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