Saturday, June 05, 2010

Geeks Rule - Crazy 4 Challenges #40

Happy Saturday! That means it's time for another Crazy 4 Challenges challenge! Today, Mercy is challenging us to use pleats on our cards. What an awesome challenge! I'd been meaning to do that but never remembered it until it was too late! I'm here to tell you I've finally got pleats! And I love the look, so thanks, Mercy, for pushing me!

I'm using a brand-spankin' new MFT release called Who's That Geek Guy? Don't you love it!? I'll bet you know someone that this would be perfect for, right? It's gonna make a great birthday card for a very geek-y friend of mine.

I stamped the image on a Perfect Paper Panel with Memento Rich Cocoa ink. Then I paper pieced his shirt and the chair and colored the rest with Copic markers. My base card is a Fossil Notecard from MFT and I used more Fossil card stock, as well. I love this card stock--think Kraft. It's now a staple of my paper supply. My layout is pretty obvious, but I'll point out that I used a stamp in the set that's a set of binary numbers to stamp the Fossil layer of my sentiment piece--and that of the inside--with Versamark. Then I over stamped with the sentiment. Cute, huh? For my pleats, I simply stapled some pleats made from twill and topped them with a couple of buttons. I really like this card and it will be hard to part with it--but I will ;-)

Here's the inside:

And my geek friend *can* fix it, too.

This card also works for F4A15 on SCS.

NOW, be sure to check out the samples by the rest of my crazy, I mean the Crazy 4 Challenges team ;-) Our sponsor this week is Stamp N Plus Scrap N. Get all the deets at the C4C blog.
THEN, you know what to do--we'd love to have you come along and play with us. Just do your thing with the challenge and link it to Mr. Linky on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. Please link directly to your project. And, if you upload to a public gallery, please use the key word C4C40.

Thanks so much for dropping in today! Can't wait to see your "pleated" cards!

Stamps: Who's That Geek Guy (MFT)
Paper: Fossil note card, Fossil card stock, Perfect Paper Panel (MFT); Homeroom 8 x 8 pad (TCP Studio)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa; Versamark
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Jumbo Scallop Die-namics die (MFT); small oval and oval punches, notebook edge punch (SU!); buttons, twine (PTI); twill; staples/stapler; Copic markers


  1. Very pretty Barbara, love the colors and the ribbon... Well done...(always) HUGS and happy weekend!

  2. love the ribbon attached with the staples and all of the layering. great masculine card!

  3. What a great guy card! Even the pleats look male with staples.

  4. SHUT UP! LOVE the stapled pleats! Fabulous card, girlfriend!

  5. YEP great guy card ........ and you made the ribbon look cool so a teen or young man would not even think oh my that is ribbon~~~

  6. Super fun geek card!!! Your stapled pleats are awesome!!! Hugs ~S~

  7. OMG, Barbara...I just love how you did that argyle geekie fun

  8. ACK!! His argyle shirt is fab! And I love your pleated twill and how you stamped the sentiments inside!

  9. So guy perfect Barb....U are such an inspiration to me...I love this one!

  10. I love that stamp! They need more stamps like that many sports stamps...I can never find one for my guy who's more into technology and video gamin' :) Super cute and unique card!

  11. This is so cute Barb! I LOVE his plaid sweater! Great card!

  12. you look like a pro with those pleats, lady! what a gorgeous creation! :)

  13. What a fun card...I'm lovin' how you stapled the twill...very celver!!!!!


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