Friday, July 7, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #167 – Anything Goes theme

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.


This time we have an Anything Goes Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

For the base of my tag I created a pretty paper using Distress Inks.  I added some additional ink to a scrap of that same paper to make the butterfly paper a bit darker so it would stand out.

I used some pretty 15mm Open Roses for the body of the butterfly and for the butterfly antennae I took a piece of White Spiral Stamen and straightened it out and glued it on top of the cut out.

The sentiment is a great stamp from Quietfire Design.  I added three pretty 10mm Star Flatback Beads above the sentiment.

I took several strands of Burlap String in White, Pink and Light Blue and attached it to the tag through the top hole.  I then topped that with a bow.

My pretty bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two of the 5/8″ width ribbons from the June Ribbon Club Assortment (available through the end of July).

For a video tutorial on how to make this bi-color bow, please click HERE.

I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Supplies:
Stamps: Quietfire Gentle Thoughts
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs DL116 Exotic Butterfly MediumSpellbinders Shortie Tags
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear, E6000
Ink:  Distress Spun Sugar, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean
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Friday, November 4, 2016

Really Reasonable Ribbon Tag, You’re It Challenge

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Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog.

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This time we have a Tag, You’re It Theme.  Create a fun tag or tag set and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

 

I created a set of three fun Christmas shaker tags that can then be turned in to Christmas keepsake ornaments.  Double the fun!
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My shaker tags were made with some of the dies from the new Shaker Die release from Cheery Lynn Designs.  They were embellished with ribbon from the November Ribbon Club Assortment from Really Reasonable Ribbon along with some pretty Mulberry Open Roses.

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My bows were created using my Bow-it-All V3.0.

For a video tutorial on how I created these gorgeous bows, please click HERE.11-4-16-4

This set would make a nice gift for a friend or relative as well.  Be sure to check out the NEW Shaker Dies, Shaker Pieces and Shaker Card Kits at Cheery Lynn Designs.  They sure do make it fun and easy to create shaker cards and projects.  In the star and tree tags/ornaments I used the Cheery Lynn shaker pieces and also added some sequins that I had in my stash.  Mix and match for more fun!11-4-16-1

 
I hope you’ll head over to the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog and play along with our challenge.  Any type of project is welcome.
 
Thanks for stopping by!
 
Supplies:
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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.

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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.
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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
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