Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Turkey Day?

I know Thanksgiving is sometimes called turkey day, but I don't know why I call it that.  I am not a fan of turkey at all.  I love all the yummy Thanksgiving fixin's, but the bird itself pales in comparison to the glorious prime rib roast that we serve.  So, from this day forward I shall not call it turkey day instead I'll say "beef day."
My autumn Thanksgiving inspired card was cased from the awesome Tami W.  I love the mixture of Spice Cake DSP with the Hello Doily background stamp.  Adding the Ivory Velvet Ribbon with Silver Glimmer Paper punch accents make this card gorgeous.  I do have to share that I really like the look of adding text to cards, it just lends a finishing visual layer.  The "With Love" greeting is one of four pieces from the Hand Penned stamp set from the Holiday Mini Catalog.  It's a beauty of a stamp set and is a must have item for your collection. 

Here's how you make the Box Pleats for a 4 1/4" wide card:

  • Cut a strip of designer paper or cardstock 1.5” x 9”.
  • Using the Simply Scored Tool score the strip at 1”, 1.25”, 2”, 2.25”, 3”, 3.25”, 4”, 4.25”, 5”, 5.25”, 6”, 6.25”, 7”, 7.25”, 8”, and 8.25”.
  • Fold on the scorelines by folding the first score back and the second forward, then the third score should fold forward and the fourth should fold back.  Repeat this pattern to form the box pleats.
  • Glue pleats in place.
  • Align folded pleats on card front, adhere to card, and trim sides where needed.
Happy craftin' and have a filling BEEF day, Elizabeth


  1. Beautiful card....Love the pleated DSP across the bottom. That DSP is one of my favs.

  2. Absolutely love this card!! Wow!

  3. Hi Elizabeth! Thank you so much for sharing this tutorial! I used it to make a card that I posted on my store blog today. I also provided a link to this post. I hope that's okay, but I like giving credit anytime I can. If you would like to see the post, here's a link to my store blog: http://www.qcpapercrafts.com/WHY-WASTE-IT-Wednesday--Owl-Pin-Turned-Card_b_4.html.

    Thanks again!