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!
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
by Romy Veul
6x6 paper pad: Alora
Chipboard: Alora Layered Chipboard
Stickers: Alora Dimensional Stickers
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
Chipboard: Ambrosia Layered Chipboard
Card Kit: Ambrosia
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!