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.
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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 ~
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Monday, October 15, 2012

Really Reasonable Ribbon Halloween Themed Challenge

 
It’s time for a fun new challenge over at the

The theme for Challenge #58 is Halloween with Ribbon or Trim.
 
 
 
 
I’ve been having some fun with my Silhouette Cameo.  I made some fun bat party favors for the kids in my son’s 5th grade class.  I hope they like them!
 
I used the Bat Candy Bar Wrapper and the Halloween Tag Toppers from the Silhouette design store.  I resized the bat to W-4.740 and H-5.250 and the tags to 1.1 for the inside circle and 1.42 for the outer scalloped circle.  This worked fine for Hershey snack size candy bars.  I finished it off by tying the tag on with some Black Licorice Baker’s Twine.  Baker’s Twine just works great for everything, doesn’t it?
 
~ Bonnie ~
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

RRR September Blog Hop


Welcome to the RRR September Blog Hop. 

If you arrived here from Judy’s awesome 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 celebrates Halloween.  I just love all the fun colors you can put together for Halloween.  Isn’t it delicious??!

I have a quick and easy card for you this month because while you are hopping along, I am enjoying a relaxing week on the St. Lawrence River in the Thousand Islands area in northern NY.  What a beautiful area to visit!

For my card today I used a couple of ribbons from this month’s assortment and my image and saying is from a sheet of Graphic 45 design paper from the Happpy Haunting Collection.  I just layered it on some cardstock cut with Spellbinder dies.

I added the ruched ribbon by adhering it with Scor-Tape.

I finished the card off with a bow made using my Bow-Easy Tool.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Your next stop is Heidi’s wonderful blog.
I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.
~ Bonnie ~
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