Saturday, September 19, 2015

Thanks a Bunch!

Hi friends.  I’m loving the crisp fall air of autumn along with the beautiful colors.  It’s hard to choose ribbons I want to work with because there are so many great selections for Autumn and Halloween at Really Reasonable Ribbon.

This is another example of a Shabby Bow.  I created this bow on the Bow-it-All V2.0 using Brown Silky Crush Ribbon.  This ribbon is 1-1/2″ wide, but I cut it down the middle to make a 3/4″ width.  This ribbon does not fray much, but the look is still great for this card.  I used the helping hands pegs to hold the Brown Burlap String and then I tied the know of the bow around the string to hold it.  You can find the video tutorial for this bow HERE.
I also ran a piece of the trimmed down Silky Crush Ribbon through the loops of the tag and topped it with a piece of Turftan/Tan Diagonal Stripe Satin.  I love the brown, ginger and green color combination on the card.  I also really like the deep Celtic Weave embossing.  It adds great texture to this card.
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:
Digital Stamp:  Create with TLC
Dies:  Spellbinders Ribbon Tag Trio 2, Classic Ovals Small
Embossing Folder:  Spellbinders 3D Embossabilities Celtic Weave
Ink:  Distress Ink Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain
Adhesives:  Scotch ATG, E6000
Natural Mulberry Paper
Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fun and Spooky Halloween Subway Art Card and Shabby Bow Video Tutorial

Hi friends.  Can you believe it’s almost Autumn?  Time flies, but this is my very favorite time of the year.  I love the cool, crisp air, the beautiful colors of Autumn and getting back to crafting more often.

Really Reasonable Ribbon has a HUGE selection of fun ribbon styles for Halloween and Autumn.  In addition to the August and September Ribbon Club assortments, check out the Fun 4 Fall and Halloween sections to see the entire selection.
Not a member of the RRR Monthly Ribbon Club yet?  JOIN TODAY and begin with this fabulous double-pack for a special price!  Each assortment contains 9 styles of ribbon and a total of 17 yards of ribbon and trim.  What a fun way to build your ribbon stash and try out new ribbon styles!
On my card today I layered a base of Black Netting Trim which I trimmed down to a width of 1″.  Next is a layer of Apple Green Checkerboard Satin and it’s topped off with Halloween Chevron Stripes Grosgrain.  My sentiment is layered over this ribbon stack.
I created the fun shabby bow on my Bow-it-All V2.0.  I made a triple-loop bow with Black Delicate Stitched Satin Ribbon and clipped the loops and frayed the ends.  To see how I created this bow, please watch the video below.
Shabby Bow Video Tutorial With the Bow-it-All V2.0

You will see that I changed up the color of the bow on this card in the video.  I love the black, but it does not photograph well…
I’m entering my card in the following challenges:

Word Art Wednesday #200 – Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create #140 – Anything Goes
Clear it out Challenge – Anything Goes  (my stash items are my design paper and cardstock – I’ve got tons!
Going Grey with Stamp Creations – Anything Goes
TTCRD – Anything Goes
Tuesday Throwdown #261 – Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart #76 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion #278 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards #24 – Anything Goes
Where the HeART is #1 – Anything Goes
Crafting with Friends #6 – Anything Goes
Simply Papercraft #13 – Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments #140 – Anything Goes with a Sentiment
Crafting with an Attitude #7 – Anything Goes

Ribbon:  Really Reasonable Ribbon
Image: Silhouette Studio Print and Cut Halloween Sampler #66702
Design Paper:  The Paper Studio All Seasons II Paper Pad
Embossing Folders:  Cuttlebug – Dots; Darice – Basket Weave
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