Saturday, August 13, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop

Welcome to the Really Reasonable Ribbon August Blog Hop.

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

This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon Monthly Ribbon Club Assortment is a beautiful mix of rich Autumn colors. 

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The August Assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.

Each monthly assortment is a color or holiday themed mix of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbons.

My card today features two of the ribbon styles from the August Ribbon Club assortment and some beautiful dies from Cheery Lynn designs.  I just love creating with the rich colors of Autumn.  I even added some gold leaf to some of the leaves and to the background honeycomb die for some rich shimmery sparkle.
My beautiful bi-color double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0.

For a video tutorial on how to make this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Now for my headband of the month…

This headband was created on a 1/2″ Plastic Headband base using two of the ribbon styles from the August Ribbon Club assortment for the headband and a third for a simple double-loop bow.

For a video tutorial on how to create this headband, please click HERE.

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

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

Supplies Used:
Ribbon – Really Reasonable Ribbon August Ribbon Club Assortment
Digital Stamp – Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs XL4 Circle Classic Lge Stacker Nesting Die, LPC-4 Circle Pierce & Cut Lge Silver Pierce Tool, FRM145 Honeycomb Frame, D133 Small Leaves #1
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, E6000
Designer Leaf La D’ore Variagated Fushion Red
Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Natural Mulberry Paper

Friday, August 12, 2016

Kanzashi Flower Hair Clips

Hi friends.  It’s been a while, but I’m back today with some Kanzashi hair clips to share.  These beauties are created with 1-1/2″ Grosgrain Ribbon and 1-1/2″ Gingham Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
I had hoped to have some new videos for you showing you how I made the slightly smaller petals for the top layer along with the best ways to cut your 1-1/2″ ribbon squares, but well….. it’s summer and there just isn’t enough time in the day!

I promise to have the new videos as soon as I can, but for now, keep practicing the basic petal – I have included the original video tutorial at the end of this post.  I can’t tell you how much my petals have improved with practice.  The more you practice, the more consistent they are and the better they look.
We are getting lots of new ribbons and other products in at Really Reasonable Ribbon as well.  Watch for a new ’embellishment’ category too on the RRR site soon!  I will be offering the larger hard to find sizes of half pearl and a lot of other embellishments that I know you will LOVE!

I’m entering my kanzashi flower in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #188 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs – August Anything Goes
Inspiration Destination #98 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes

Kanzashi Flower Petal Video Tutorial
To view this video on YouTube, please click HERE.

If you like my video, 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.

If you would like to purchase the cross action tweezers I use in the video, here are some links:  I used Squadron Cross Action Curved Tweezer.  The Squadron Cross Action Straight Tweezer would work as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Happy crafting!


Thursday, August 4, 2016

Autumn Leaves Card

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

My card today features the NEW Fall Leaves 8 piece die set from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The leaves in this set have such wonderful detail.  Aren’t they gorgeous?  I created a shimmery autumn colored paper using some of the Ken Oliver Liquid Metals in Autumn Colors and then cut them out.  They are beautifully shimmery.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:
B838 Fall Leaves Set *NEW*
DL303 Pierced Banners
PS101 Pierce Plate Large Parallel Rectangle die

My beautiful bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool with Old Gold and Turftan Brown Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The ends of the word art banner are embellished with Gold Metallic String.
For a video tutorial on how to create this beautiful 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.