Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Autumn Birthday Card

Hi there fellow ribbon lovers.  I’m sneaking in with one more Autumn themed card before things  switch over to all Winter/Christmas.  I don’t know about your neck of the woods, but Autumn hardly happened here in the New York.  We literally went from a/c one week to heat the next.  Don’t even get me started on how we missed out on the autumn colors .  But, there’s always next year…..


So this birthday card is sporting some fun autumn colors and it features some pretty ribbons and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  My Mom’s birthday is in mid-October, so this color combo was perfect for her card.


Of course I waited until the last minute to make it (what else is new…) so this was a pretty simple card.  It has some layers of course, but they take no time to cut.  Instead of making flowers, this time I hit my stash of mulberry flowers and selected some Red Cottage Roses to add below the sentiment.  These pre-made mulberry flowers are a great time saver and great to have on hand.  They are also very inexpensive.  Be sure to take a look at all the options in the Mulberry Flower section at Really Reasonable Ribbon. 


I finished my card off with my signature bi-color double loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 with two colors of Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.  This ribbon is my absolute favorite ribbon for bow making.  It’s a dream to work with.  I also ran a piece of 5/8″ Kiwi Diamond Satin Ribbon across the middle of the card under the sentiment and topped that with 3/8″ Maize Honeycomb Print Satin Ribbon.

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 #215 – ATG
Word Art Wednesday #358/359 – ATG 
Addicted to Stamps #168 – ATG w/option of adding ribbon 
Dragonfly Dreams – Nov ATG 
International Art & Soul – Autumn Colors 
Die Cut Divas – ATG 
HIMCR #377 – Fall Colors 
Crafty Catz #436 – ATG 
Creative Fingers #154 – ATG 
Cut it Up #160 – Clean and Simple w/Die Cuts 
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #258 – ATG 
Crafting with an Attitude #45 – ATG 
Crafting from the Heart #227 – ATG 
Simon Says – Make Your Own Background 

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Stamp:  unbranded clear stamp
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs CAFR22, Lattice 2, JRS Vintage Labels 4
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE60003D Thin Foam Tabs 
White Mulberry Paper
Cottage Roses
30mm Green Mulberry Leaves

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Celebrate Christmas Mini Album

Hi there ribbon lovers.  It’s a new month and time for a new Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

I’m still loving my October assortment which I used on my mini album that I’m sharing today and if you didn’t get a chance to head over and grab one, it’s not too late!!

This month we have a great deal for US residents. 
You can get the October and November assortments together for a special low introductory price of just $17.00!
Not a Ribbon Club Member yet?
The October Ribbon Club Assortment is a collection of Christmas solids and prints.  It contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  The November Ribbon Club Assortment is a glitzy holiday themed assortment with 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.
Mini albums are a great place to use up those short ribbon pieces that are too nice to part with!
I’m really interested in the construction aspect of mini albums and I love making them, but I don’t have a lot of experience.  I did some book binding many years ago, so the cover construction is familiar, but there is so much to learn as far as making fun and interactive pages.  I find the best learning method is to go to YouTube and watch what others are doing, try to replicate it and then use what you learn to create your own style.  There are a LOT of great album makers out there, and so much to learn.
Since it’s hard to photograph a mini album so you can see the details, I created a ‘flip through’ video.
‘Celebrate Christmas’ Mini Album Flip Through Video
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
If you liked this video, please click the YouTube icon and head to YouTube to give the video a thumbs up.  While you are there, be sure to subscribe to my channel so you will be notified when I add new videos.
I embellished the front of my mini album a little with some round and heart shaped embellishments.  RRR had a large selection of embellishments for every occasion.  Check out the high quality, low cost embellishment offerings HERE.
I finished off the front cover of my mini album with my signature bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool.
For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Seasonal Sunflower Card

Hi there friends.  Today I’m sharing a pretty autumn card featuring some pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Don’t you just LOVE gorgeous autumn colors?  
I sure do!
I won this beautiful Stamp Simply Clear Stamps Sunflower Season Garden Flower and Die over on the Word Art Wednesday Challenge blog and I just LOVE IT!!  
I colored the image with Copic Markers and then it’s just so easy to cut it out with the accompanying die.  No more fussy cutting!
I specifically created this card to be flat enough for mailing in a regular envelope.  Yes, you can add ribbon and a bow and still have it be flat enough.
I used my ribbons as a center band under the focal panel and the Burlap String created a bow while still remaining pretty flat.  I’m happy to say that it made it to it’s destination in great condition.

My bow was created on my Bow it All V3.0 using two colors of Burlap String.

For a video tutorial on making a basic bow please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #214 – ATG
Word Art Wednesday #356/357  – ATG 
Crafting from the Heart #225 – ATG 
Addicted to Stamps #167 – Autumn colors 
Dragonfly Dreams – Autumnal Colors 
The Corrosive Challenge #10 – ATG 
Crafty Calendar – October Autumn 
Brown Sugar #283 – Halloween/Autumn 
Creative Fingers #153 – ATG 
Crafty Catz #434 – ATG 
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #256 – ATG 
Craft Rocket Challenges #53 – Autumn/Halloween 
Crafting with an Attitude #44 – ATG