Thursday, November 12, 2015

I Believe in Santa…

Hi friends.  I have a fun Christmas card today embellished with gorgeous ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon and some fun handmade flowers using the Shasta Daisy Strip die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

Today I’m introducing a new Topsy-Turvy Bow which I created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.   I’ll be back with a video tutorial on how to create this bow really soon.  
The topsy-turvy bow is a double-loop bow in the back and the top is a single loop bow which is slightly larger than the back loops for a fun look.

My bow and center band ribbons all came from the gorgeous November Ribbon Club Assortment.  It’s a mix of beautiful silver and gold ribbons which is great for Christmas and New Years projects as well as wedding themed projects.  Treat yourself and subscribe today!  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

I just love the gold paired with the red and white on this card.  The beautiful die cuts and handmade flowers help to showcase the fun sentiment.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #149 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #209 – Anything Goes
Christmas Card Challenges #49 – Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle #162 – Use some red
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #21 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #237 – Add a Sentiment
Allsorts Wk 336 – Ribbons and Bows
Creative Moments #81 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #59 – Anything Goes
The Sisterhood of Crafters – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
The Crafty Addicts Challenge #4 – Use Die Cuts
A Snowflakes Promise #9 – Anything Goes Christmas or Winter theme
TTCRD – Anything Goes

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club Assortment
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies Used
Ink:  Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Memento Rhubarb Stalk
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper
Chunky White Glitter
Sunday, November 8, 2015

New ‘Autumn Colors’ Themed Challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs

Hi friends.  This week we have a great new Autumn Colors themed challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you’ll head over and link up a project to share with us.

I really love the rich warm autumn color palette so an autumn colors challenge theme is perfect for me!  I cut my French Lattice Frame out of cream cardstock which I backed with Stick It adhesive.  I then layered it on my rust cardstock and trimmed it to the size I wanted.  I added a thin border of cream cardstock again and mounted it on my card.  I printed my sentiment out on cream cardstock, die cut it with my oval die, inked the edges a little and layered it on two more oval layers.   I added a big handmade black-eyed Susan Flower and a dainty little double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool with 5/8″ Kiwi Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
For a video tutorial on how I created this bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll head on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and play along with our challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store.
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLD
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Ink:  Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Natural Mulberry paper
Tuesday, November 3, 2015

A Little Birthday Wish for a Great Friend Card

Hi friends.  Today I have a birthday card to share featuring some great doily and flower dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and a fabby bi-color double-loop bow with ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I love to use Stick It! adhesive on all my intricate die cuts.  It’s a very thin adhesive that you apply to the back of your cardstock before cutting the die.  You just peel and stick the adhesive to the back side of your cardstock.  Then place your die on the right side of the paper and cut as usual.  When your are ready to attach the die cut to your card or project, simply peel off the backing and position the die where you want it.  The great thing is, the adhesive does not ‘grab’ immediately, so you have time to play with the positioning.  When you are satisfied, simply press down firmly with your fingers or a small brayer to permanently adhere it.
My roses were created using the Large, Medium and Miniature Rose dies from Cheery Lynn Designs. I cut the pieces from dark purple cardstock and marbled momi paper, shaped the petals and created the flowers.  The great thing about making your own flowers is they will always perfectly match your project.
I topped the card off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 with Rose Bloom and Delphinium Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  To view a video tutorial on how to create this bow, please click HERE.  
I also have a strip of Silver Glitz Ribbon topped with 3/8″ Rose Bloom Double-faced Satin Ribbon running across the center of the card under the sentiment panel.  The silver ribbon helps to pull out the pretty silver accents on the momi paper background.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Crafty Friends Challenge #17 – Use Your Favorite Color (which you all know if purple for me!)
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’d love to have you leave a comment before you go.  
Supplies used:
Stamps:  My Favorite Things Birthday Greetings set
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs
Art Paper:  Marbled Momi Paper Pink/Purple/Silver from Mulberry Paper & More
Adhesives:  Stick it!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool