Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Happy Halloween

Hi everyone and Happy September.  This is my FAVORITE time of the year for crafting.  There is a chill in the air, and I just adore the beautiful colors of Autumn and Halloween.

RRR has a great new Halloween Themed Ribbon Club Assortment for September.  This assortment contains 9 styles and 17 yards of ribbon and trim.

Not a member yet?  What are you waiting for!!  Sign up today and get a fun new color or holiday themed assortment each month.  What a great way to build your ribbon stash.

Today I will share my first Halloween card of the season.

My bow is a double-loop bow made on my Bow-it-All V2.0 using the Black Delicate Stitched Satin from the September Ribbon Club Assortment.  I also wrapped some fun Halloween Baker’s Twine around the center band of the card.  The Halloween sentiment is a digital stamp from Create with TLC.
Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Crafting!
~ Bonnie ~
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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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