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!!
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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
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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

Supplies:
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 

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

Congratulations on Your New Baby Card

I was in the mood for some pinks and purples, so I whipped up a pretty card to welcome a new baby using some pretty dies from Cheery Lynn Designs along with pretty ribbon and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I love to use a pretty frame die for my background and today I selected the ‘Quatrefoil A2 Frame 1’ die.  I layered that over a gorgeous piece of Distress Ink paper that I made using pinks and purples.
My pretty flower and foliage cluster was created with my all-time favorite ‘Floral Bouquet Kit’.  For the centers I used a Plush Covered Button on the large flower and some Gingham Covered Buttons on the smaller flowers which can both be found at Really Reasonable Ribbon.  These flowers are so easy to create.  Just cut them, do a little shaping of the leaves with a stylus and foam pad and then just stack them and add a center embellishment.
 
Cheery Lynn Dies used:
Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and Baby Feet Multi Grosgrain Ribbon
Stamp:  Inspired by Stamping Big Contrats set
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black; Distress Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Shaded Lilac, Wilted Violet
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
White Mulberry Paper
12mm Gingham Covered Buttons
15mm Plush Covered Buttons
11mm Heart Shaped Pearl Embellishment

 

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Mini Albums and Ribbon Club Assortments – Perfect Together!

So, I’m on a mini-album kick and the Monthly Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon are the PERFECT embellishment for your minis.  You get a collection of ribbon in two widths that all work perfectly together, so there is no thinking needed!   Just grab a coordinating paper pad and get to work.

I have another beach themed mini that I will share with you real soon that I made using the June Ribbon Club Assortment.  Great for those beach vacation photos!

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The May and June assortments each contain 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  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.

We have a big family picnic on the 4th of July weekend each year, so I decided to make this mini album to hold some of the photos from this year.  I had a 6 x 6 patriotic paper collection that has been collecting dust for several years and it worked great for this mini.
I am just starting to play around with minis, so I’m still working on page construction.  Once I get things a little more organized in my head, I will share some tutorials for different types of pages and ribbon embellishment.
I made the pages on this album flip out, so it almost doubles the amount of space for photos.  If you use all the pages and tags, you can put 7 photos on each page and still have room to journal on the backs.  With 5 pages, that’s 35 photos you can easily add.  Even more if you skip the writing and add photos to the backs of the pull out pieces as well.

I also strongly recommend Scor-Tape for mini album construction.  I use it for many things including attaching the pages to the binding and the binding to the cover and it’s very strong and secure.

I love the flag design paper on the back cover and all the perky ribbons peeking out the top and sides.  I even added a year medallion on the spine so we remember what year the photos are from.  I fussy cut the design paper and you can see I got ‘4th of July’ showing on the bottom.

My bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool with two of the 5/8″ ribbon styles from the May Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  This bow is just my favorite bow for any project!

Supplies:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment
Digital Sentiment:  Etsy Ashe Designs
Dies:  Spellbinder Labels 21, Shortie Tags; Cheery Lynn Designs Tea Rose MediumFloral Bouquet Kit
Design Paper:  Pebbles Americana 6 x 6 paper pad
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Adhesives:  Scor-TapeSobo GlueScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Martha Stewart Edge punch
White Mulberry paper
Ink:  Distress Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy; Momenta Nautical Blue
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