Sunday, January 6, 2013

Getting Ruffly w/The Play Date Cafe Challenge

So I was at my LSS, New England Scrapbook Co. the other day and saw the American Crafts Dear Lizzy Ruffled Crepe paper.  How I could work there and not have known it was there is beyond my capacity to understand, because it has been there for quite a while and is quite unique.  But when I saw the colors, I knew they were perfect for The Play Date Cafe Challenge and I was compelled to find a use for this interesting product that had escaped me for so long. 

So the inspiration from The Play Date Cafe was . . .

 And the Dear Lizzy Ruffled Crepe Paper looks like this . . .

When I first saw this . . . I laughed.  I toyed with buying a few and using my Tim Holtz Tiny attacher to fashion me a skirt.  It was actually the bottom rung that was just calling to me for this challenge.  So, here is my design . . .

Love the "champagne" colors for this challenge.  It all came together quite nicely, and I can't wait to make more ruffles (I ended up buying the yellow and white version of the ruffles as well).

And the inside of my card . . . 

 The sentiment is under the vellum. 

And I liked this card yesterday . . . but I love it today!  I don't always LOVE my stuff. 

Thanks American Crafts!  That was fun. 

Supplies Used:   Bazzill Cardstock, American Crafts Dear Lizzy Pattern Paper, Ruffled Crepe Paper and Vellum, Stamps from Cas-ual Friday, Ink from Close To My Heart, Ribbon from my stash. 


  1. Oh, this is lovely! Love the ruffled paper and that gorgeous metallic ribbon, both perfect for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge Colors! So glad you could join us!

  2. I'm so happy I stumbled along your blog today. I live in good ole New Haven and have always wanted to stop by NESC but just haven't gotten around to it yet. We have no LSS down here at the shore, makes me so sad! I love your card and the pretty ruffled ribbon. Thanks for joining us in the Play Date Cafe!
    -Rachel w k

  3. oh love the ruffled papery stuff! So cool.