Friday, July 7, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #167 – Anything Goes theme

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

This time we have an Anything Goes Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

For the base of my tag I created a pretty paper using Distress Inks.  I added some additional ink to a scrap of that same paper to make the butterfly paper a bit darker so it would stand out.

I used some pretty 15mm Open Roses for the body of the butterfly and for the butterfly antennae I took a piece of White Spiral Stamen and straightened it out and glued it on top of the cut out.

The sentiment is a great stamp from Quietfire Design.  I added three pretty 10mm Star Flatback Beads above the sentiment.

I took several strands of Burlap String in White, Pink and Light Blue and attached it to the tag through the top hole.  I then topped that with a bow.

My pretty bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two of the 5/8″ width ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment (available through the end of July).

For a video tutorial on how to make this bi-color bow, please click HERE.

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!
Stamps: Quietfire Gentle Thoughts
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs DL116 Exotic Butterfly MediumSpellbinders Shortie Tags
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
Ink:  Distress Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Thinking of You Card

Today I have a very purple-y ‘Thinking of You’ card to share featuring some gorgeous dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and pretty ribbon and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  What a great combination!

I just LOVE purple, don’t you?  Add a little green for contrast and oh-la-la.

If you LOVE purple, the July ‘Perfectly Purple’ Ribbon Club Assortment is going to knock your socks off!!
Not a member yet?

The July assortment has 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

My card measures 5-1/2″ x 5-1/2″ and I built a few layers including a pretty layer at the bottom using white mulberry paper.  I topped that with purple and green and then a piece of Distress Ink paper I made in purple with a little green and layered the Felicity Doily on that.

I then added a strip of ribbon across the center and topped that with my sentiment circle.For the bottom half of my card, I created 3 gorgeous flowers using the Black Eyed Susan Strip.  I cut the flowers out of the same Distress Ink paper and used a plum color for the centers.  I created a bed of greenery using the foliage dies from the Floral Bouquet kit and added the flowers on top of that.

This flower looks so complicated, but is in fact one of the easier flowers to make.  I will include my video tutorial below.

Cheery Lynn Designs Black Eyed Susan Flower Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

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Cheery Lynn Dies used:
DL239 Felicity Doily


My bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons in the July Perfectly Purple Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I added a Heart Shape Pearl Embellishment to the center of the bow and two 10mm Purple Flatback Resin pieces in the upper corners of my card.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.

 I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #199 – Anything Goes w/Option of Monochrome
Word Art Wednesday #290/291 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Design – July Anything Goes
Crafty Creations #345 – Anything Goes
Crafty Gals Corner #130 – Anything Goes
Dies R Us #76 – Layers
Scrapy Land #69 – Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #131 – Anything Goes
Creates and Makes #13 – Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #158 – Lots of Layers
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #166 – Anything Goes
International Art & Soul #11 – Flowers
Stamping Sensations – July Anything with Flowers
The Ribbon Girl – July Card with Ribbon
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #195 – Anything Goes

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon July Ribbon Club Assortment
Sentiment:  Just Rite Stampers Large Fancy Sentiments
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Ink Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
White Mulberry Paper
Heart Shaped Pearl Embellishment
10mm Purple Flatback Resin Embellishment 

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Hello Summer Mini Album

Hi friends.  Today I have a fun beach themed mini album to share that features the ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

As I’ve said before, RRR Ribbon Club Assortments are a GREAT addition to your mini album.  Nine coordinated ribbons in a variety of patterns and widths.  No thinking involved!  You can see another mini album I made with the May Ribbon Club assortment HERE.  You will be seeing a purple album soon!!
Not a member yet?
With our special offer, you can begin with the June and July assortments for a special introductory price.
Both the June and July assortments contain 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a holiday or color themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.
Along with the ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment, I added a piece of Champagne Netting to run down the spine of the book.  I thought it looked ‘beachy’ and I added a seahorse medallion on top of it.
The design of each page is the same and I just varied the design paper for interest.  Each page can hold 5 photos with the pull out tag on the top and there is room for journaling on the back of all the pull outs.
The photo below shows the tag that pulls out of the top of each page.

I added a cute beach themed die cut using several different dies from Cheery Lynn Designs on each pull out.  I’ve only glued the bottom and right side, so the photo can tuck under the shell die cut.  My shell, seahorse and sand dollar die cuts were cut out of paper I made using Distress Inks.

Another view of the open album.  This time I remembered to add the ribbon and netting to the spine before I added the page mechanism.  This way it’s tucked under and looks much neater.
Here is a look at the pull-outs from each page.  There is another pull-out on the back of the page as well.
My pretty bi-color bow was made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the 5/8″ ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
Ribbon: Really Reasonable Ribbon June Ribbon Club Assortment
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs CABD-47 Sea, B279 Sand Dollar & Starfish, LPC-16 Rectangle Pierce & Cut, M7 Oval Classic Small Silver Stacker, XM7 OvalSpellbinders Shortie TagsLabels 8
Adhesives:  Sobo glue, Scotch ATG, foam tape, E6000
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio Beach House paper pad, Tan Artist Paper
Bow-it-All V3.0
Natural Mulberry Paper