Thursday, October 31, 2013

Halloween Bats and Christmas Tags with Beautiful Bows!

Hi everyone and Happy Halloween!
I hope you are all having a Spook-tacular Day!
First I’d like to share the Bat Party Favors I made for my son’s class.  He’s an elementary teacher and I always make treats for his kiddos.
This year I found some quick and easy bat designs for my Silhouette Cameo and went with them.  They are open at the top for goodies.  They went together really quickly and I filled ’em up with candy.
The handle is made with Black Jute String from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The plain one is for the boys.
I jazzed up the ones for the girls with a cute little bow made from 3/8″ Tangerine Double-faced Satin with my Bow-it-All Tool.  For our beginner Bow-it-All Video, click HERE.  You’ll be making gorgeous bows in no time!  
I simply adhered the bow to the bat with Scor-Tape.
Christmas Tags
I also wanted to share another project I featured on my latest VIDEO TUTORIAL.
These fun Christmas Tags are from a Digital Collage sheet from my friend Ginny at Polly’s Paper Studio. You can find the collage sheet I used and more at the Polly’s Paper Studio Etsy Shop.
I used a couple of the bows I created in my last video tutorial and I enlarged one of the images to coordinate with the size of my bow.  I did these projects backwards and made the bows first and then made a project to showcase them.
The larger tag is made with our Burlap Center Stitch Ribbon and embellished with a Turquoise Sweetheart Blossom in the center.  I cut the tag image out and layered it on a piece of turquoise cardstock and then kraft cardstock. The tassel is made with Turquoise 20lb Hemp Cording.  I simply separated the 3-ply cording down to three individual strands and grouped them together for the tassel.
For the smaller tag, I layered and assembled the same as described above. The bow and tassel are made with Variegated 20lb Hemp Cording Earthy.  The center is embellished with a brad and the tassel is made in the same manner as the first one.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  
Happy Crafting!
~ Bonnie ~
Sunday, October 13, 2013

RRR October Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR October Blog Hop.
If you arrived here from the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings 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.

This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is a fun ‘non-traditonal’ Christmas mix. I just love all the pretty bright colors. Isn’t it fabulous??!
I started with a card……

Here is a close-up of my little bow.  I made the bow on my Bow it All Tool.  If you missed my first tutorial on the Bow it All, you can find it HERE.
I’ll be back with another video explaining how I handle ribbon with a print on one side soon.
And here is a close-up of my poinsettia.  I just got this new die from Spellbinders and I love it!
My headband is made with one 3/8″ ribbon and one 5/8″ ribbon width.  How did I handle that?  I just folded a third of the 5/8″ ribbon under and used it that way.   🙂  Your starting lineup for this would be two confetti dots ribbons on the left side and on the right side of the x you will have the azalea ribbon on the top and confetti dots on the bottom.  You can find a tutorial for the basic Woven Ribbon Headband HERE.
Here is a couple of sets of clippies I made.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Your next stop is Heidi’s terrific Blog.

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

 ~ Bonnie ~

Supplies Used:
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon October Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamps –  Digital Stamp from TLC Creations
Paper – Core’dinations
Embossing Folder – Spellbinder
Other – Spellbinders Small and Large Labels, Layered Poinsettia
Ink – Ranger Distress Ink Picked Raspberry
small jingle bells and a large half pearl
Friday, December 28, 2012

Thank You


I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas.  So, now that the presents are opened, it’s Thank You card time.


I went with a simple design because I made a set of Thank You cards from my son to use for the gifts he got from some of his students.  I used up some leftover Christmas design paper (The Paper Studio) along with the Thank You sentiment printed with my computer (font is Britannic Bold – size 28).  I used Spellbinders Nestabilites A2 Matting Basics B for the Thank You rectangle and Back to Basics Tags for the dark green back piece. I covered the seam between the two design papers with 3/8″ Hunter Green Grosgrain and I finished off the tag with a little piece of Natural Jute String from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I was able to get some ribbon and trim on my cards and it still has a masculine feel.  This card would also be great for mailing because with this type of ribbon addition, the card remains very flat.
Another fabby CAS card from this very non-CAS girl! 
Here is the complete set.
Best part is that they went together really quickly once I had my design planned out.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Happy New Year everyone!
~ Bonnie ~