Sunday, August 23, 2015

Please, Please (DON’T) Let it Snow!

Hi friends.  I hope your summer is going well.  I’m with you if you dislike seeing holiday stuff appearing on shelves and online already, but if you are a crafter, you need to start planning now if you want to kick back when December arrives and enjoy the holiday…..  So, how many of you have actually ever accomplished that??  Certainly not me but it sounds really nice, doesn’t it?

Well, ready or not, Christmas will be here before you know it and Really Reasonable Ribbon is ready with a full selection of Autumn, Halloween AND Christmas styles in stock and ready to go.  Shop early for the best selection.

My bi-color double-loop bow is made using 5/8″ Christmas Red/Green Plaid and 5/8″ Emerald Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.  I just love how a beautiful bow is the perfect finishing touch for a card, don’t you?
I created my paper roses using a the terrific tea rose dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.
My card has been entered in the following challenges:
Image:  Floozieville on Etsy
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Royal Scandinavian Doily, Tea Rose small and medium; Spellbinders Grand Labels 1
Ink:  Distress Ink Old Paper; Memento Rhubard Stalk
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Natural Mulberry paper
Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Dragonfly Birthday Wishes

Have I mentioned how in love I am with all the beautiful colors and styles of Mulberry Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts that we are now offering at Really Reasonable Ribbon?  Well, I am IN LOVE!!  If you haven’t been by to take a look lately, head on over because there are loads of new options in the store.

I pulled my color combination from the image and used purple and light turquoise.  You never have to twist my arm to use purple on a card!  I used flowers from each of the sets below to embellish my card.
These are a new offering and they are available in 8 colors.
I created my bi-color double-loop bow with grape and turquoise Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon which is my all time favorite ribbon.  The bow was made using my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  You can view my video tutorial on how to make this fun bow HERE.
Don’t forget about the wide range of bow sizes you can make with your Bow-it-All Tool.  You can make bows from 1/4″ all the way up to 9-3/4″ wide.  I whipped up the tiny 1/4″ bow made from purple Burlap String in seconds to top off my sentiment panel.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Image:  Etsy Cobra Graphics
Sentiment:  Gina K Various Verses
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Lords and Commons Doily; My Favorite Things Pierced Rectangle Stax; Spellbinders Standard Circle Small and Large
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders EL023 Tweets and Twigs
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Mulberry Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts 35mm Trellis Rose, 25mm Cottage Roses, Aster Daisy Stem Flowers, 15mm Rose Leaves
White and Lavender Mulberry Paper
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Don’t Follow Your Dreams; CHASE THEM!

Another fun and inspirational quote card today.  I’m loving my new My Favorite Things stamp sets!  I got some really fun Die-Namics sets too.  Don’t ya love that pretty flower?

Today I’m playing along with the color challenge.  This was an odd color combination for me, or maybe it’s because I didn’t have quite the right color shades available in my stash….  Whatever, I’m game to give it a try.  
I think it came out pretty good.  I even worked in some sequins, although I feel like they should be sewn on.  They have a hole for sewing….  Whaddaya think?  I glued them, but I’m still not sure I’m on board with sequins.  I’ll keep trying.  
Today I just added a simple double loop bow created from delphinium Delicate Stitched Satin from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Sometimes simply is all you need.  I made the bow on my #1 all-time favorite tool, the Bow-it-All V2.0.  If you would like to view all my video tutorials for the Bow-it-All, please visit my YouTube Channel HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Stamps:  MFT Vertical Greetings
Dies:  MFT DieNamics Pierced Rectangle Stax, Pierced Oval Stax, Prima Donna Petals
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Other:  Pretty Pink Posh Sequins 6mm Sugar Plum Mix, 6mm half pearl