Friday, September 4, 2015

Autumn Birthday Wishes – Things with Wings Challenge 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 Things with Wings Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.
So I was looking for something the other day and somehow ended up pulling out and organizing all of my beautiful artist paper.  Boy do I have a lot of fabby papers!  I found this beautiful natural mulberry paper with leaf inclusions and I had to use it.  I think I might have gone a little overboard though.  Do ya think it’s too fuzzy???
This shabby card was calling for a shabby bow, so I made this beauty with Turftan Brown Satin with Grosgrain Edge Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I’ll be back with a video to show you how I made it just as soon as I can pencil in a morning to film.  To view all my other Bow-it-All videos, visit my YouTube channel HERE.
This card has been entered in the following challenges:
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!
Digital Image:  Etsy – Art Cult;  Birthday sentiment was printed with my computer
Ink:  Distress Ink Old paper
Embossing Folder: Spellbinders Tweets and Twigs
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, E6000
Other:  Natural Mulberry paper with leaf inclusions; 3 brass snaps
Sunday, August 2, 2015

Vintage Birthday Wishes Card

Hi friends.  Today I have a bit of a vintage birthday card to share.  Never really sure if I can pull off the vintage look, but this fits the bill (a little??).  I’ve embellished with loads of fun ribbons and trims from Really Reasonable Ribbon where you can find what you need for whatever crafting style you favor.

I used two of the ribbon styles from the new August Ribbon Club Assortment on my project along with a few small snippets of Brown Burlap String.  The August Assortment is Autumn Themed, but when you pull out one or two styles, they can work for any variety of themes or styles.
Not a member of our monthly Ribbon Club yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin your subscription with this Autumn mix.  This assortment has 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  What a fun way to build you ribbon stash and try out new ribbon styles.  You might find a new favorite!
I wrapped a piece of turftan brown satin with grosgrain edge around the center panel of the card and secured it on the back.  I layered a piece of 3/8″ moss/cream plaid over that and dove-tailed the ends.  My double loop bow was created with the same brown ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I added the brown burlap string using the helping hands clips the same way you would add a back ribbon and then trimmed the ends to the desired length.  To view all my Bow-it-All Videos, please visit my YouTube channel HERE.
I embossed an ivory piece of cardstock for the center panel and then inked over it lightly with Gathered Twigs ink to make the embossing pop.  I also couldn’t resist adding some natural mulberry paper behind the panel.  I seriously can’t get enough of this stuff!
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Image:  Cobra Graphics on Etsy
Sentiment:  Gina K All Occasions Tags
Ink:  Memento Rich Cocoa, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Ovals small and large
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders M Bossabilities Numbers & Letters
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
Natural Mulberry Paper
Brown Snaps
Monday, April 13, 2015

Really Reasonable Ribbon April Blog Hop

Welcome to the RRR April Blog Hop.
If you arrived here from Amber’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 VERY popular aqua and coral color assortment.  I had no idea how much people LOVE these colors together! 

I am loving the Crafty Secrets Digi Sheets from our RRR/Crafty Secrets week on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog that I used another for my card today.  If you missed our posts for the week, you can head over to the RRR Blog after the hop and check out the posts from April 3rd through the 11th.

The images on my card are from the Wedding Printable Sheet at Crafty Secrets.  You know I love to keep digital images on hand for those weeks when all my free time seems to evaporate.  

This card came together very quickly and now I have a wedding card in my stash just in case….

I made my bow using my handy Bow-it-All V2.0.  I could NOT live without this tool.  Really!  
Sometimes a simple double or triple-looped bow (or three) is all you need.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
And for my headband lovers, here is my offering for this month.  You can find the tutorial for this headband HERE.
There are many times I’ve started a headband with colors or prints that I thought were questionable for a headband, but they always turn out great.  Don’t you agree?
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  Your next stop is Karen’s fabulous blog.

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