Thursday, January 11, 2018

Every Act of Kindness Grows the Spirit

Hi there ribbon lovers.  Bonnie here today with a new card featuring some of the gorgeous ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon and a gorgeous new Echo Park Stencil from Paper-Garden.ca.
When Paper-Garden.ca offered me the opportunity to review some Echo Park Paper stencils, I happily accepted.  I am not known for using stencils, but it sounded like fun, so I was in.  I am so happy that I accepted the offer as I LOVE the stencils I selected!  The stencil I used on my card today is the Branches Stencil from Echo Park Paper.  I will showcase another stencil on Saturday, January 13th, so I hope you’ll stop back then.
I used my Clarity Stencil Brush Set and Distress Inks in several green tones to apply color over the stencil.  Using the soft brushes makes it so easy.  I did one layer in light green colors and another layer in darker greens.  Then I layered them and topped with a lovely digital sentiment from the Sending Kindness set from Graciellie Design.

For a little added pizzazz I ran a piece of Hot Pink Checkerboard Satin from the January Ribbon Club Assortment across the center of the card under the sentiment.  The left side is secured behind the sentiment panel and the right side was run through a Pearl Square Ribbon Buckle and then the end was dove-tailed.  This is a great ribbon treatment when you want to keep the card flat for mailing.
My card was topped off with my favorite bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using ribbons from the January Ribbon club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The center of the bow was adorned with a White Acrylic Daisy Embellishment.
 
For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Supplies:
Ribbon:  January Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stencil:  Branches Stencil from Echo Park Paper
Digital Stamp:  Sending Kindness set from Graciellie Design
Die:  Cheery Lynn Designs LPC-1 Square Piece & Cut Tool
Ink:  Distress Ink Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles
Zutter Bow it All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
White Mulberry Paper
White Acrylic Daisy Embellishment
Pearl Square Ribbon Buckle
8 mm Flat Back Pearls
Clarity Stencil Brush Set

 

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Congratulations on Your Engagement!

Hello ribbon lovers.  I hope you are all enjoying the January Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I love pink, so I’m in heaven this month.

My niece got engaged in December and I’m so excited for her.  I decided to honor the occasion with a pretty floral engagement card and this pretty new Tallulah Frill Layering frame die from the Chantilly Paper Lace Collection from Spellbinders was perfect for an engagement card along with some pretty Mulberry Paper Roses and a gorgeous pink bow.

What better reason to pull out the Mulberry Paper Roses than an engagement card and I had the perfect sentiment in a stamp set from Inspired by Stamping.
I topped the card off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment.  This assortment is themed for Valentines Day, but all the ribbons work perfectly well for other occasions too.  When is pink not a great color option?!!  The center of the bow is adorned with a pretty Heart Shaped Pearl Embellishment.

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 #205 – ATG
Word Art Wednesday #316/317 – ATG
Artistic Inspirations #192 – ATG
Crafting from the Heart #189 – ATG
Get Creative #65 – Pearls and Lace
Use Your Stuff #294 – Use Something New (die and ribbon asst)
Die Cut Divas – Use Something New (die and ribbon asst)
Dies R Us #88 – ATG
Dragonfly Dreams – January ATG
Just Us Girls #422 – ATG
Crafty Catz #398 – ATG
Crafting with an Attitude #35 – ATG
Moving Along with the Times #62 – Flowers
TTCRD – ATG
Scrapy Land #81 – ATG

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Floral Birthday Card

Hi friends.  Bonnie here today from Make Time to Craft sharing a pretty floral birthday card showcasing some of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
Have you seen the beautiful new January Ribbon Club Assortment?  This pretty assortment is themed for Valentine’s Day, but as you can see, it works for other things too.  If you love pink, you will LOVE this assortment.

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This pretty assortment has 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

I don’t know about you, but I’m having trouble getting back in the groove after the holidays.  It doesn’t help that it’s freezing outside.  It’s been in the single digits for days with no end in sight.  Makes me want to crawl back in bed and pull the covers over my head!

So, flowers and pink are in order!  Flowers always make me happier.
My background die is the pretty Alpine Flourish Doily.  This is one of the dies in my very first order from Cheery Lynn Designs and I still love it as much as I did all those years ago and it’s so versatile.  The lovely sentiment is from the Happy Greetings Set from Graciellie Design.

My roses were made with the Small and Medium Tea Rose Dies.  I alternated solid pink cardstock with some Distress Ink cardstock I created for a little more depth in the flowers.  The petals layers were shaped with a stylus and foam pad before assembling.

Cheery Lynn Dies used:
My card was topped off with a pretty bi-color bow which was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The center of the bow was topped with a pretty Star Shaped Pearl Embellishment.

For a video tutorial on how to make this bi-color bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #204 – ATG
Word Art Wednesday #316/317 – ATG
Craftaholics R Us #1 – Celebrations 
Crafting by Designs – January ATG
Crafty Creations #357 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #141 – ATG
PDE #1 – Die Cuts
Scrapy Land #81 – ATG with dies
The Crafty Addicts #44 – ATG
Dies R Us – ATG
TTCRD – ATG

Supplies
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon January Ribbon Club Assortment
Digital Sentiment:  Graciellie Design
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Zutter Bow it All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
White Mulberry Paper
Star Shaped Pearl Embellishment

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