Sunday, April 23, 2017

Happy Anniversary Card

Hi friends.  Today I’m sharing a pretty anniversary card I made for my sister-in-law and brother-in-law showcasing some pretty ribbon, embellishments and mulberry flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

Since I was using some Distress Ink papers that I had already made, this was a pretty quick card to put together.  I cut my background die and layered it on the Distress Ink paper and then added a brown and navy blue layer with a final layer of natural mulberry paper at the bottom..  I then wrapped a piece of Navy Diamond Satin Ribbon across the center and topped that with Natural Burlap String.  This panel was then attached to a 5-1/2″ square navy blue card base that was topped with a piece of my Distress Ink paper.

My sentiment was stamped and die cut and layered again on brown and navy cardstock with a final layer of natural mulberry paper at the bottom.  The sentiment was attached to the card front with 3D Foam Tabs.
I added three Chrysanthemums from the Mixed Earth Tone Chrysanthemum Assortment under my sentiment.  I curled the wire around a needle tool before I added them.  These chrysanthemums some in a variety of colors and are a great addition to any project.

My pretty bi-color bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using Turftan Brown and Capri Blue Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how I made this pretty bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon
Stamp: Just Rite Stampers Large Oval Celebrations
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs FRM148 Japanese Wall Frame, XM7 Oval Die Cut, XM7 Oval Die Cut
Ink: Distress Ink Antique Linen, Tea Dye, Gathered Twigs, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire; Versafine Black Onyx
Adhesives:   Stick It Adhesive SheetsScotch Advanced Tape GliderDesigner Dries Clear AdhesiveE6000
Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool
Zutter 9-in-1 Tool
Natural Mulberry Paper
Mixed Earth Tone Chrysanthemums


Friday, April 21, 2017

Really Reasonable Ribbon ‘Put a Bow on It’ Challenge

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

This time we have a ‘Put a Bow on It’ Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

I know I’m often late to the party, but I recently purchased some stencils and I’m in love with the look!  I also purchased a Clarity Stencil Brush Set and it’s so easy to make a gorgeous background with a stencil and some ink pads and these fabby super-soft brushes.  Who knew??!!

I’m also loving a mixture of handmade flowers and purchased Mulberry Flowers.  I made my tea roses with some pretty distress ink paper I created and I was able to accent with pretty white Aster Daisy Stem Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  It’s the best of both worlds.

My bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 using Rose Bloom and Delphinium Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

For a video tutorial on how I made this pretty bi-color bow, please click 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!
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Just Living is Not Enough…

Hi ribbon lovers.  Today I’m sharing a pretty all-occasion card that I made using some of the ribbons from the April Ribbon Club Assortment and some Mulberry Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I may have mentioned this before, but I really LOVE the Aqua and Coral color combination in the April Ribbon Club Assortment!!
Not a member yet?

The April Ribbon Club Assortment is an Aqua and Coral Ribbon Mix that contains 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.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow and ‘blog hop’ along with us while the design team showcases this pretty ribbon assortment. 

I realized that I tend to always go to the 5/8″ ribbon widths for my bows because that’s the width that I favor.  BUT, the 3/8″ ribbons make a lovely bow as well, right?

I’ve been on a handmade rose making kick lately using dies from Cheery Lynn Designs and pretty colored papers that I made with distress inks.  It’s always fun to tuck in some smaller pre-made flowers too.  I supplemented my handmade roses with some White Aster Daisy Stem Flowers from Really Reasonable Ribbon for this card .  I think it adds a pretty touch.

My pretty bi-color double-loop bow was created on my Bow-it-All V3.0 Tool using two of the 3/8″ printed satin ribbons from the April Ribbon Club Assortment.

For a video tutorial on how I created this beautiful bow, please click HERE.

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
613 Avenue Create #196 – Anything Goes with optional Spring
Word Art Wednesday #278/279 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time to Craft #41 – Anything Goes
A Perfect Time to Craft #4 – Anything Goes
Scrapy Land #63 – Anything Goes
Always Fun Challenges #1 – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #176 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #154 – Anything Goes
Use Your Stuff #259 – Flowers
Come and Get it Challenges – In the Garden
Penny Black – April Spring Theme
My Time to Craft #343 – No Design Paper
Creates and Makes #10 – Anything Goes w/Optional Springtime
Die Cuttin’ Divas #312 – Easter or Spring
Stinkin’ Inkers #1 -Showers of Flowers
TTCRD – Anything Goes

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon April Ribbon Club Assortment
Stamp:  Quietfire Design #6044 Living is Not Enough
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs M7 Oval Classic, XM7 Oval, B435 Tea Rose Small, B436 Tea Rose Medium
Ink: VersaFine Onyx Black; Distress Dried Marigold, Tattered Rose, Abandoned Coral, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass, Peacock Feathers, Evergreen Bough, Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, Pine Needles
Stencil:  Crafter’s Workshop Template Flower Frenzy
Adhesives: Scotch Advanced Tape Glider, Designer Dries Clear Adhesive GlueE6000
Clarity Stencil Brush Set
Zutter Bow-it-All V3.0