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My crafting resolutions:
1. To create more than 50% of my projects with either recycled materials or scrap left over materials to cut waste and excessive earth fillers. Currently at about 45%)
2. Teach paper craft classes.
3. Create Dies for Spellbinders(done)
4. Learn everyday what it takes to be patient, understanding, tolerant and giving.
made it to CHA, and work for embellishment company I love, demo classes all in 2012-13

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pleated Ruffles for Little Darling GDT

Well today is my last chance to inspire as a part of the Little Darlings Challenge as a Guest Designer.  I've tried very hard to do my best to do these romantic and genuinely lovely stamps justice.   I want to thank them for the opportunity and wish them only the best on their journey!  I hope they know how thrilled and honored I am to have been able to share the images and designs with all of my wonderful followers and I hope to see you all join in on the Little Darling Challenge blog.  

This time I wanted to find a way of adding pleats and ruffles that was out of the ordinary so I googled "Pleats challenge" and found my inspiration to fit the challenge there.  I used one of my new "Bottle cap design" sentiments today as well as the "An Apple a Day" image from the new "Back to School" collection found only at the Love to Stamp Store where you can get the latest paper, including some brand new Holiday collections just in,  classic ribbon, flower/border dies and much, much more for very affordable prices!  
Little Darling Challenge 6

The challenge this time is "Pleats and Ruffles".
Here's some of the things you need to know about this fun and rewarding challenge:  

You don't have to use Little Darlings images, but if you do, you could win a $20 merchandise gift voucher to the Love to Stamp store. If you use any other stamp you could win a $10 merchandise gift voucher.

Great Prizes!  So I hope you all join me!  You have two weeks to enter so there is plenty of time to play!

     I made the Pleated skirt by accordion folding my striped paper then punching the cute scallop out of the bottom.  I mounted it onto the velour ribbon and stretched it onto the bottom of the cut short card. 
     Thrilled for my newest little find ~ the bottle cap and insert.  (I learned the technique from the make-n-take this weekend.   I decided to punch a whole in the cap after distressing it, jump ring and chain later and I have a keepsake card for anyone!  
     Then I found the "must have" element of the card which is the "Park bench for two" scene from Make it Crafty that added the feel I was looking for:  that this "ready for the day" image was well on her way to school in her own stylish way with an apple for the teacher and her favorite little skirt and blouse!  
     So, visit the Little Darlings Challenge blog, get inspired by the talented Design Team, join in on the contest and stop over at the Love to Stamp Store and get great deals on the best craft products!  I'll see you there!

Little Darling Back to School image called "An Apple a Day"
Sentiment by Raindrop Echo Design for Whimsy New "Retro Bottle Cap"
Park Bench by Make it crafty
Paper Pizzazz DP called Burgandy Border
Color Box Sepia Script DP
Color Bok Harvest Flower by Heidi grace designs
Martha Stewart "Optic Dot" punch
Bazzill Basics stock


Copics include:  Grass:YG91,95,97,Stone: W1,3,5, skirt and flowers/cheeks R20,R39,R22, RV34, Skin: E0000,E00,E13, Hair:E50,44,37,42, flowers: Y21,Y26, G20 for the apple
Singo white pen
Gelly Roll "clear star"
Ranger Distress ink:  Walnut Stain,Worn Lipstick, Black Soot, Victorian Velvet, Tea Dye, Antique Linen, Crushed Olive
Ranger Distress Crackle medium : Antique Linen
EK Success embossing powder "Copper"

She is so ready to learn!
Craft us Crazy ~ Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet ~ Multiple images
Stampin'B's ~ Distressing


Suede Ribbon from Joanne Fabrics
WOC filigree silver corner altered with crackle
bottle cap from make n take at Archivers (no record of stamp name)
Ruffled flower from Joanne Fabric Bride section altered with Ranger Victorian Velvet distress ink
Button from Dress It Up " AU Jardin" collection
Bella Corda Premium raffia
double Sewn stitching
die cut doily altered with distress ink from stash for sentiment

It appears to be a flowing skirt full of fancy pleats on the bottom (hard to photo)


 We are not the sum of what we have but the totality of what we might have. 
The love sentiment is for those we send off for their growth in education!

 Thank you for visiting,


  1. an absolutely fabulous card Tammy, fab colouring , design and I like the pleated ruffle.
    Kevin xx

  2. Wow Tammy!! This is gorgeous!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Penny's. Good Luck!


  3. Absolutely fantastic!! Great job with the pleats and mixing the two challenges! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges!!

    DT Member

  4. Awww she is soooo cute and so is the card. Great idea with the pleating.

    Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  5. WOw, this is so beautiful! Your pleats are fantastic and I love the scene you have created! Gorgeous details too! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges and good luck! Delphine xx (GDT)

  6. Hi Tammy!

    Such a beautiful card...once again! I can see all of the work that went into this and the result is outstanding!!! Thank you so much for joining us as a Guest Designer. We absolutely loved having you :-)

    See you soon!!!



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