Tuesday, January 21, 2014

One More Birthday Card for my stash……

Hi everyone.  Today I have another Birthday Card for my stash featuring a gorgeous Really Reasonable Ribbon bow.  

I’m really going to try to stay ahead of schedule this year so I can send cards that will arrive on or [gasp] before the actual day……

I let the one pretty piece of butterfly design paper from Recollections dictate the color palette.  You can see it peeking out of the upper left square of paper.  I love this paper and have it in several colors.
The card design is based on Deconstructed Sketch #134.
It’s really a pretty basic card.  I stamped the Happy Birthday sentiment from JustRite Stampers in black and cut and layered with Spellbinders Circle Dies.  You can see a little dimension with the cute little Martha Stewart butterfly punches.  I attached them with a little strip of 1/8″ Scor-Tape.
Here is a close-up of my pretty double loop bow from Metal Gray Checkerboard Satin
I made this gorgeous bow with my Bow-it-All lickety-split.  I added the pretty Turquoise Sweetheart Blossom to the center.
I find that simple little double or triple-loop bows are my favorite.  They look great and add just the right touch.
Challenges I’ve entered this card in:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
How’s your Birthday Card stash?  
Are you prepared for all your upcoming January and February birthdays?? 
I AM.   đŸ™‚
~ Bonnie ~
Stamp:  Grand Birthday Sentiments from JustRite Stampers
Paper:  Butterfly dp from Recollections and the other designs from The Paper Studio
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Spellbinder Dies:  Standard Circles Small and Large and Classic Scallop Circles Large
Butterfly Punch:  Martha Stewart
Wednesday, January 15, 2014

RRR Challenge #87 Valentine’s Day or Love & Ribbon Theme

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

This time we have a Valentine’s Day/Love Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

I just love me a girlie Valentine’s theme, don’t you?

I went a little non-traditional with the color theme, but I got a 6 x 6 paper pad from Graphics 45 called Sweet Sentiments Collection and I just had to use it!  I’m already wishing I got the 12 x 12 size!

This is really a very fast and easy card.  All I did was cut the layers and assemble.  No die cutting, no stamping – nuthin’!
Of course I made my beautiful triple loopy bow with my Bow-it-All.  
I guess I don’t even have to say that any more……
Here is a little peek at the inside.  This is one of those paper pads where I can’t bear to throw out even the smallest scrap.  I used up a few small pieces here.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
Don’t forget about the HUGE blogoversary giveaway going on at the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog this month.  
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Bonnie ~
Paper: Graphics 45 Sweet Sentiments Collection and misc cs from my stash
Monday, January 13, 2014

Really Reasonable Ribbon January Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR January Blog Hop.
If you arrived here from Cherry’s Blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.
This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment celebrates love. I just love all the pretty pinks. Isn’t it sweet??!

This month I decided to do a little weaving with some of the ribbons from the assortment.  
I cut out a heart shape with my Spellbinder Heart Dies and then cut some short pieces of ribbon.  I attached one piece at a time and created a pleasing weaving design.  

I topped it off with a pretty bow using my all time favorite crafty tool, my Bow-it-All from Zutter.  
I also used the Bow-it-All to make the tiny little loopy bow at the bottom made from White Iridescent Metallic String.

Here is a close up of the weaving.

I added one piece of ribbon at a time and just secured it on the back with plain old scotch tape. Nuthin’ fancy!  đŸ™‚

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

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

 ~ Bonnie ~

Supplies Used:
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon January Ribbon Club Assortment
Paper – Misc cardstock from my stash
Stamp:  ‘Love You’ from JustRite Stampers
Ink:  Memento Rose Bud
Other – Spellbinder Classic Hearts Die, Cuttlebug Dots Embossing folder, piece of plastic mesh, Scor-Tape