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!
Supplies:
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
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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.
Supplies
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
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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!
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