Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Anniversary Card

Hi friends.  Today I’m sharing a pretty anniversary card I made for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law showcasing some pretty ribbon, embellishments and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Since I was using some Distress Ink papers that I had already made, this was a pretty quick card to put together.  I cut my background die and layered it on the Distress Ink paper and then added a brown and navy blue layer with a final layer of natural mulberry paper at the bottom..  I then wrapped a piece of Navy Diamond Satin Ribbon across the center and topped that with Natural Burlap String.  This panel was then attached to a 5-1/2″ square navy blue card base that was topped with a piece of my Distress Ink paper.

My sentiment was stamped and die cut and layered again on brown and navy cardstock with a final layer of natural mulberry paper at the bottom.  The sentiment was attached to the card front with 3D Foam Tabs.
I added three Chrysanthemums from the Mixed Earth Tone Chrysanthemum Assortment under my sentiment.  I curled the wire around a needle tool before I added them.  These chrysanthemums some in a variety of colors and are a great addition to any project.

My pretty bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Turftan Brown and Capri Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how I made this pretty bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon
Stamp: Just Rite Stampers Large Oval Celebrations
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs FRM148 Japanese Wall Frame, XM7 Oval Die Cut, XM7 Oval Die Cut
Ink: Distress Ink Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Versafine Black Onyx
Adhesives:   Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Natural Mulberry Paper
Mixed Earth Tone Chrysanthemums


Friday, April 21, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon ‘Put a Bow on It’ Challenge

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

This time we have a ‘Put a Bow on It’ Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

I know I’m often late to the party, but I recently purchased some stencils and I’m in love with the look!  I also purchased a Clarity Stencil Brush Set and it’s so easy to make a gorgeous background with a stencil and some ink pads and these fabby super-soft brushes.  Who knew??!!

I’m also loving a mixture of handmade flowers and purchased Mulberry Flowers.  I made my tea roses with some pretty distress ink paper I created and I was able to accent with pretty white Aster Daisy Stem Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s the best of both worlds.

My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Rose Bloom and Delphinium Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how I made this pretty bi-color 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!
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop

 Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Cheryl’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 features a beautiful mix of aqua and coral ribbon. 

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The April Ribbon Club Assortment is an Aqua and Coral Ribbon Mix that contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a holiday or color themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

So, I have a lot going on here.  Where to start….

As you may have noticed, I’ve been on a kick with the distress ink background papers.  You can see that here.  I didn’t have paper in exactly the color I wanted, so I made some!

My dies are all from Cheery Lynn Designs.  My card base is 5-1/2″ square and then I just built my layers.  You can pretty much see what I did from the photos.  My flower was shaped with a foam pad and stylus for a little dimension and then assembled.  It was finished off with a 12mm Dotted Wave Rhinestone.  I’ve also embellished the corners of the card with 8mm White Flat Back Pearls.  Really Reasonable Ribbon now carries a large variety of pretty Embellishments at really reasonable prices.

My beautiful bi-color double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two of the 5/8″ ribbons from the April Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial on how I created this bow, please click HERE.I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #196 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #278/279 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs – Girls or Flowers
Crafty Creations #339 – Anything Goes
Creative Moments #115 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #126 – Anything Goes
Scrapy Land #63 – Anything Goes
Stinkin’ Inkers #1 – Showers of Flowers
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #183 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges #1 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #154 – Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff #259 – Flowers

Now for my headband of the month:
This headband was created on a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband using the two 3/8″ printed satin ribbons from the  April Ribbon Club Assortment.  

For a video tutorial on how to create this headband, please click HERE.

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

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


Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs B871 Bohemian Word Set, B862 Mehndi Botanicals 1, DL327 Mandala Doily 2
Ink:  Distress Dried Marigold, Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles
Adhesives: Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape Glider, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive GlueE6000
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper