Tuesday, January 12, 2016

A Happy Birthday to You Rainbow Card

Hi friends.  Today I have a fun and colorful card to share.  We’ve had some really dreary weather in my area for a few weeks and I needed some color in my life so I went bold today with fun die cuts from Cheery Lynn Designs and gorgeous ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon..

I started out with scraps of red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple card stock about 1-1/2″ x 5″.  I applied Stick It adhesive to the backs of all the pieces and then die cut each with the Border #3 die.  I then adhered all my pieces on to a panel of white card stock and then mounted that on an A2 sized top fold black card base.
Stick It adhesive is a wonderful adhesive for intricate die cuts.  You simply apply it to the back of your cardstock, die cut, peel off the backing and adhere it to your project.  Perfect for effortless, all-over adhesion.  The best part is that it doesn’t ‘grab’ immediately, so there is a little time to make sure your die cut is exactly where you want it.  I use it on all my projects.
For the sentiment, I used the Rectangular Pierce & Cut Tool Lge Silver Pierce die.  If you don’t have the size you need, you can often create one by partially cutting, flipping the die and line up the holes and cut the other half.  This really adds to the value of these sets!  
I then added some dimensional butterflies using the Small Exotic Butterlies #1 set.

My finishing touch is my very favorite bi-color double-loop bow.  I created the bow with daffodil and tangerine Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  If you don’t already own this tool, YOU NEED IT!  I use it almost every day.  

For a video on how to create this fabulous bow, please click HERE.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Stamps:  MFT Birthday Greetings set
Adhesives:  Stick It Adhesive, Scotch ATG, Foam Squares, E6000
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Half pears and teardrop shape pearls

Sunday, January 10, 2016

New Snowflake Themed Challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs

Hi friends.  This week we have a great new Snowflake themed challenge over on the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog.  I hope you’ll head over and link up a project to share with us.

You know I love to layer, so layer I did.  I used my all time favorite Alpine Flourish Doily for the background and embellished with lots of snowflakes.  
I topped my card off with a striking bi-color double-loop bow made with Blue Topaz Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and Navy Diamond Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  The bow was created on my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.
You can view a video tutorial on how to make this bow by clicking HERE.
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll head on over to the Cheery Lynn Designs Blog and play along with our challenge for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Cheery Lynn Designs Store.
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see list above)
Digital Sentiment:  Create with TLC
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Adhesives:  Stick It, Scotch ATG, Designer Dries Clear Glue, E6000
White Mulberry Paper
White Glitter Embellishments
Friday, January 8, 2016

‘Looky What I Got’ Themed Challenge on the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog

Hi there.  It’s time for another fun challenge over at the Really Reasonable Ribbon Blog
This time we have a ‘Looky What I Got’ Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.

Since we are supposed to be showcasing fun new crafty ‘stuff’ we got in the last month or two, I’m showing some great new dies from Cheery Lynn Designs along with two of my ever-favorite ribbons from Really Reasonable Ribbon along with some newly acquired Pink Mulberry Paper.
I created a lacy card front using the Japanese Lace Pattern Frame die and the flowers are made with the Cuties 1 Strip which I just got in December.  
My bow was created with Red Satin Swiss Dots Ribbon and Red Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon on my Bow-it-All V2.0.
For a tutorial on how to create this 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 using ribbon is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: MFT Chalkboard Greetings
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Angel Pink
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, Scor-Tape, E6000
Pink Mulberry Paper