Tuesday, July 3, 2018

America the Beautiful

Hi crafty friends and happy summer.  It is HOT, HOT, HOT where I am in the northeast USA!  No denying that it’s summer.  Tomorrow is the 4th of July holiday here in the US and nothing says 4th of July and summer better than a Patriotic color theme.  This note card was created with some pretty dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and gorgeous ribbon and embellishments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This is a very simple design where I let the Lattice Frame as the background do all the work along with the small and simple Sweet Christine Flowers.  I just cut the Lattice frame in red and adhered it to white cardstock and then added a red and blue layer beneath it.  I wrapped some pretty ribbons around that unit and then at the very bottom you will see a layer of wispy white mulberry paper.  I then topped that with the sentiment panel which was also layered with blue cardstock and white mulberry paper.

The flowers are very easy to assemble.  I cut the flowers in red, white and blue cardstock.  I inked the white pieces in red and blue with an old script background stamp.  I then shaped the petals with a needle tool and glued the layers offsetting the petals for each new layer.  I then added the leaf layer to the base before adhering them under the sentiment panel.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

My card was topped off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool with Delicate Stitched Ribbon in Red and Electric Blue from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The center of the bow is adorned with a pretty Star Shaped Pearl Embellishment.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #211 – ATG
Word Art Wednesday #340/341 – ATG 
Dragonfly Dreams – Summer 
Just Us Girls #447 – ATG 
Crafting with Friends #70 – ATG 
Crafty Catz #423 – ATG 
Creative Fingers #149 – ATG 
Jo’s Scrap Shack FFC #240 – ATG 
4 Crafty Chicks #409 – Summer is Here 
Aud Sentiments #206 – ATG with a Sentiment 
Crafting with an Attitude #40 – ATG 
Crafty Creations #369 – ATG 
Crafty Gals Corner #168 -ATG 
Creative Moments #147 – ATG 
Scrapy Land #92 – ATG with die brands they sell 
Simon Says – ATG 
The Crafty Addicts #49 – ATG w/Option of Flowers 

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies: Cheery Lynn Designs (see list and links above)
Digital Sentiment:  Etsy – Ashe Designs
Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE60003D Thin Foam Tabs 
White Mulberry Paper
Star Shaped Pearl Embellishment

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!

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
Tuesday, May 31, 2016

God Bless America

Hi friends. We just celebrated Memorial Day yesterday here in the US and I couldn’t resist just one more Patriotic themed card featuring beautiful ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon and  fabulous dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.

I printed out my digital sentiment and cut it with the smallest of the the Oval Stitch & Cut Lge Silver Stitch Dies.  I then layered it on red and blue leaving a small border on each layer.  I backed a piece of red cardstock with Stick It Adhesive and cut with the Chicken Wire Frame.  I then adhered that to a piece of white cardstock and trimmed it down to the desired size.  I then layered that on to red cardstock, then white cardstock and adhered it to my A2 size card base.

I kept my design very clean this time, meaning no fuzzy mulberry paper layers, no inking of flower petals or edges and just three bold colors.  Okay, I did sneak a little green in for the leaves, but I’m not counting that!  I love red, white and blue cards because the bold colors just make them POP.  This card could easily be a birthday or other occasion  card as well by switching out the sentiment.
My beautiful bi-color double-loop bow was made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using 5/8″ Red and Electric Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I also ran a piece of the blue across the middle topped with some 3/8″ White Diamond Satin Ribbon.
For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
I love all the different looks you can create with the Shasta Daisy die just by altering petal colors and inking (or not) some of the layers.  I will include a video tutorial below on how I made these fabulous flowers.
Cheery Lynn Designs Shasta Daisy Flower Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

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I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #178 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #232/233 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #156 – Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafty Girls #19 – Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons #153 – Flowers
Time Out Challenges #57 – May All Your Weeds be Wildflowers
Die Cutting Divas #268 – Anything Goes with Dies
Lemon Shortbread #16 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #157 – Anything Goes with a Twist of Flowers
Crafting from the Heart #114 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #314 – Anything Goes
Glitter N Sparkle #190 – Flower Power

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I would love to have you leave a comment before you go.  Your comments mean so much to me.

Digital Sentiment:  Ashe Design on Etsy
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs:  See list above with links
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATC, Designer Dries Clear glue, E6000
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
8mm half pearl
Perfect FX Crystal Shimmer