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!

We have a special going on right now. 
JOIN TODAY and begin with the May and June assortments with special low introductory pricing.
Hurry, the May assortment disappears at the end of June!

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.

If you liked the video, I would love to have you head on over to YouTube by clicking the YouTube link in the bottom right corner of the video above, and then click thumbs up and leave me a comment. I love to hear from you. Be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel as well.

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
Thursday, May 26, 2016

New ‘Lots of Layers’ Themed Challenge on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog

Hi friends.  This week we have a great new Lots of Layers themed challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you’ll head over and link up a project to share with us.

This theme is sooooo my style.  Almost all of my cards have lots (and lots) of layers!  And also, no – I’m not over my red, white and blue kick just yet.  <sorry!>
I started with a base card in white and centered the largest die in the Cheery Lynn Designs Royal Scandinavian A2 Card Facer die on the card front and cut.  Then I cut the next smaller die in royal blue cardstock backed with Stick It adhesive and cut that.  Then I centered and adhered that to the card base.  Then I cut the smallest die in red cardstock backed with Stick it.  Then I cut a piece of white cardstock in the same dimensions and adhered the red die cut to the white piece.  Then I centered and adhered that to the card base.  Then I printed my sentiment and cut it with the Rectangle Pierce and cut die and layered it on a piece of royal cardstock and added that to the card front.  Enough layers for you?  lol
My fun flower was made with the larger flower die in the Floral Bouquet kit and one of the foliage dies.  If you are new to paper flower making, this set is fabulous.  I cut this flower in blue and red and shaped the petals just a little with a foam pad and large stylus.  So easy.  The center is finished off with a sparkly gem.  Then I just shaped the foliage leaves the same way and attached them to the back of the flower and then to the card under the sentiment.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

My beautiful bow was created with two ribbon styles from the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment using my Bow-it-All V3.0.  It’s not too late to enroll in Ribbon Club and start with the fabby assortment!
This assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon and trim.  Each monthly assortment is color or holiday themed.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.  Not a member yet?  JOIN TODAY!
For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bi-color double-loop bow, please click HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll head on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and play along with our challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store.
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool it All
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive, E6000
Glitter Embellishment