Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Merry Christmas One and All

Another Christmas Card ready to roll and it’s not even Halloween yet!!  Woohoo!

Today I was playing with some ribbon scraps from my RRR October Ribbon Club Assortment and the Holiday Magic Clear Stamp set from JustRite Stampers.  My pretty double-loop bow was made on my trusty Bow-it-All V2.0.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Stamp:  JustRite Stampers Holiday Magic Set
Dies:  Spellbinders 2011 Heirloom Ornaments, Cheery Lynn Designs Ribbon Eyelet Border with Piercing
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio
Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Vintage Christmas and PTT Challenge #186 – Anything Goes Theme

It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog.  This is a weekly Anything Goes Challenge Blog and we’d love to have you come over and join the fun.

This week I tried my hand a ‘vintage’.  Not sure I pulled it off entirely, but it’s not terrible….

The pretty Red/Green Christmas Plaid Ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon and I created that gorgeous layered bow with my Bow-it-All V2.0.  This is my favorite tool by a long shot.  Can’t live without it!  The ribbon was a bit bright for the vintage look, so I toned it down a little by sponging it with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.
You can find that very same plaid ribbon in the scrumptious RRR October Ribbon Club assortment over at RRR.  
This assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  PERFECT for your holiday projects.  Gift subscriptions are also available.
That pretty little flower is made with Cheery Lynn Designs Small Tea Rose die B435.  I just love this die.  The edges are lightly inked with white pigment ink.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Party Time Tuesdays Challenge Blog and play along with our challenge this week.  We’d love to see what you are creating.
Thanks for stopping by!
Design Paper:  Reminisce Santa Collage and Green Crackly from The Paper Studio
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs:  Ankara Lace Border and Small Tea Rose
Ink:  Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Other:  Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0, Zutter Distrezz-it-All, Medium half pearls
Wednesday, October 15, 2014

RRR Challenge #105 Anything Goes with Ribbon Theme AND Blog Hopping with Heartfelt Creations

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

This time we have an Anything Goes with Ribbon or Trim Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.  

We are also Blog Hopping today showing off some great products from Heartfelt Creations.

If you arrived here from Carolyn’s Blog, you are on the right track.  If not, why don’t you head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the fabulous projects.
My first card showcases my new favorite flower die of all time!  This gorgeous flower was made using the Heartfelt Designs Vintage Floret Die.  Isn’t it gorgeous?  I accented it with some 35mm Green Mulberry Leaves and Silver Metallic String from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I cut the flower pieces from light blue cardstock and inked the edges with Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink and shaped the petals with a large stylus.  The lovely word art is a digital stamp from Create with TLC.
I liked this card so much, I made another in a different color combo.  Which one do you like best?
I also made a couple of cards using the fabulous Heartfelt Creations Christmas Card Collection.  This is a great paper collection that give you everything you need to whip up loads of Christmas cards in very little time.  
I wanted a little dimension in my cards so I used two of each of the images.  I cut around the central image on both and popped it up on some foam tape above the larger image.  I used 3/8″ Buttermilk Satin with Gold Metallic Edges Ribbon and I created the double-layer double-looped bow with my Bow-it-All V2.0.  For video tutorials on how to make this great bow and more, visit my YouTube Channel.
This pretty card was accented with 5/8″ Ivory Diamond Satin.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  
Your next stop is Teresa’s Blog and you DO NOT WANT TO MISS her fantastic projects.