Tuesday, May 2, 2017

America the Beautiful Card

I don’t know what it is about the red, white and blue color combination, but it just seems to ‘sing’ on every project.  This month the Really Reasonable Ribbon May Ribbon Club Assortment is all about red, white and blue and I’m having a blast with these ribbons!

This month we have a great special!  
Customers in the US can join our Monthly Ribbon Club and begin with the April and May Assortments for the low price of $17.00!

Customer outside the US, see website for pricing details.

Not a member yet?

The April assortment has 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  The May assortment has 9 styles and a total of 18 yards of ribbon.  Each monthly assortment is a holiday or color themed assortment of ribbon.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try new ribbon styles.

Really Reasonable Ribbon also carries a fabulous line of Mulberry Flowers that are perfect for all your crafty creations.  Head on over and take a look at all the different flower options that are available.  The flowers I used today below my sentiment panel are 15 and 20mm Open Roses in red, white and blue.

My background paper was created using Distress Inks in Festive Berry and Faded Jeans.  I applied it to my paper with a foam applicator and spritzed it with water to create the mottled effect.  The beautiful lattice background was made with a die from Cheery Lynn Designs.

My pretty bi-color double-loop bow was made on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using two styles from the May Ribbon Club Assortment.  I also used some additional ribbon from the assortment to wrap around the middle of my card under the sentiment panel.  My bow was embellished with a pretty 8 mm Flat Back Pearl.
For a video tutorial on how to make this beautiful bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #196 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #280/281 – Anything Goes
Open Roses
White Mulberry Paper


Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Believe in the Magic of Christmas…

Hello friends.  Today I’m sharing a fun Christmas card using glittery metallic ribbons and some pretty Wild Orchid Crafts open roses from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I went with a non-traditional color scheme on this one, but I think it works really well.  This was a really quick and easy card to put together.  It’s really just several layered die cuts with a digital stamp sentiment.  I also dry embossed the white layer with a snowflake embossing folder.
I finished my card off with some pretty Mulberry Paper Roses and an attention grabbing bi-color double-loop bow with the beautiful and sparkly Glitz Ribbon using my Bow-it-All V2.0.
For a video tutorial on how to create this gorgeous bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Glitter Paper:  DCWV
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Large Labels, Small Labels, Large Labels
Adhesive:  Scotch ATG, E6000
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Snowflakes
small silver jingle bell
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Let’s Get Ready for Christmas!!

I can’t believe I just typed that…..  Ready for Christmas?!!!??!  I’m not really even ready for summer yet, but time does march on.  If this Christmas is going to be the ever elusive ‘relaxing and fun’ holiday that I’ve been hoping for all my life, I’d best get planning now.

I got a little nudge in the right direction for Christmas card planning when Doris from Crafting by Designs invited me to guest design for their ‘Get Ready for Christmas’ Challenge.  
I’d love for you to hop over and see the other projects from the design team and to play along.  It’s never too early to get started on those Christmas cards!
I went with a pretty low key design and embellished with a beautiful bi-color bow made with white and red Delicate Stitched Satin on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I finished the center of the bow off with a pretty 10mm white Open Rose.  To view a video on how I created this bow, please click HERE.
I also added a variety of Roses from Wild Orchid Crafts below the sentiment to finish off this quick and easy card.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long #50 – Snow or Glitter (might be a stretch but there are snowflakes…)
Thanks so much for stopping by.
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio All Seasons II Pad
Dies:  Spellbinders Classic Oval small and large
Edge Punch:  Martha Stewart
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, E6000
white mulberry paper