Friday, September 23, 2016

Happy Anniversary Card

Hi friends.  Today I am sharing a sweet anniversary card.  My card stash is always lacking for anniversaries, so I have to get working on this!  My card today is embellished with pretty ribbons and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.9-23-16-1

I love my stash of Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.  When I’m running behind and just don’t have the time to make handmade flowers, they are great to have on hand.  There is a HUGE variety of flower styles and the prices are very reasonable.  You might say ‘Really Reasonable’!

I ran a strip of Royal Blue Delicate Stitched Satin across the center of the card topped with a piece of Grape Grosgrain with Silver Edges.  The bow was created with Grape and Royal Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V3.0.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.
The dies I used on my card are all from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I love their huge selection of dies and they have the perfect die for any occasion.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
9-23-16-4I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Stamp:  Just Rite Stampers Lge Oval Celebration
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black and Danube Blue
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
White Mulberry Paper
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Mulberry Flowers:  25mm cottage roses, sweetheart flowers, spiral stamens


Monday, September 19, 2016

Kanzashi Flower Inspiration

Hi friends.  Today I’m back with some more kanzashi flowers to inspire you.  Did you know that Really Reasonable Ribbon stocks over 60 colors of Grosgrain Ribbon in 5 widths?!  You can find all your favorite colors!  They’ve also recently added an Embellishment section.  All the flower centers I used on my flowers can be found there along with other great finds.

My first flower showcases the technique I shared on my last video on how to make different sized petals using 1-1/2″ grosgrain squares.

If you missed it, you can view the video HERE.9-19-16-1 The flower below uses that technique and another technique of double-layered petals which I will teach you in the next video which I hope to have out by the end of the month.9-19-16-2 There are so many different looks you can achieve by petal size and color placement.  Mount them on Hair Clips for hair accessories or you can even pins or bag embellishments.  I do hope you’ll try your hand at these fun flowers!9-19-16-3Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Monday, September 19, 2016

New Vintage Themed Challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog


Hi friends.  This week we have a great new Vintage themed challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you’ll head over and link up a project to share with us.

I embossed using a brown paper with a white core and then I lightly sanded over the raised letters to reveal the lighter core of the paper for the center oval.9-17-16-2This card is a many layered card.  I made it a little bigger than my usual cards to take advantage of all the wonderful details in the Birthday Embossing Folder.  I also just love the Floral Bouqet Kit and used many of the different pieces in the set.

The card was topped off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Turftan Brown and Ivory Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I added some Antique Gold Burlap String to the back of the bow for some added texture.

For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bow, please click HERE.9-17-16-3

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll head on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and play along with our challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store.
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Digital Image:  Cobra Graphics
Bow-it-All V3.0
Tim Holtz Distress Tool
Sanding Block
Natural Mulberry Paper
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000