Friday, January 20, 2017

New Red and/or Pink Challenge this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog

This time we have a Red and/or Pink Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

My card was created with several ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon January Ribbon Club Assortment which is a pretty Valentine themed mix of ribbons and trim.

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The January Ribbon Club Assortment shown above contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbons.  You’ll always have the perfect ribbon for any project!

I also used several pretty heart and love theme dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I just love the intricate detail you get with these dies.


My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon January Ribbon Club Assortment
Thursday, January 19, 2017

Cheery Lynn Designs January 2017 New Release Blog Hop

  Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs January 2017 New Release Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Cherry’s Blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.

Be sure to hop all the way through and leave a comment answering one or more of the questions on the Cheery Lynn Blog post for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate for Cheery Lynn Designs.

My card is A2 sized (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″).  I then cut a piece of handmade marbled paper at 3-3/4″ x 5″ and added a piece of white mulberry paper behind that with torn edges.  Then I mounted that to the card base.

I die cut the feathers using the same marbled paper.  I then cut a piece of purple cardstock using the square pierce and cut die and cut two squares in white cardstock – one smaller and one larger than the purple.  I layered and adhered them all and added the feathers to the top with some foam tape for dimension.

I stamped my sentiment and cut it out with the pierced banner die.  To get the dove tail on each side, I run it half way through, then flip the die around and line up the holes and cut the other half.  I then backed it with purple cardstock and attached it to the bottom of my card.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

My card was finished off with a glitzy bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 tool using purple and fuchsia Glitz Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

 For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #193 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #266/267 – Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #333 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #109 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #120 – Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #146 – Anything New (dies are new)
Scrapy Land #58 – Favorite Colors pink and purple are my favorite colors
Inky Chicks #77 – Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting #32 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #170 – Anything Goes
CraftDee Bowz – Anything Goes with a bow
Crafting from the Heart #143 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft #36 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft – January Anything Goes
Petal Lu #30 – Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Debbie’s fabulous blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

Supplies Used:

Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamps – Gina K Various Verses
Paper –  Handmade Marbled Paper, White Mulberry Paper
Adhesive – Scotch Advanced Tape GliderE6000, Tombow 3D Foam Tabs
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Sunday, January 15, 2017

XOXOXO Valentine’s Card

Hi friends.  Today I have a sweet card to share that will be perfect for the one you love.  Cheery Lynn Designs has so many wonderful Valentine themed dies to choose from.  Be sure to head over and take a look at all the options.

My card base is a brown 5-1/2″ square.  I cut the fancy Square Frame in cream cardstock and then adhered it to brown, pink, brown, mint and brown layers, leaving a thin border for each.  I then backed that with natural mulberry paper and attached it to the card base.

Then I cut the smaller Square Frame and layered it up again much the same as the base.  Then this was centered on point and adhered to the base layers.

I cut my Teddy Bear in brown and shaded with distress inks.  I added pink to the ears and paws and black for the nose and eyes.  I cut it again in pink so I could have the heart in pink and adhered this to the bear.  I also shaped the bear a bit with a stylus and foam pad for a little dimension.  I adhered the bear on foam tape for added dimension.

I cut the XOXOXO die in brown and adhered it to cream cardstock and then brown leaving a small border on each.  I then adhered that below the bear.  I also added a couple of the Sweetheart Candies shaded with distress ink on each side of the sentiment.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

I finished my card off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Pearl Pink and Sherbet Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s the perfect addition to balance the card and add a little interest.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink: Distress Ink Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet

Natural Mulberry Paper