Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Just Living is Not Enough…

Hi ribbon lovers.  Today I’m sharing a pretty all-occasion card that I made using some of the ribbons from the April Ribbon Club Assortment and some Mulberry Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I may have mentioned this before, but I really LOVE the Aqua and Coral color combination in the April Ribbon Club Assortment!!
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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.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow and ‘blog hop’ along with us while the design team showcases this pretty ribbon assortment. 

I realized that I tend to always go to the 5/8″ ribbon widths for my bows because that’s the width that I favor.  BUT, the 3/8″ ribbons make a lovely bow as well, right?

I’ve been on a handmade rose making kick lately using dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and pretty colored papers that I made with distress inks.  It’s always fun to tuck in some smaller pre-made flowers too.  I supplemented my handmade roses with some White Aster Daisy Stem Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon for this card .  I think it adds a pretty touch.

My pretty bi-color double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the 3/8″ printed satin ribbons from the April Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial on how I created this beautiful bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #196 – Anything Goes with optional Spring
Word Art Wednesday #278/279 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft #41 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft #4 – Anything Goes
Scrapy Land #63 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges #1 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #176 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #154 – Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff #259 – Flowers
Come and Get it Challenges – In the Garden
Penny Black – April Spring Theme
My Time to Craft #343 – No Design Paper
Creates and Makes #10 – Anything Goes w/Optional Springtime
Die Cuttin’ Divas #312 – Easter or Spring
Stinkin’ Inkers #1 -Showers of Flowers
TTCRD – Anything Goes

Supplies
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamp:  Quietfire Design #6044 Living is Not Enough
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs M7 Oval Classic, XM7 Oval, B435 Tea Rose Small, B436 Tea Rose Medium
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Distress Dried Marigold, Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles
Stencil:  Crafter’s Workshop Template Flower Frenzy
Adhesives: Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive GlueE6000
Clarity Stencil Brush Set
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0

 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Flowers Themed Challenge

Time for a new challenge over on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.

This time the theme is Flowers with Ribbon or Trims.  I hope you’ll head over and play along!

As much as I love making my own hand-made roses, it’s really nice to have a pretty variety of ready to go mulberry flowers on hand for when I’m running short on time.  I have embellished my card today with a pink 25mm cottage rose and two pink 20mm open roses.

Really Reasonable Ribbon has a huge offering of Mulberry Flowers in a wide variety of styles.  Head on over today and take a look today!

I know I’ve been on a kick with the Distress Ink background papers, but I can’t help it.  They are just too cool and I’ve been having fun with it.  I’ll try to move on soon…..  hahaha

My pretty double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using 5/8″ Geranium Pink Satin Swirl Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how I made this pretty bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #196 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #276/277 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs – April Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #117 – 3 or More Layers
Creative Moments #115 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #125 – Anything Goes
Scrapy Land #63 – Anything Goes with die
Inky Chicks #81 – Use Purple
Stinkin’ Inkers #1 – Showers of Flowers
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #176 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #153 – Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #182 – Anything Goes
Making Memories Crafting #4 – Color Board

Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamp:  Inspired by Stamping Words of Inspiration Set
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs CABRD-6 Border #6
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Distress Ink:  Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Pink Needles, Picked Raspberry, Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Mulberry Flowers:  25mm Cottage Rose, 20mm Open Roses
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter Tool-it-All
White Mulberry Paper

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Just Because Card

Hi friends. Today I’m sharing a pretty all-occasion card featuring the pretty Mehndi Botanicals 2 die set from Cheery Lynn Designs and the pretty Aqua and Coral April Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I created my papers using a variety of distress ink colors since I didn’t have design paper colors I wanted to use.

My card base is 4-3/4″ x 6-1/2″.  I created a few layers topped off with the pretty distress ink paper.  This was topped with the Concentric Circles Mesh Border die that I ran down the middle.

I then cut the flower pieces and shaped them a bit with a stylus and foam pad to create some dimension.  I then assembled the flower layers and attached the flower to the upper center portion of the card.  I stamped my sentiment and cut with one of the dies from the Tags 1 set, layered it on teal cardstock and tucked it under the flower.

Cheery Lynn dies used:

 My card was topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two of the ribbons from the April Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.
Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamp:  Just Rite Stampers Small Oval Wishes
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Distress Ink Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Evergreen Bough, Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Dried Marigold, Worn Lipstick
Adhesive:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter Tool it All
White Mulberry Paper
Half Pearls 8mm and 14mm