabrielle, those leaves, did you cut them yourself or are they part of the Country Garden collection?
    It's an awesome page. I also love the little peek a boo rip on the top of the page. I should use that more myself.
    Not sure on using the ruffles yet.

  6. loved this... great job girls!
    such a fun idea.

  7. They all look so great. Paper ruffles is one of my favorite things to do.

  8. Oh WOW!!! What great tips about paper ruffles. Now I have to try it as what you've done is so inspiring. Time to get off line and start making ruffles. Thanks.

  9. I really loved trying this pleat technique! Everyones creations are gorgeous!

  10. These are all GORGEOUS! I love love love the paper ruffles!! And CONGRATS Tracee!

  11. Congrats Tracee!! Your card is so beautiful!

    Carin... If you are referring to the leaves around the blooms, those were punched from Bo Bunny cardstock with a leaf punch...the hanging vine is a chipboard piece from Dusty Attic that I thought was a nice compliment to the garden papers :)

  12. Oh wow Thankyou for picking my card!
    As always some fab inspiration here at Bo Bunny Tx

  13. Beautiful projects from the DT. Loving those ruffles. I've done this, but your technique looks much easier!

    Congrats to Tracee on a beautiful card!