Monday, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas and a SALE from Really Reasonable Ribbon

Hello every and Merry Christmas!!  I hope you are all spending the day with family and friends and good food.

Today I’m sharing a quick ornament I made with my favorite Christmas die from Cheery Lynn Designs this year – Brad the Reindeer.  It may be too late for this year, but it’s never too soon to start planning for next year, right?

Also – ENABLER ALERT:  Head on over to the RRR Blog to pick up the promotional SALE codes that will be good now through December 31st, 2017.

This die set makes things super easy because there is a separate die for each layer and you just cut them in the colors of your choice and assemble.  And look how wonderful it comes out!

Brad the Reindeer is just toooo cute!  He is perfect for cards, gift tags or for a Christmas tree ornament which is what I did here.  I made him double sided so he’s perfect for the tree.

Here he is on my tree.  Most of my ornaments are hand-made ornaments I created through the years.  I don’t have as much time for the elaborate ornaments any more, but Brad was a quick and easy addition this year.

Wishing you and yours a wonderful Christmas and a 
Happy New Year!!


Sunday, November 19, 2017

November Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Craft Hoarders Anonymous Blog Hop.

You should be coming from Debbie’s Blog.  After visiting with me, hop on over to Donna’s blog next.  To start at the beginning of the hop, and for a full blog hop list, go to Gloria’s Blog.

You will find a video tutorial for the mulberry flower ornaments below along with another video tutorial on how I created the pretty bow topper.

The ornaments were made to coordinate with the October and November Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
There is a special going on through the end of November for US residents to begin their subscription with the October/November combo pack for the special introductory price of just $17.00. 
Not a member yet?

The October assortment has 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim and the November 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.

The ornament below is the one I created in the video.  This one uses a little over 80 20mm Open Roses.  I think you could get away with four 20-packs with careful spacing.
I’m entering my ornament in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #203 – ATG
As You Like it Challenge – Favorite Christmas Color and Why?  Mine is red because I’m a traditional girl.
CRAFT #442 – Christmas
Crafting with an Attitude #33 – ATG
Crimbo Crackers #145 – ATG
Crafty Creations #354 – ATG
Creative Moments #131 – ATG
Inspiration Destination #138 – ATG
Merry Christmas Challenge #43 – ATG Christmas
A Snowflakes Promise #46 – ATG
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #215 – ATG
Alphabet Challenge – R is for Roses
Crafting with Friends #55 – ATG
Crafty Catz #393 – ATG
Creative Fingers #141 – ATG
A Bit More Time to Craft #56 – ATG
A Perfect Time to Craft #11 – ATG

This ornament was created with one 100-pack of Sweetheart Flowers.  On this one I used the white with red center sweetheart flowers to coordinate with the October Ribbon Club Assortment, but any of the colors would be beautiful.
This ornament below was also made with 20mm Open Roses and this one was made using the color palette from the November Ribbon Club Assortment.
The ribbon ornament toppers below were made on the EK Tools Bow Making Template (which has been sitting on the shelf with all the other items I ‘had to have and never used’ for years) using ribbon from each of the Ribbon Club Assortments.  The centers were finished off with larger Mulberry Roses.  I have a video tutorial below on how to make these as well.
  DIY Holiday Ornament with Mulberry Flowers Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

DIY Bow Topper Using the EK Tools Bow Making Set Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.
If you like my videos, please click the YouTube icon in the bottom right of the video above and head to YouTube and give me a thumbs up. I’d love for you to subscribe to my channel and leave a comment as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope that you’ll make some of these ornaments for your friends and family.  Happy crafting!

Your next stop on the Hop is Donna’s blog.  

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


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