Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Happy Birthday Wishes for You

Hi everyone.  I’m back again today with a fun and girly birthday card featuring some pretty ribbons from the brand new February Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This fabulous February assortment contains lots of yummy greens.  It’s great for St. Paddy’s Day, Spring or whatever you want.  Pull in some of the pinks from the January assortment and the colors really sing!
This assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbony goodness.  Not a member yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin with this wonderful assortment.  What a great way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.  You’ll always have the perfect ribbon for any project.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
My beaufiful bi-color double-loop bow is the real show stopper.  It’s made using 5/8″ Sherbet Deliciate Stitched Satin Ribbon and 5/8″ Emerald Plaid Ribbon from the February Ribbon Club Assortment.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I also ran a strip of the 5/8″ Pistachio Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon topped with 3/8″ Mixed Green Vertical Stripe Ribbon across the middle of the card under the sentiment for more texture.  Both of those styles are from the February assortment as well.  I love the mix of darker green and lighter almost yellow green colors.  Add in a zing of pink and it’s really quite eye catching.
For a video tutorial on how to create this fantastic bow, please click HERE.

For a tutorial on how to create the wispy edges mulberry paper layer, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Supplies
Sentiment:  Just Rite Stampers Grand Birthday Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Rose Bud; Distress Ink Twisted Citron
Adhesive:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper
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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Sending Love to You

Hello friends.  I’ve been loving the pink this month and today I have a romantic card with a lacy open card front.

It’s no secret that I love frame dies.  For this card I wanted a partial open card front so I created an A2 top fold card base and positioned my Honeycomb Frame die from Cheery Lynn Designs on the front of the card and ran it through my die cutter.  For this particular die, it only cuts the holes, it does not cut the rectangular outline of the die.  If you have one that does cut around the outside, you can just position your cutting plate so it does not cut that upper line where the top fold is.  To adhere your image panel, you can just adhere it to the front of the card and then cut a panel 1/8″ smaller for the backing and all the adhesive will be in between the two pieces.  
I stamped my sentiment on ivory cardstock and used the Pierced Banners dies to cut it out.  This die is dove tailed on one end and square on the other.  If you want the dove-tail on both sides, simply cut it half way, then turn the die around and position it lining up the holes along the sides and cut the other half.  
I topped off my image panel with a simple double-loop bow made with Fantasy Rose Diamond Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  Sometimes an understated bow is the perfect embellishment.  I also added to tiny bows made with Pink Burlap String on either end of my sentiment.  I love that I can make beautiful bows from 1/2″ to 9-3/4″ on this fabulous tool
To view all of my Bow-it-All video tutorials, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Supplies
Ribbon and string:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digital Image:  Art Cult on Etsy
Sentiment:  Just Rite Stampers Hugs & Kisses Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Natural Mulberry Paper
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

I Believe in the Magic of Kindness

Hi friends.  I’m so excited to be guest designing this week over on the Crafting by Design Challenge Blog!

The challenge theme this week at Crafting by Designs is ‘Add a Flower’ which is perfect for me because you know I love making paper flowers!  I hope you’ll head over and join in this week.  You can add any type of flower or even a flower image or designs paper.  Head on over and show us your creativity.
My card showcases the brand new and fabulous Deutschland Square Doily from Cheery Lynn Designs and the gorgeous roses are made with their Tea Rose die.
  
I topped my card off with a bi-color double loop bow using Light Orchid and Grape Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0.
For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Designs Dies used:
PS101 Pierce Plate Large Parallel Rectangle (for subtle texture on purple panel behind mulberry paper
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Head on over to Crafting by Designs and share your ‘Add a Flower’ themed project.
Supplies
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink:  Mementto Grape Jelly
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper
Old Script Stamp used for texture on rose leaves
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