Monday, September 28, 2015

Autumn is the Time to Harvest Friendship

Hi friends.  I can’t believe September is almost over.  I just love Autumn and it seems to fly by every year!  I love making projects with rich Autumn colors and it’s never done without a beautiful bow using ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon!

The pretty bi-color double-loop bow is made using Maize Checkerboard Satin Ribbon and Tangerine Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  To see a tutorial on how I created this bow, please visit my YouTube Channel HERE.
I made the pretty paper flowers using the Shasta Daisy Die from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I love making my own flowers because I can create them in the perfect color to match my project.  BUT, if you don’t have time to create your own flowers, Really Reasonable Ribbon carries a large variety of Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts that work really well too.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs French Lattice Frame FRM132, Oval Stitch and Cut Tool Lge Silver Stitch Tool LSC7, Oval Classic Large Stacker Nesting Die XL7, Shasta Daisy B310, Build a Flower #2 B187
Cardstock:  Recollections
Ink:  Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Natural Mulberry Paper:  Mulberry Paper and More
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Other:  Judikins Speckles Espresso, 8mm Half Pearls

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Birthday Card with a Feminine Flair

Hi friends.  Today I have a beautiful feminine birthday card to share.  I’m still in love with the bi-color double-loop bow and today I’m going purple again.  There are so many wonderful ribbon styles and colors at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I won’t be happy until I try them all!

This beautiful bow was made with Light Orchid and Grape 5/8″ Delicate Stitched Satin using my Bow-it-All V2.0.  To see a video on how to make this bow, please click HERE.
I also ran a piece of the Grape Delicate Stitched Satin across the center of the card under the flower medallion and I topped that with some pretty Paulette Crochet Lace.  There really was no way to wrap the ribbon and secure on the back of the panel, so I just dove-tailed the ends.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs French Flair Pierce & Cut Tool LPC-12, Horizon French Flair Boutique Stacker Frame DL-271, French Flair Scalloped XL-13, Pierced Banners DL303, Pinwheel Doily w/Angel Wing B209, Gardenia Strip B339, Rose Leaf Strip B24
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Adhesive:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fun and Spooky Halloween Subway Art Card and Shabby Bow Video Tutorial

Hi friends.  Can you believe it’s almost Autumn?  Time flies, but this is my very favorite time of the year.  I love the cool, crisp air, the beautiful colors of Autumn and getting back to crafting more often.

Really Reasonable Ribbon has a HUGE selection of fun ribbon styles for Halloween and Autumn.  In addition to the August and September Ribbon Club assortments, check out the Fun 4 Fall and Halloween sections to see the entire selection.
Not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin with this fabulous double-pack for a special price!  Each assortment contains 9 styles of ribbon and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try out new ribbon styles!
On my card today I layered a base of Black Netting Trim which I trimmed down to a width of 1″.  Next is a layer of Apple Green Checkerboard Satin and it’s topped off with Halloween Chevron Stripes Grosgrain.  My sentiment is layered over this ribbon stack.
I created the fun shabby bow on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I made a triple-loop bow with Black Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and clipped the loops and frayed the ends.  To see how I created this bow, please watch the video below.
Shabby Bow Video Tutorial With the Bow-it-All V2.0

You will see that I changed up the color of the bow on this card in the video.  I love the black, but it does not photograph well…
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #200 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #140 – Anything Goes
Clear it out Challenge – Anything Goes  (my stash items are my design paper and cardstock – I’ve got tons!
Going Grey with Stamp Creations – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #261 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #76 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #278 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #24 – Anything Goes
Where the HeART is #1 – Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #6 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #13 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #140 – Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude #7 – Anything Goes

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Image: Silhouette Studio Print and Cut Halloween Sampler #66702
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio All Seasons II Paper Pad
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug – Dots; Darice – Basket Weave