Pleated Presents!

Hello friends! Today was a snow-day and I spent the morning in my jammies sipping coffee and catching up on episodes of  Once Upon a Time with the kiddos. We did some crafting too and it looks like a glitter bomb went off in my craft room LOL! Then I kicked the kids outside to play in the fresh snow. The best thing about a whopping amount of snow is no mud. I washed my floors when the kids went out to play and they stayed clean, an impossible feat usually this time of year with the dog and the kids and the mud but on a snow day with the woodstove a-crankin’ all that get’s tracked in is pure snow and the stove dries it right up, ahhhhhh.

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I was shopping for birthday presents this week and when I went to wrap them I was reminded of a wrapping technique that I hadn’t done in ages…pleating! This paper folding technique allows you to make areas to tuck cards and tags in. It is simple, unique and elegant. In this video I will show you how to wrap a pleated present and how to make a lovely tissue paper flower using supplies from Papermart.

The tissue paper I used has a really neat crinkly surface that will be fun for other mixed media techniques. I used the French Vanilla Jewelers Tissue Paper.  I think it would be cool for making custom washi tape or faux pattern pieces for sewing themed cards (heck, you might use it to make real patterns on if you were so inclined.) I recommend a high quality gift wrap for this technique so it will have the strength to hold the pleats without tearing, this looks awesome in solid metallic papers too. I also used tulle and large shipping tags on this project.  I’ll have a super fun bonus project using these materials for you tomorrow so I hope you come back then. Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!


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