Thursday, November 29, 2018

Christmas Card with Non-Traditional Colors

Hi friends.  Thanksgiving has come and gone and Christmas is right around the corner.  Time to get working on those Christmas card and gifts!!  Today I’m sharing a pretty Christmas card I created using pinks and purples to match the color theme of the November Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I just love this color combo for Christmas!
Christmas Card

This month Really Reasonable Ribbon has a great deal for US residents. 
You can get the October and November assortments together for a special low introductory price of just $17.00!
 
Not a Ribbon Club Member yet?
 
The October Ribbon Club Assortment is a collection of Christmas themed ribbon.  It contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  The November Ribbon Club Assortment is a Pink and Purple Holiday Shimmer themed assortment with 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.
 

This is a somewhat clean and simple design.  Yes, it has multiple layers, but it’s a clean design with a focus on the sentiment.  I added some pretty 15mm Open Roses in two different pinks under the sentiment.  I love the special touch the flowers give and Mulberry Flowers are a very economical way to add that special touch to your projects.  Head on over and browse the HUGE selection of Mulberry Flowers offered at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Dies:
Cheery Lynn Designs FRM154 Quatrefoil A2 Frame 2 Die Set 
Cheery Lynn Designs M7 Oval Classic Stacker Layers, Small, Silver 
Cheery Lynn Designs XM7 Oval Die Cut 

 

My card was topped off with a pretty bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0.  I used two of the 3/8″ Satin with Metallic Edges Ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment and I finished off the center of the bow with a White Pearl Star Shaped Embellishment

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #215  – ATG with optional twist of Christmas/Winter
Word Art Wednesday #362/363 – ATG 
Crafting by Designs – Christmas 
Crafty Creations #379 – ATG 
Creative Moments #157 – ATG 
Scrapy Land #102 – ATG with dies brands that they sell 
Simon Says Wednesday – ATG 
The Crafty Addicts #54 – ATG 
TTCRD – ATG 
Always Fun Challenges #86 – ATG 
Artistic Inspirations #210 – ATG 
Crafting from the Heart #230 – ATG  
Dragonfly Dreams – ATG 
The Corrosive challenge #11 – ATG 
HIMCR #380 – Any Holiday 
Crafting with Friends #76 – ATG 
Creative Fingers #154 – ATG 
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #261 – ATG

Supplies
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club Assortment
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000, 3D Thin Foam Tabs
White Pearl Star Shaped Embellishment
Shimmery Cardstock:  CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Crystal, Rose Quarts, Amethyst
15mm Open Roses
White Mulberry Paper with Silver Tinsel

 
 
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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Really Reasonable Ribbon November Blog Hop

 

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon November 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.  Be sure to comment on the post on the RRR Blog for a chance to win your own November Ribbon Club Assortment.

This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is all about shimmer and sparkle.  

Not a member yet?
JOIN TODAY! The November  Ribbon Club Assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and lace.  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.
 

This month I created a pretty and sparkly Winter themed card. 

Dies used:
Cheery Lynn Designs Let It Snow Set 
Cheery Lynn Mexican Tile Pattern Frame

The Mexican Tile Frame die is not a holiday die, but I think it has a Christmas-y winter feel to it, don’t you?  I also added some pretty 25mm Cottage Roses under the sentiment for a soft feminine touch which plays nicely with the torn mulberry paper layer.

My card is topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon and the center was topped with a shimmery die cut using one of the star dies included in the Let it Snow sentiment die set.  

For a video tutorial on how to create this fun bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #215 – ATG with optional Christmas/Winter
Word Art Wednesday #360/361- ATG 
Crafting with Friends #75 – ATG   
Crafty Catz #437-ATG 
Creative Fingers #154 – ATG 
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #259 – ATG 
Aud Sentiments #216 – Ribbons & Bows & a Sentiment 
Crafting with an Attitude #45 – ATG 
Scrapy Land #101 – ATG with die brands they sell 
A Perfect Time to Craft #11 – ATG 
A Bit More Time to Craft #78 – ATG 
Crafting by Designs – Nov ATG 
Creative Moments #156 – ATG 
Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – Christmas/Seasonal Holiday 
Little Red Wagon #471- Just a Sentiment 
That’s Crafty Challenge – Winter Wonderland 
The Crafty Addict – ATG 
TTCRD – ATG 

Now for my headband of the month:
This headband was created on a 1/2″ White Plastic Headband using the two of the 3/8″ Satin with Metallic Edge Ribbons from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.

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

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Karen’s fabulous blog.
 

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

Supplies
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon November Ribbon Club Assortment ,
Dies:  see list and links above
Cardstock:  CutCardStock Stardream Metallic in Crystal, Amethyst and Rose Quartz for the glitzy pieces;  All other cardstock is from my stash
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000, 3D Thin Foam Tabs

White Mulberry Paper with Silver Tinsel
25 mm Cottage Roses

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Celebrate Christmas Mini Album

Hi there ribbon lovers.  It’s a new month and time for a new Ribbon Club Assortment at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  

I’m still loving my October assortment which I used on my mini album that I’m sharing today and if you didn’t get a chance to head over and grab one, it’s not too late!!

This month we have a great deal for US residents. 
You can get the October and November assortments together for a special low introductory price of just $17.00!
 
Not a Ribbon Club Member yet?
 
The October Ribbon Club Assortment is a collection of Christmas solids and prints.  It contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  The November Ribbon Club Assortment is a glitzy holiday themed assortment with 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and crochet lace.  Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed collection of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.
 
Mini albums are a great place to use up those short ribbon pieces that are too nice to part with!
 
I’m really interested in the construction aspect of mini albums and I love making them, but I don’t have a lot of experience.  I did some book binding many years ago, so the cover construction is familiar, but there is so much to learn as far as making fun and interactive pages.  I find the best learning method is to go to YouTube and watch what others are doing, try to replicate it and then use what you learn to create your own style.  There are a LOT of great album makers out there, and so much to learn.
 
Since it’s hard to photograph a mini album so you can see the details, I created a ‘flip through’ video.
 
‘Celebrate Christmas’ Mini Album Flip Through Video
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
If you liked this video, please click the YouTube icon and head to YouTube to give the video a thumbs up.  While you are there, be sure to subscribe to my channel so you will be notified when I add new videos.
 
I embellished the front of my mini album a little with some round and heart shaped embellishments.  RRR had a large selection of embellishments for every occasion.  Check out the high quality, low cost embellishment offerings HERE.
 
I finished off the front cover of my mini album with my signature bi-color double-loop bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool.
 
For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
 
 
 
 
 
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