Monday, June 8, 2015

Have Big Dreams, You’ll Grow into them…….

Have big dreams, you’ll grow into them.  What fabulous advice!
Hi everyone, Bonnie here today to share a fun card and awesome bow using Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I’ve gone with one of my favorite color combinations again – purple and green.  The compliment each other so nicely.  I wanted to play along with this week’s Cheery Lynn Challenge, but I didn’t have any corner dies, so what’s a girl to do??  Well, you get out your dies and figure out how to make some out of what you have – that’s what!  One of my favorite dies is the Cherry Lynn Designs Burlap Border, so I got that out and went to work.  I like how my decorative corners came out.  Whaddaya think?
I created my bow using emerald and apple greed Delicate Stitched Satin and my Bow-it-All V2.0, both from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I will include my video tutorial below in case you missed it the first time I posted it.  It’s such and easy bow and it really is a ‘show-stopper’.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Bi-Color Double-Loop Double-Layer Bow Tutorial with the Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0
To view the video on YouTube, click HERE.

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Stamps:  My Favorite Things CB Greetings Too
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Burlap Border, Gardenia Strip, Build a Flower One
Ink:  VersaFine Onyx Black, Memento Elderberry
Design Paper:  DCWV Timeless Textures Stack
Adhesive:  Stick It!, Designer Dries Clear Glue, Scotch ATG, E6000

Friday, June 5, 2015

New Challenge on the RRR Blog – Masculine Theme with Ribbon or Trim

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

This time we have a Masculine with ribbon or trim theme.
I used 3/8″ Light Navy Grosgrain Ribbon and Navy and Natural Burlap Woven Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon which seemed appropriately ‘manly’.  The burlap woven ribbon is a fun trim.  It comes as a 3/8″ ribbon type of burlap, but if you stretch is side to side, it opens out to a wider open weave which is kind of cool.  
I found a fun button with wide openings instead of hole for sewing and the 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon fit in nicely.  I like the look.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Digital Sentiment:  Etsy Ashe Designs
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Rectangles small and large
Embossing Folders:  Spellbinders 3D Embossing Need a Rope?
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Foam Tape
Other:  Brown Button
Sunday, May 31, 2015

God Bless America

Have I mentioned how very much I like patriotic cards and the red, white and blue color theme?  What….no??  Well I DO love them!  I’m still happily playing with my May Ribbon Club assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  If you’re worried that you missed out, fear not!  We will be offing the May assortment throughout the month of June too.

Why not treat yourself and JOIN TODAY!  You will receive a fun new color or holiday themed assortment each month.  What a great way to build your ribbon stash.
I pulled out my cherished Alpine Flourish Doily Die from Cheery Lynn Designs for this card and I also created some colorful paper tea roses using the small and medium tea rose dies.  I just can’t get enough of creating gorgeous paper flowers!  I cut them, stamped them with an old script writing stamp and then inked up the edges a bit for added interest before assembling.  I like to use the small die for the bud and then the medium dies for the rest of the petals.  It give a flatter appearance to the roses.
For this card I used two of the ribbons from the RRR May Ribbon Club Assortment.  I ran the 5/8″ red, white and blue stripe grosgrain across the middle of the card under the sentiment and I created a simple perky double-loop bow with the patriotic plaid ribbon using my Bow-it-All V2.0.  
And here is a little peek at the inside.  Love that sentiment.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  
Digital Sentiments:  Esty Ashe Designs
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs – Alpine Flourish Doily, Small and Medium Tea Rose; Spellbinders A2 Matting Basics A & B
Ink:  Memento Rhubarb Stalk, Ladybug, Danube Blue and Nautical Blue
Adhesive:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Other:   White Mulberry Paper