Friday, November 4, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon Tag, You’re It Challenge

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


This time we have a Tag, You’re It Theme.  Create a fun tag or tag set and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.


I created a set of three fun Christmas shaker tags that can then be turned in to Christmas keepsake ornaments.  Double the fun!
My shaker tags were made with some of the dies from the new Shaker Die release from Cheery Lynn Designs.  They were embellished with ribbon from the November Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon along with some pretty Mulberry Open Roses.


My bows were created using my Bow-it-All V3.0.

For a video tutorial on how I created these gorgeous bows, please click HERE.11-4-16-4

This set would make a nice gift for a friend or relative as well.  Be sure to check out the NEW Shaker Dies, Shaker Pieces and Shaker Card Kits at Cheery Lynn Designs.  They sure do make it fun and easy to create shaker cards and projects.  In the star and tree tags/ornaments I used the Cheery Lynn shaker pieces and also added some sequins that I had in my stash.  Mix and match for more fun!11-4-16-1

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!
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Fun Smooching Snowman Holiday Greeting Card

I created this adorable holiday card using a fun snowman digital collage sheet from PollysPaper on Etsy, and beautiful ribbons, mulberry flowers and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.11-2-16-1

The ribbons I used today all came from the gorgeous 
If you have not picked up this assortment yet, you are in luck!  You can begin in November and pick up this great October/November combo pack at a great introductory price.
Not a member of Ribbon Club yet?
Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbons.


Mulberry Flowers are such a quick and easy way to add a little ‘WOW’ to your project.  I just love the Cottage Roses, Open Roses and the Spiral Stamens.  There is a HUGE variety of mulberry flower options to choose from.
11-2-16-3My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 with two of the ribbon styles in the October Ribbon Club Assortment.  It’s topped off with the pretty White Pearl Daisy Flower.  Really Reasonable Ribbon now carries a big selection of Embellishments.  Head over and take a look!

For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.11-2-16-4

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Word Art Wednesday #254/255 – Anything Goes
A Snowflakes Promise #32 – The Seasons
Deep Ocean Challenge #141 – Use Die Cuts or Punches
Lemon Shortbread #27 – Anything Goes
Sunny Day Crafting #21 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes 
Artistic Inspirations #166 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #134 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #336 – Anything Goes
Get Creative Challenge #51 – Anything Goes
The Merry Christmas Challenge #5 – Anything Christmas Goes
Allsorts #387 – Let’s Make a Start on Christmas
CHNC #305- Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Catz #344 – Anything Goes
Simply Create Too #121 – Christmas Colors 
Simply Papercraft #39 – Anything Goes

Ribbon:  RRR October Ribbon Club Assortment
Digi:  Snowman Collage Sheet from PollysPaper
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs DL282 Alpine Flourish Doily
Adhesives: Stick It Adhesive Sheets,  Scotch Advanced Tape Glider,  Designer Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter The 9-in-1 Tool
Mulberry Roses
White Mulberry Paper with Gold Tinsel
Flower Embellishment

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cheery Lynn Designs Shaker Card Kit New Release Blog Hop

11-1-16-1Welcome to the Cheery Lynn Designs Shaker Card Kit New Release Blog Hop.


If you arrived here from Ginny’s Blog, you are on the right track. If not, why not head back to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and start from the beginning so you don’t miss any of the terrific projects.

Be sure to hop through to the end and leave a comment on the post on the Cheery Lynn Desings blog answering one or more of the questions for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to Cheery Lynn Designs.

Please humor me and try not to notice that the two projects I made would have photographed much better together if I had used the same gold cardstock (hanging head in shame).  In my defense, they would never be seen together since one is a card and one is either a gift tag or holiday ornament.  So much for planning ahead though….11-1-16-2

My projects feature the Bell Shaker Die Set and a mix of Mini Circle Shakers and Mini Merry Christmas Shakers.  A great way to give the new shaker dies and shaker pieces a try is to pick up the Bell Shaker Card Kit that provides all the pieces I used along with the acetate and foam.11-1-16-3

I used non-adhesive foam to create my shaker piece and my adhesive of choice is glossy accents because it goes on in a really thin layer and you can get the glue right up to the edges without having excess squeeze out on to the acetate.  Many different types of adhesive work for this, just experiment and see what works best for you.  Cheery Lynn carries double-sided adhesive foam as well.

There is a great shaker card video tutorial on the Cheery Lynn Blog that will take you through the steps if you have not assembled one before.

I also colored the edges of the foam with a Krylon 18kt Gold Leafing Pen.  Just be sure to ink the edges of the foam and set it aside to thoroughly dry.  Learn from my mistakes!  If you touch it before it dries, you will have gold on everything!  I also tried coloring the foam edges with Copic markers and that works fine too if you need a different color.  I just don’t like seeing the white foam.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Next is my gift tag or holiday tree decoration.  It can easily work for either.  Love the shaker idea for a tag or an ornament.
11-1-16-5I topped off both my card and my tag/ornament with a gorgeous bow made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using ribbons from the October Ribbon Club Assortment (which will be available through the end of November) from Really Reasonable Ribbon.   I love finishing off my projects with a pretty and festive bow.
For a video tutorial on how to create this lovely bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my tag/ornament in the following challenges:

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

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

Supplies Used:

Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon Gold Metallic String, and the 
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
White Mulberry Paper with Gold Tinsel
Silver Snowflake Embellishment