Friday, June 5, 2015

New Challenge on the RRR Blog – Masculine Theme with Ribbon or Trim

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog

This time we have a Masculine with ribbon or trim theme.
I used 3/8″ Light Navy Grosgrain Ribbon and Navy and Natural Burlap Woven Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon which seemed appropriately ‘manly’.  The burlap woven ribbon is a fun trim.  It comes as a 3/8″ ribbon type of burlap, but if you stretch is side to side, it opens out to a wider open weave which is kind of cool.  
I found a fun button with wide openings instead of hole for sewing and the 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon fit in nicely.  I like the look.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Digital Sentiment:  Etsy Ashe Designs
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Rectangles small and large
Embossing Folders:  Spellbinders 3D Embossing Need a Rope?
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Foam Tape
Other:  Brown Button
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Ribbon on a Masculine Card? Of Course You Can!!

Hi friends.  Today I have a masculine card to share and yes, I included some ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon!  My cards just don’t feel complete until I add some ribbon.

While I don’t usually go for bows on a masculine card, I think you can always incorporate ribbon and this is the perfect type of card to use up some of your shorter ribbon scraps.

I created the sentiment on my computer and I ran a strip of Metal Gray Diamond Satin across the center of the card under the sentiment and added a piece of 1/4″ Black Grosgrain on top of that.  I cut the ends of the grosgrain in points for a more ‘manly’ look.  
My favorite adhesive for attaching ribbon to my project is Scor-Tape.  It works wonderfully on ribbon and it’s available in many different widths at Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I wanted to play along with the Cheery Lynn Designs Masculine Challenge today, so I pulled out my dies to see what I could find with a masculine feel.  I ended up selecting my Royal Scandinavian Doily and Burlap Border dies.  I cut a piece of black cardstock a little larger than I wanted my finished piece to be.  I covered the back of that with Stick It! adhesive and then used the small center square of the Scandinavian Doily to cut the background.  I evenly spaced the little squares and cut out 6 on the background paper.  I was looking for a wrought iron grate type look.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Thanks so much for stopping by today.
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs Burlap Borders, Royal Scandinavian Doily;  Spellbinders Belly Band 2
Sentiment:  Created on my computer with Iron & Brine font
Adhesives:  Scor-Tape, Stick It!, Scotch ATG
Monday, September 15, 2014

Card for my (crazy) Triathlete Son

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog.  This time we have a Sports Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

So, my son Tom is doing triathlons now.  I don’t know where he got that from.  Clearly NOT me!  But he’s doing very well, he’s in great shape, and I’m so proud of him.

I made this card using a photo of him crossing the finish line in his last race.  I was ringing that cow bell like a maniac.  Hey, ya gotta have fun, right?

Since I’m going to send him this card, I had to keep the ribbon and trims sufficiently ‘manly’.  I ran a piece of 5/8″ Apple Green Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon around the bottom of the card under the swim, bike, run logo and topped it with a thin strip of Black Netting.  The black netting is 1-1/2″ wide, but you can easily trim it down to whatever width you want.  This is about 3/8″ wide.  I also added some ribbon loops to the side of the photo.  I used Black Delicate Stitched Satin and Turquoise Checkerboard Satin.
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon’s Ramblings Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!