Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Sweet Little Baby of Mine Card

Hi friends.  Today I have a pretty card for a baby boy featuring some of the new dies from the Cheery Lynn Designs Vintage collection.

This is one of those cards that I just couldn’t get right.  Honestly it almost ended up in the garbage, but I decided to share anyway.  Now I’m not saying it’s a disaster, but it just needs ‘something’ and I couldn’t pinpoint what.  And I really did try.  You have no idea how hard I tried!  I think it’s a color thing, but I could not resolve it to my satisfaction….
Anyway, I went with it anyway mainly because I love the background I created with the new Vintage Tile die and I wanted to show you how I did it.  I will be using this technique again for sure.
Cheery Lynn Dies used:

The flowers were cut, shaped and assembled using pieces from the Floral Bouquet kit and the flower centers are 10mm Flat Back Pearls.  The flowers were added to the card under the pram medallion.

I topped my card off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Blue Topaz and Royal Blue 5/8″ Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  There is also a piece of Royal Blue Ribbon topped with Baby Feet Multi Grosgrain Ribbon running across the center of the card under the pram.

For a video tutorial on how I made this beautiful bow, please click HERE.

For the card background I created with the Vintage Tile die, I cut four tile pieces out of white cardstock that was backed with Stick It adhesive for ease of adhering it to the card.
Take two pieces and overlap them as shown above matching the center points on the sides.  I do this on a cutting mat so it’s easy to have everything properly aligned.  I have used low tack tape to hold the pieces.
Then I used my acrylic ruler and rotary cutter and cut right through the middle to they will align perfectly.
I used some of the quick drying Designer Dries Clear glue and glued the edges together and then I did this again with the other two pieces.
Then take the two groups of two pieces and align the same way matching the center points on the sides.  Align your ruler through the middle again and cut.
This will give you a large background perfect for a 5-1/2″ square card.  I love to find different ways to use my dies to stretch their functionality.  This makes it easier for me to justify my purchase.
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
 Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Half Pearls
Inks:  Distress Ink in blues and greens
White Mulberry Paper


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Friends Mini Album created with the RRR July Ribbon Club Assortment

Hi friends.  I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Mini Albums and Monthly Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon are PERFECT together!!

There is nothing better than having a coordinating pack of ribbon sitting right on your desk ready to go for your project, and mini albums look great with a variety of coordinating ribbons as an embellishment.
Not  a member yet??
Our special this month for customers with US addresses is to start with this combo pack for a special low price.

The July assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon and the August assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  Each monthly assortment is a color, seasonal or holiday themed collection of coordinating ribbons.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Each of my pages has a pull out landscape oriented photo mat topped with pretty ribbon with space for another photo or journaling on the back and also a pull out tag with a ribbon tie.

Each page also folds out for more photos and the second and fourth pages have an additional fold out which is secured by a magnet with the round embellishment over it.

Each page will hold a minimum of  8 to 10 photos and there are five pages, so that’s a LOT of photos.  While I did use design paper do decorate my album along with some pretty paper I made with Distress Inks, I left it so that the photos are the main attraction once they have been added.  I feel like the photos should be the main focus, with the design papers and embellishments enhancing them, not overpowering them.

My mini album was topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two of the 5/8″ ribbon styles from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I also added some Antique Gold Netting Ribbon over 1-1/2″ wide Regal Purple Double-Faced Satin Ribbon which was then topped with 5/8″ Gold Glitz Ribbon along the spine.  I added that layer of ribbon to the spine to accent the gold in the decorative paper that I selected for the album cover.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.

 I’m entering my mini album in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #200 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #294/295 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Design – Anything Goes for August
Crafty Creations #347 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #134 – Bingo 4  I have ribbon/free/pearls
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #171 – Anything Goes

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Happy Anniversary Card

Hi friends. Today I’m sharing a pretty floral anniversary card that I made with some of my favorite dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and a great digital sentiment from Graciellie Design.
My card today features one of the sentiments from the Elegant Greetings set from Graciellie Design.  I love to feature sentiments on my card along with pretty handmade flowers.  This collection has lots of useful sentiments along with a pretty flower image.

I don’t think it’s any secret that I LOVE the floral dies from Cheery Lynn Designs too. Today I’m featuring the Daisy Strip and foliage from the Floral Bouquet kit.

My card is built much like all the cards I make – lots of layers!  It’s pretty easy to see from the photo what layers I created which have a layer of white mulberry paper at the bottom before the 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card base.

I cut the Lattice Frame die in white and adhered it to a mottled purple background paper that I created using Distress Inks.  I then trimmed that down to the size I needed for my top layer.  The pretty Happy Anniversary digital stamp from Graciellie Design was printed and then trimmed to size and layered on purple cardstock.

There is a layer of 5/8″ Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon topped with 3/8″ Mixed Purple Bold Diagonal Grosgrain Ribbon under the sentiment and then that is layered over an aqua rectangle and affixed to the front of the card.  I created and shaped my daisies and arranged them along with the foliage under my sentiment.

Cheery Lynn Designs dies used:
FR-16 Lattice
B259 Daisy Strip
My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two ribbons from the July Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The July Assortment is available through the end of August 2017.
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon July Ribbon Club Assortment (available through the end of August 2017)
Digital Sentiment:  Graciellie Design  Elegant Greetings set
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Ink:  Distress Ink Shaded Lilac, Dusty Concord, Wilted Violet, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles
Half Pearls
White Mulberry Paper