While I'm sure there are many ways to do this, I like to find the easiest and quickest way so I use good ol' snail adhesive (really my only use for this adhesive, these days!) and wide ribbons. You could also use a sewing machine, or even glue dots (BEWARE-you'll just end up using a lot of dots, though). I made this card for last week's sketch challenge and I used a thin white satin ribbon, for this tutorial I pulled out a wider version of that ribbon. TIP: You will use way more ribbon than you think to do this, I almost use at least twice at much ribbon as I think I will need. Often times, I'll leave the ribbon attached to the spool until I know I have the right length of pleats for my project. Then I cut.
Here you can see that I tucked the pleats behind the dotted,flower dp and tied a satin ribbon bow around the seam.
AND, now the finished card I used my paper pleats on. Doesn't it just add an adorable element to the card? Stamp: Stampendous Daisy Bee
Ribbon: 3/8 pink Satin ribbon
Paper: Oct. Afternoon-weathervane
Hope you enjoyed my little tutorial! and if you haven't tried ribbon or paper pleating, give it a try. You'll enjoy the results, I promise! Be sure to check out the Limelight Sales this week! Lot's of goodies at GREAT prices!