Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop

For the Graciellie Design Blog Hop, please scroll down to the next post.

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon September Blog Hop.

If you arrived here from Cheryl’s 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 is a fun Halloween assortment of ribbon.

Not a member yet?
The September Ribbon Club Assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed ribbon collection.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Yup, I’m still playing with my Distress Inks and the background paper on this card was made using a variety of Distress Inks in orange tones and yellow and greens for the oval behind the sentiment.

I’m not a big fan of spiders in every day life, but these guys are just too adorable, don’t you think?

I ran a piece of the 5/8″ Black Bold Plaid Ribbon topped with 3/8″ Halloween Bold Diagonal Stripe Grosgrain Ribbon from the assortment across the middle of the card under the sentiment panel for a little extra color.

Notice that I was still able to add mulberry paper – even to a Halloween card.  I just used black mulberry paper.
Here’s a little peek at the inside of the card.  Why not decorate the inside too??!!

My pretty bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons from the September  Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Now for my headband of the month:
This headband was created on a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband using the one of the 3/8″ printed satin ribbons from the September Ribbon Club Assortment.  I was looking for something with a little more contrast than two prints, so I used the back of the pumpkins on black grosgrain ribbon.  Sneaky, right?!

For a video tutorial on how to create this headband, please click HERE.

Your next stop is Karen’s fabulous blog.

I would love for you to leave a comment before you go.


Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon September Ribbon Club Assortment
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above);

1/2″ White Plastic Headband  
White Mulberry Paper

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Graciellie Design New Release Blog Hop

Hi friends and welcome to the September Graciellie Design new release blog hop.

You should have arrived here from Arjeta’s blog.  If not, head back to the Graciellie Design Blog which is the beginning of the hop.  Be sure to comment through the hop for a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to Graciellie Design.Today I’m showcasing the new ‘This Season’ set from Graciellie Design which includes two lovely images along with 5 sentiments perfect for this time of year.  The great thing about this set is that all you need to do is change up the color palette, and the flower image and sentiments can really work for any season.
I opened my Microsoft Publisher program and dropped some guide lines to the size I wanted for the center of my card and then resized and added the image and sentiment and positioned them the way I wanted them.  I then printed this panel out on some textured cream cardstock.  I colored my image with Prismacolor pencils.
My background paper was created using Distress and Distress Oxide inks in Autumn colors and I love the way it turned out.
I always tend to make more of the Distress paper than I need, so I carried it over to the inside of the card and used another sentiment from the set.  The fuzzy paper on the bottom layer is natural mulberry paper.
I topped my card off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 tool using some of the ribbons from the August Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The center of the bow is topped off with a pretty Antique Vintage Flower Charm.  I also ran some ribbons across the center of the card under the image panel.

The August Autumn Harvest Ribbon Assortment is available through the end of September at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how this pretty bow was created, please click HERE.I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #201 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #300/301 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Color Inspiration #26 – Anything hand colored
Crafting from the Heart #174 – Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge #257 – Autumn
Use Your Stuff #279 – Fall is in the Air
Glitter & Sparkle #256 – Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #9 – Anything Goes
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #205 – Anything Goes
Scrapy Land #73 – Anything Goes
Crafty Friends #66 – Use Dies and/or Punches
Sweet Stampers #11 – Lots of Layers

Your next stop on the hop is Cynthia’s blog.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  I’d love to have you leave a comment before you go.

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club Assortment
Digital Images:  Graciellie Design
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs FRM 145 Honeycomb Frame, DL112AB Small Exotic Butterflies #1
Ink:  Distress Ink and Distress Oxide ink in Autumn colors
Adhesives:  Scotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000Tombow 3D Foam Tabs
Antique Vintage Flower Charm
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Natural Mulberry Paper

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Happy Halloween Card

Hi there.  Today I’m sharing a silly/spooky Halloween card I made using some of the newest Halloween dies from Cheery Lynn Designs along with some pretty plaid ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

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