Monday, July 23, 2018

Happy Birthday to You!

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!
 
 
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Friday, July 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon July Blog Hop

 

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!

My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the center was topped with a Pearl Flower  Shape Embellishment.  I also added three ribbon tabs at the bottom right side of the card to balance it out.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #211 – ATG 
Word Art Wednesday #342/343 – ATG 
Crafting with an Attitude #41 – ATG 
Crafting by Designs -July ATG 
Crafty Creations #370 – ATG 
Creative Moments #148 – ATG 
Fab ‘N Funky #402 – Gingham 
Moo-Mania – Butterflies 
PDE #28 – ATG 
Scrapy Land #93 – ATG with die brands they sell 
Creates and Makes #22 – ATG 
TTCRD – ATG 
Always Fun Challenges #66 – ATG 
Artistic Inspirations #204 – ATG 
Crafting from the Heart #214- ATG 
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #242 – ATG

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.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Karen’s fabulous blog.
 

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.

Flower  Shape embellishment
White Mulberry Paper

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018

America the Beautiful

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

Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Digital Sentiment:  Etsy – Ashe Designs
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
Star Shaped Pearl Embellishment

 
 
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