Monday, January 23, 2017

Be My Valentine

Hi friends.  Bonnie here today with another fun card for Valentine’s Day using my favorite Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

If you have not tried making a bow with Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon, I encourage you to.  It is a pretty and lightweight ribbon and it works like a dream for bow making.  AND, it really quite inexpensive.  What else could you want in a ribbon?!!
My gorgeous dies are from Cheery Lynn designs.  To create the shimmer on the words in the heart, I covered the front and back side of a white piece of cardstock with Stick It Adhesive and then die cut.  Peel off the front adhesive backing and cover with white glitter.  Then peel off the adhesive backing on the back of the die cut and adhere to a pink heart.


My flower was cut, the edges of the petal were inked and the petals were shaped with a foam pad and stylus.  Then adhere the layers and add a gem in the middle and the foliage to the back.

My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Sherbet and Turftan Brown 5/8″ Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

 For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bi-color bow, please click HERE.
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Embossing Folder:  2 Piece Next Level Embossing Folders Quilted by We R Memory Keepers
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0
Ink:  Memento Rose Bud
White glitter
White Mulberry Paper
Friday, January 20, 2017

New Red and/or Pink Challenge this week at Really Reasonable Ribbon

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

This time we have a Red and/or Pink Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

My card was created with several ribbons from the Really Reasonable Ribbon January Ribbon Club Assortment which is a pretty Valentine themed mix of ribbons and trim.

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The January Ribbon Club Assortment shown above contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbons.  You’ll always have the perfect ribbon for any project!

I also used several pretty heart and love theme dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.  I just love the intricate detail you get with these dies.


My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the ribbons from the January Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial on how to make this pretty 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!
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon January Ribbon Club Assortment
Sunday, January 15, 2017

XOXOXO Valentine’s Card

Hi friends.  Today I have a sweet card to share that will be perfect for the one you love.  Cheery Lynn Designs has so many wonderful Valentine themed dies to choose from.  Be sure to head over and take a look at all the options.

My card base is a brown 5-1/2″ square.  I cut the fancy Square Frame in cream cardstock and then adhered it to brown, pink, brown, mint and brown layers, leaving a thin border for each.  I then backed that with natural mulberry paper and attached it to the card base.

Then I cut the smaller Square Frame and layered it up again much the same as the base.  Then this was centered on point and adhered to the base layers.

I cut my Teddy Bear in brown and shaded with distress inks.  I added pink to the ears and paws and black for the nose and eyes.  I cut it again in pink so I could have the heart in pink and adhered this to the bear.  I also shaped the bear a bit with a stylus and foam pad for a little dimension.  I adhered the bear on foam tape for added dimension.

I cut the XOXOXO die in brown and adhered it to cream cardstock and then brown leaving a small border on each.  I then adhered that below the bear.  I also added a couple of the Sweetheart Candies shaded with distress ink on each side of the sentiment.

Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

I finished my card off with a pretty bi-color bow created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Pearl Pink and Sherbet Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s the perfect addition to balance the card and add a little interest.

For a video tutorial on how to create this pretty bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Ink: Distress Ink Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Victorian Velvet

Natural Mulberry Paper