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 
TTCRD  -ATG 
Crafting from the Heart #227 – ATG 
Simon Says – Make Your Own Background 

Supplies:
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

 
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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 
TTCRD – ATG 

 

 
 
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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Autumn Note Card

Hi crafty friends.  Today I’m swinging in with a fun autumn themed card to share that features some pretty ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

 
My card today features two of the ribbons from the August Ribbon Club Assortment.  If you aren’t already a member, no worries – you can still get this great assortment!  
 
This month we have a great deal for US residents. 
You can get the August and September assortments together for a special low introductory price of just $17.00!
 
Not a Ribbon Club Member yet?
The August Ribbon Club Assortment is a collection of rich autumn colors and prints.  It contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  The September Ribbon Club Assortment is a Halloween themed assortment with 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  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.
 

I kept this card relatively flat for mailing.  You could even eliminate the Thin 3D Foam Tabs under the leaves to make it even flatter. 

This is also a perfect way to use up those precious ribbon scraps that you don’t want to part with.  I just dove tailed the end of two 5-1/2″ pieces of each color of ribbon and even spaced them over the background Distress Ink paper I created.  I then added the leaf squares on top of the ribbon.

Did you hear that Cheery Lynn Designs is now My Maker’s Movement?  They are still stocking some favorites from the Cheery Lynn offerings and they are also offering a fabulous new line of stamp and die sets.  Head on over and take a look!

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
B838 8 Piece Fall Leaves Die Set
M7 Oval Classic Stacker Layers Small
XM7 Oval Die 
LPC-1 Square Pierce & Cut Tool Lge

 

I get lots of questions about the ‘fuzzy layer’ that I use on a lot of my cards. 

That layer is Mulberry paper and you can view a video on how I use it and where I get it HERE.

 

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #213 – ATG
Word Art Wednesday #350/351 – ATG 
Crafting by Designs – Sept ATG 
Crafty Creations #373 – ATG 
Crafty Gals Corner #173 – ATG 
Scrapy Land #97 – ATG with die brands they sell 
Creates and Makes #24 – ATG 
TTCRD – ATG 
Artistic Inspirations #206 – ATG 
Crafting from the Heart #218 – ATG 
Dragonfly Dreams – Sept ATG 
Crafter’s Castle #9 – ATG Autumn/Halloween 
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #249 – ATG 

Supplies
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies:  My Makers Movement and Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Stamp:  JRS Autumn Vintage Labels 3
Ink:   Distress Inks & Distress Oxide Inks
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000, 3D Thin Foam Tabs
Natural Mulberry Paper
Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze

 
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