Hey crafty friends. Today I’m sharing what is supposed to be a masculine card for a teenage boy. I struggle so much with cards for guys and I’m not really all that psyched about this one, but it wasn’t terrible, so I thought I’d share it anyway. We are all our own worst critics, right? Anyway, I used some really cool dies on this card from Cheery Lynn Designs along with some fun burlap sting and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I pulled out my stash of Distress Ink and Distress Oxide Ink papers to find a nice brown for the owl. I backed the paper with Stick It adhesive and cut it out. I also added some wiggle eyes for fun. I also used part of the Ivy Corner Flourish as a place for my owl to sit.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:
I stamped the birthday sentiment and then cut it out with the oval dies. I wrapped some burlap string around the top of the card and mounted the sentiment over that. I also added some burlap string loops to the top of the sentiment. I wanted to continue the steampunk type theme so I also added some Metal Gear Embellishments
from Really Reasonable Ribbon
to finish it off.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Happy Crafting!
Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop.
If you arrived here from Cheryl’s blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the RRR Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects. Be sure to comment on the post on the RRR Blog for a chance to win your own July Ribbon Club Assortment.
This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is a pretty blue and yellow floral themed collection of ribbon.
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The July Ribbon Club Assortment
contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon. Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed ribbon collection. What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.
This month I created a pretty butterfly embellished greeting card. There are so many dies and card making accessories using butterflies and they make such a pretty card, so why not go for it!
Now for my headband of the month:
This headband was created on a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband using the two of the 3/8″ ribbons from the July Ribbon Club Assortment.
For a video tutorial on how to create this headband, please click HERE.
I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.
Hi crafty friends and happy summer. It is HOT, HOT, HOT where I am in the northeast USA! No denying that it’s summer. Tomorrow is the 4th of July holiday here in the US and nothing says 4th of July and summer better than a Patriotic color theme. This note card was created with some pretty dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and gorgeous ribbon and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
This is a very simple design where I let the Lattice Frame as the background do all the work along with the small and simple Sweet Christine Flowers. I just cut the Lattice frame in red and adhered it to white cardstock and then added a red and blue layer beneath it. I wrapped some pretty ribbons around that unit and then at the very bottom you will see a layer of wispy white mulberry paper. I then topped that with the sentiment panel which was also layered with blue cardstock and white mulberry paper.
The flowers are very easy to assemble. I cut the flowers in red, white and blue cardstock. I inked the white pieces in red and blue with an old script background stamp. I then shaped the petals with a needle tool and glued the layers offsetting the petals for each new layer. I then added the leaf layer to the base before adhering them under the sentiment panel.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
My card was topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool with Delicate Stitched Ribbon in Red and Electric Blue from Really Reasonable Ribbon. The center of the bow is adorned with a pretty Star Shaped Pearl Embellishment.
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 #211 – ATG
Word Art Wednesday #340/341 – ATG
Dragonfly Dreams – Summer
Just Us Girls #447 – ATG
Crafting with Friends #70 – ATG
Crafty Catz #423 – ATG
Creative Fingers #149 – ATG
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #240 – ATG
4 Crafty Chicks #409 – Summer is Here
Aud Sentiments #206 – ATG with a Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude #40 – ATG
Crafty Creations #369 – ATG
Crafty Gals Corner #168 -ATG
Creative Moments #147 – ATG
Scrapy Land #92 – ATG with die brands they sell
Simon Says – ATG
The Crafty Addicts #49 – ATG w/Option of Flowers
TTCRD – ATG
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Digital Sentiment: Etsy – Ashe Designs
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives: Stick It Adhesive Sheets, Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, E6000, 3D Thin Foam Tabs
White Mulberry Paper
Star Shaped Pearl Embellishment