Friday, December 4, 2015

NEW Shimmer and Sparkle 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 Shimmer & Sparkle Theme and don’t forget to add ribbons or trims to your project.  I decided to go with a clean and simple design and I jazzed it up with glitter on my snowflake and a beautiful bi-color bow made with a couple of ribbon styles from the Really Reasonable Ribbon December Ribbon Club Assortment.
This is my favorite bow.  I used two different ribbon styles from Really Reasonable RibbonCheckerboard Satin Ribbon and Diamond Satin Ribbon.  The bow was created using my Bow-it-All V2.0 Tool.  
For a video tutorial on how to make 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 is welcome.
Thanks for stopping by!
Supplies:
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs 
Embossing Folder:  We R Memory Keepers Next Level  Geometric
Paper:  DCWV Silver Glitter Cardstock
Adhesives:  Stick It!, Scotch ATG, E6000
Tool-it-All 9 in 1 Tool
Other:  The Paper Studio Gemstone Silver Glitter Stripe
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Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Bow-topped Christmas Ornament Tutorial with the Zutter Bow-it-All V2.0

Hi friends.  It’s December and there is no more avoiding it.  Christmas is right around the corner!
But no worries – Really Reasonable Ribbon has all the ribbons, tools and embellishments you need for your holiday projects.
I got an email from my friend and fellow Bow-it-All lover Karen (Hi Karen!!) asking me for suggestions about adding a pretty bow to the top of a filled glass ornament.  That got the wheels turning and here is what I came up with.  I’m also including a video tutorial down near the bottom of the post.  I hope you’ll take a look.

All my ornaments today were made with ribbons from either the November or December Ribbon Club Assortments from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Each assortment contains 9 styles and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.
Not a member yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin with these two fabulous assortments for a special low price.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try out new ribbon styles.
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The first two ornaments were made using styles from the November Silver and Gold Ribbon Club assortment.  The rest were made with styles from the December assortment.
I’ve included several samples with just bows or bows embellished with Mulberry Flowers or pearls with two different ways to add the bow to the ornament.  You can use any of the bow styles from previous tutorials, just be sure to add the Metallic String when tying your locking c-knot.
The bows were all constructed using the Bow-it-All V2.0 which is my favorite tool of all time.  If you don’t have one yet, you may want to put it on your list for Santa.
Beautiful Bow-Topped Christmas Ornament Video Tutorial.
CLICK HERE to view video tutorial on YouTube.

If you liked the video, I would love to have you head on over to YouTube by clicking the YouTube link in the bottom right corner of the video above and then click the thumbs up and leave me a comment.  I love to hear from you.  
This is my favorite bow style and my favorite of the ornaments I created.  
If you are mass producing for family, co-worker or neighbor gifts, you may want to go with a more basic style bow which will be a little faster.  For fun ideas on how to fill your glass ornament visit Pinterest.  There are so many fantastic ideas out there.
I’m entering my Holiday Ornament in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #152 – Anything Goes

A Snowflakes Promise #11 – Anything Christmas/Winter themed
Lemon Shortbread Challenge #3 – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations #146 – Anything Goes with a twist of Christmas
Get Creative Challenges #29 – Holidays
Not Just Cards #26 – Anything Goes
Where the HeART is #3 – Anything Goes/Winter Blues
Glitter & Sparkle #165 – Include a Bow
DIY Dreamer  FDTR 195

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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Sunday, November 29, 2015

New Non-Traditional Christmas Colors Themed Challenge this week at Cheery Lynn Designs

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

I went a little crazy with my ‘non-traditional’ colors, but I love the way this card turned out.  I love all the layers and I had a lot of fun creating the multi-colors poinsettias.
I ran a strip of Apple Green Diamond Satin Ribbon across the middle of the card under the image and topped that with some fun Christmas Lights Multi Satin Ribbon.  My bi-color double-loop bow was made with Shocking Pink and Turquoise Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  I used my Bow-it-All V2.0 to create the bow.
To view a video tutorial on how to make this bow, please click HERE.
Cheery Lynn Dies Used:

I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

613 Avenue Create #152 – Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday #211 – Anything Goes
CHNC #257 – Use Die Cuts or Punches
C4C314 – Square Card or Square Elements
HIMCR #227 – Any Holiday
Crafting with Friends #11 – Anything Goes
Creative Fingers #98 – Anything Goes
FairyTale Challenge #131 – Christmas without red/green
Simply Papercraft #18 – Anything Goes
Crafty Girls Creations #9 – Anything Goes

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.
Supplies
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Designs (see above)
Digital Image:  Create with TLC
Ink:  Memento Rose Bud, Bahama Blue, Bamboo Leaves
Bow-it-All V2.0
Zutter Tool it All 9 in 1 Tool
White Mulberry Paper
Bright Pink Microbeads
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